stretch-halter love

Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who ought to be hanged; a scoundrel. Also crack-rope, wag-halter, etc.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There is a cluster of "tosspots" beginning with make -, some of which do or can refer to persons, but their backs are often broken by hyphens, and a first-class "tosspot" retains a hyphen only to clarify pronunciation (e.g. drop-piss, stretch-halter).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.