Chisel: To cheat, or a cheater (chiseler);
Caspar: "That's why we gotta go to this question of character, determine just who exactly is chiseling in on my fix."
Dangle: To leave;
Mayor: "We can dangle, Leo, if you'd prefer."
Drift: To say, "Let it drift", meaning "Forget about it" or to ignore;
Dane: "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"
Flop: Sleep, or stay;
Leo: "Let it drift. All it means is alot of people know."
Tom: "Where does he flop?"
Flunky: Someone who will never be the boss;
O'Doole: "The Terminal Hotel on Bay Street..."
Tom: "'Lo Frankie, it's Tom, how's the flunky business?"
High Hat: The 'brush-off', to disrespect;
Caspar: "I'm sick of taking the strap from you, Leo. I'm sick a marchin' down to this goddamn office to kiss your Irish ass and I'M SICK OF THE HIGH HAT!"
Poop: To kill;
Leo: "Caspar pooped Rug..."
Potatoe Eater: Offensive term for someone of Irish descent;
The Dane: (referring to Tom) "What's that potatoe eater up to?"
Sheeny: Offensive term for someone of the Jewish descent;
Caspar: "The sheeny knows I like sure things. He's selling the information I fixed the fight."
Shmatteh: Yiddish for "rag, anything worthless";
Caspar (to Tom): "I know you knew protecting the Shmatte was a dumb idea."
Twist: A girl;
Dane (to Verna): "You're Leo's twist, right?"
What're you chewing over?: To say, 'What are you thinking about?';
Verna: "What're you chewing over?"
What's the rumpus?: To say 'What's up?', 'How are you?';
Tom: "Dream I had once..."
Mink: "'Lo Tom. What's the rumpus?"
Yegg: General term for a thug/gangster;
Caspar (to Tom): "You got references? You been to college? We only take yeggs what's been to college."