tr.v. Slang, eight·y-sixed, or 86·ed, eight·y-six·ing, or 86·ing, eight·y-six·es, or 86·es.
- To refuse to serve (an unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
- To throw out; eject.
- To throw away; discard.
[Perhaps after Chumley's bar and restaurant at 86 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village, New York City.]
Restaurant slang for being out of a menu item, such as "86 the lamp chops."
To throw away or get rid of something. From the number of the form originally used to remove an item from a stock record.
1: In restaurants and bars, an expression indicating that the supply of an item has run out, or that a customer is not to be served; also, a customer to be refused service. (1936 —) .
G. Fowler There was a bar in the Belasco building,...but Barrymore was known in that cubby as an 'eighty-six' (1944).
2: eighty-six on enough of, no more of. (1981 —) .
W. Safire Eighty-six on etymologies for 'cocktail' (1981).
3: To eject or debar (a person) from premises; to reject or abandon. (1959 —) .
J. Rechy I'll have you eighty-sixed out of this bar (1963).
[Prob. rhyming slang for nix
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- Dead or Dying - eighty-sixed: (adj) Slang. dead, esp. killed
|Centuries:||1st century BC – 1st century – 2nd century|
|Decades:||50s 60s 70s – 80s – 90s 100s 110s|
|Years:||83 84 85 – 86 – 87 88 89|
|86 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Ab urbe condita||839|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
— to —丙戌年十一月初八日
|- Vikram Samvat||142–143|
|- Shaka Samvat||8–9|
|- Kali Yuga||3187–3188|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||-914–-913|
|Iranian calendar||536 BP – 535 BP|
|Islamic calendar||552 BH – 551 BH|
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||86 LXXXVI|
|Minguo calendar||1826 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||629|
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Year 86 (LXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Petronianus (la) (or, less frequently, year 839 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 86 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- Emperor Domitian introduces the Capitoline Games.
- The Roman General Trajan, future emperor, begins a campaign to crush an uprising in Germany.
- Germany is divided into two provinces, Upper Germany and Lower Germany.
- Roman legions face disaster in Dacia in the First Battle of Tapae, when Cornelius Fuscus, Praetorian prefect, launches a powerful offensive that becomes a failure. Encircled in the valley of Timi, he dies along with his entire army. Rome must pay tribute to the Dacians in exchange for a vague recognition of Rome's importance.
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