The Dictionary of American Slang

The Dictionary of American Slang

from hunger: Inferior; cheap; ugly; lowbrow; disliked; unwanted; corny; hammy…1951: “I started giving the three witches at the next table the eye again. That is, the blonde one. The other two were strictly from hunger.” J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye, 56.

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