gow

gow
gow 1915, "opium," from Cantonese yao-kao "opium," lit. "drug-sap;" used as such by Raymond Chandler, etc.; by 1950s meaning had expanded to "pictures of nude or scantily clad women," hence gow job "flashy girl," which in teenager slang came to also mean "hot rod."

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