Rhyming slang, boracic lint, skint. Usually denoting a temporary embarrassment, when the sufferer may describe himself as brassic.

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  • Boracic — Bo*rac ic, a. [Cf. F. boracique. See {Borax}.] Pertaining to, or produced from, borax; containing boron; boric; as, boracic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boracic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of, containing, or denoting boric acid. 2) Brit. informal having no money. [ORIGIN: from boracic lint, rhyming slang for «skint».] …   English terms dictionary

  • boracic — [bə ras′ik] adj. [< BORAX + IC] var. of BORIC …   English World dictionary

  • boracic — Adj. Poor, having no money. Rhyming slang for skint , from boracic lint, an ointment, pronounced borrassic. Also heard as brassick. E.g. I can t come out for a drink, I m boracic until I get paid next Friday …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • boracic — adjective a) Of or relating to boron alias borax. b) <!this is given in the etymology: Shortened form of boracic lint, for skint,penniless Syn: broke, skint …   Wiktionary

  • boracic — [bə rasɪk] adjective 1》 consisting of or containing boric acid. 2》 Brit. informal having no money. [from boracic lint, rhyming sl. for skint .] Origin C18: from med. L. borax, borac (see borax) + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • boracic — brassic UK / US or boracic UK [bəˈræsɪk] / US adjective British informal someone who is brassic does not have any money I m so brassic that I ve been eating breakfast cereal for meals …   English dictionary

  • boracic —   a. pertaining to or derived from borax.    ♦ boracic acid, former name for boric acid.    ♦ boracous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • boracic — adj. of borax; containing boron. Phrases and idioms: boracic acid = boric acid. Etymology: med.L borax acis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boracic lint — was a type of medical dressing made from surgical lint that was soaked in a hot, saturated solution of boracic acid and glycerine and then left to dry.It has been in use since at least the 19th century,T H Pennington Listerism, its decline and… …   Wikipedia

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