kit-kat for jail

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Mar 4 19:28:51 UTC 2007

> From Jay-Z's song "99 Problems"
>And there I go, trapped in the Kit-Kat again
>Back through the system with the riff-raff again
>He's talking about going to jail. I don't think I have seen "kit-kat" used
>anywhere else for jail.

I think this is probably an elaboration of "[the] kitty" = "prison"/"jail",
shown in HDAS from 1825 to the 1940's.

-- Doug Wilson

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