[Ads-l] to kamashaw something

William Salmon 00000f3af6842778-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Mon Mar 15 21:02:21 UTC 2021

Does anyone on the list know the term "kamashaw" [not sure about spelling]
from military slang, meaning to steal bits of military property for
personal use? As in, "Those are regulation US Navy spoons that the ship's
cook kamashawed."

Any insight on this word would be appreciated.
Thanks all!

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Head | Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies
University of Minnesota Duluth

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