Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: What's a Sam?

From: E.Borgers (
Date: 06 Aug 2006

"Sam" is slang for federal narcotic agent, following my American Slang Dictionary. It's a close equivalent to "narc".

Hope this helps and fits the context of the novel.

E.Borgers POLAR NOIR http://www;

bethfoxwell :
> Because a "Sammie" or "Sammy" was British slang for an American
> soldier in World War I (for "Uncle Sam"), I suggest that Mark's
> explanation of a "Sam" as a Fed or "G-Man" is more logical.
> See the Oxford English Dictionary.
> Beth Foxwell

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