Behavior: To Follow the Action: A Player's Glossary

To make her subject more understandable for "straights," Anthropologist Milner has compiled a special glossary. Excerpts:

Boss player. An upwardly mobile hustler who never uses his black skin as an excuse for failure.

Bottom woman. A pimp's key employee.

Flat-backer. A prostitute who serves many customers; a volume dealer.

Git-down time. The hour a prostitute is due on the street to begin work.

Gorilla pimp. A user of strong-arm tactics to get and keep prostitutes.

Hard mack. A dedicated, thoroughly professional pimp.

High-sidin'. Showing off, bragging, strutting.

Jam. Cocaine, the pimp's favorite drug.

To have one's nose open. A...

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