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n. 1. The use of rough jostling amounting to force in pocket-picking operation where money or valuables are not readily accessible. “The mark (victim) was loaded (had a large sum of money), but he had a boodle-belt (money-belt). What a raus we had to give him!” 2. The act of prodding one into action; the application of pressure or force, especially in removing a victim from the scene of a swindling operation, as at a carnival.

v. To give one a raus.



- american underworld dictionary - 1950