verb[with object]informalNorth American
1Eject or bar (someone) from a restaurant, bar, etc.‘they were accused of cheating, and eighty-sixed from their favourite casino’
2Reject, discard, or cancel.‘the passwords will be 86ed by next October’
1930s (as a noun, used in restaurants and bars to indicate that a menu item is unavailable or that a customer is not to be served): perhaps rhyming slang for nix.
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