Tom (goliard) wrote in unusual_words,
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toco

Chastisement, corporal punishment. Also fig. and in phr. to get toco for yam. (OED)

From Hindi ṭhōko, imperative of ṭhoknā beat, thrash.

"The School leaders come up furious, and administer toco to the wretched fags nearest at hand." (Tom Brown's School Days)

"To embrace you thus, con fuoco, Would distinctly be no gioco, And for yam I should get toco." (The Mikado)
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