- to reject or diss someone.
I gave him the shaft.
Last edited on Mar 08 2018. Submitted by Tommi R. from New York, NY, USA
on Sep 22 1998.
- to reject.
Margaret gave me the shaft for the prom.
Last edited on Mar 08 2018. Submitted by J.T. S. from Fremont, CA, USA
on Apr 26 1999.
- to give someone the shaft is to ignore them or not talk to them, also could be refusing to give someone a kiss or putting someone down
John just gave me the shaft!
Last edited on Nov 04 1999. Submitted by Stacy from Vermont, USA
on Nov 04 1999.
- shaft (n.) - crap, nothing; almost always prefaced by "the", ex.: We waited in line for 5 hours, but when we got to the desk we got the shaft.
Last edited on Apr 04 2002. Submitted by John P. from Provo, UT, USA
on Apr 04 2002.