n late 14C+the mouth, the throat (Cassel's Dictionary of Slang, 1988).
'Mama Stefano, gosh, super, must be boiling. Here, sport, wet your whistle,' he exclaimed, while he slopped down the brick steps with a glass of wine for her ... (John le Carré: The Honourable Schoolboy,2000,Coronet Books, p.42).
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