2)to do a favor which is redeemable by a favor.
2)"i'm calling in all my wolf tickets to get this guy", meaning all people who owe will help me out.
"Woofing," or "woofin'," like "signifyin'" and "talkin' trash," is part of the African-American oral tradition. The term is derived from the onomatopoeic expression of the sound of, for instance, a junkyard dog barking to ward off potential intruders.
"Sellin' woof tickets" is engaging in threatening or intimidating verbal aggression, usually without the intent of actually doing physical harm. In West African and African-American cultures, verbal sparring and physical displays traditionally were employed as proxies for physical violence to preserve life and maintain peace and order. Woofin' also can be a means of "calling someone out," of challenging an opponent to a verbal or physical match.
See also "playing the dozens."
A wolf ticket is also a counterfeit ticket or bogus entry pass to an event, like a rock concert or an athletic contest, sold by a scalper.
(My wording from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.)
This was initially used by a friend from Petaluma, CA.
Stop selling wolf tickets.
Popularized by Tom Waits in the song "Troubles Braids"
- Tom Waits (1988): "Another one I like is wolf tickets, which means bad news, as in someone who is bad news or generally insubordinate. In a sentence, you'd say, "Don't fuck with me, I'm passing out wolf tickets." Think it's either Baltimore Negro or turn-of-the-century railroad use." (Source: "Tom Waits 20 questions". Playboy magazine)
Tom Waits is one smooth wordsmith.
Also def 2
A Free Pass to a Lou Angelwolf Comedy Show.
If you have a WOLF Ticket it means you met Lou Angelwolf in person and he gave you a guest pass to one of his comedy shows.