The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
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I know it's prison slang, but I wonder about the origin

Does anyone know why “Sancho” means the Other Guy? Specifically, the man who takes advantage of your time in jail to get it on with your girlfriend or wife?

My only association with that name is Cervantes, and I don’t recall Sancho Panza being a dangerous ladies’ man, but it’s been years since I read it.
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