1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Captain Grose et al.
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PREFACE. The merit of Captain Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has been long and universally acknowledged. But its circulation was confined almost exclusively to the lower orders of society: he was not aware, at the time of its compilation, that our young men of fashion would at no very distant period be as distinguished for the vulgarity of their jargon as the inhabitants of Newgate; and he therefore conceived it superfluous to incorporate with his work the few examples of fashionable slang that might occur to his observation. But our Jehus of rank have a phraseology not less peculiar to themselves, than the disciples of Barrington: for the uninitiated to understand their modes of expression, is as impossible as for a Buxton to construe the Greek Testament. To sport an Upper Benjamin, and to swear with a good grace, are qualifications easily attainable by their cockney imitators; but without the aid of our additional definitions, neither the cits of Fish-street, nor the boors of Brentford would be able to attain the language of whippism. We trust, therefore, that the whole tribe of secondrate Bang Ups, will feel grateful for our endeavour to render this part of the work as complete as possible. By an occasional reference to our pages, they may be initiated into all the peculiarities of language by which the man of spirit is distinguished from the man of worth. They may now talk bawdy before their papas, without the fear of detection, and abuse their less spirited companions, who prefer a good dinner at home to a glorious UP-SHOT in the highway, without the hazard of a cudgelling.

But we claim not merely the praise of gratifying curiosity, or affording assistance to the ambitious; we are very sure that the moral influence of the Lexicon Balatronicum will be more certain and extensive than that of any methodist sermon that has ever been delivered within the bills of mortality. We need not descant on the dangerous impressions that are made on the female mind, by the remarks that fall incidentally from the lips of the brothers or servants of a family; and we have before observed, that improper topics can with our assistance be discussed, even before the ladies, without raising a blush on the cheek of modesty. It is impossible that a female should understand the meaning of TWIDDLE DIDDLES, or rise from table at the mention of BUCKINGER'S BOOT. Besides, Pope assures us, that "VICE TO BE HATED NEEDS BUT TO BE SEEN;" in this volume it cannot be denied, that she is seen very plainly; and a love of virtue is, therefore, the necessary result of perusing it. The propriety of introducing the UNIVERSITY SLANG will be readily admitted; it is not less curious than that of the College in the Old Bailey, and is less generally understood. When the number and accuracy of our additions are compared with the price of the volume, we have no doubt that its editors will meet with the encouragement that is due to learning, modesty, and virtue.


ABBESS, or LADY ABBESS, A bawd, the mistress of a brothel. ABEL-WACKETS. Blows given on the palm of the hand with a twisted handkerchief, instead of a ferula; a jocular punishment among seamen, who sometimes play at cards for wackets, the loser suffering as many strokes as he has lost games. ABIGAIL. A lady's waiting-maid. ABRAM. Naked. CANT. ABRAM COVE. A cant word among thieves, signifying a naked or poor man; also a lusty, strong rogue. ABRAM MEN. Pretended mad men. TO SHAM ABRAM. To pretend sickness. ACADEMY, or PUSHING SCHOOL. A brothel. The Floating Academy; the lighters on board of which those persons are confined, who by a late regulation are condemned to hard labour, instead of transportation.--Campbell's Academy; the same, from a gentleman of that name, who had

the contract for victualling the hulks or lighters. ACE OF SPADES. A widow. ACCOUNTS. To cast up one's accounts; to vomit. ACORN. You will ride a horse foaled by an acorn, i.e. the gallows, called also the Wooden and Three-legged Mare. You will be hanged.--See THREE-LEGGED MARE. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. A military term for small beer, five pints of which, by an act of parliament, a landlord was formerly obliged to give to each soldier gratis. ACTEON. A cuckold, from the horns planted on the head of Acteon by Diana. ACTIVE CITIZEN. A louse. ADAM'S ALE. Water. ADAM TILER. A pickpocket's associate, who receives the stolen goods, and runs off with them. CANT. ADDLE PATE. An inconsiderate foolish fellow. ADDLE PLOT. A spoil-sport, a mar-all. ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE, who carries his flag on the main-mast. A landlord or publican wearing a blue apron, as was formerly the custom among gentlemen of that vocation. ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him. SEA PHRASE. ADRIFT. Loose, turned adrift, discharged. SEA PHRASE. AEGROTAT, (CAMBRIDGE), A certificate from the apothecary that you are INDISPOSED, (i. e.) to go to chapel. He sports an Aegrotat, he is sick, and unable to attend Chapel. or Hall. It does not follow, however, but that he can STRUM A PIECE, or sport a pair of oars. AFFIDAVIT MEN. Knights of the post, or false witnesses, said to attend Westminster Hall, and other courts of justice, ready to swear any thing for hire. AFTER-CLAP. A demand after the first given in has been discharged; a charge for pretended omissions; in short, any thing disagreeable happening after all consequences of the cause have been thought at an end. AGAINST THE GRAIN. Unwilling. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck. AGOG, ALL-A-GOG. Anxious, eager, impatient: from the Italian AGOGARE, to desire eagerly.

AGROUND. Stuck fast, stopped, at a loss, ruined; like a boat or vessel aground. AIR AND EXERCISE. He has had air and exercise, i.e. he has been whipped at the cart's tail; or, as it is generally, though more vulgarly, expressed, at the cart's a-se. ALDERMAN. A roasted turkey garnished with sausages; the latter are supposed to represent the gold chain worn by those magistrates. ALDGATE. A draught on the pump at Aldgate; a bad bill of exchange, drawn on persons who have no effects of the drawer. ALE DRAPER. An alehouse keeper. ALE POST. A may-pole. ALL-A-MORT. Struck dumb, confounded. What, sweet one, all-a-mort? SHAKESPEARE. ALL HOLIDAY. It is all holiday at Peckham, or it is all holiday with him; a saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to. ALL HOLLOW. He was beat all hollow, i.e. he had no chance of conquering: it was all hollow, or a hollow thing, it was a decided thing from the beginning. See HOLLOW. ALL NATIONS. A composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied. ALLS. The five alls is a country sign, representing five human figures, each having a motto under him. The first is a king in his regalia; his motto, I govern all: the second, a bishop in pontificals; motto, I pray for all: third, a lawyer in his gown; motto, I plead for all: fourth: a soldier in his regimentals, fully accoutred; motto, I fight for all: fifth, a poor countryman with his scythe and rake; motto, I pay for all. ALTAMEL. A verbal or lump account, without particulars, such as is commonly produced at bawdy-houses, spunging-houses, &c. Vide DUTCH RECKONING. ALTITUDES. The man is in his altitudes, i.e. he is drunk. AMBASSADOR. A trick to duck some ignorant fellow or landsman, frequently played on board ships in the warm latitudes. It is thus managed: A large tub is filled with water, and two stools placed on each side of it. Over the whole is thrown a tarpaulin, or old sail: this is kept tight by two persons, who are to represent the king and queen of a foreign country, and are seated on the stools. The person intended to be ducked plays the Ambassador, and after repeating a ridiculous speech dictated

Some derive this saying from a privilege enjoyed by the friars of certain convents in England and France (sons of St. The favourite or smallest pig in the litter. nearly. let down at the end of a long string. to follow close at one's heels. To let go an anchor to the windward of the law. to keep within the letter of the law. i. who. he falls backwards into the tub of water. ANKLE. AMBASSADOR OF MOROCCO. is led in great form up to the throne. He said Yes and Amen to every thing. or such like devices.to him. steal goods out of shop-windows. or box. which they threw into the eyes of any person they intended to rob. or petty thieves. their accomplices (pretending to assist and pity the half-blinded person) took that opportunity of plundering him.e.. Anthony the hermit was a swineherd. whose swine . is said to have sprained her ankle. ANGLING FOR FARTHINGS. A jeering name for a Quaker. and punished with the discipline of the pump or horse-pond.) AMBIDEXTER. SEA WIT. Bring your a-se to an anchor. ANTHONY or TANTONY PIG. i. ANABAPTIST. AMINADAB. A parish clerk. AMEN. St. grates. TO AMUSE. A halter. AMEN CURLER. AMES ACE. to delude shop-keepers and others. Rogues who carried snuff or dust in their pockets. AMUSERS. Anthony's pig. (See Mrs. Anthony). A Shoemaker. Within ames ace. A lawyer who takes fees from both plaintiff and defendant. ANCHOR.e. To fling dust or snuff in the eyes of the person intended to be robbed. Begging out of a prison window with a cap. he agreed to every thing. or that goes snacks with both parties in gaming. ANODYNE NECKLACE. with a stick having a hook at the end. also to invent some plausible tale.--To follow like a tantony pig. Pilferers. St. and seated between the king and queen. who rising suddenly as soon as he is seated. A pickpocket caught in the fact. Clarke's Examination. CANT. ANGLERS. and is always represented with a swine's bell and a pig. thereby to put them off their guard. A girl who is got with child. very near. also those who draw in or entice unwary persons to prick at the belt. &c. and running away. sit down.

AQUA PUMPAGINIS. A bed made apple-pye fashion. to cuff Jonas. APOTHECARY. which day it is the custom among the lower people. by dropping empty papers carefully doubled up. Said of an in-kneed person. APRON STRING HOLD. APOSTLES. vulgarly called Dog Latin. These swine would follow any one having greens or other provisions. who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language. APOTHECARY'S. to use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession.were permitted to feed in the streets. and such like contrivances. APE LEADER. will be. to impose on every one they can. refused their degree. A comical or eccentric fellow. An old maid. or visitors. it is said. APPLE CART. To manoeuvre the apostles. APPLE-PYE BED. APPLE DUMPLIN SHOP. See JONAS. Barbarous Latin. TO KNOCK ANTHONY. their punishment after death. for neglecting increase and multiply. or one whose knees knock together. APRIL FOOL. This is also practised in Scotland under the title of Hunting the Gowke. ARBOR VITAE. in Ireland Bog Latin. APOTHECARY'S BILL.) Men who are plucked. A man's penis. To talk like an apothecary. and then to salute them with the title of April Fool. Any one imposed on. and servants. sending persons on absurd messages. . till they obtained some of them.e. rob Peter to pay Paul. ARCH DUKE. and it was in those days considered an act of charity and religion to feed them. A woman's bosom. leading apes in hell. male relations. knock or throw him down. i. A long bill. where the sheets are so doubled as to prevent any one from getting at his length between them: a common trick played by frolicsome country lasses on their sweethearts. children. APOSTLES. on the first of April. or sent on a bootless errand. to borrow money of one man to pay another. that is. Pump water. APOTHECARIES LATIN. Down with his apple-cart. (CAMBRIDGE. An estate held by a man during his wife's life. like what is called a turnover apple-pye. or LAW LATIN.

on the water. ARRAH NOW. ARK. let us take a sculler. He would lose his a-e if it was loose. pot valiant: to fight in armour. turn round. ARTICLES. It is performed thus: A man who is to represent king Arthur. and then becomes. Hot. king Arthur! if during this ceremony the person introduced laughs or smiles (to which his majesty endeavours to excite him. To fall arsy varsey. and formerly at court. by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat. ARS MUSICA. frequently used by the vulgar Irish. signifies the same in rank among the female canters or gypsies. A bum fiddlle. A common reply to any question. by all sorts of ridiculous gesticulations). coat. under the denomination of selling bargains. to be afraid to advance. ridiculously dressed. Breeches. In his armour. or AX MY A-E. or some old swabs. ARSE. stripping. A boat or wherry. KING ARTHUR. See C--D--M. ARSY YARSEY. boarding it. A wench. The chief of a gang of thieves or gypsies. she's a devilish good piece. still deemed wit at sea.ARCH ROGUE. plundering. Let us take an ark and winns. . ASK. She's a prime article (WHIP SLANG). A species of badger. till relieved by some brother tar. Every person in his turn is to be ceremoniously introduced to him. king Arthur. A prime article. A handsome girl. ARTHUR. he changes place with. ARCH DELL. &c. or ARCH DOXY. He would lend his a-e and sh-te through his ribs. and articles. crying. i. head over heels. is seated on the side. when near the line. ASSIG. in conjunction with watermen. An assignation. DIMBER DAMBER UPRIGHT MAN. or over a large vessel of water. Philips's ware. ARD. robbed. CANT. An unmeaning expletive. ARMOUR. and throwing them overboard. or in a hot latitude. to make use of Mrs. CANT. See BARGAIN. said of a careless person. a hell of a GOER. waistcoat. ARK RUFFIANS.e. To hang an arse. and sometimes murdered. A-e about. who has as little command over his muscles as himself. a saying of any one who lends his money inconsiderately. and to pour a bucket of water over him. hail. ARTICLE. Rogues who. to hang back. having a large wig made out of oakum. CANT. A game used at sea.

knowing the business. backed. unintelligible talk. See DELLS. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man. BACK UP. Stow the books. AWAKE. CANT. BACKED. His back is up. AUTEM PRICKEARS. One who slanders another behind his back. for your back is up. also churchwardens and overseers of the poor. Dead. Confused.e. that animal. AUTEM DIVERS. Anabaptists. AUTEM QUAVERS. carrying to the grave. Quakers. CANT. A parson. hide the cards. AUTEM. as. Dissenters of every denomination. BABES IN THE WOOD. CANT. who serve for instructresses.ATHANASIAN WENCH. His bosom friends are become his back biters. i. the culls are awake. CANT. AUTEM BAWLER. CANT. Criminals in the stocks. A married woman. such as was used at the building the tower of Babel. also a female beggar with several children hired or borrowed to excite charity. ready to oblige every man that shall ask her. he is offended or angry. CANT. Mine aunt. or old square-toes. he longs to have his father on six men's shoulders. BABBLE. CANT. Pickpockets who practice in churches. AUNT. BACK BITER. AUTEM DIPPERS. Pretended French prophets.e. for the dells. the fellows know what we intended to do. AUTEM CACKLETUB. midwives. or QUICUNQUE VULT. when angry. a bawd or procuress: a title of eminence for the senior dells. Acquainted with. an expression or idea taken from a cat. AUTEM GOGLERS. or pillory. . I see somebody has offended you. A church. He wishes to have the senior. A forward girl. CANT. &c. A Quakers' meeting-house. A conventicle or meeting-house for dissenters. that is. AVOIR DU POIS LAY. AUTEM MORT. CANT. i. AUTEM CACKLERS. said of a lousy man. So. CANT. Sir. in his absence. AUTEM QUAVER TUB. always raising its back. Stealing brass weights off the counters of shops.

i. i. BAKER-KNEE'D. He has saved his bacon. a cant saying to designate a fool. into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered. The company dance in their birthday suits. he was burned in the hand. e. or GENTLEMAN OF THE). BADGE. and is at liberty. One whose knees knock together in walking. where the women are all prostitutes. he has escaped. Parish Pensioners. See HUMBUG. BACK DOOR (USHER. greasy. as. Fat. BACON-FACED. The old BAG OF NAILS at Pimlico. a saying in ridicule of a bad voice. He gave them the bag. He squints like a bag of nails. BADGERS. A term used for one burned in the hand. A hop or dance. BACK GAMMON PLAYER. His brains are in his ballocks. Adulterated wine. a worthless soldier. BAKERS DOZEN. BAD BARGAIN. He has got his badge. BACON FED. BAG OF NAILS. Money. The same. A jocular imposition. B. See MALINGEROR. BAM. left them.BACON. Cant. BADGE-COVES. Fourteen. Heavy baggage. BAGGAGE. Cant. BALLOCKS. that number of rolls being allowed to the purchasers of a dozen. BALSAM. originally the BACCHANALS. N. The testicles of a man or beast. Also a familiar epithet for a woman. BAG. . Full-faced. BALUM RANCUM. One of his majesty's bad bargains. and piked.e. women and children. A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers. Cant. TO BAM. To impose on any one by a falsity. wanton baggage. the same as a humbug. also a vulgar nick name for a parson. He has a good voice to beg bacon. as if kneading dough. BALDERDASH. a malingeror. cunning baggage. his eyes are directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails. also to jeer or make fun of any one. A sodomite. &c.

A bailiff or his follower. To make a fool of any one. He beats Banaghan. BANAGHAN. the gentleman sports an elegant carriage and fine horses. nonsensical story. BANG STRAW. Well done.TO BAMBOOZLE. To beat. It is mentioned in Sir Walter Raleigh's Hist. BANDOG. like offering a bandbox for a seat. said to be so called by a Lord Chief Justice. Dashing. BARGAIN. that have been lowered with water. A nick name for a thresher. much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne. BAPTIZED. an Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories. BARBER'S CHAIR. BANKS'S HORSE. Mine a-se on a bandbox. BARBER'S SIGN. but applied to all the servants of a farmer. p. To sell a bargain. a fine banging boy. To bang up prime: to bring your horses up in a dashing or fine style: as the swell's rattler and prads are bang up prime. a species of wit. also by Sir Kenelm Digby and Ben Jonson. She is as common as a barber's chair. CANT. TO BANG. a dashing fellow who spends his money freely. to humbug or impose on him. A one-horse chaise. BANGING. BANYAN DAY. BANDBOX. in which a whole parish sit to be trimmed. BANKRUPT CART. BANBURY STORY OF A COCK AND A BULL. A standing pole and two wash balls. also a very fierce mastiff: likewise. BANTLING. a cast that eat nothing that had life. OR CHRISTENED. BANG UP. 178. of the World. an answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered. said of a prostitute. Rum. Compleat. the property of one Banks. Perhaps Banaghan was a minstrel famous for dealing in the marvellous. A sea term for those days on which no meat is allowed to the sailors: the term is borrowed from the Banyans in the East Indies. . or any other spirits. (WHIP. from their being so frequently used on Sunday jaunts by extravagant shop-keepers and tradesmen.) Quite the thing. A horse famous for playing tricks. hellish fine. a bandbox. A roundabout. A bang up cove. A young child. brandy. In a handsome stile. Great.

IRISH. Bit by a barn mouse. a nick name for spectacles. out they fly. A good job. Mine a-e. BARNACLE. BARKER. He grins like a basket of chips: a saying of one who is on the broad . an instrument like a pair of pincers. in his Virgil Travesti. Pistols.and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift. BARGEES. Basket is vociferated in terrorem. speaking of Eolus he has these lines. What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. alluding to the convicts at Woolwich. or snack easily got: also shellfish growing at the bottoms of ships. As a specimen. BASKET. are adjudged by that respectable assembly to be put into a basket suspended over the pit. crying out. where persons refusing or unable to pay their losings. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts. who walks before his master's door. where. A man under sentence of transportation. vulgarly styled barking. A person dressed up in a tawdry manner. And make the world dance Barnaby. take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company. never so full but there is still room. said of one troubled with a cough. who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt. at cock-fightings. from their explosion resembling the bow-wow or barking of a dog. BARN. and also for the gratuity given to grooms by the buyers and sellers of horses. for more. BARROW MAN. He died of the barrel fever. It is white. An old dance to a quick movement. Bounce cry the port-holes. particularly about Monmouth-Street. See Cotton. BARTHOLOMEW BABY. apparently in a fright. The shopman of a bow-wow shop. An exclamation frequently made use of in cock-pits. like the dolls or babies sold at Bartholomew fair. A member or candidate for Barkshire. coats. probably from an allusion to barley. and deafens every passenger with his cries of--Clothes. or dealer in second hand clothes.) Barge-men on the river. (CAMBRIDGE. BARREL FEVER. to fix on the noses of vicious horses whilst shoeing. who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. A parson's barn. gemmen?--what d'ye buy? See BOW-WOW SHOP. or gowns--what d'ye want. BARKING IRONS. he killed himself by drinking. there to remain during that day's diversion: on the least demur to pay a bet. in answer to the question. and follows me! On any of the company asking. BARNABY. a bird of the goose kind. tipsey. by saying. BARKSHIRE. What? she sold him the bargain.

Bread and cheese and kisses. . BAWDY-HOUSE BOTTLE. BATCH. A bastard. we had a hearty dose of liquor. BASTARD. short measure being among the many means used by the keepers of those houses. Cant. BASKET-MAKING. or BAWBLES. BASTONADING. A battle or bout at cudgels or fisty-cuffs. copulation. A low whore: so called from moving out like bats in the dusk of the evening. To beat. has killed the ox. is to walk on foot. BASTARDLY GULLION. I'll give him his bastings. BATCHELOR'S SON. Beating any one with a stick. wherein more than two persons are engaged: perhaps from its resemblance. To ride bayard of ten toes. i. TO BASTE. a man's testicles. BATTLE-ROYAL.e. BAWBELS. to gain what they call an honest livelihood: indeed this is one of the least reprehensible. A bastard's bastard. BATTNER. from baton. the kinder they behave to him. Batch originally means the whole quantity of bread baked at one time in an oven. who sham illness. The twenty-third rank of canters. I'll beat him heartily. BAWBEE. Bayard was a horse famous in old romances. but live mostly by stealing. to avoid being sent to Botany Bay. A term of ridicule applied to convicts. BAY FEVER. The good old trade of basket-making. formerly spelt baston. Trinkets. Scotch. ballads. A female procuress. and obscene books to sell. to more serious engagements fought to settle royal disputes. BAWDY BASKET. BAT. in that particular. tape.grin. The child of an unmarried woman. A very small bottle. the less they give a man of their infernal beverages for his money. A halfpenny. a stick. who carry pins. BATCHELOR'S FARE. The cove has hushed the battner. or making feet for children's stockings. BAWD. We had a pretty batch of it last night. A beating. An ox: beef being apt to batten or fatten those that eat it. BAYARD OF TEN TOES. BASTING.

As the bear sells the stock he is not possessed of.BEAK. Sea term. sported in hot weather. BEAN. and on being trod upon. also a sharper neatly dressed. BEAR. such as was used at the bear-gardens.e. BEARD SPLITTER. One who contracts to deliver a certain quantity of sum of stock in the public funds. that is. in other words. A man much given to wenching. Shakespeare in Othello. I began to weep. A justice of-peace. or. lying in wait for raw country squires. the sail sticks to the mast. only when thirsty. In many country places. BEAR LEADER. BECK. to the great damage of white stockings. I am becalmed. persons hanged are made to mount up a ladder. BEDIZENED. and tucked up with a spade. over-dressed. Put to bed with a mattock.e. and at stated price. sells what he has not got. like the huntsman in the fable. so the bull purchases what he has not money to pay for. I am for Bedfordshire. either party pays or receives the difference. BEAST WITH TWO BACKS. under which water lodges. BEARINGS. BEAU-NASTY. and the judge set me free. I'll bring him to his bearings. See HERMANBECK. and so the old beak set me free. Exchange Alley. or magistrate. who sold the bear's skin before the bear was killed. i. i. A man and woman in the act of copulation. whence the term." BEDFORDSHIRE. I clapp'd my peepers full of tears. said of one that is dead and buried. for going to bed. A beadle. his horse knocked up. BEATER CASES. BEAU TRAP. BEAR-GARDEN JAW or DISCOURSE. A slovenly fop. BED. but in case of any alteration in the price agreed on. A travelling tutor. You will go up a ladder to bed.e. Boots. "Turned off. squirts it up. A loose stone in a pavement. A piece of sea wit. or awkwardly ornamented. Cant. Rude. Also a judge or chairman who presides in court. His prad is becalmed. vulgar language. half a guinea. my shirt sticks to my back. which is afterwards turned round or taken away. on a future day. I'll bring him to reason. you will be hanged. BECALMED. Dressed out. i. . A guinea. Half bean. but dirty. or ignorant fops. To drink like a beast. one finely dressed. BEAST.

BELL.BED-MAKER. i. where bells were frequently given as prizes. BEEF EATER. implying that he credits the butcher who serves him. to wound him with a sword. they began to throw stones. Dull. BEETLE-BROWED. where the victorious knights bore away the BELLE or FAIR LADY. To excel or surpass all competitors. stupid. BEGGAR'S BULLETS. and are generally blest with a pretty family of daughters: who unmake the beds. TO BEAR THE BELL. They will put their hands to any thing. BEILBY'S BALL. They have cried beef on us. Others derive it from a horse-race. They cursed him with bell. AND CANDLE. Who Mr. he will be hanged. remains with the quadrature of the circle. Some suppose it a term borrowed from an ancient tournament. &c. or why that ceremony was so called. an allusion to the fore horse or leader of a team. A yeoman of the guards. To cry beef.--To be in a man's beef. BELCH. or cupboard. The lungs. BEETLE-HEADED. that liquor being apt to cause eructation. BELLOWS. and divers other desiderata yet undiscovered. intermixed with yellow and a little black. BEGGAR MAKER. Women employed at Cambridge to attend on the Students. the discovery of the philosopher's stone. . BOOK. to give the alarm. Cant. the young fellow wears a silk handkerchief round his neck. Stones. A red silk handkerchief. A publican. One having thick projecting eyebrows. BEEF. as fast as they are made by their mothers. an allusion to the popish form of excommunicating and anathematizing persons who had offended the church. to be the principal in a body or society. Others suppose they obtained this name from the size of their persons. a jocular request from a butcher to a fat man. sweep his room. or other rural contentions. Their office was to stand near the bouffet. To be in a woman's beef.e. where the sheriff pays the music. Beilby was. whose harness is commonly ornamented with a bell or bells. instituted by Henry VII. All sorts of beer. or ale-house keeper. BELCHER. The beggar's bullets began to fly. to have carnal knowledge of her. as having scarce more to do than to eat the king's beef. Say you bought your beef of me. since corrupted to Beef Eaters. The kiddey flashes his belcher. He will dance at Beilby's ball. book. and candle. thence called Bouffetiers. and the easiness of their duty.

Small flasks. Good beer. or BETTY. The town crier. BELLY CHEAT. BENISON. BENE FEAKERS OF GYBES. BESS. as the Beggar's Opera informs us. like those for Florence wine. BENESHIPLY. who takes more on his plate than he can eat. are also called betties. privileged against arrests. BENE FEARERS. BELL SWAGGER. who qualify the ladies for that expedient to procure a respite. A noisy bullying fellow. The plea of pregnancy. Food of all sorts. A fool. Transportation for life: i. a saying of a person at a table. Goodnight. Good--BENAR. bring the instrument to force the door. like the Mint in Southwark. Cant. BELLOWSER. Jonson. BELLYFULL. The chief or leader of a mob. Better. Cant. . BENISH. BENE BOWSE. where the wether has a bell about his neck. A woman with child is also said to have got her belly full.e. Counterfeiters of bills. BERMUDAS. BENE COVE. BENE. Counterfeiters of passes. one or more child getters. Cant.BELLOWER. The beggar's benison: May your ***** and purse never fail you. A hearty beating. sufficient to make a man yield or give out. and the dark lantern. A cant name for certain places in London. A good fellow. BEN. BELLY. His eye was bigger than his belly. BELLY TIMBER. Cant. as long. Ben. Cant. An apron. an idea taken from a flock of sheep. These privileges are abolished. Worshipfully. A small instrument used by house-breakers to force open doors. BELLWETHER. or other strong liquor. Cant. generally adduced by female felons capitally convicted. BELLY PLEA. previous to their trials. BENE DARKMANS. Foolish. Cant. Cant. which they take care to provide for. every gaol having. Bring bess and glym.

A chicken. BIDET. and a poor whore. where he describes the manner in which he lay in the buck-basket. Bilking a coachman. To pay a bill at sight. BEST. Bilboa in Spain was once famous for well-tempered blades: these are quoted by Falstaff. BEVER. or abuse. a box-keeper. BING. Supposed by the vulgar to be more binding than an oath taken on the Testament only. To cheat. French. Cant. Bing avast. also bewrayed. the stock. were formerly. in their dealings and disputes. An afternoon's luncheon. Betty Martin. also a fine hat. Excellently. BILL AT SIGHT. TO BILK. out of one's senses. among men of the town. Cant. BIBLE. Surprised.BESS. they are somewhat apt to leave decency and good manners a little on the left hand. Binged . See HOUSE TO LET. To the best in Christendom: i. commonly pronounced BIDDY. BIENLY. get you gone. BILLINGSGATE LANGUAGE. and where. and figuratively a young wench. let us cheat the hackney coachman of his fare. beaver's fur making the best hats. or money for drink. Garnish money. To lay a wager. A sword. She wheedled so bienly. for which purpose they bestride it like a French poney. A boatswain's great axe. A kind of tub. called in French bidets. BETWATTLED. BET. thought gallant actions. confounded.e. Billingsgate is the market where the fishwomen assemble to purchase fish. To go. to be ready at all times for the venereal act. A wager. BEVERAGE. BETTY MARTIN. BIBLE OATH. BILBOA. and generally containing both the Old and New Testament. BILL OF SALE. Bilboes. BIDDY. That's my eye. or post-horse. Let us bilk the rattling cove. prison. the best **** in Christendom. See BROWN BESS. Foul language. she coaxed or flattered so cleverly. as being the bigger book.--TO BET. Cant. Sea term. a health formerly much in vogue. demanded of any one having a new suit of clothes. A widow's weeds. or CHICK-A-BIDDY. contrived for ladies to wash themselves. an answer to any one that attempts to impose or humbug.

BITCH. BIRD AND BABY. performing a female part: bitch there standing for woman. the fellow enjoyed the wench heartily. for burning the mark into a horse's tooth. To stand bitch. Military term. after he has lost it by age. The cull wapt the mort's bite. BIT. It is a common saying of milk that is burnt too. all the inhabitants ran out of their houses to solicit his blessing. He grappled the cull's bit. also a woman's privities. Brandy or other spirituous liquor. which sailors jeeringly offer to chalk up on the binnacle. went burnt to. to take its chance: which. to water them. The sign of the eagle and child. a term used among printers. even more provoking than that of whore. BISHOP. A bit is also the smallest coin in Jamaica." TO BITCH. into which is put a roasted orange. that is. stole away in the night. Money. that the bishop has set his foot in it. BINGO BOY. BIRD-WITTED. Inconsiderate. Formerly. BINGO MORT. or do the honours of the teatable. even leaving their milk. A she dog. by bishoping. A female dram drinker. Bing we to Rumeville: shall we go to London? BINGO. or give up an attempt through fear. Rogues of the same gang. BIRDS OF A FEATHER. a horse is made to appear younger than he is. A term used among horse-dealers.avast in a darkmans. Also one of the largest of Mrs. equal to about sixpence sterling. . &c. BIRTH-DAY SUIT. the most offensive appellation that can be given to an English woman. used to contain the others. to make tea. stark naked. Giles's answer--"I may be a whore. A country wench. Cant. BISHOPED. A fine or affected word. was said to be bishoped. To yield. Cant. species for genius. when a bishop passed through a village. easily imposed on. BINNACLE WORD. thoughtless. as may he gathered from the regular Billinsgate or St. on the fire. or TO BISHOP. but can't be a bitch. he seized the man's money. BITE. Philips's purses. He was in his birth-day suit. A dram drinker. TO BISHOP the balls. or doggess. Cant. A cheat. Cant. A mixture of wine and water. BITCH BOOBY.

"Her black joke and belly so white:" figuratively the black joke signifies the monosyllable. tattered roguish boys. cried. The pot calls the kettle black a-se. whether do they bite in the collar or the cod-piece? Water wit to anglers. mean fellow. I have it in black and white. friend. or one incapable of keeping a secret BLACK AND WHITE. To bite on the bridle. BLACK GUARD. BLACK BOOK. has a stain in his character. who attended at the Horse Guards. BLACK BOX. the parson who takes tithe of the harvest. from their constant attendance about the time of guard mounting. or to do any other dirty offices. BLACK FLY. BLAB. similar to the humbug. or impose. i. BLACK ART. Cant. on receiving the money. i. He is down in the black book. he cannot point out a blot in my character.--To bite the roger. These. having for the burden. A tell-tale. To over-reach. BLACK EYE. . I have written evidence. A wench whose **** is ready to bite her a-se. Cant. To bite the wiper. BLACK JACK. drank it almost up. The art of picking a lock. and Parade in St. to steal a handkerchief.e. i. Newcastle upon Tyne. to steal a portmanteau.e. also to steal. made of jacked leather. A shabby. An instance of it is given in the Spectator: A man under sentence of death having sold his body to a surgeon rather below the market price. Cant. We gave the bottle a black eye.--Cant. A nick name given to the Recorder by the Thieves. a term said to be derived from a number of dirty. The greatest drawback on the farmer is the black fly. A jug to drink out of. BITER.e. A lawyer.TO BITE. a lascivious. rampant wench. In writing. A bite! I am to be hanged in chains. to black the boots and shoes of the soldiers. BLACK JACK. See MONOSYLLABLE. He cannot say black is the white of my eye. James's Park. --Biting was once esteemed a kind of wit. BLACK A-SE. Hark ye. BLACK INDIES. to be pinched or reduced to difficulties. BLACK JOKE. A copper or kettle. were nick-named the black-guards. A popular tune to a song. A black book is keep in most regiments. whose rich coal mines prove an Indies to the proprietors. wherein the names of all persons sentenced to punishment are recorded.

to cry: a saying used to children. BLEACHED MORT. BLACK PSALM. BLARNEY. or breaking up. A gambler or sharper on the turf or in the cockpit: so called. Those cheated by Jack in a box. also port. To sing the black psalm. Irish. A fair-complexioned wench. BLEEDING NEW.--See JACK IN A BOX. who never atchieved the adventure: and to tip the blarney. BLACK MONDAY. The blarney stone is a triangular stone on the very top of an ancient castle of that name in the county of Cork in Ireland. BLACK STRAP. he deals in the wonderful. BLATER. To curse. when they are to go to school. BLEATING CHEAT. To look blank. To rob chimney sweepers of their soot. so that to have ascended to it. perhaps. BLACK SPICE RACKET. from their appearing generally in boots. as a punishment for small offences. or bleeds freely. Spurs. A BLASTED FELLOW or BRIMSTONE. The first Monday after the school-boys holidays. and agility. be put spurs to his horse. is figuratively used telling a marvellous story. BLACK SPY. Cant. and produce or repeat the tasks set them. The Devil. Cant. An abandoned rogue or prostitute. Bene Carlo wine. to appear disappointed or confounded. extremely difficult of access. which .BLACKLEGS. He has licked the blarney stone. BLANKET HORNPIPE. A sheep. BLANK. BLEEDING CULLY. whereof many are supposed to claim the honour. and also sometimes to express flattery. To BLAST. BLEATING RIG. A task of labour imposed on soldiers at Gibraltar. The amorous congress. Cant. or falsity. CANT. A metaphor borrowed from fish. One who parts easily with his money. courage. or tips us the traveller. BLEATERS. Cant. or else from game-cocks whose legs are always black. BLEEDERS. A calf. was considered as a proof of perseverance. Sheep stealing. bag and soot. He clapped his bleeders to his prad.

BLOSS or BLOWEN. Buss blind cheeks. Thus a hatter furnishing a hosier with a hat. A blind ale-house. playing on fiddles. &c. A feint. or alley. Prisons. lane. Beggars counterfeiting blindness. Finished. To stand engaged or bound for any one. BLOODY. A term used by tradesmen for bartering the different commodities in which they deal. kiss mine a-se. and other vegetables. burglars. He has bit the blow. beans. alluding to his scarlet coat. BLESSING. Cant.e. BLOOD FOR BLOOD. is said to deal blood for blood. BLOODY BACK. BLOOD MONEY. or shoplifter. where one being blinded by a handkerchief bound over his eyes. bloody rascal. an obscure. as bloody eyes. and taking payment in stockings. BLIND CHEEKS. BLOW. BLINDMAN'S HOLIDAY. The breech. darkness. Cant. usually given by hucksters dealing in peas. The game is blocked at both ends. BLIND HARPERS. A jeering appellation for a soldier. &c. The pretended wife of a bully.will not bleed when stale. &c. A mistress or whore of a gentleman of the . BLIND CUPID. i. The backside. BLIND. BLOCK HOUSES. BLOWEN. TO BLOT THE SKRIP AND JAR IT. or little known or frequented ale-house. BLOCKED AT BOTH ENDS. BLIND EXCUSE. the person caught. who all endeavour to avoid him. lane. The reward given by the legislature on the conviction of highwaymen. houses of correction. the game is ended. A favourite word used by the thieves in swearing. BLINDMAN'S BUFF. A small quantity over and above the measure. attempts to seize any one of the company. BLOOD. or alley. must be blinded in his stead. A play used by children. he has stolen the goods. pretence. Night. Cant. A poor or insufficient excuse. A riotous disorderly fellow. or shift.

he has commenced publican. BLOWER. any one having a cross of the black breed. TO BLOW THE GROUNSILS. Cant. To look blue. to steal lead off houses or churches.--Surfeited with a blue plumb. or disappointed. A sortment of George R--'s blue plumbs. who exposes her bosom. BLUE SKIN. hanging like the fat or blubber of a whale. or. or impeach a confederate. A bullet. Low spirits. the girl inveigled the gentleman into a brothel and robbed him of his pocket book and watch. The mouth. A BLOWSE. a slattern. and shook him of his dummee and thimble. BLUE TAPE. A discovery. or SKY BLUE. He has hoisted the blue flag. A person begotten on a black woman by a white man. Cant. I have stopped the fellow's mouth. The blowen kidded the swell into a snoozing ken. meant either by gagging or murdering him. to be confounded. shot from soldiers' firelocks. A venereal bubo. BLUBBER. Large flaccid cheeks. as it is termed. Said of a large coarse woman. To fly a blue pigeon. . Cant. or taken a public house. blue as azure. TO BLOW THE GAB. To lie with a woman on the floor. wounded with a bullet. BLUE PIGEONS. an allusion to the blue aprons worn by publicans. a volley of ball. BLUE. See ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. One of the blue squadron. BLUE PLUMB. How the swell funks his blower and lushes red tape.--I have stopped the cull's blubber. TO SPORT BLUBBER. To confess. BLUE BOAR. a lick of the tar brush. perhaps. terrified. or BLOWSABELLA. BLOW-UP. BLUE DEVILS. BLUBBER CHEEKS. BLUE FLAG. and drinks brandy.scamp. and hanging about her face. To cry. Blue as a razor. A pipe. Gin. or the confusion occasioned by one. what a smoke the gentleman makes with his pipe. Thieves who steal lead off houses and churches. A woman whose hair is dishevelled. TO BLUBBER.

Ireland being famous for its large bogs. for carrying slugs. BOG TROTTER. Barbarous Latin. BOB. To shift one's bob. who . Cant. A lewd woman. Smart. who so terrified his opponent Foh. to go to stool. or an eunuch. The same. BOG LATIN. BOG HOUSE. ask mine a-se. A rope which holds the bowsprit to the stem or cutwater. BODY OF DIVINITY BOUND IN BLACK CALF. To talk big. Blue ribband. rag. a mob of all sorts of low people. i. BOBBED. Also a term used by the sellers of game. Cheated. that he caused him to bewray himself. all is safe. Whence. Bum bailiffs. spruce. gin. also an impotent man. He cannot say Boh to a goose. Bridewell. BLUNT. An Irishman. BOARDING SCHOOL. tricked. blundering fellow. Cant. he is a cowardly or sheepish fellow. BOGY. the frenum of a man's yard.BLUE RUIN. I smell general Foh. BOB. The necessary house. A shilling. He looked as bluff as bull beef. BLUNDERBUSS. To go to bog. with a wide bore. when we smell a stink. Fierce. for a partridge. to join in chorus with any singers. Figuratively. or one that plays with her tail. Cant. BODY SNATCHERS. and APOTHECARIES LATIN. All is bob. and bobtail. or go away. Irish. Foh! i. A shoplifter's assistant. which furnish the chief fuel in many parts of that kingdom.e. BLUFF. BOB TAIL. There is a story related of the celebrated Ben Jonson. An inn-keeper. Tag. BOB STAY. BOG LANDER. surly. A parson. to move off. Money. Gin. i. A short gun. to hector or bully. To bear a bob. Sea wit.--See DOG LATIN. BOBBISH. it is custom to exclaim. or house of correction. or one that receives and carries off stolen goods. Newgate. Ask bogy. or any other prison. Said to be the name of a Danish general. also a stupid. disappointed.e. TO BLUSTER. BOH. clever. BLUFFER.e.

to stir the fire. or straight up. BOLT. BOLT UPRIGHT. where the player purposely avoids winning. As erect. The mouth. BOOBY. BOOBY HUTCH. shut your mouth. as an arrow set on its end. and ring the bell.--To ride in any one's old boots. taken up by a constable. BONE BOX. BONED. One who never returns borrowed books. or DOG BOOBY. a country wench. noddy. BOOK-KEEPER. or country fellow. a term borrowed from a rabbit-warren. apprehended. or leathern bottle. or hiding place. A bitch booby. A nick name for an apothecary. snuff the candles. BOOT CATCHER. the peer. whose duty it is to skink. A footman. that is. exclaimed. also means to swallow meat without chewing: the farmer's servants in Kent are famous for bolting large quantities of pickled pork. where the rabbits are made to bolt. BONESETTER. "you Ben Johnson! why you look as if you could not say Boh to a goose!" "Boh!" replied the wit. To plant the books. to marry or keep his cast-off mistress. BONES. Out of his books. and made him bolt. which every day takes a rogue by the collar. to place the cards in the pack in an unfair manner. Seized. as if in doubt. A hard-trotting horse. CANT. The servant at an inn whose business it is to clean the boots of the guest. TO BOLT. .always dressed very plain. BOLUS. To run suddenly out of one's house. Cards to play with. cheating play. buggy. A blunt arrow. Bold as a miller's shirt. The youngest officer in a regimental mess. that being introduced to the presence of a nobleman. BOOKS. To bolt. BOOTS. through fear. Dice. struck by his homely appearance and awkward manner. BOLD. out of debt. clodhopper. by sending ferrets into their burrows: we set the house on fire. Shut your bone box. See CLODHOPPER and LOUT. To play booty. A one-horse chaise. See SKINK. An awkward lout. out of one's fevor. BOOTY. BONE PICKER. Out of one's books.

BOTTLE-HEADED. the lad bullied the gentleman out of the girl. Also one who lies perdue. BOUNCING CHEAT. BOUGHS. . To bully a man out of any thing. a sixpence. NEVER TO BE WORTH A GROAT. A bawdy house. BORDELLO. TO BOUNCE. A bottle. A shilling. and sometimes appears publicly abroad. He is up in the boughs. BOTTOM. confused. BOUNCER. CANT. A cut purse. A purse. A skin for holding wine. in the sporting sense. a term much in fashion about the years 1780 and 1781. Also. BOOSE. BOUNG. with large hips and posteriors. he is in a passion. troublesome man or woman. BOTCH. one who bores the ears of his hearers with an uninteresting tale. To brag or hector. Wide in the boughs. IRISH PHRASE. A polite term for the posteriors. A half borde. BORE. Among bruisers it is used to express a hardy fellow.--Formerly purses were worn at the girdle. A tedious. CANT. BORACHIO. BOUNG NIPPER. is said to-play at bo-peep. Drink. A nick name for a taylor. A large man or woman. or on the watch. BOTHERAMS. Void of wit. also to tell an improbable story. One who sometimes hides himself. commonly a goat's. The monosyllable. BORDE. BOUGHS. who will bear a good beating. Said of any person remarkably unsuccessful in his attempts or profession. CANT. confounded. BOTTOMLESS PIT. The kiddey bounced the swell of the blowen. also a great lie. from the explosion in drawing the cork. strength and spirits to support fatigue.BO-PEEP. or BOUSE. BOTHERED or BOTH-EARED. Talked to at both ears by different persons at the same time. from whence they were cut. BORN UNDER A THREEPENNY HALFPENNY PLANET. A convivial society. as a bottomed horse. also a nick name for a drunkard.

AND GET COCK ROACHES. from its being the most projecting part of the human face. TO BOX THE JESUIT. it is said. See BARKER. Drunk. Red-faced. as if from drinking brandy. BOW-WOW MUTTON. corner of the King's Bench. One that draws a long bow. as the bowsprit is of a ship. It was kept by two brothers of the name of Partridge. but also to be able to answer any and all questions respecting its divisions. beer purchased at the tap-house was retailed at a halfpenny per pot advance. The nose. he carries the bran in his face. A salesman's shop in Monmouth-street. He was christened by a baker. The Brace tavern. BRANDY-FACED. Ugly. a boaster. a dealer in the marvellous. BRAGGADOCIA. BRANDY. a crime. a room in the S. where. BOWSING KEN. If you had as much brains as guts. much practised by the reverend fathers of that society. BRAGGET. BRACKET-FACED. BOW-WOW SHOP. TO BOX THE COMPASS. BRACE. a teller of improbable stories. To say or repeat the mariner's compass. a liar: perhaps from the wonderful shots frequently boasted of by archers. and thence called the Brace. BRAN-FACED. BOWSPRIT. BRAT.E. Dog's flesh. BOWYER. for the convenience of prisoners residing thereabouts. and the master bites. A sea term for masturbation. A vicar of Bray. to know something. hard-featured. not only backwards or forwards. SEA TERM. one who frequently changes his principles. A child or infant. BOW-WOW. Brandy is Latin for a goose. Mead and ale sweetened with honey. also a jeering appellation for a man born at Boston in America. what a clever fellow you would be! a saying to a stupid fat fellow. a memento to prevent the animal from rising in the stomach by a glass of the good creature. The childish name for a dog. always siding with the strongest party: an . BRAY. An ale-house or gin-shop. so called because the servant barks. vain-glorious fellow. BRAINS. To have some guts in his brains. Freckled.BOOSEY.

or rather. Employment. and made themselves breeches. to act contrary to one's interest. extremely disagreeable to the patient. To raise a breeze. or purposely to avoid winning. because I shall get nothing by it. to push the bottle past him. John and his maid were caught lying bread and butter fashion. To know on which side one's bread is buttered. One slice upon the other. in a disagreeable scrape. an appellation derived from their custom of beating their breasts in the confession of their sins. The stomach. BREAKING SHINS. To make a bridge of any one's nose. A Roman catholic. much drunk at that place. i. Hard words. Bold-faced. is a Roman catholic. the gentleman has plenty of money in his pocket. BREECHES. BREAST FLEET. To wear the breeches. or situation. difficult to pronounce. or what is best for one. like the real one. BREECHED. SEE BREAST FLEET. BREECHES BIBLE. impudent. perhaps from the figurative operation being. It is no bread and butter of mine. compared to brimstone for its inflammability. wherein it is said that Adam and Eve sewed figleaves together. BREAD. I took him a punch in his bread basket. commemorated in a well-known ballad for the pliability of his conscience.) An abandoned woman. to kick up a dust or breed a disturbance. shameless. BREEZE.--To quarrel with one's bread and butter. Also to play booty. He or she belongs to the breast fleet. to pass one over.e. I won't intermeddle. and CRAW THUMPER. BRISTOL MILK. BRIM. Out of bread. In bad bread. a term used by boxers. An edition of the Bible printed in 1598. so as to deprive him of his turn of filling his glass. I gave him a blow in the stomach.allusion to a vicar of Bray. in Berkshire. . let's draw him. i. Borrowing money. A Spanish wine called sherry. let us rob him. BREAD AND BUTTER FASHION. Money in the pocket: the swell is well breeched. BRAZEN-FACED. a woman who governs her husband is said to wear the breeches. out of employment. perhaps originally only a passionate or irascible woman. BREAK-TEETH WORDS. to know one's interest. BREAD BASKET. particularly in the morning. I have no business with it. BRISKET BEATER. (Abbreviation of Brimstone. BRIDGE.e.

to carry a firelock. See BUMPER. A boxer: a disciple of Broughton. and then ran away. which are only wind. a thief that steals plate from public houses. BROTHER OF THE BLADE. An ammunition loaf. BROTHER STARLING. perhaps from his being like an air bubble. To run away. BUNG. BROWN GEORGE. A fiddler. To hug brown Bess. A particular kind of shoe without a heel. a full glass. The cove cracked the peter and bought a brush. TO BRUSH. A player. Porter. filled with words. one skilled in the ar of boxing also an inferior workman among chasers. BROUGHTONIAN. A drinking bowl. One who lies with the same woman. BRUISER. Strong beer. A bumper. BUB. BROWN MADAM. and once the best boxer of his day. Said of one absent. STRING. A soldier's firelock. BRUSHER. BREWES. A soldier BUSKIN. and figuratively used to signify the Irish accent. similar to the undress wig worn by his majesty. BROWN STUDY. The monosyllable. to lie with her. A coachman. BROGUE.BRISTOL MAN. builds in the same nest. . An author. To have a brush with a woman. who was a beef-eater. to fight with him. that is. One who has a strong Irish pronunciation or accent. BROWN BESS. BROGANIER. The party cheated. A boxer. also a great drinker. To have a brush with a man. THE BUBBLE. or MISS BROWN. or BROWES. CANT. worn in Ireland. BUBBER. or thoughtful. Let us buy a brush and lope. in a reverie. let us go away or off. or serve as a private soldier. WHIP. BRITISH CHAMPAIGNE. The fat scum from the pot in which salted beef is boiled. instead of real property. the fellow broke open the trunk. The son of an Irish thief and a Welch whore. A wig without powder. A brewer QUILL.

BUCKINGER'S BOOT. or quit one's station. Standing budge. To kick the bucket. The monosyllable. he was married to a tall handsome woman. BUCKEEN. There are in London divers lodges or societies of Bucks. BUBBLE AND SQUEAK.TO BUBBLE. To move. To open the budget. Beef and cabbage fried together. Matthew Buckinger was born without hands and legs. BUCK. One that slips into houses in the dark. A turkey cock. Bail given by a sharper for one of the gang. The president is styled the Grand Buck. A buck sometimes signifies a cuckold. BUCK BAIL. that he who lays the odds must always be adjudged the loser: this is restricted to betts laid for liquor. A wallet. To cheat. The venereal disease. It is so called from its bubbling up and squeaking whilst over the fire. TO BAR THE BUBBLE. BUCKET.--IRISH TERM. TO BUDGE. notwithstanding which he drew coats of arms very neatly. about the year 1705. One who in debauchery surpasses the rest of his companions. and could write the Lord's Prayer within the compass of a shilling. A bully. SCOTCH. a thief's scout or spy. BUCK'S FACE. don't move from hence. BUDGET. to steal cloaks or other clothes. To poll a bad vote at an election. To except against the general rule. BUCKLES. BUDGE. or SNEAKING BUDGE. as To-morrow . and traversed the country.e. a blood or choice spirit. Also lambs' fur formerly used for doctors' robes. shewing himself for money. to die. BUBE. also a gay debauchee. whence they were called budge doctors. A blind horse. in Monkwell-street. formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was held at the Rose. A lecherous old fellow. stay here. A BUCK OF THE FIRST HEAD. TO RUN A BUCK. IRISH. BUCK FITCH. i. Fetters. BUBBLY JOCK. a term used to signify the notification of the taxes required by the minister for the expences of the ensuing year. Don't budge from hence. A cuckold.

A dog. BUG-HUNTER. BUGGER. BUFF. CANT. a dog's head.--Bailiffs who take money to postpone or refrain the serving of a writ. Bufe's nob. stript to the skin. been introduced into Ireland by the English. to take a certain sum of stock at a future day. Mill the bloody bugger. Bugging. IRISH. Hats are composed of the furs and wool of divers animals among which is a small portion of beavers' fur. and . a term of reproach. and I was found guilty. he receives the difference. BUG. A blackguard. stupid. To swear as a witness. BUFFLE-HEADED. BUGABOE. Two pickpockets. A scare-babe. An upholsterer. BUFF. stark naked. Confused. agrees with the seller. A one-horse chaise.the minister will go to the house. BULKER. he swore hard against me. BUGAROCH. and open the budget. BULK AND FILE. TO BUG. BUFE. A nick name given by the Irish to Englishmen. To stand buff. at a stated price: if at that day stock fetches more than the price agreed on. BUFE NABBER. All in buff. An Exchange Alley term for one who buys stock on speculation for time. he either pays it. handsome. or becomes a lame duck. are said to bug the writ. One who lodges all night on a bulk or projection before old-fashioned shop windows. BULL. and the file does the business. also an inn-keeper: in Ireland it signifies a boxer. He buffed it home. signifying the exchanging some of the dearest materials of which a hat is made for others of less value. i. Comely. One that steals and kills horses and dogs for their skins. CANT. A man who takes an oath: generally applied to Jew bail. BUGGY. is stealing the beaver.e. a rascal. or bully-beggar. and substituting in lieu thereof an equal weight of some cheaper ingredient. A dog stealer. to stand the brunt. bugs having. the bulk jostles the party to be robbed. called a Bear. if it falls or is cheaper. BUFFER. and I was served. beat the damned rascal. BUFFER. as it is said. A cant word among journeymen hatters.

to oblige the frequenters of the house to submit to the impositions of the mother abbess. BULL CALF. a blundering lawyer of London. BULL. BULL HANKERS. a great whore-master. half a crown. A crown-piece. A blunder. and who also sometimes pretends to be the husband of one of the ladies. BUM. A bully to a bawdy-house. BULL. BULLY. See HECTOR. One who foments quarrels in order to rob the persons quarrelling. or backside. A crown piece. A great hulkey or clumsy fellow. Pistols. or frequent bull baits. . Persons who over-drive bulls. the breech. BULL'S FEATHER. or bully. the tradesman arrested the gentleman for a watch. TO BUM. bounce. BULL DOGS. To arrest a debtor. by whom bullies are frequently taken in. The gill bummed the swell for a thimble. A bully huff cap. A half bull. or bawd. BULLY COCK. BULLY BACK. To hector. whom he finds with her. A fat chubby child. Highwaymen who attack passengers with paths and imprecations. a hector. A brave man with a mild or effeminate appearance. BULLY RUFFIANS. BULL CHIN. See HULKEY. BULLY TRAP. To look like bull beef. A cowardly fellow. An imaginary being with which children are threatened by servants and nurses. and under that pretence extorts money from greenhorns. A bull was also the name of false hair formerly much worn by women. from one Obadiah Bull. See GREENHORN. or as bluff as bull beef. who lived in the reign of Henery VII.waddles out of the Alley. See LAME DUCK and BEAR. one who is kept in pay. A horn: he wears the bull's feather. BULL BEGGAR. or ignorant young men. Town bull. by a bull is now always meant a blunder made by an Irishman. to look fierce or surly. he is a cuckold. BULL'S EYE. who gives himself airs of great bravery. or BULLY BEGGAR. TO BULLOCK. like raw head and bloody bones.

BUMPING. See Duke of Rochefoucalt's Travels in America. A ceremony performed on boys perambulating the bounds of the parish on Whit-monday. BUM BOAT. a practice observed among sailors going on a cruize. BUMPER. The backside. An apron. keep a good look out. strictly speaking. or. A raw country fellow. to drink till one's eye is bunged up or closed. . Drink a dram. BUNTER. from their being obliged to give bond for their good behaviour. A low dirty prostitute. BUM FODDER.BUM TRAP. BUNG YOUR EYE. in order to fix them in their memory. BUMFIDDLE. the bailiffs know where our house is situated. husbands and parents frequently permitted travellers to bundle with their wives and daughters. an expedient practised in America on a scarcity of beds. Ware hawke! the bum traps are fly to our panney. in all likelihood from its convexity or bump at the top: some derive it from a full glass formerly drunk to the health of the pope--AU BON PERE. A sheriff's officer who arrests debtors. BUM BRUSHER. a kind of floating chandler's shop. it is a corruption of bound bailiff. who arrests debtors. he with his small clothes. hard at their a-ses. A sheriff's officer. on such an occasion. See ARS MUSICA. BUMKIN. BUM BAILIFF. commonly rowed by a woman. To touch bun for luck. Brandy. A common name for a rabbit. A man and woman sleeping in the same bed. BUN. and sugar. also for the monosyllable. also the negro name for the private parts of a woman. BUNG UPWARDS. A boat attending ships to retail greens. BUNT. as the vulgar phrase is. where. and she with her petticoats on. the breech. and being at their bums. half whore and half beggar. A schoolmaster. Arrested. BUMMED. A full glass. &c. BUNDLING. water. so called perhaps from following his prey. drams. when they have their posteriors bumped against the stones marking the boundaries. Said of a person lying on his face. Soft paper for the necessary house or torchecul. This custom is now abolished. BUMBO. Blackstone says.

A constable. and came home a burnt offering. or rather. BURR. i. The blowen tipped the swell a burner. A hanger on. A piece of whalebone or ivory. lie by the beef without touching it. BURNER. To be like a butcher's dog. but a simple fellow. BUS-NAPPER'S KENCHIN. BURN THE KEN. BURNT. BURNING SHAME. BUTT. formerly worn by women. but chiefly about Newcastle and Morpeth. That must have been a butcher's horse.e. a saying of seamen who have caught the venereal disease abroad. and who serves as a butt for all the shafts of wit and ridicule. are said to burn the ken. particularly called the Newcastle burr. by his carrying a calf so well. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off. BUTCHER'S DOG. poor relation. Strollers living in an alehouse without paying their quarters. . from the great quantity of butter eaten by the people of that country. BUSK. which are not easily got rid of. BUSY. As busy is the devil in a high wind. A clap. CANT. or dependant. CANT. See THAMES. A Dutchman. to stiffen the forepart of their stays: hence the toast--Both ends of the busk. A dependant. or simpleton. CANT. are said to have a burr in their throats. Poxed or clapped. BUSS BEGGAR. BURN CRUST. He is no burner of navigable rivers.e. BURNER. BUSHEL BUBBY. Also the Northumbrian pronunciation: the people of that country. A watchman. or man of extraordinary abilities. BUTTER BOX. A jocular name for a baker. certainly not intended by nature for a candlestick. A full breasted woman.BUNTLINGS. BUS-NAPPER. He was sent out a sacrifice. as busy as a hen with one chick. i. He has burnt his fingers. he is. he is no conjuror. Petticoats. A lighted candle stuck into the parts of a woman. the girl gave the gentleman a clap. a vulgar joke on an awkward rider. BUTCHER'S HORSE. An old superannuated fumbler. CANT. he has suffered by meddling. a simile often applicable to married men. an allusion to the field burrs. whom none but beggars will suffer to kiss them.

among coiners. and cackles. he is ready to bewray himself through fear. or DOWN BUTTOCK AND SHAM FILE. CANT. A sh-te-fire. a gird at the patient angler. See LEAKY. A pickpocket. but no pickpocket. BUTTOCK BALL. when taxed. that if they have taken any. they wish they may find it in HELL. A simple fellow. or their EYE: from the first. the rogue tells all. A brothel. The amorous congress. CANT. CACKLER. is said to have a buttered bun. A hen roost. Cloth. A whore. To blab. a saying of a demure looking woman. A bad shilling. CANT. or match-maker. A brothel. Cant. BUTTON. Mother: how many tails have you in your cab? how many girls have you in your bawdy house? CACAFEOGO. of suspected character. BUZZARD. or. alluding to the second. BUTTOCK AND FILE. BUTTOCK. BUTTOCKING SHOP. A bastard. with butter and eggs. One lying with a woman that has just lain with another man. which they deposit in a place called HELL.--When the scrotum is relaxed or whiffled. CACKLER'S KEN. A hen. A kind of short jogg trot. CACKLE. BUTTOCK BROKER. BUTTOCK AND TWANG. with their knavery. stuff.--he looks as if butter would not melt in her mouth. A bawd. CANT. that what they have over and above is not more than they could put in their EYE. CANT. Don't make butter dear. CANT. BYE BLOW. The cull is leaky. yet I warrant you cheese would not choak her. . A scolding wife. BUTTOCK AND TONGUE. it is said they will not cabbage. CABBAGE. a furious braggadocio or bully huff. BUZMAN.BUTTERED BUN. or discover secrets. A common whore. CANT. BUTTER AND EGGS TROT. A blind buzzard: a pur-blind man or woman. such as is used by women going to market. His a-se makes buttons. A common whore and a pick-pocket. CAB. they equivocally swear. protest. or silkpurloined by laylors from their employers.

To be sulky or out of humour. CAKE. where it is performed with divers ceremonies. Excuse me this time. His calves are gone to grass. signifying a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time. used to signify a woman without any but personal endowments. Bad meat. CANT. CAG MAGG. Veal will be cheap. to commemorate the decapitation of King Charles I. whence it was generally used to signify companion. a Spanish military term. Soldiers were in that country divided into chambers. CANT. An under-strapper. A foolish fellow. a saying of a man with slender legs without calves. CALLE. A drum. beg of the gentlemen. A helper. the man is vexed or sullen. It is held by the St. which having been plucked ten or twelve years. Cadge the swells. are sent up to London to feast the cockneys. Cheese. CANT. I have cagg'd myself for six months. CALVES HEAD CLUB. A wind-mill and a water-mill. a military term used by the private soldiers. This term is also used in the same sense among the common people of Scotland. CANT. CAGG. CALF-SKIN FIDDLE. calves fall. or CAKEY. till their cagg is out: which vow is commonly observed with the strictest exactness. . To cagg. CADDEE. A chamber fellow. CAGG MAGGS. CADGE. To smack calf's skin. or. to kiss the book in taking an oath. To be cagged. A club instituted by the Independents and Presbyterians. as the term is. said of a man whose calves fall away. Fowls.CACKLING CHEATS. Eggs. To beg. CAMBRIDGE FORTUNE. five men making a chamber. Rum and spruce beer. CALVES. CAFFAN. CAMBRADE. the guilt of taking a false oath is avoided. and I will cagg myself for a year. CALIBOGUS. Ex. that by kissing one's thumb instead of smacking calf's skin. The cove carries the cag. Giles's casuists. Their chief fare was calves heads. Bits and scraps of provisions. CACKLING FARTS. Old Lincolnshire geese. CAMBRIDGE OAK. A willow. American beverage. A cloak or gown. CAG. and they drank their wine and ale out of calves skulls.

A small can: also. a famous Scotch preacher. affected tone. a lesson of humility. or any others using the canting lingo.CAMESA. The same ceremony is observed on coming on the quarter deck of ships of war. CAMP CANDLESTICK. See ACADEMY and FLOATING ACADEMY. CAMPBELL'S ACADEMY. IRISH. To cant. taught undergraduates at the university. CANTERBURY STORY. or rather servility. A bottle. called likewise pedlar's French. CANT. CANNIKIN. a double-tongue palavering fellow. CANTING. I will cap downright. beggars. Cant a slug into your bread room. CANNISTER. drink a dram. on board of which felons are condemned to hard labour. in the canting sense. or THE CANTING CREW. A jail bird. . To take one's oath. See PALAVER. a person used to be kept in a cage. or soldier's bayonet. Dumb. CANDLESTICKS. although no officer should be on it. To take off one's hat or cap. To mill his cannister. to toss or throw: as. the plague. or untunable bells. perhaps a corruption of chaunting. Bad. CANE. To lay Cane upon Abel. in the canting sense. CANT. CANTERS. CANTICLE. To cap the quadrangle. to break his head. A parish clerk. Preaching with a whining. SEA WIT. A long roundabout tale. small. who used that whining manner of expression. CANARY BIRD. TO CAP. where they are obliged to cross the area of the college cap in hand. SPANISH. Thieves. The hulks or lighters. in reverence to the fellows who sometimes walk there. The head. Also a kind of gibberish used by thieves and gypsies. Campbell was the first director of them. I will swear home. and gypsies. TO CAP. also. Drunk. CANT. &c. some derive it from Andrew Cant. CANT. An hypocrite. A shirt or shift. CANK. CANDY. guineas. the slang. See LINGO. to beat any one with a cane or stick. &c. Mr. Hark! how the candlesticks rattle.

CAPRICORNIFIED. refuses to pay what he has lost. such as processions. also the mob itself. To overturn or reverse. is said to set her cap at him. CAPER MERCHANT. hornified. many of which for magnificence appear in the retinues of great personages on solemn occasions. CANT. and distant hopes of preferment. and his confederate assisted in the fraud. CAPTAIN TOM. in Ben Johnson's time. &c. A cheating bully. CAPTAIN COPPERTHORNE'S CREW. who. the flesh of an old calf. Persons slightly acquainted. or hop mercbant. The file kidded the joskin with sham books. A celebrated master of a puppet-shew. To support another's assertion or tale. a saying of a company where everyone strives to rule. CAPPING VERSES. Cuckolded. drawn from the officer of that denomination. marchand des capriolles. and is the butt of every species of joke or ill-humour. whose office is to bully any pigeon. but between both. and his pall capped. suffers every kind of indignity. Meat between veal and beef. All officers. also an eunuch. suspecting roguery. CAPTAIN SHARP. the deep one cheated the countryman with false cards. and so is not entirely one or the other. who for a precarious subsistence.TO CAP. CAPSIZE. or only so far as mutually to salute with the hat on meeting. The small provision made for officers of the army and navy in time of peace. To assist a man in cheating. The idea of the appellation is taken from a led horse. with the rank of captain. The leader of a mob. A dancing master. A shabby ill-dressed fellow. CAPTAIN. A castrated cock. obliges many in both services to occupy this wretched station. A woman who endeavours to attract the notice of any particular man. . or one in a set of gamblers. to leap or jump in dancing. Led captain. SEA TERM. CAPTAIN QUEERNABS.--To cut papers. whose name became a common one to signify any of that fraternity. who has only the pay of a lieutenant. CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT. an humble dependant in a great family. CAPON. Repeating Latin Verses in turn. CAP ACQUAINTANCE. FRENCH TERM. beginning with the letter with which the last speaker left off. CAPTAIN PODD. a military simile. See HOP MERCHANT. he drank till he fell out of his chair. He took his broth till he capsized.

let us break open the door of the house. at inns. A set of rogues who are employed to look out and watch upon the roads. CASE VROW. a person cheated of such sum. in order to carry information to their respective gangs. CANT. and whipped by the common executioner. CARBUNCLE FACE. A red face. also. Red hair. called also a cold cook. CARRY WITCHET. To be flogged at the cart's a-se or tail. being in bed with his wife. CARROTTY-PATED. Ginger-hackled. The private parts of a woman. that their persons might be known. red-haired. perhaps from the Italian CASA. CARRION HUNTER. See Rabelais. who were placed in a tumbrel or cart. for a certain distance: the degree of severity in the execution is left to the discretion of the executioner. CARTING. A large sum of money. CARRIERS. The punishment formerly inflicted on bawds. CARRIERS. TO CASCADE. &c. It is all bob. as well as a dwelling house. of a booty in prospect. so long as he had it on his finger. A prostitute attached to a particular bawdy . and led through a town. a jealous old doctor. An undertaker.CARAVAN. See GINGER-HACKLED. persons guilty of petty larceny are frequently sentenced to be tied to the tail of a cart. See COLD COOK and DEATH HUNTER. and Prior's versification of the story. who. CARVEL'S RING. dreamed that the Devil gave him a ring. now let's dub the gig of the case. it is said. full of pimples. to mention the last part of a story first. CART. has cats of nine tails of all prices. CARROTS. or riddle. A sort of conundrum. now the coast is clear. To CAROUSE. mark or observe that house. To drink freely or deep: from the German word expressing ALL OUT. puzzlewit. To vomit. To put the cart before the horse. A cloak in fashion about the year 1760. CARDINAL. and death hunter. which. Pigeons which carry expresses. In the canting lingo it meant store or ware house. CASE. Tout that case. A house. Ham Carvel. would prevent his being made a cuckold: waking he found he had got his finger the Lord knows where.

and then suddenly spring on them. which greatly resembles the modulation of an intriguing boar cat. A Woman's breasts. over the left thumb. each string having nine knots. . CAT. To live under the cat's foot. CAT AND BAGPIPEAN SOCIETY. CANT. CAT IN PAN. it was added. according to vulgar naturalists. to be made a tool or instrument to accomplish the purpose of another: an allusion to the story of a monkey. Tea. CAT OF NINE TAILS. A kind of whistle. chiefly used at theatres. To live like dog and cat. To prig a castor. TO CAT. to be under the dominion of a wife hen-pecked. spoken of married persons who live unhappily together. A cloak. To vomit from drunkenness. said of one who enters into a dispute or quarrel with one greatly above his match. Vomiting. Cheese. or SHOOT THE CAT. SEA PHRASE. to steal a hat. To turn cat in pan. See CAFFAN. who made use of a cat's paw to scratch a roasted chesnut out of the fire. CASH. As many lives as a cat.house. When a rook or cully is engaged amongst bad bowlers. CAT CALL. It derives its name from one of its sounds. A common prostitute. called also scandal broth. CASTER. CAT-HEADS. Drinking cross-ways. To be made a cat's paw of. supposed originally to have been to turn CATE or CAKE in pan. published in the daily papers. cats. and not. CANT. CAT'S FOOT. CAT HARPING FASHION. See SCANDAL BROTH. CAT MATCH. A scourge composed of nine strings of whip-cord. An old cat. or CAFFAN. and damn a new piece. that the kittens might come with the old cats without being scratched. to change sides or parties. A hat. to interrupt the actors. as usual. CASTOR. CASTING UP ONE'S ACCOUNTS. CAT LAP. CAT'S SLEEP. A society which met at their office in the great western road: in their summons. No more chance than a cat in hell without claws. Counterfeit sleep: cats often counterfeiting sleep. CAT'S PAW. SEA TERM. that is one less than a woman. to decoy their prey near them. have nine lives. a cross old woman.

seize the end of the cord. Any temporary contrivance to raise a contribution on the public. CATERWAULING. to which the cat is also fastened by a packthread. A nick name for a soldier. or some other public meeting. or sheriff's officer. and three or four sturdy fellows are appointed to lead and whip the cat. and the circumstance of his having said. CATCH FART. and pretending to whip the cat. a soldier quartered at a house near Derby. A dangerous time for a robbery. these on a signal given. CAT WHIPPING. Old-fashioned. --To whip the cat. He and I are not cater cousins. A trick often practised on ignorant country fellows. A bum bailiff. An old cathedral-bedstead. fair. by laying a wager with them that they may be pulled through a pond by a cat. Going out in the night in search of intrigues. vain of their strength. from a kind of float made of spars and yards lashed together. was desired by his landlord to call upon him.e. haul the astonished booby through the water. chair. soldiers are the pillars of the nation. CATAMARAN. A footboy. a bum bailiff. for saving ship-wrecked persons. I meant CATERpiliars. added he. Thin legs. on his arrival.CAT STICKS. or WHIPPING THE CAT. CATER COUSINS. he was greatly surprised to find a very cold reception. when the soldier resolved to accept of his landlord's invitation. The bet being made. &c. or four times removed. we have not the least friendly connexion. CATCH POLE. i. CATCH CLUB. See TRAPSTICKS. CATHEDRAL. he reminded him of his invitation. compared to sticks with which boys play at cat. An old scraggy woman. CATERPILLAR. a rope is fixed round the waist of the party to be catted. In the year 1745. The rebellion being finished. CATCHING HARVEST. Good friends. when many persons are on the road. and the end thrown across the pond. it happened the same regiment was quartered in Derbyshire. answered the host. like a cat in the gutters. and accordingly obtained leave to go to him: but. whereupon expostulating with his landlord. . CATCH PENNY. If I did. soldiers were the pillars of the nation. on account of a horse-race. is also a term among tailors for working jobs at private houses. for. that is. as practised in the country. whenever he came that way. we are not even cousins in the fourth degree. A member of the patch club. so called from such servants commonly following close behind their master or mistress.

and was formerly by physicians. because his wife had beat him.--His eyes water from the smoke of Charren. The amusement above described. CENT PER CENT. CAULIFLOWER. who in the night amuse themselves with cutting inoffensive passengers across the face with a knife. Beware of a woman before. An old weather-beaten wig. CHARREN. CAVAULTING SCHOOL. Men of wit. for an artichoke has a bottom. saying she might as well call it artichoke. Dry or thirsty. An usurer. A large white wig. CHAPT. Well beaten. One whose tongue runs twelve score to the . replied she. CHATTER BOX. The cicisbeo. CHAFED. Black cattle. The smoke of Charren. They are somewhat like those facetious gentlemen some time ago known in England by the title of Sweaters and Mohocks. CHALKERS. ready. CHALKING. but a **** and a cauliflower have none. they have burned him in the hand. They have palmed the character upon him. or nimble. such as is commonly worn by the dignified clergy.--See LETTERED. CAW-HANDED. a peevish old fellow.CATTLE. made use of the term cauliflower. CANT. from CHAUFFE. CHARACTERED. Beware of a priest every way. CHARM. or LETTERED. told his neighbours the smoke had made his eyes water. in Ireland. CAXON. Also the private parts of a woman.--III.--IV. Awkward. A picklock. A Bawdy-house. Not so. CHAPERON. CHAP. CANT. The four cautions: I. CAUTIONS. who was giving evidence in a cause wherein it was necessary to express those parts. CANT. Beware of a cart side-ways. A strange fellow. warmed. reproved her. my lord. not dextrous. for which the judge on the bench.--II. Left-handed. A fellow. An odd chap. or gentleman usher to a lady. Sad cattle: whores or gypsies. or CAW-PAWED. from the French. a man of that place coming out of his house weeping. CAUDGE-PAWED. Beware of a horse behind. Burnt in the hand. bugs. the reason for which appellation is given in the following story: A woman.

be silent. To get Chelsea. &c. . CHATTS. CANT. A strong smelling fart. for ballad-singers. to obtain the benefit of that hospital. See CAT LAP and SCANDAL BROTH. & vous serrez dans les Fauxbourgs. A shoe-black's brush and wig. CHAUNT. by G-d! an exclamation uttered by a grenadier at Fontenoy. The kiddey was chaunted for a toby. anglice her a-se. Tea. famous for the military hospital. don't do it. CHAUNTER CULLS. Sham sleeves to put over a dirty shift or shirt. hand to fist. the gallows. A stupid fellow. according to the canting academy. CHEAPSIDE. 'Mettez votre nez dans mon cul. CHEESE IT. there being black cherries as well as red. Irish. He came at it by way of Cheapside. gypsies. CANT. would be answered by a French lady of easy virtue. Be silent. and the rest of the canting crew. lice being the chief live stock of chattels of beggars. Peevish children. CHERUBIMS. CANT. A countryman. Gilse's fair one. CHEEK BY JOWL. A village near London. Lice: perhaps an abbreviation of chattels. A sword. CHEST OF TOOLS. Side by side. To publish an account in the newspapers. on having his leg carried away by a cannon-ball. he bought it cheap. TO CHAUNT. The gallows. who bids you ask her backside. the repartee of a St. A song. CHEEKS. CHELSEA. a chattering man or woman.' CHEESE-TOASTER. CHEESER. CHERRY-COLOURED CAT.--Also. who compose songs. becausecherubimsand seraphims continually do cry. To sing. his examination concerning a highway robbery was published in the papers. CHAW BACON. Ask cheeks near cunnyborough. A black cat. A like answer is current in France: any one asking the road or distance to Macon. &c. CHEATS. Dead Chelsea. Cheese it. CHATTER BROTH. See SHAMS. he gave little or nothing for it. a city near Lyons. Grub-street writers. CHATES. be quiet. the people understand our discourse.dozen. the coves are fly. carrols.

CHIT. a hearty Scolding. To eat a child. An infant or baby. said of one who has a childish look. file: or saw. that makes the company chirp like birds in spring. CHICKEN-BREASTED. Cutting the braces of coaches behind. CHIVING LAY. said of anyone who shews his teeth and gums in laughing. on which the coachman quitting the box. A child. A chip of the old block. To chive the bouhgs of the frows. cutting the back of the coach to steal the fine large wigs then worn. Money. He grins like a Cheshire cat. An abusive appellation for a negro. The bowels. CHIMPING MERRY. CHILD. CHITTERLINS. to partake of a treat given to the parish officers. The frill of a shirt. so called to and by little children. an accomplice robs the boot. a diminutive nabob: a term borrowed from the chicken turtle. Exhilarated with liquor. CHICKEN-HAMMED. . CHINK. Said of a woman with scarce any breasts. CHIVE. There is a rumpus among my bowels.e. formerly. I gave him a good chivey. a child who either in person or sentiments resembles its father or mother. CHICK-A-BIDDY. A brother chip.CHESHIRE CAT. CHIP. in part of commutation for a bastard child the common price was formerly ten pounds and a greasy chiu. CHICKEN-HEARTED. cowardly. CHIVEY. A poulterer. I have the colic. See GREASY CHIN. CHIMNEY CHOPS. CHICKEN NABOB. also. to file off the irons or fetters. to cut off women's pockets. Fearful. CHIPS. Chirping glass. Persons whose legs and thighs are bent or archward outwards. CHIP. i. a cheerful glass. A knife. A nick name for a carpenter. A chicken. a person of the same trade or calling. CHITTY-FACED. Baby-faced. To chive the darbies. I gave him. One returned from the East Indies with but a moderate fortune of fifty or sixty thousand pounds. or CHIFF. CHICKEN BUTCHER.

salt pork. HUMS. the churchyard's near. To cheat or trick: he choused me out of it. TO CHOUSE. Chouse is also the term for a game like chuck-farthing. MILITARY TERM. and WHINERS. laid in different layers. CHOUDER. or other ecclesiastical preferments. Christ's cross PREFIXED before and AFTER the twenty-four . CHOICE SPIRIT. and on turning a key. CHOCOLATE. See WHERRIT. The mouth. a lusty child. Figuratively. CHOP-STICK. across the chops. which so enlarged it. The alphabet in a horn-book: called Christ-cross Row. LUSTY. These pears were also called pears of agony. To give chocolate without sugar. as an Irishman observed. To exchange backwards and forwards. or a souse. TO CHOP AND CHANGE. an unanswerable objection: also a machine formerly used in Holland by robbers. it was of iron. CHOP. could not be filed: the only methods of getting rid of it. singing. the parson will soon quit the pulpit. Boxing term. more are hatching: a like consolation. laughing. See HOWELL'S COTGRAVE. herbs. Choak. The AUTEM BAWLER will soon quit the HUMS. CHOPS. To chop. that it could not be taken out of the mouth: and the iron. CHRIST-CROSS ROW. CHOAK PEAR. See AUTEM BAWLER. and sea-biscuits. means making dispatch. for he CHOPS UP the WHINERS. CHOPPING. Choak away. A punishment inflicted on any person sleeping in company: it consists in wrapping up cotton in a case or tube of paper. for he hurries over the prayers. A blow. or COLD PYE. Simoniacal dealers in livings. a jocular saying to a person taken with a violent fit of coughing. or who has swallowed any thing. CHOAKING PYE. composed of fresh fish. CHOP CHURCHES. A chopping boy or girl. shaped like a pear. A fork. as it is called the wrong way. from having. I gave him a blow over the mouth. were either by cutting the mouth. or advertizing a reward for the key. and directing the smoke up the nostrils of the sleeper. and stewed together. in the canting sense. A sea-dish. or hurrying over any business: ex. this they forced into the mouths of persons from whom they intended to extort money. certain interior springs thrust forth a number of points. A thoughtless. I gave him a wherrit. drunken fellow. in all directions. chicken. to reprove.CHOAK. being case-hardened. setting it on fire.

give up their share of the room. Erasing the name of the true maker from a stolen watch. CHUCK. CHURL. CHRISTENING. CHUB. A tradesman who has faith. from her business of sifting the ashes from the cinders. and a snotty nose. CHUBBY. will give credit. boorish fellow. A Sussex name fora shag. a term of endearment. easily imposed on: an illusion to a fish of that name. a labourer or husbandman: figuratively a rude. kibed heels. a foolish fellow. CINDER GARBLER.e. who for a stipulated price. the same as the flint among taylors. A servant maid. chuses two poor chums. My chuck. to the poorer. or a mere chub. which is too often the case. A cough. The udder. or cormorant. surly. See FLINT. and sleep on the stairs. probably from its voracity. . a journeyman who refuses to work for legal wages. A prisoner who can pay for being alone. i. CHURCHYARD COUGH. CHUM. Round-faced. CHUMMAGE. as the term is. CHRISTIAN PONEY. A parish clerk. chubby.e. Stupid. and engraving a fictitious one in its place. A cough that is likely to terminate in death. CHUCK FARTHING. to drink malt liquor immediately after having drunk wine. He is a young chub. Round-faced. CHURK.letters. Money paid by the richer sort of prisoners in the Fleet and King's Bench. To put a churl upon a gentleman. or. CHRISTMAS COMPLIMENTS. When prisons are very full. CHRISTIAN. thick-headed. for their share of a room. CHURCH WORK. plump. CHUNK. called chummage. Among printers. easily taken. i. A chamber-fellow. Said of any work that advances slowly. CHUCKLE-HEADED. Originally. particularly at the universities and in prison. ruff it. CUSTOM-HOUSE WIT. particularly on the eve of an insolvent act. A chairman. CHUFFY. CHURCH WARDEN. two or three persons are obliged to sleep in a room.

or claw off with the tongue. also smartly poxed or clapped. Starved. CLACK-LOFT. CIVILITY MONEY. I tapped his claret. A beggar born. CLAMMED. red-faced. saying he was the head of the clan. a bawdy-house. CLEAVER. A great lie. used of a forward or . He went out by Had'em. CLAPPERDOGEON. a simile drawn from the clack of a water-mill. A house of civil reception. Newgate. CLAWED OFF. CLEAR. An arrest for debt. who. CLARET. A silver tankard. or nanny-house. and got a clap. put him back again. A family's tribe or brotherhood. A pulpit. or story. i. CANT. so called by orator Henley. CLAPPER. See NANNY-HOUSE. and came round by Clapham home. CIVIL RECEPTION.e. if injured. Claret-faced. blood. CLAP ON THE SHOULDER.CIRCUMBENDIBUS. and that. he took such a circuit. CLAPPER CLAW. chiefly applied to women. French red wine. Very drunk. The head of the clan. CLANKER. CLAN. The tongue of a bell. One that will cleave. CLAP. to abuse. A citizen of London. figuratively. A tongue. the fellow is very drunk. he went out a wenching. when a very large louse crept down his arm. Severely beaten or whipped. A reward claimed by bailiffs for executing their office with civility. CANT. the chief: an allusion to a story of a Scotchman. CANT. The cull is clear. let's cheat him. A roundabout way. CITY COLLEGE. and figuratively of a man or woman. whence a bum bailiff is called a shoulder-clapper. CLANK. let's bite him. and made the blood run. A venereal taint. CLACK. CLANK NAPPER. a word much used in Scotland. To scold. He took such a circumbendibus. A silver tankard stealer. See RUM BUBBER. CIT. all the rest would resent it. I broke his head.

The same. A dull. A place in the Borough of Southwark. To snatch. the fellow will not be imposed on by fair words. To hug or embrace: to clip and cling. Rogues who lurk about the entrances into dark alleys. also. Soothed. The cull will not be clerked. the man and woman are copulating in the ditch. and bye-lanes. TO CLIP. CLIMB. from the place of their residence. A kind of small Dutch bricks. A pun or quibble. A salesman's servant. he is considered very expert as a pickpocket. or to clinch the nail. a crafty fellow. CANT. to confirm an improbable story by another: as. CLOD POLE. A man swore he drove a tenpenny nail through the moon. . A country farmer. to snatch cloaks from the shoulders of passengers. to ascend the gallows. a bystander said it was true. to diminish the current coin. To clip the coin. or ploughman. a blow or knock in the face. Also a gaol. i. clinkers.wanton woman. Amongst the knuckling coves he is reckoned very clean. CLERKED. CLOD PATE. To clip the king's English. to snatch a hat. CLINCH. in a canting sense. and inhabited by lawless vagabonds of every denomination.e. also irons worn by prisoners. and thence used. CANT. one who proportions out the different shares of the booty among thieves. CLOAK TWITCHERS. TO CLICK. formerly privileged from arrests. To climb the three trees with a ladder. clever. funned. called. Copulation of foxes. imposed on. for that of men and women: as. Artificial sores. CLINKERS. To click a nab. The cull and the mort are at clicket in the dyke. CLICKER. CLEAN. CLICKET. for he was on the other side and clinched it. CLOD HOPPER. To clinch. A click in the muns. CLINK. to be unable to speak plain through drunkenness. CLICK. Expert. A blow. made by beggars to excite charity. CLEYMES. heavy booby. from the clinking of the prisoners' chains or fetters: he is gone to clink.

&c. being a corruption of CLAUS. To cloy the lour. A meeting or association. Clutch fisted. to live luxuriously. robbers. To spy the cloven foot in any business. the abbreviation of Nicholas. called his club. CLOUT. CLOVER. A lump. Any pocket handkerchief except a silk one. He is just come from the cloth market. The mors chucks. CLOSE-FISTED. that. To clench or shut the hand. A blow. in which an oaken stick is a better plea than an act of parliament. covetous. As close as God's curse to a whore's a-se: close as shirt and shitten a-se. a name very common among the men of that nation. to discover some roguery or something bad in it: a saying that alludes to a piece of vulgar superstition. CANT. CLOWES. . Picking pockets of handkerchiefs. Under a cloud. CLOUTING LAY. or live.CLOSE. let the Devil transform himself into what shape he will. I'll give you a clout on your jolly nob. CLUNCH. A general name given by the mobility to Dutch seamen. he cannot hide his cloven foot TO CHUCK. CLOY. CLOUD. but is not one. To shew a propensity for a man. where each man is to spend an equal and stated sum. lumpish. Clover is the most desirable food for cattle. CLUB LAW. Argumentum bacculinum. from between the sheets. CLOVEN. An awkward clownish fellow. A term used for a woman who passes for a maid. in clover. To cloy the clout. See CLOSE-FISTED. stingy. or CLEFT. in adversity. Shoes tipped with iron. I'll give you a blow on your head. which is. It also means a handkerchief. To steal. the wench wants to be doing. Clumpish. to steal money. Covetous or stingy. CLUB. CANT. he is just risen from bed. To be. to steal the handkerchief. CLOTH MARKET. stupid. TO CLUTCH THE FIST. CLUMP. i.e. CLOVES. Tobacco. CLOUTED SHOON. CLOVEN FOOT. Rogues. CLEAVE. Thieves. CLOSH.

it is there called school butter. COBBLER. A punishment used by the seamen for petty offences. COBBLERS PUNCH. He has filed the cly. also a pocket. COBBLE COLTER. The leading man in any society or body. or CHIEF COCK OF THE WALK. but given over and above. or patch. COCK ALLEY or COCK LANE. At the first stroke the executioner repeats the word WATCH. This piece of discipline is also inflicted in Ireland. A turkey. the best boxer in a village or district. free gratis for nothing. . Coaxing is also used. likewise to do a thing in a bungling manner. or COBBING. power. or. COCK. on persons coming into the school without taking off their hats. Treacle. so as to give a dirty pair of stockings the appearance of clean ones. a translator. A mender of shoes. A kind of boat. gin. and a crown piece a hind coach wheel.CLUTCHES. an improver of the understandings of his customers. the number usually inflicted is a dozen. instead of darning. Hands. A stir. among soldiers. COBBLE. where this punishment is sometimes adopted. COCK ALE. and is called THE PURSE. TO COBBLE. in the vulgar phrase. Ashore. Money. and water. gripe. A half crown piece is a fore coach wheel. CANT. to pull down the part soiled into the shoes. TO COAX. The private parts of a woman. to hide the holes about the ancles. CLYSTER PIPE. on pain of like punishment: the last stroke is always given as hard as possible. COB. CLY THE JERK: To be whipped. or pipe staff. vinegar. or racket: what a confounded clutter here is! CLY. the fore wheels of a coach being less than the hind ones. among themselves: it consists in bastonadoing the offender on the posteriors with a cobbing stick. on which all persons present are to take off their hats. WATCH and THE PURSE are not included in the number. A nick name for an apothecary. A Spanish dollar. To coax a pair of stockings. he has picked a pocket. CLUTTER. To mend. COACH WHEEL. or wheedle. To fondle. COB. noise. CANT. by the school-boys. A provocative drink. or irregularities.

I would not care for the king of Cockney. Certain: a metaphor borrowed front the cock of a firelock. p. COCK PIMP. COCK-A-WHOOP. derived from the following story: A citizen of London.--This will rejoice the cockles of one's heart. A roundabout story.--Gallus tuus ego. the interpretation of the word Cockney. beginning or ending. The supposed husband of a bawd. Whatever may be the origin of this appellation. without head or tail. where he had his officers. in the time of king Henry II. CANT. Was I in my castle at Bungay. A weak man.--Ray says. a forward coming girl. COCK ROBIN. . to be hanged: perhaps from the noise made whilst strangling. the citizen to shew he had not forgot what was told him. forward. being in the country. COCKISH. cried out. COCKER. or a nestle cock. when the cock crowed. the next morning. ale. i. and hearing a horse neigh. that it was in use. Elevated. A cross buttock. is. Wanton. we learn from the following verses. 247. COCKLES. Earl of Norfolk. made wanton. COCK BAWD. A soft. exclaimed. in high-spirits. butler. or persons born within the sound of Bow bell. To cry cockles. Lord! how that horse laughs! A by-stander telling him that noise was called NEIGHING. COCK-SURE. &c. a young person coaxed or conquered. COCK HOIST. a marshal. who from the desire of being the head of the company associates with low people.COCK AND A BULL STORY. a saying in praise of wine. delicately bred and brought up. so as. or spirituous liquors. A cockish wench. to be unable to bear the least hardship. attributed to Hugh Bigot. Do you hear how the COCK NEIGHS? The king of the cockneys is mentioned among the regulations for the sports and shows formerly held in the Middle Temple on Childermas Day. constable. when arrived a man's estate. A male keeper of a bawdy-house. See DUGDALE'S ORIGINES JURIDICIALES. transported with joy. COCK YOUR EYE. as being much more certain to fire than the match. Shut one eye: thus translated into apothecaries Latin. COCK OF THE COMPANY. COCKNEY: A nick name given to the citizens of London. One fond of the diversion of cock-fighting. and pays all the reckoning.e. Fast by the river Waveney. easy fellow.

A dram of any spirituous liquor. A punishment inflicted by private soldiers on their comrades for trifling offences. No. COKES. CODDERS. COLCANNON. The executioner then ascends a stool. COG. to conceal or secure a die. and accosted him with the vulgar appellation of Bol--ks the rector. Also a nick name for a curate: a rude fellow meeting a curate. COD PIECE. COLD. COG. how the fool shews his rotten teeth. A lie. You will catch cold at that. answered he. a rotten tooth. To cog a die. A queer cog. a vulgar threat or advice to desist from an attempt. to go in and out and spend nothing. A cod of money: a good sum of money. To cog a dinner. CODGER. it is administered in the following manner: The prisoner is set against the wall. A necessary house. or whatsoever the sweeteners drop to draw in a bubble. COCKSHUT TIME.e. Sir. Potatoes and cabbage pounded together in a mortar. a saying of any one extremely tender or careful of himself. mistook him for the rector. COLD BURNING. The money. in the cod piece or collar?--a jocular attack on a patient angler by watermen. and having a bottle of . the king of London. To make a coffee-house of a woman's ****. The evening. Do they bite. Persons employed by the gardeners to gather peas. COFFEE HOUSE. COGUE. To cheat with dice. COD'S HEAD. The fore flap of a man's breeches. CODS. COKER.i. The scrotum. with the arm which is to be burned tied as high above his head as possible. A tooth. and then stewed with butter: an Irish dish. also to coax or wheedle. to wheedle one out of a dinner. only Cods the curate. when fowls go to roost. or breach of their mess laws. A stupid fellow. COD. master? where. &c. How the cull flashes his queer cogs. An old codger: an old fellow. He caught cold by lying in bed barefoot. TO COG. at your service. The fool in the play of Bartholomew Fair: perhaps a contraction of the word COXCOMB.

The backside. Newgate or any other prison.cold water. Post the cole: pay down the money. pours it slowly down the sleeve of the delinquent. COOLER. COLLAR DAY. or carrion hunter. COLD PIG. COLLEGIATES. and if he is knocked down he'll be twisted. or any other weapon for cutting or stabbing. It is principally used to signify a woman's posteriors. A woman. COOK RUFFIAN. COOLER. Kiss my cooler. who roasted the devil in his feathers. I gave him two inches of cold iron into his beef. A shroud. This is said to settle one's love. COLD COOK. COLD MEAT. and shopkeepers of the other of those places. A sword. the turnkey of Newgate has told the judge how many times the prisoner has been tried before and therefore if he is found guilty. COLLEGE COVE. New College: the Royal Exchange. To wheedle or coax. It is said to be the custom of the Old Bailey for one of the turnkeys of Newgate to give information to the judge how many times an old offender has been tried. COOL CRAPE. by holding up as many fingers as the number of times the prisoner has been before arraigned at that bar. TO COLLOGUE. Prisoners of the one. COLE. Execution day. To give cold pig is a punishment inflicted on sluggards who lie too long in bed: it consists in pulling off all the bed clothes from them. He has been educated at the steel. . and took his last degree at college. and was hanged at Newgate. A dead wife is the beat cold meat in a man's house. King's College: the King's Bench prison. COLD PUDDING. Money. Kiss my a-se. See CARRION HUNTER. COLLECTOR. An undertaker of funerals. he certainly will be hanged. patting him. if he is sentenced to be burned in both. A bad cook. and leading the water gently down his body. Money. The College cove has numbered him. till it runs out at his breeches knees: this is repeated to the other arm. and throwing cold water upon them. COLIANDER. he has received his education at the house of correction. or CORIANDER SEEDS. COLD IRON. COLLEGE. A highwayman.

CANT. or scold any one: a woman who lectures her husband. Brandy. also a boy newly initiated into roguery. sugar. to clapperclaw. COMMODE. and the public parts of a prostitute. A man's neck. i. An old fellow who marries or keeps a young girl. to lend. Laid short of the jack by a colt bowler. Coming! COMFORTABLE IMPORTANCE. the private parts of a modest woman. is said to comb his head. COLQUARRON. is said to have a colt's tooth in his head. a person raw or unexperienced in the art of bowling. COLT. who sells brandy. COMMODITY. she threw a stool at him. with lemon. Has he come it. She combed his head with a joint stool. The house of commons. a forward wench. COME. COLT VEAL. he is just going to be hanged. COOL NANTS. CANT. Said of a person who has long been called.e. COMPANY. COOL TANKARD. CANT. and burrage. a grand or petty juryman on his first assize. A woman's head dress. COLT'S TOOTH. Coming wench. To come. also a breeding woman. COMB. One who lets horses to highwaymen. COLTAGE. COMPLIMENT. and at length answers. COLT BOWL. has he lent it? To come over any one. To comb one's head. to enter into a course of prostitution. to cheat or over reach him. A wife. Wine and water. A fine or beverage paid by colts on their first entering into their offices. CONFECT. A shirt. COMUS'S COURT. A woman's commodity. Counterfeited. His colquarron is just about to be twisted. A female follower of the camp. . COMMONS. COMING! SO IS CHRISTMAS. Coarse red veal. more like the flesh of a colt than that of a calf. COMMISSION. See CHRISTMAS. the necessary house. A social meeting formerly held at the Half Moon tavern Cheapside.COOL LADY. To see company.

&c. CANT. CANT. The magistrates. COQUET. To conger. &c. A superior. Drunk.CONGER. Also an impudent. CANT. perhaps from the Corinthian brass. CONVENIENT. of a corporate . instead of side by side. A jilt. CORNISH HUG. A dance where the dancers of the different sexes stand opposite each other. CORK-BRAINED. to be guilty of onanism: the thumb is the corporal. and now corruptly called a country dance. CONGO. as in the minuet. louvre. A very red pimpled face. confined like a fowl in a coop. A thick liquor. CORNED. Enigmatical conceits. Will you lap your congo with me? will you drink tea with me? CONNY WABBLE. in quires. who by his influence makes his dependants act as he pleases. CORINTHIANS: Frequenters of brothels. CORPORATION. He has a glorious corporation. CORNY-FACED. rigadoon. the man is past complaining: a saying of a person murdered for resisting the robbers. A particular lock in wrestling. A leathern conveniency. he has a very prominent belly. A large belly. The cull's content. CORPORAL. a coach. CONTRA DANCE. also booksellers joining to buy either a considerable or dangerous copy. made of milk and gingerbread. Light-headed. at a stated price. IRISH. CORINTH. the four fingers the privates. foolish. CONTENT. COOPED UP. A necessary. brazen-faced fellow. Imprisoned. Eggs and brandy beat up together. that whosoever of them shall buy a good copy. CONSCIENCE KEEPER. the agreement of a set or knot of booksellers of London. CORPORATION. To mount a corporal and four. A bawdy-house. CONVENIENCY. peculiar to the people of that county. in imitation of chocolate. the rest shall take off such a particular number. A mistress. CONTENT. CONUNDRUMS.

the rogue was outwitted. COSSET. neither strong nor handsome. COVENT GARDEN NUN. a fellow. Freemen of a corporation's work. COUNTRY PUT. a colt or lamb brought up by hand. COVEY. a punishment inflicted by officers of the army on such of their brethren as are testy. He broke his shins against Covent Garden rails. the rogue has got the money. assuming all sorts of characters. On a proper submission. A general cheat. and herbs. COVENTRY. The punishment commonly inflicted on a quot. or in the purlieus of Drury Lane. COVE. no one must speak to or answer any question he asks. CANT. An ignorant country fellow. . The cove was bit. and welcomed by the mess. A dealer in fruit. a rogue. I'll smite your costard. and not long ago. CANT. if the Devil would but throw his net! TO COUCH A HOGSHEAD. I'll give you a knock on the head. COVENT. The theatres are situated near it. COT. as just returned from a journey to Coventry. vulgarly called COMMON GARDEN. or have been guilty of improper behaviour. under penalty of being also sent to the same place. flowers. particularly in the kitchen. A man who meddles with women's household business. except relative to duty. In its environs are many brothels. A collection of whores. the garden belonging to a dissolved monastery. A prostitute.town. not worthy the cognizance of a court martial. particularly apples. The venereal disease. COUNTERFEIT CRANK. The cove has bit the cole. To lie down to sleep. COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. Corpus sine ratione. CANT. now famous for being the chief market in London for fruit. What a fine covey here is. To send one to Coventry. Cosset colt or lamb. COSTARD. is pinning a greasy dishclout to the skirts of his coat. A man. A foundling. the penitent is recalled. or CONVENT GARDEN. COUNTRY HARRY. A waggoner. one conterfeiting the falling sickness. or QUOT. The person sent to Coventry is considered as absent. A bawd. COSTARD MONGER. the lodgings of the second order of ladies of easy virtue were either there. The head. he caught the venereal disorder. COVENT GARDEN AGUE. Anciently.

on the top of which was a piece of red cloth. and take your rest. To sleep like a cow. done exactly. the male is denominated a cock. married men being supposed to sleep with their backs towards their wives. difficult. with a **** at one's a-se. At present. COW'S BABY. A whore. CRAB LANTHORN. wore a cap with bells. CRACK. coxcomb signifies a fop. COW JUICE. COXCOMB. The product of a sort of bean. . Shoes. Gallop and sh---e. CRAB. IRISH. CRABS. COW'S THUMB. COW'S SPOUSE. in great families. COW. To catch a crab. the female a hen. according to the following proclamation: All you that in your beds do lie. CRAB LOUSE. COURT HOLY WATER. Anciently. A bull. to fall backwards by missing one's stroke in rowing. Fearful. Fools. a fool. COW-HANDED. Milk. Done to a cow's thumb. A court often applied to by young women who marry old men. A gay fluttering coxcomb. Sour.COUNTY WORK. COURT CARD. ill-tempered. COW ITCH. CRAB SHELLS. COW-HEARTED. Fair speeches and promises. or vain self-conceited fellow. without performance. Turn a-se to a-se. CRABBED. A species of louse peculiar to the human body. Awkward. used chiefly for playing tricks. COURT OF ASSISTANTS. which excites an insufferable itching. said of a married man. COW'S COURANT. in the shape of a cock's comb. COURT PROMISES. A losing throw to the main at hazard. A calf. and occupy: And when that you have done your best. Turn to your wives. A peevish fellow. Said of any work that advances slowly.

To slip or slide any thing into the hands of another. The fashionable theme. CREEPERS. CRANK. He has just undergone the cramp word. false keys. breeches. a center bit. Sentence of death passed on a criminal by a judge. CRACKER. Gentlemen's companions. To boast or brag.TO CRACK. Such as young fellows pretend to dairymaids. shackles. also a boat or ship's company. or fetters. Roman catholics. CANT. kill that fellow. A house-breaker. such as a crow. also to break. . Hedges. the man thought to have escaped by breaking through the hedge. The kiddy is a clever cracksman. but we fetched him back by a nope on the costard. sentence has just been passed on him. CRACKMANS. Crash that cull. CREAM-POT LOVE. The neck. Gin and water. CRAMP RINGS. To kill. I cracked his napper. also. or ALL THE CRACK. See BRISKET BEATER. also the backside. CRACKING TOOLS. CANT. The canting crew are thus divided into twenty-three orders. Bolts. CRAW THUMPERS. of late is used. the go. The falling sickness. but we brought him back by a great blow on the head. Teeth. to signify the art and mystery of house-breaking. TO CRASH. Whorish. and BREAST FLEET. Implements of house-breaking. CRACKSMAN. which stopped his jaw. The cull thought to have loped by breaking through the crackmans. or ammunition loaf. CRAMP WORDS. brisk. CANT. CRACKISH. THE CRACK. sea biscuit. CANT. CRANK. which laid him speechless. TO CREEME. which see under the different words: MEN. the young fellow is a very expert house-breaker. I broke his head. A knot or gang. in the cant language. CRASHING CHEATS. &c. to get cream and other good things from them. CRAG. Crust. CREW. pert. lice. The Crack Lay. Farting crackers. CANT. so called from their beating their breasts in the confession of their sins.

BEAR GARDEN TERM. Blind alleys. courts. practised by the London fishmongers. or Whip Jackets 11 Drummerers 12 Drunken Tinkers 13 Swadders. 1 Demanders for Glimmer or Fire 2 Bawdy Baskets 3 Morts 4 Autem Morts 5 Walking Morts 6 Doxies 7 Delles 8 Kinching Morts 9 Kinching Coes CRIB. to play foul or booty: also a cruel manner of cutting up fish alive. . A house. Damages directed by a jury to be paid by a convicted adulterer to the injured husband. CRINKUM CRANKUM. Marked with the small pox. part of any thing intrusted to one's care. CRIMP. A woman's commodity. and islands. WOMEN. MONEY. To crack a crib: to break open a house. TO CRIB. cod. or bye-ways. CRIM. or Pedlars 14 Abrams. or CRIBBY ISLANDS. CRIBBEYS. as a coal crimp. the pits bearing a kind of resemblance to the holes in a cribbage-board. CRIBBAGE-FACED. in order to make it eat firm. or play crimp. CON. To purloin.1 Rufflers 2 Upright Men 3 Hookers or Anglers 4 Rogues 5 Wild Rogues 6 Priggers of Prancers 7 Palliardes 8 Fraters 9 Jarkmen. perhaps from the houses built there being cribbed out of the common way or passage. being a favourite dish among voluptuaries and epicures. and other crimped fish. See SPECTATOR. also persons employed to trapan or kidnap recruits for the East Indian and African companies. or appropriate to one's own use. or Patricoes 10 Fresh Water Mariners. from the similarity of sound to the Caribbee Islands. who disposes of the cargoes of the Newcastle coal ships. To crimp. A broker or factor. for criminal conversation with his wife. To make a sham fight. TO FIGHT A CRIB.

ordered them to be beheaded. Every Monday throughout the year.CRINKUMS. Forestallers. to propagate the Christian religion. An intimate companion. CROCODILE'S TEARS. about the year 303. see CRIPPLE. a toothless old beldam. who according to the legend. Sixpence. figuratively. being the anniversary of Crispinus and Crispianus. CROKER. wherein a prince of that name is said to have exercised the art and mystery of a shoemaker. which prevents their pronouncing the letter r. about the year 303. were brethren born at Rome. a comrade. CROOK BACK. CRISPIN. from the particular croaking the pronunciation of the people of that county. A nick name for a surgeon of the army and navy. CROAKER. Crocodiles are fabulously reported to shed tears over their prey before they devour it. because they would not be chargeable to others for their maintenance. where they are said to be born with a burr in their throats. An old ewe whose teeth are worn out. or CROCUS METALLORUM. especially about Newcastle and Morpeth. from whence they travelled to Soissons in France. and wish it may never come straight. Northumberland. CROCUS. . if the fact then affirmed is not true--according to the casuists of Bow-street and St. CRONY. The tears of a hypocrite. supposed ominous. CRISPIN'S LANCE. CRONE. CRIPPLE. also a confederate in a robbery. that piece being commonly much bent and distorted. or four pence. but most particularly the 25th of October. CROAKERS. they exercised the trade of shoemakers: the governor of the town discovering them to be Christians. Sixpence. from which time they have been the tutelar saints of the shoemakers. for the reason of this name. One who is always foretelling some accident or misfortune: an allusion to the croaking of a raven. To crook one's elbow. An awl. A shoemaker: from a romance. but. CROOK YOUR ELBOW. CROAKUMSHIRE. CROOK. CRISPIN'S HOLIDAY. Sixpence. called also Kidders and Tranters. A groat. The foul or venereal disease. thence called the gentle craft: or rather from the saints Crispinus and Crispianus.

who find out weddings. To brag. He buys his boots in Crooked Lane.Giles's. CROOK SHANKS. a mess much eaten in the north. CROSS BITE. To be knocked down for a crop. to reprove any one for a fault committed. Oatmeal and water. and thereby obtain money.--This is peculiarly used to signify entrapping a man so as to obtain CRIM. to repent at the conclusion. hanged. real or supposed. to settle a dispute. See ROUNDHEADS. CROPSICK. Sickness in the stomach. or with an air of consequence. and his stockings in Bandy-legged Walk. One who combines with a sharper to draw in a friend. to walk proudly. his legs grew in the night. The tail. in which the wife. COM. whence they were likewise called roundheads. adds great weight and efficacy to an oath. Croppen ken: the necessary-house. CROPPEN. A particular lock or fall in the Broughtonian art. CROSS BUTTOCK. A cross cove. which. who crows over a vanquished enemy. or rather an unsocial ill-tempered man or woman. CROSS DISHONEST. or milk. CROWD. To come home by weeping cross. A peevish boy or girl. arising from drunkenness. conveyed more pleasant sensations to the spectators than the patient. A nickname for a man with bandy legs. as Mr. the Welch name for that instrument. CROSS PATCH. CANT. CANT. or Chelsea hospital. and beat a point of war to serenade the new married couple. therefore could not see to grow straight. any person who lives by stealing or in a dishonest manner. conspires with the husband. placed as a guide on their heads. To crow over any one. jeering sayings of men with crooked legs. To pluck a crow. boast. Cropped. Fielding observes. or triumph. CROSS. CROPPING DRUMS. CROWDY. to keep him in subjection: an image drawn from a cock. The croppen of the rotan. the tail of the cart. A fiddle: probably from CROOTH. To strut like a crow in a gutter. CROP. CROP. CROWDERO. TO CROW. money. to be condemned to be hanged. to counteract or disappoint. A fiddler. A nick name for a presbyterian: from their cropping their hair. which they trimmed close to a bowl-dish. Drummers of the foot guards. also. .

CUCKOLD. The husband of an incontinent wife: cuckolds. One that uses paint and cosmetics. or rich. of late. CRUISERS. who are jocularly said to subsist. CRUMP-BACKED. without moving. An unlicked cub. an unformed. are not you ashamed to call a dog by a Christian's name ?' To cuckold the parson. said to bring its cub into form by licking. CUB.' a Gloucestershire saying. A visitation of the clergy. related what had passed. replied. Hump-backed. conscious that his mistress could not hear either the request or answer. also rogues ready to snap up any booty that may offer. waiting at table. I fired into her keel upwards. or highway spies. CUCUMBERS. said of one . It is said to have originated from the following incident: One Mrs. to obtain a fine complexion. Crump got up from the table to fetch it herself. Taylors. are Christians.--'I wish you had. Mrs. said to one of the footmen. One who helps solicitors to affidavit men. that her head lay on the ground. CUFF. my eyes and limbs Jack. a young nobleman or gentleman on his travels: an allusion to the story of the bear. to bed with one's wife before she has been churched. Crump. during the summer. I s--k-d a woman with her a-e upwards. 'Sirrah. A surly fellow. you must not expect any assistance from the speaker. Mrs. reproved him sharply. ill-educated young man. Also. or false witnesses. An old cuff. dining with the old Lady Coventry. 'I wish you had.' These wishes being again repeated by both parties. the crown office was full. to give intelligence of a booty.CROW FAIR. Fat. in answer to a wish for any thing. A fine crummy dame. fleshy. CRUMMY. implying. she was so drunk. a fat woman. CRUSTY FELLOW. a new gamester. as we learn by the following story: An old woman hearing a man call his dog Cuckold. Crump. 'I wish I had a draught of small beer. CRUSTY BEAU. the wife of a substantial farmer. the expression became proverbial. The story being told abroad. he has grown very fat. CROWN OFFICE. chiefly on cucumbers. To cuff Jonas. CRUMP. Beggars. saying. The head. Mrs. who was extremely deaf. an old man. and being asked by my lady where she was going. See REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS. who traverse the road. He has picked up his crumbs finely of late. Crump. like privateers or pirates on a cruise. however.' her modesty not permitting her to desire so fine a gentleman to bring it: the fellow.

or any other person. Pretended love to the cook. and when. CULLABILITY. to prevent venereal infection. CUNNY-THUMBED. and the oil-skin case for holding the colours of a regiment. A jeering name for an ugly blind . A disposition liable to be cheated. I am hungry CUPID. at the Green Canister. and the cunnus of the Latin dictionaries. A sharp fellow. how often. and to whom they shall be married. This profession is frequently occupied by ladies. C**T. To double one's fist with the thumb inwards. A cup of good liquor. A punning appellation for a simple fellow. BLIND CUPID. A bob cull. in Half-moon-street. That good lady having acquired a fortune. honest or otherwise. CANT. a dupe to women: from the Italian word coglione. CUNNINGHAM. likewise answers all lawful questions. A man.e. i. The chonnos of the Greek. she. an unsuspecting nature. Also a false scabbard over a sword. CUPBOARD LOVE. CUP OF THE CREATURE. worn by men in the act of coition. a blockhead. one that trims close. My guts cry cupboard. both by sea and land. A cheat. retired from business. a goodnatured. in the Strand. or who beats his sides to keep himself warm in frosty weather. of which she gave notice by divers hand-bills. CUP-SHOT. CUNNING SHAVER. for the sake of a meal. A fog or fool: also. These machines were long prepared and sold by a matron of the name of Philips. in circulation in the year 1776. CULLY. being that part of the popish liturgy at which the people beat their breasts. who pretends by his skill in astrology to assist persons in recovering stolen goods: and also to tell them their fortunes. thump their craws. A man. The dried gut of a sheep. i. a nasty name for a nasty thing: un con Miege. CUNDUM. CUFFIN. CULP. CULL. but learning that the town was not well served by her successors. quiet fellow. out of a patriotic zeal for the public welfare. cheats ingeniously. said to have been invented by one colonel Cundum. called also Beating the booby.who is knock-kneed. or.e. A kick or blow: from the words mea culpa. like a woman. CUNNING MAN. open to imposition. as the vulgar term is. returned to her occupation. Drunk.

the Duke of Argyle having been very instrumental in bringing about the union. CURTAIN LECTURE. thieves wearing short jackets. CUSHION. by some Scotch patriots. to obtain the favour of a person be coaxing or servility. A covetous old fellow. has been considered as detrimental to their country. CURBING LAW. he may now indulge or repose himself. the tails of women's gowns. heartily belabour their cushions. To curry favour.. the god of love. CANT. CANT. CANT. to beat him. a man who had no right to the privilege of the chase. Others say it is from its similarity to the arms of Argyle. applied to the parts galled by riding. CURSE OF GOD. CURTEZAN. To curry any one's hide. according to some. A dyachilon plaister. the curb the hook. CUR. &c. being ornaments to the imperial crown. or Newgate solicitors. or DUSTER. The act of hooking goods out of windows: the curber is the thief. CURRY. which curls up in the operation. being frequently painted blind. A parson. one was by depriving him of his tail: a dog so cut was called a cut or curtailed dog. and by contraction a cur. diamonds. The cap worn by the sword-bearer of the . He has deserved the cushion. A cur is figuratively used to signify a surly fellow. it is said. derived. A prostitute. The nine of diamonds. from the French term coeur mechant. A cockade. Clippings of money.man: Cupid. and every ninth king of Scotland has been observed for many ages. CURTAILS. which. CURSITORS. CURE A-SE. A woman who scolds her husband when in bed. that having done his business effectually. CURMUDGEON. to be a tyrant and a curse to that country. was obliged to cut or law his dog: among other modes of disabling him from disturbing the game. many of whom in the fury of their eloquence. CURLE. See BLIND CUPID. CUSHION THUMPER. CURSE OF SCOTLAND. CUSTARD CAP. Thieves who cut off pieces of stuff hanging out of shop windows. Broken petty-fogging attornies. also. is said to read him a curtain lecture. a saying of one whose wife is brought to bed of a boy: implying. A cut or curtailed dog. According to the forest laws. imply royalty.

To speak gently. There are several species of the CUT. DAGGERS. DAM. DACE. is to analyze the arrangement of your shoe-strings. Drunk. CANT. To cut up well. She sported her dairy. to leer. to die rich. A woman's breasts. or a flash. TO CUT. To beat daddy mammy. Dab. A little cut over the head.e. I do not care a dam. being the elements of the roll. The cut indirect. I do . To cut a bosh. Tip us your daddle. for the same purpose. Tip me a dace. or the beauty of the passing clouds. To look out of the corners of one's eyes. CUT. lend me two pence. Two pence. to give foul language. The cut infernal. Old daddy. at the approach of the obnoxious person in order to avoid him. TO CUTTY-EYE. DAB. DAISY KICKERS. to look askance. &c. made hollow at the top like a custard. the first rudiments of drum beating. is to look another way. is to start across the street. to give good words. a familiar address to an old man. (Cambridge. to make a figure. To cut bene whiddes. DADDY. CANT. a dab at any feat or exercise. DAISY CUTTER. the cut infernal. and is therefore apt to stumble. CUSTOM-HOUSE GOODS. if they please. she pulled out her breast.) To renounce acquaintance with any one is to CUT him. ready to fight. The stock in trade of a prostitute. is to admire the top of King's College Chapel. The cull cutty-eyed at us. i. slightly intoxicated. derive the common expression. the cut indirect. Father. till he is out of sight. when he hit his wife on the a-se with a pound of butter. A jockey term for a horse that does not lift up his legs sufficiently.city of London. mentioned in the Gentoo code of laws: hence etymologists may. particularly one that gives suck. Ostlers at great inns. to leave a person or company. DAIRY. An adept. The cut sublime. To cut queer whiddes. i. DADDLES. and pass without appearing to observe him. at enmity. To cut. the fellow looked suspicious at us. Such as the cut direct. or goes too near the ground. because fairly entered. give me your hand. the cut sublime. quoth Dawkins. They are at daggers drawing. The cut direct. TO CUT BENE. CANT. Hands.e. A small Indian coin.

and run away. CANT. . to be hanged: I shall see you dangle in the sheriff's picture frame. A dark lanthorn used by housebreakers. in order to let some of the gang in at night to rob it. CANT. A smart. eating and drinking. by taking a previous oath. without any particular attachment DAPPER FELLOW. well-made. and who. To be hanged. A luncheon. That's the dandy. A dirty brown." See BARBER. DARK CULLY. I shall see you hanging on the gallows. Ready money. To follow a woman without asking the question. DANCE UPON NOTHING. Fetters. One who follows women in general. DARKMANS. and hides himself. the cove of the crib is fly. DARKMAN'S BUDGE. it is said.e. being. DARBIES. and bolt. DARKEE. An insignificant or trifling fellow. never to swear truly on those occasions. guards against the crime of perjury. DAMNED SOUL. A clerk in a counting house. i. Stow the darkee. The night. for fear of discovery. whose sole business it is to clear or swear off merchandise at the custom-house. an expression of similar import to "That's the barber. little man. CANT. DAMME BOY. DANGLER.not care half a farthing for it. or allaying. the ton. blustering fellow. Stairs. His coat's dandy grey russet. DANCERS. mad. the appetite. DANDY PRAT. DARBY. A married man that keeps a mistress. DAMBER. as the proverb wisely observes. the colour of the Devil's nutting bag. the master of the house knows that we are here. A roaring. DANDY. Also. apt to take away the appetite. whom he visits only at night. To DANGLE. See DIMBER. One that slides into a house in the dark of the evening. a scourer of the streets. the clever thing. or snap before dinner: so called from its damping. DAMPER. hide the dark lanthorn. A rascal. or kicker up of a breeze. DANDY GREY RUSSET.

for which he used sometimes to give her due correction. such as Norway. DAY LIGHTS. DEATH HUNTER. the rogue was hanged because he could not bribe. one who furnishes the necessary articles for funerals. See CARRION HUNTER. it was the drunkenest sow they had ever beheld. or three-legged mare. DEAD-LOUSE. DAVID JONES. An undertaker. whence the woman was ever after called David's sow. The cull was scragged because he could not dawb. Irishmen: from their frequently making use of that expression. DEAD MEN. he had also a wife much addicted to drunkenness. replied. exclaiming. when they are disappointed in the value of their booty. A tavern drawer.DART. DEAR JOYS. to which some of the company. To work for the dead horse. also empty bottles. To cut a dash: to make a figure. which was greatly resorted to by the curious. The sea. DEAD CARGO. to work for wages already paid. The devil. David ushered them into the stye. had a living sow with six legs. DAVID JONES'S LOCKER. The gallows. and lay down to sleep herself sober in the stye. See THREE-LEGGEB MARE. I'll take my davy of it. One day David's wife having taken a cup too much. DAVY. and Sweden. the spirit of the sea: called Necken in the north countries. A straight-armed blow in boxing. that bears fruit all the year round. Eyes. DAVID'S SOW. A term used by thieves. DEAD HORSE. or sow up his sees. As drunk as David's sow. who kept an alehouse at Hereford. vulgar abbreviation of affidavit. for loaves falsely charged to their masters' customers. . To darken his day lights. A company coming in to see the sow. DEADLY NEVERGREEN. there is a sow for you! did any of you ever see such another? all the while supposing the sow had really been there. all over lace. turned out the sow. to close up a man's eyes in boxing. A cant word among journeymen bakers. All bedawbed with lace. DASH. Vulgar pronunciation of the Dedalus ship of war. and being fearful of the consequences. seeing the state the woman was in. TO DAWB. To bribe. a Welchman. which took its rise from the following circumstance: One David Lloyd. Denmark. a common saying.

a loving wife cried out with great vehemence. he has no money: the cross on our ancient coins being jocularly supposed to prevent him from visiting that place. whereby they may be distinguished from all others. the Devil a monk was he. PRIGGIN LAW. of breaking his shins against it. and another before the Devil. To hold a candle to the Devil. A poor miserable. The Devil may dance in his pocket. she answered. one quite an otomy. a woman of doubtful character. she chose to secure a friend in both places. i. in art. Also a small thread in the king's ropes and cables.DEATH'S HEAD UPON A MOP-STICK. but who have not lost their virginity. and he has not got sore eyes yet. DEGEN. The Devil himself. heaven or hell. a small streak of blue thread in the king's sails. A sword. for fear. where I leave them. as it is said. if Derrick's cables do but hold. 'Run. Nim the degen. DEVIL. run!' The Devil was sick. DERBY.-He looked as pleasant as the pains of death. The name of the finisher of the law. said of any thing unlikely to happen. See OTOMY. CANT. or DAGEN.' Ibid. husband. Dagen is Dutch for a sword.--'At the gallows. DEMURE. or hangman about the year 1608. emaciated fellow. A thorough-paced rogue. who set a wax taper before the image of St. As demure as an old whore at a christening. DEMY-REP. DEFT FELLOW. on being informed of this. A neat little man. the Devil a monk would be. as to the haven at which they must all cast anchor. An abbreviation of demy-reputation. to be civil to any one out of fear: in allusion to the story of the old woman. CANT. A printer's errand-boy. and Derrick must be his host.' Vide Bellman of London. The Devil was well. as it was uncertain which place she should go to. steal the sword. DEEP-ONE. Young buxom wenches. Michael. DELLS. a sly designing fellow: in opposition to a shallow or foolish one. whom that saint is commonly represented as trampling under his feet: being reproved for paying such honour to Satan. That will be when the Devil is blind. ripe and prone to venery. . Also a common strumpet. and Tiburne the inne at which he will lighte. It rains whilst the sun shines. after which they become free for any of the fraternity.--'For he rides his circuit with the Devil.e. DERRICK. the Devil is beating his wife with a shoulder of mutton: this phenomenon is also said to denote that cuckolds are going to heaven. To come down with the derbies. which the UPRIGHT MAN claims by virtue of his prerogative. to pay the money.

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER'S PORTION: Deal. devilish hot. that he has married the Devil's daughter. DIAL PLATE. as. DEVIL. The Devil go with you and sixpence. Torn to pieces by a mob. &c. Cant. Cards. The gizzard of a turkey or fowl. Feet. To alter his dial plate.a proverb signifying that we are apt to forget promises made in time of distress. The Devil gave with his daughter in marriage. scored. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER. A surveyor's chain: so called by farmers. or DEUX WINS. peppered. And. devilish sick. or DEVIL DRIVER. devilish sweet. DEVIL'S DUNG. salted and broiled: it derives its appellation from being hot in the mouth. See SNUB DEVIL. A miserable painter. devilish cold. to disfigure his face. Two-pence. DEUSEA VILLE STAMPERS. Cant. DEVIL CATCHER. &c. DEW BEATERS. DEUSEA VILLE. DEVIL'S BOOKS. who do not like their land should be measured by their landlords. DEWS WINS. DICE. devilish well. and lives with the old folks. as that great statesman John de Wit was in Holland. devilish good. Assafoetida. and Harwich. The names of false dice: A bale of bard cinque deuces . Cant. devilish bad. Cant. The country. by a codicil to his will. to be reduced to one's shifts. A parson. Dover. DEWITTED. a saying occasioned by the shameful impositions practised by the inhabitants of those places. Country carriers. The face. on sailors and travellers. To pull the Devil by the tail. DEVILISH. and then you will have both money and company. Very: an epithet which in the English vulgar language is made to agree with every quality or thing. devilish sour. DEVIL'S GUTS. He added Helvoet and the Brill. anno 1672. DEVIL DRAWER. It is said of one who has a termagant for his wife.

that is. Also a seat for servants to sit behind a carriage. Silly.) A public voiture or stage. a pretty fellow. the fellow robbed me of my sweetheart. DICKY. To defraud. A dimber cove. See Jeremy Diddler In Raising The Wind. TO DIDDLE. when their master drives. DILBERRIES. A sham shirt. or don't know what ails me. or from our word DALLY. out of spirits. DILLY. a woman's delight. Bailey. DICKEY. Small pieces of excrement adhering to the hairs near the fundament. e. [From the Italian DILETTO. with as many highmen as lowmen. To cheat. A woman's under-petticoat. said of one affectedly diligent. i. i. Crazed. DILIGENT. Gin. An ass. like the Devil's apothecary. Roll your dickey. q. the name is taken from the public stage vehicles in France and Flanders. Pretty. (An abbreviation of the word DILIGENCE. drive your ass. for passage A bale of demies A bale of long dice for even and odd A bale of bristles A bale of direct contraries. The cull diddled me out of my dearee. It's all Dicky with him. Cant.] Penis-succedaneus. Spurs. DICKEY. DICK. never: said of any absurd old story. A woman's breasts or bubbies. DILDO. The dillies first began to run in England about the year 1779. DICKED IN THE NOB. Double diligent. called in Lombardy Passo Tempo. DIMBER. commonly a post chaise. DILBERRY MAKER. d. I am as queer as Dick's hatband.e. q. a thing to play withal. d. The fundament. That happened in the reign of queen Dick. Dimber . carrying three persons. it's all over with him.A bale of flat cinque deuces A bale of flat sice aces A bale of bard cater traes A bale of flat cater traes A bale of fulhams A bale of light graniers A bale of langrets contrary to the ventage A bale of gordes. DIDDLE. DIGGERS. DIDDEYS.

mort. or any one who has. put into a close-stool box. Also to throw away or hide: thus a highwayman who throws away or hides any thing with which he robbed. to a man who pries too minutely into the secrets of that . DING BOY. that is. DIRTY PUZZLE. a lick of the tar-brush. to prevent being known or detected. go into the first room they see open. is. or sharper. A dirty. greasy woman. wigs of different sorts were. a saying of one who has married his cook maid. among the canting crew: also the chief rogue of the gang. and take out the first wig he laid hold of. DINING ROOM POST. To throw a thing in one's dish. DIP is also a punning name for a tallow-chandler. A nasty slut. Anabaptists. To pin a dishclout to a man's tail. it is said. some negro blood in him. He is completely dished up. and other inferior limbs of the law. DIPT. DING. a hector. for three-pence. Helter skelter. on paying three halfpence. Pawned or mortgaged. a bully. Offended. DISGRUNTLED. who send up sham letters to the lodgers. styled a Dinger. under Furnival's Inn. DISGUISED. a punishment often threatened by the female servants in a kitchen. To ding it in one's ears. return it and dip again. DISHED UP. He has made a napkin of his dishclout. CANT. by rogues pretending to be postmen. where many attornies clerks. DINGEY CHRISTIAN. if he was dissatisfied with his prize. in the canting lingo. as the West-Indian term is. he might. DING DONG. and. to reproach or twit one with any particular matter. A top man. in Middle Row. he is totally ruined. Drunk. or thrust in his hand. or the completest cheat. To dip for a wig. A rogue. or prince. A cook's shop. to reproach or tell one something one is not desirous of hearing. A mode of stealing in houses that let lodgings. take out the wrinkles from their bellies. and rob it. a pretty wench. DISHCLOUT. into which. any one might dip. THE DIP. whilst waiting in the entry for the postage. Formerly. DIPPERS. A mulatto. Holborn. disobliged. in a hasty disorderly manner. CANT. DIP. CANT. To knock down. DIMBER DAMBER.

Also to overcome in a boxing match: witness those laconic lines written on the field of battle. DOCTORS. DITTO. The psalm sung by the felons at the gallows. generally practised by women in the disguise of maid servants. but is not so briefly expressed: the former having received the polish of the present times. to go down into a cellar to dinner. Stealing ribbands from haberdashers early in the morning or late at night. just before they are turned off. coat. that will run but two or three . A suit of ditto. with a little rum. one who has suffered an amputation of his penis from a venereal complaint. Docked smack smooth. A pickpocket. DIVER. A cloak. The cull docked the dell all the darkmans. shift and all. To do any one. a sea phrase. DISPATCHES. to make spirits appear stronger than they really are. To divide the house with one's wife. DISTRACTED DIVISION. Loaded dice. to pick a pocket. is a thief who stands ready to receive goods thrown out to him by a little boy put in at a window. the fellow laid with the wench all night. Husband and wife fighting.e. Loaded or false dice. to rob and cheat him. signifying that the person spoken of must undergo a salivation. A mittimus. DISMAL DITTY. To dive for a dinner. Cant. TO DOCK. DISPATCHERS. and breeches. DIVIDE. I have done him. He must go into dock. I have done the Jew. also one who lives in a cellar.' TO DO OVER. To lie with a woman. or. also the name of a composition used by distillers. for the commitment of a rogue. DO. DOASH. Milk and water. all of one colour. DIVE. and to keep all the inside to one's self. To dive. DOCTOR. and some nutmeg.place. Docking is also a punishment inflicted by sailors on the prostitutes who have infected them with the venereal disease. A dive. by Humphreys to his patron. or justice of the peace's warrant.--'Sir. DOBIN RIG. close to their stays. petticoats. it consists in cutting off all their clothes. Carries the same meaning. in their phrase. i. better proof. Cant. waistcoat. I have robbed him. and then turning them into the street. to turn her into the street. to give her the outside.

DOLLY. PUPPY'S MAMMA. Rubens has represented several so equipped. Jocular ways of calling a woman a bitch. DOMINE DO LITTLE. A cockade. who kill those dogs not advertised for. expert or accustomed to any thing. sell their skins. A Yorkshire dolly. Dog stealers. An old dog at it. To mill doll. not at all. i. CANT. DOG BUFFERS. An impotent old fellow. they cheated him with loaded dice. or dodge. SEA TERM. a contrivance for washing. which being turned about. agitates and cleanses the linen put into it. one who would prevent another from enjoying what he himself does not want: an allusion to the well-known fable. Surly. To reprove or command in an insolent or haughty manner. To walk the black dog on any one. a saying of one who is a distant admirer or dangler after women. DOG'S SOUP. DOG VANE. A lick and a smell. like one of the children's dolls at Bartholomew fair. to beat hemp at Bridewell. To copulate till you are tired.e. with soap and water. Bartholomew doll. DOGGED. . To dog. In Germany and Flanders the boldest dogs used to hunt the boar. in case of his refusal to pay the usual footing or garnish. Dog in a manger. by his comrades. Barbarous Latin. DODSEY. DOLL. A daring. Rain water. DOMINEER. DOG. a punishment inflicted in the night on a fresh prisoner. and feed the remaining dogs with their flesh. DOG'S RIG. such as was formerly used by the lawyers in their pleadings. DOG'S WIFE or LADY. DOG IN A DOUBLET. A woman: perhaps a corruption of Doxey. To blush like a blue dog. to follow at a distance. so has Sneyders. a tawdry. over-drest woman.chances. having a kind of buff doublet buttoned on their bodies. They put the doctors upon him. and then turn tail to it. DOGGESS. Don't think as how you shall domineer here. or any other house of correction. The dogs have not dined. by means of a kind of wheel fixed in a tub. DOG'S PORTION. resolute fellow. See DANGLER. a common saying to any one whose shirt hangs out behind. DOG LATIN. He comes in for only a dog's portion.

Not you by your asking. DOODLE SACK. from the Spanish or don-like gravity of that animal.DOMMERER. Dutch. or noodle: see NOODLE. Also a child's penis. To waddle: generally applied to persons who have one leg shorter than the other. as the sea phrase is. Knowing it. A species of regular answer. intitled also the king of Spain's trumpeter. Who owns this? The dovetail is. like the contrivance whence it takes its name: Ex. Also a jeering appellation for an inferior writing-master.--Also the private parts of a woman. or that they are fast asleep. Dowse the pendant. or Cock a doodle doo. DOWN. or else that he yas born deaf and dumb. Cotton's Virgil. . To tip any one the double. to run away in his or her debt. Cant. Ruined by gaming and extravagances. with one eye and a stinking breath. which fits into the subject. perhaps. A beggar's trull. or cruel and blood-thirsty Turks. To take down: as. Aware of a thing. or DONE OVER. DOVE-TAIL. A blow in the face. There is NO DOWN. A coarse. Cant. DONE. DOT AND GO ONE. or jack ass: called donkey. A bagpipe. and who. TO DOWSE. or teacher of arithmetic. and have not heard any noise to alarm them. put out the candle. DOPEY. Doodle doo. DOWSE ON THE CHOPS. vulgar-looking woman. DONKEY. A silly fellow. Modern Term. the breech. DOWDY. DOUBLE JUGG. Robbed: also. DOODLE. Dowse your dog vane. Dice that run low. DOUBLE. in imitation of its note when crowing. convicted or hanged. go upon an uneven keel. DONKEY DICK. Roby Douglas.--See DO. Sea wit. DONE UP. DOWN HILLS. A cant phrase used by house-breakers to signify that the persons belonging to any house are not on their guard. A beggar pretending that his tongue has been cutout by the Algerines. take the cockade out of your hat. A he. Dowse the glim. a childish appellation for a cock. A man's backside. DOUGLAS.

TO DRAW. CANT. Waiting in the streets to rob carts or waggons. A man who occupies two branches of one profession. DRAG LAY. Stockings. DRAGOONING IT. which. he serves in a double capacity. to spit in his mouth. A nasty. in order to rob it. a bungler in the art and mystery of thieving. To draw the long bow. Robbers of houses whose doors are only fastened with latches. DROMEDARY. DRIBBLE. because. whores. CANT. like the soldier of that denomination. DRAWERS. sluttish whore. ON THE PUMP AT ALDGATE. DRAPER. DRAGGLETAIL or DAGGLETAIL. ounces. to tell lies. Gin: so called from the diuretic qualities imputed to that liquor. Dog's dram. A bad or false bill of exchange. A method of pouring out. One whose garments are bespattered with dag or dew: generally applied to the female sex. A purple dromedary. I'll dress his hide neatly. .DOWSER. A glass or small measure of any spirituous liquors. DRAB. DRAIN. DRAUGHT. A heavy. DRIPPER. wenches. by which an old practitioner is enabled to cog one of them with his fore-finger. To beat. Coining. DOXIES. See ALDGATE. as it were. She beggars. to signify a slattern. To pick a gentleman's pocket of a handkerchief. CANT. TO DRESS. Vulgar pronunciation of DOUCEUR. is said to dragoon it. DRAM. being originally sold by apothecaries. DRAG. and clap his back. A gleet. an alehouse keeper. DRAW LATCHES. DRAM-A-TICK. To draw a swell of a clout. gently. A dram served upon credit. An ale draper. Such is a physician who furnishes the medicines. were estimated by drams. To go on the drag. to follow a cart or waggon. and compounds his own prescriptions. &c. I'll beat him soundly. the dice from the box. or BILL. DRAWING THE KING'S PICTURE. bungling thief or rogue. CANT. To take any thing from a pocket.

the piece so dropped is called a dropt cog. in law Latin. It is also used to signify a good beating with any instrument. or master-key. or prostitute. or to purchase the article. This expression is used by thieves to signify that their companion did not die game. DRURY LANE VESTAL. A man's yard with a gonorrhoea. DROMMERARS. DUB. they pretend that the thing is very valuable to induce their gull to lend them money. which drops from under them: this is also called the last drop. To let fall.CANT. CANT. Drury-lane and its environs were formerly the residence of many of those ladies. DROP COVES. See FAWNY RIG. Drunk as David's sow. DROP A COG. See MORNING DROP. Open the door. and MONEY DROPPERS. A smart repartee: also copulation without emission. TO DRUB. as the kiddy dropped down when he went to be twisted. DUB THE JIGGER. Drunk as a wheel-barrow. To beat any one with a stick. a contrivance for executing felons at Newgate. Robbing houses by picking the locks. who in beating makes many flourishes with his drumsticks. CANT. DROP IN THE EYE. . siccus robertulus. and picking it up before the person intended to be defrauded. DUB LAY. in order to draw in and cheat the person who sees it picked up. The venereal disorder. To be dispirited. A woman of the town. A sly humorous fellow. A jockey term for a horse that throws about his fore legs irregularly: the idea is taken from a kettle drummer. DRUMMER. a piece of gold or silver. DRUNK. DROPPING MEMBER. DROP. Persons who practice the fraud of dropping a ring or other article. The new drop. the young fellow was very low spirited when he walked out to be hanged. See DAVID'S SOW. Almost drunk. with design. DRY BOB. DRURY LANE AGUE. A picklock. by means of a platform. DRY BOOTS. or rope's end: perhaps a contraction of DRY RUB. TO DROP DOWN. See LEAF. See DOMMERER.

sluggish fellow. who either cannot or will not pay his losses. DUDGEON. DUKE HUMPHREY. purchased by them of large manufactories. practised with pieces of tile. DUFFERS. See DUFFER. to fast. Anger. particularly about Water-lane. Clement's church. DUGS. DUDDERING RAKE. or WHISPERING DUDDERS. in the Strand. A queer unaccountable fellow. or damaged. Short legs. by selling them Spital-fields goods at double their current price. CANT. oyster-shells. DUCK. one long going on . differences. rebound many times. DUCK F-CK-R. DUDS. DUKE OF LIMBS. a buck of the first head. but in reality belonging to John of Gaunt). or RUM DUKE. DUBBER. and persons who walked there. pretending to sell smuggled goods: they accost their intended dupes in a whisper. DUDDERS. to throw it idly away. A picker of locks. A lame duck. as he cannot appear there again till his debts are settled and paid. Clothes. To make ducks and drakes of one's money. ill-made fellow. A woman's breasts. A tall. were said to dine with Duke Humphrey. he would be hustled out by the fraternity. which they frequently do. The goods they have for sale are old shop-keepers. DUCKS AND DRAKES. To dine with Duke Humphrey. In old St. awkward. while others were at dinner. in which case he is said to WADDLE OUT OF THE ALLEY. or flattish stones. Two-pence. which being skimmed along the surface of a pond. and pretend to deal in smuggled goods. one extremely lewd. or. Cheats who travel the country. or still river. DUKE. stopping all country people. DUCK LEGS. opposite St. Cheats who ply in different parts of the town. DULL SWIFT. A lick on the head. or such as they think they can impose on. should he attempt it. The man who has the care of the poultry on board a ship of war.DUB O' TH' HICK. A stupid. an Exchange-alley phrase for a stock-jobber. DUCE. A thundering rake. Paul's church was an aisle called Duke Humphrey's walk (from a tomb vulgarly called his. To make ducks and drakes: a school-boy's amusement.

A lame arm. cast by schoolboys in the shape of money. melancholy: jocularly said to be derived from Dumpos. then. owes its birth to one Joe Dun. See FLINTS. a king of Egypt. A stealer of cows and calves. which signifies GIVE. DUMMEE. DUNEGAN. and run off. they sing out beef. Norfolk dumplin. DUMPS. A pocket book. But the true original meaning of the word. an abbreviation of dunghill. A woman's privities. who died of melancholy. DUNAKER. Silenced. take all the bank notes out of the pocket book. low-spirited. or shew any signs of contrition at the gallows. as they call out "stop thief. Throw away the pocket book. And presently a halter got. a famous bailiff of the town of Lincoln. And ere a cat could lick her ear. and is now as old as since the days of Henry VII. also soundly beaten. A venereal bubo in the groin. DUN. Why do not you DUN him? that is. Dun was also the general name for the hangman.an errand. A short thick man or woman. dumplins being a favourite kind of food in that county. a dirty. A pick-pocket. As DUN himself could do for's heart. and bolt. so extremely active." DUMPLIN. book iv. DUNGHILL. ding the dummee. a jeering appellation of a Norfolk man. before that of Jack Ketch. Made of the best strong hempen teer. DUMB GLUTTON. Moving dunghill. A privy. when a man refused to pay. DUMB-FOUNDED. To die dunghill. Cotton's Virgil Trav. also means a journeyman taylor who submits to the law for regulating journeymen taylors' wages. DUMB WATCH. Why do not you set Dun to attest him? Hence it became a cant word. An importunate creditor. A water closet. Had tied it up with as much art. perhaps may mean to deafen with importunate demands: some derive it from the word DONNEZ. A coward: a cockpit phrase. therefore deemed by the flints a coward. and so dexterous in his business. Down in the dumps. to dun. A dummee hunter. signifies DEAF. in the provincial dialect of several counties. that it became a proverb. filthy man or woman. all but gamecocks being styled dunghills. who lurks about to steal pocket books out of gentlemen's pockets. Dunny. . to repent. Dumps are also small pieces of lead. DUMB ARM. Dung. Frisk the dummee of the screens.

DIE HARD. Thank God it is no worse. DUST. A verbal or lump account. is said to be made a dutchess. Money. having eight eyes. Make the cull easy or quiet. and a ***-eye. i. AGE. A woman enjoyed with her pattens on. He has fallen down and trod upon his eye. a bell-eye. or ALLE-MAL. To raise or kick up a dust. To eat one's words. See DUB. DUTCH FEAST. A Grave. To excite. according to the naturalists of that society. without particulars. DUTCH COMFORT. two seeing eyes. he grinds mustard with his knees: Durham is famous for its mustard. as brought at spungiug or bawdy houses. to retract what one has said. I will knock out two of your eight eyes. EASY VIRTUE. A dead man: your father is a dustman. anxious for the honour of the gang. or provoke. let what will happen. To die hard. Dust it away. is to shew no signs of fear or contrition at the gallows. DUTCH CONCERT.DUNNOCK. to bind a bargain. a jocular reproach to a proud man. DUTCHESS. a common Billingsgate threat from one fish nymph to another: every woman. fall edge. Where every one plays or signs a different tune. drink about. not to whiddle or squeak. DUTCH RECKONING. from the Latin word. to make a disturbance or riot: see BREEZE. To open a door: a contraction of DO OPE or OPEN. stimulate. CUNT. A lady of easy virtue: an impure or prostitute. EARTH BATH. AGE. EIGHT EYES. by their old comrades. Some derive to egg on. EAT. EASY. Fall back. or as it is vulgarly called. Down with your dust. said of one who has a .e. EARNEST. two bub-eyes. gag or kill him. Knocker kneed. two pope's eyes. to egg a man on. This advice is frequently given to felons going to suffer the law. or by a man-in boots. deposit the money. TO DUP. TO EDGE. DURHAM MAN. Where the entertainer gets drunk before his guest. A deposit in part of payment. To eat like a beggar man. DUSTMAN. As easy as pissing the bed. and wag his under jaw. or GAME. viz. A cow.

Cant. Drunk as an emperor. a couple of guineas. The monosyllable. EVIL. in which there are more ditches than Stiles. A white ewe. the dice. Elbow grease will make an oak table shine. all . A fairy or hobgoblin. the gentleman furnished me with. Sufficient space to act in. A drunken man. Out at elbows. Sea phrase. ELBOW SHAKER. EYE. a beautiful woman. the chevaux de frize round the top of the wall of that prison. ENGLISH BURGUNDY. A gamester. ELBOW ROOM. one who rattles Saint Hugh's bones. An old ewe. Essex being famous for calves. having new clothes. A coffin. ESSEX LION. One that lurks about to rob hen-roosts. EMPEROR. Rich. ENSIGN BEARER. wherein the articles consumed are charged under the title of expended. ELF. EVES. a little man or woman. said of an estate that is mortgaged. also. Killed: alluding to the gunner's accounts.black eye. The cull equipped me with a brace of meggs. A ditch. drest lamb fashion. EXPENDED. ten times as drunk as a lord. EQUIPT.e. EVE'S CUSTOM-HOUSE. Washing day. or hoists his colours in his drink. a great part of Essex is low marshy ground. to hear private conversation. Labour. who looks red in the face. and chiefly supplying the London markets. The King's Bench Prison. full of money. Hen roosts. It's all my eye and Betty Martin. an old woman. i. drest like a young girl. A halter.e. i. A calf. ESSEX STILE. also a listener at doors and windows. EWE. Lord Ellenborough's teeth. ELLENBOROUGH LODGE. Porter. or well dressed. It's all nonsense. ELBOW GREASE. ETERNITY Box. EVES DROPPER. Also a wife. Well equipt. where Adam made his first entry. EXECUTION DAY.

FAIR. bind the men. broke him. Hands. which are all bound. A saying on one grown fat. FAGGER. Going into a goldsmith's shop. under pretence of buying a wedding ring. perhaps.e. A man hired at a muster to appear as a soldier. To shake bands: figuratively. Ornaments. A counterfeit signature. EYE-SORE.mere stuff. said by a limn whose wife was cut for a fistula in ano. for jaded or tired. not to be soon tired. to persist in a falsity. rings or gloves. A fag also means a boy of an inferior form or class. by daubing the hand with some viscous matter. It won't fadge. TO FAMGRASP. trusting too much. who is said to fag him. FALLEN AWAY FROM A HORSE LOAD TO A CART LOAD. A bumper. A set of subterraneous rooms in the Fleet Prison. a religious sect. FALLALLS. FAKEMENT. Also a violent blow on the face. It will be an eye-sore as long as she lives. shake hands with the fellow. TO FAG. he is my fag. A disagreeable object. A forgery. whence. and palming one or two. Begetting children. A little boy put in at a window to rob the house. His faith has made him unwhole. FACE-MAKING. A thief or receiver of stolen goods. a taylor who gives long credit. One of the faithful. it won't do. desire the swindlers to be careful not to forge another person's signature. FAITHFUL. &c. To beat. A farthing. Cant. FAM LAY. such as ribands. necklaces. who acts as a servant to one of a superior. or FAMBLES. FAGGOT. FAMS. beat the wench. CANT. a glass filled so full as to leave no room for the lip. chiefly women's. No face but his own: a saying of one who has no money in his pocket or no court cards in his hand. FAMILY OF LOVE. Famgrasp the cove. CANT. Famble cheats. To stand a good fag. fagged out. FACER. Fag the bloss. means to bind: an allusion to the faggots made up by the woodmen. to agree or make up a difference. Lewd women. FADGE. also. To face it out. i. Tell the macers to mind their fakements. FAMILY MAN. . Faggot the culls. To faggot in the canting sense.

grains and all. CANT. juggler. AS FAT AS A HEN IN THE FOREHEAD. perhaps because they lure the people. Mingere cum bumbis. The last landed. value. Res saluberrima est lumbis. inned. See MONEY DROPPER. Sound at heart. A common fraud. to put ginger up a horse's . that is. Piss and fart. FART CATCHER. which he picks up before the party meant to be cheated. it is all over with us: a saying used in case of any miscarriage or disappointment in an undertaking.FANCY MAN. A valet or footman from his walking behind his master or mistress. FEAGUE. FAT HEADED. FAWNEY RIG. FAT. All the fat is in the fire. A ring. I beat him heartily. A saying of a meagre person. FAWNEY. He has let a brewer's fart. &c. among printers. FAT CULL. with more rags than ribands. carmen. or shewer of tricks. Bogs. means void spaces. or FATORS. double gilt. FAULKNER. A tumbler. I dare not trust my a-se with a fart: said by a person troubled with a looseness. A man kept by a lady for secret services. To feague a horse. FARTING CRACKERS. FART. as a faulconer does his hawks. and ten times more than its real. said of one who has bewrayed his breeches. I fanned him sweetly. Excrement hanging about the anus. To beat any one. Fat. Fortune tellers. FASTNESSES. FANTASTICALLY DRESSED. TO FAN. an allusion to overturning the frying pan into the fire. Stupid. FASTNER. A rich fellow. A warrant. or stowed. and to whom he disposes of it for less than its supposed. FARTLEBERRIES. FAYTORS. of any sort of merchandise: so called by the water-side porters. Breeches. thus practised: A fellow drops a brass ring.

whence an Andrea Ferrara has become the common name for the glaymore or Highland broadsword. to make him lively and carry his tail well. To enrich one's self. to search out or expel any one . the young fellow pawned his watch for three guineas. At Oxford an empty bottle is called a gentleman commoner for the same reason. figuratively. to steal a spoon. FERRARA. for encouraging or spiriting one up. a live eel. FEEDER. FEAK. The fundament. I am not to be scared by nonsense. Nonsensical words. Andrea Ferrara. where fellow commoners are not in general considered as over full of learning. A bawd. To ferret. a jocular title for an officer of infantry. CANT. and then continually duns them for the debt. FELLOW COMMONER.fundament. A spoon. To FEATHER ONE'S NEST. who shall shew a horse without first feaguing him. when a real one is meant at another. A sham attack on one part. An officer of feet. To pawn or sell to a receiver of stolen goods. the name of a famous swordcutler: most of the Highland broad-swords are marked with his name. at excessive rates. and from thence are denominated HAT FELLOW COMMONERS. FEATHER-BED LANE. or warehouse. FEET. TO FENCE. a year for the privilege of wearing a gold or silver tassel to their caps. or common prostitute. To nab the feeder. Feague is used. To fence invariably means to pawn or sell goods to a receiver. The magazine. FEINT. CANT. The kiddey fenced his thimble for three quids. FERME. FAW. I am not to be frighted by fee. to beget children. FUM. To make feet for children's stockings. where stolen goods are secreted. and formerly. FENCING KEN. faw. An empty bottle: so called at the university of Cambridge. See GLAYMORE. FERMERDY BEGGARS. as it is said. A rough or stony lane. All those who have not the sham sores or clymes. a forfeit is incurred by any horse-dealer's servant. FERRET. it is said. A hole. FEE. FEN. supposed in childish story-books to be spoken by giants. A tradesman who sells goods to youug unthrift heirs. The younger branches of the nobility have the privilege of wearing a hat. They pay at Cambridge 250 l. fum.

Fiddler's pay. FEUTERER. See DIVER. wheedle. a man thief. CANT. A quid. or BUNGNIPPER. Trifling discourse. FIGGING LAW. A little boy put in at a window to hand out goods to the diver. FIDLAM BEN. FICE. SEA TERM. Peter's sons. Fiddler's fare. a woman thief. See FIZZLE. or FILEL. A baked sheep's head. frequently by old ladies charged on their lap-dogs. nonsense. from the small pieces of tow with which the vent or touch hole of a cannon is stopped. He has got the fidgets. FIELD LANE DUCK. more obvious to the nose than ears. FIDDLERS MONEY. TO FIB. A small windy escape backwards. To beat. A pick pocket. FIGGER. red-eyed: ferrets have red eyes. a trifier. Ferret-eyed. FILE. hence metaphorically used to express a thing terminating in nothing. FILE CLOY. with an iron hook at the end. CANT. Fib the cove's quarron in the rumpad for the lour in his bung. or any thing out of a casement. called also St. beat the fellow in the highway for the money in his purse. Nothing. FIDDLE FADDLE. General thieves. Filching mort. All sixpences: sixpence being the usual sum paid by each couple. or FOYSE. or vaultrier. for music at country wakes and hops. converting tens to hundreds. A mere fiddle faddle fellow. To . drink. and money. having every finger a fish-hook. A beggar's staff. CANT. thanks and wine. FETCH. to pluck clothes from an hedge. Filching cove. Filcher. FIGDEAN. To kill. FIGURE DANCER. one that leads a lime hound for the chase. as a ferret drives out rabbits. A dog-keeper: from the French vautrier. FIDGETS. The art of picking pockets. also to cheat. the same as angler. said of one that cannot sit long in a place. the end of the ancient fiddlesticks ending in a point. FIDDLESTICK'S END. A red-faced man is said to have been served with a writ of fieri facias. meat. A trick. FILCH. FID OF TOBACCO.from his hiding-place. One who alters figures on bank notes.--A fib is also a tiny lie. or invention to deceive. FIERI FACIAS.

SEA PHRASE. FIZZLE. said to the company. was fed with a fire shovel. TO FIRE A SLUG. blunt tar. a rough.e. FINISH. to rob or cheat. i. the way to heaven. and push him against the wall. Introducing a story by head and shoulders. and gives'the booty to the adam tiler. FINGER POST. FINE. He or she when young. the sign of the three crowns. To have other fish to fry. It is as great a pity to see a woman cry. It will not suit or do. The file. I will tell you the story of one. another of the same kind. A man wanting to tell a particular story. To drink a dram. Suitable. and probably will never go. and therefore resorted to by debauchees shut out of every other house: it is also called Carpenter's coffeehouse. i. FIRE PRIGGERS. market. An arm. A man imprisoned for any offence. FIVE SHILLINGS. Whose business it is to jostle the person they intend to rob. something else to do. FISH. and another called the bulk or bulker. A wench who has the venereal disease. A parson: so called. the crown. CANT. a small coffee-house in Coven Garden. Fine as a cow-t--d stuck with primroses. A fine of eightyfour months. or bungnipper. a transportation for seven years. the adam tiler. to have other matters to mind. while the file picks his pocket. FIRE SHIP. he points out a way he has never been. Villains who rob at fires under pretence of assisting in removing the goods. as to see a goose walk barefoot. goes generally in company with two assistants. To put finger in eye. a man who has lost an arm. The sign of five shillings. FIRE SHOVEL. Like the finger post. because he points out a way to others which he never goes himself. Fine as five pence. to weep: commonly applied to women. FINE. A scaly fish. .file. a consolatory speech used by sailors to their doxies. who scours off with it. An escape backward. opposite Russel-street. open very early in the morning.e. The finish. a saying of persons with wide mouths. FIRING A GUN. It won't fit. A one finned fellow. FIN. FINGER IN EYE. A seaman. FIT. The more you cry the less you'll p-ss. Fifteen shillings. Hark! did you not hear a gun?--but now we are talking of a gun.

a miserable weather-beaten caxon. A bum-brusher. Confounded. To FLASH. idle stories. FLASH PANNEYS. not firm or solid. Next for his favourite MOT (Girl) the KIDDEY (Youth) looks about. or schoolmaster. FLAM. SEA PHRASE. and alluding to the redness of his face. the Devil loves hot tripes. To blaze. CANT. So he FENCES (Pawns) all his TOGS (Cloathes) to buy her DUDS. To FLASH THE HASH. The canting or slang language. Knowing. A lie. A groat. Rum flash. shine or glare. to speak the slang language. Relaxed. The swell was flash. A clap. And if she's in a FLASH PANNEY (Brothel) he swears he'll have her out. FLASH MAN. A female. or pox. A bully to a bawdy house. FLAYBOTTOMIST. or bloody flag is out. A periwig. Drunk. CANT. A bubble. Don't flash your ivory. Flim flams. FLAWD.--The flag of defiance. FLASH LINGO. FLASH SONG. gull. See PATTER. Understanding another's meaning. Queer flash. FLAT. A whore's bully. To flam. FLASH KEN. to laugh and shew one's teeth. or sham story: also a single stroke on a drum. FLASH. FLAT COCK. a fine long wig. and keep your guts warm. Houses to which thieves and prostitutes resort. but shut your potatoe trap. A house that harbours thieves. FLAG. The gentleman saw what I was about. To FLARE. FLABBY. to deceive. flaccid. and therefore I could not pick his pocket of his silk handkerchief. . or silly fellow. (Wearing Apparel) and then He FRISKS (Robs) his master's LOB (Till) to take her from the bawdy KEN (House). so I could not draw his fogle. to amuse. To vomit.FLABAGASTED. FLASH. To flash one's ivory. FLAP DRAGON. to hum. To patter flash. signifying the man is drunk. To shew ostentatiously.

also compliments. to give any one a hearty scolding. or plunder. To take a flourish. See CAMPBELL'S ACADEMY. A trifling injury. cheat. TO FLOUT. The cull is . to ridicule. Full of money. FLEMISH ACCOUNT. FLUSH IN THE POCKET. FLOATING ACADEMY. To whip. or FLEA. who used frequently to regale himself with it. FLOGGER. dunghills. The whipping-post. A losing. To vomit. neither of which are over-nourishing. CANT. See FLYER. Journeymen taylors. cut off the cloak-bag. THE FOX. A horsewhip. To FLING. FLOURISH. A drinking glass. with the addition of a lemon. i. To FLEECE. The beadle. Flick me some panam and caffan. To jeer. CANT. TO FLOOR. brandy. FLOGGING COVE. FLUMMERY. were by the mutineers styled dungs. Oatmeal and water boiled to a jelly. To knock down.To FLAY. To rob. FLINTS. A debilitated lecher. He flung me fairly out of it: he cheated me out of it. commonly an old one. or whipper. To send any one away with a flea in his ear. to enjoy a woman in a hasty manner. cut me some bread and cheese. Grinning or laughing in a man's face. in Bridewell. FLOGGING CULLY. and sugar: this mixture. Small beer. FLOGGING STAKE. or bad account. FLOATING HELL. was by sailors. FLIP. Those who submitted. to take a flyer. FLESH BROKER. Flick the peter. Floor the pig. formerly called Sir Cloudsly. FLICKING. TO FLOG. FLICKER. To trick or cheat. Cutting. a bawd.e. knock down the officer. A match-maker. The hulks. FLICKERING. FLEA BITE. in memory of Sir Cloudsly Shovel. who on a late occasion refused to work for the wages settled by law. or portmanteau.

a recorder was an antient musical instrument. an ancient term of reproach to an old woman. CANT. A waggon. from their sitting on horseback. and bake it. FLYING STATIONERS. FLYING GIGGERS. Knowing. and alluding to the nocturnal excursions attributed to witches. who were supposed to fly abroad to their meetings. signifying that she was a witch. cozen. The fellow is full of money. the coachman knows what we are about. FLUSTERED. FOB. I will not be thus deceived with false pretences. and from whom. FLYING PORTERS. Life-guard men. To flux a wig. Shoes. FLY-FLAPPED.flush in the fob. FLYMSEY. Drunk. FLYERS. I will not be fobbed off so. or over-reach. trick. . Ballad-singers and hawkers of penny histories. or at the cart's tail. mounted on brooms. or contrivance. FLY SLICERS. The fob is also a small breeches pocket for holding a watch. FLYING HOUSE. FLUTE. to put it up in curl. A lock in wrestling. Turnpike gates. where they are frequently observed to drive away flies with their swords. FLYING PASTY. Smoke. CANT. Sirreverence wrapped in paper and thrown over a neighbour's wall. under an arch. FLYER. FLY. The recorder of a corporation. Cheats who obtain money by pretending to persons who have been lately robbed. or without going to bed. FLY. Whipt in the stocks. TO FLUX. The rattling cove is fly. by which he who uses it throws his adversary over his head. FOG. To cheat. Beggars plying in a body at funerals. A bank note. also to salivate. To take a flyer. FLY-BY-NIGHT. FLYING CAMPS. to enjoy a woman with her clothes on. they may receive information respecting the goods stolen from them. A cheat. Acquainted with another's meaning or proceeding. that they may come from a place or party where. and demand payment as porters. You old fly-by-night.

A contemptuous appellation for a foot soldier. This was taken from a book written many years ago: doubtless the art of picking pockets. A pickpocket. Rogues who rob on foot. FOGRAM. Let us fork him. FOREFOOT. A gamester's last stake. Tip me a gage of fogus. commonly used by the cavalry. To foul a plate with a man. into the pocket. FOOL. a fusty old fellow. An expression among impures. from the French foutue. Old Fogey. and the rust of old iron.FOGEY. FORK. FORTUNE HUNTERS. gibes on an angler. open. and a maggot at the other. a despicable fellow. FOOTY DESPICABLE. signifying the cully who pays. to thrust the fingers strait. One who engrosses all the talk to himself. FOREMAN OF THE JURY. in opposition to a flash man. A nickname for an invalid soldier: derived from the French word fougeux. Give us your fore foot. like all others. An old fogram. who tells every prisoner his fortune. Tobacco. give me a pipe of tobacco. or CUNNING MAN. To go before the fortune teller. stiff. CANT. to be tried at an assize. A judge. soap. A footy fellow. FORLORN HOPE. on the back of a beggar's hand. to take a dinner with him. and very quick.' N. Indigent men. FOGLE. or conjuror. An artificial sore made with unslaked lime. which is. give us your hand. lot or doom. hook what can be held between them. See LAMBSKIN MEN. FOUL. FOUL-MOUTHED. lambskin men. FOOT WABBLER. FORTUNE TELLER. a fool at one end. or LOW PADS. A silk handkerchief. FOOTMAN'S MAWND. A fool at the end of a stick. A bailiff. FOOL FINDER. or PAW.--'The newest and most dexterous way. or speaks for the rest of the company. . as if hurt by the bite or kick of a horse. Is he foolish or flash? FOOT PADS. Abusive. FOOLISH. let us pick his pocket. and so closing them. must have been much improved since that time. FOGUS.B. fierce or fiery. seeking to enrich themselves by marrying a woman of fortune.

for hospitals. To lush at Freeman's Quay. and sing bawdry. and educated at the parish expence. Vagabonds who beg with sham patents. or metal. and to advance their gain. . Fleet-street. He suffered by a blow over the snout with a French faggot-stick. FOXED. a saying of one who cannot get his wife with child. Mending the foot by capping it. &c. FOYSTED IN. inundations. Also an old term for a sword. Martin's Lane. The vulgar pronunciation of the French words faux pas. Free of expence. some say this name alluded to certain swords of remarkable good temper. FOXING A BOOT. FREEHOLDER. FOXEY. He made a confounded fox's paw. to drink at another's cost. marked with the figure of a fox. A sharp. See WOTTON'S GANG. a vintner who balderdashes his wine. A pickpocket. Lawless robbers and plunderers: originally soldiers who served without pay. to tipple porter. for the privilege of plundering the enemy. he lost his nose by the pox. or briefs. Fox. FREE AND EASY JOHNS. probably the sign. The name of a public house. Free of fumblers hall. i. The venereal disease. small. FREEMAN'S QUAY. cheat. Words or passages surreptitiously interpolated or inserted into a book or writing. A child dropped in the streets. A society which meet at the Hole in the Wall. A thin. FRATERS. FRENCH CREAM. To pick a pocket. cunning fellow. FREE BOOTERS. of the maker. or else from its being dyed red with blood.FOUNDLING. FREE. so called by the old tabbies and dowagers when drank in their tea. Rank.e. A freezing vintner. FOUSIL. or rogue. to lower the price of them. TO FOYST. much used by vintners and coopers in parting their wines. FOYST. or rebus. French gout. said to have been imported from France. FOX'S PAW. hard cider. the same. St. FRENCH DISEASE. where the Eccentrics assemble in May's Buildings. Intoxicated. He whose wife accompanies him to the alehouse. probably a rusty one. and found. FREEZE. fires. Brandy. Stinking.

Blast his eyes! frisk him. A woman's private parts. by Ben Jonson and other writers of . or jour maigre. An effeminate fop. TO FRIG. this is excellent tipple. a proclamation was issued. strangled. a name borrowed from a celebrated character of that kind. and bears fruit in nine months. Drunk. FRESHMAN. suffocated. a drunkard. Infected with the venereal disease.e. Immediately after the restoration of king Charles II. run to your mistress. FROG'S WINE. FRIBBLE. FRIG PIG. FRUMMAGEMMED. Garrick. FROGLANDER. A woman. FUDDLE. FRISK. Fuddle cap. a well-dressed wench. drunk. CANT. This is rum fuddle. To take French leave. to be hanged. a plump. in the farce of Miss in her Teens. FRIGATE. and wheedle for crop.FRENCH LEAVE. that has FLOWERS every month. Brush to your froe. or mistress. FUDGE. Gin. A dismal countenance. Fuddle. or VROE. or high and low fulhams. FRUITFUL VINE. or hanged. Cambridge new comers to the university. i. Loaded dice are called high and lowmen. written by Mr. FROE. A well-rigged frigate. TO FRISK. FULHAMS. FRIDAY-FACE. DUTCH. A trifling. FRENCHIFIED. FRESH MILK. The mort is Frenchified: the wench is infected. and even long after the Reformation. FUBSEY. One just entered a member of the university. fiddle-faddle fellow. Friday was a day of abstinence. Choaked. or bloss. Figuratively used for trifling. A Dutchman. prohibiting all publicans from dressing any suppers on a Friday. Plump. Nonsense. Used by thieves to signify searching a person whom they have robbed. Before. A fubsey wench. or drink. to go off without taking leave of the company: a saying frequently applied to persons who have run away from their creditors. FROSTY FACE. One pitted with the small pox. wife. To dance the Paddington frisk. healthy wench. and sooth and coax her out of some money.

a schoolboy's trick. GABBY. also means to go awkwardly about any work. To use an unfair motion of the hand in plumping at taw. To shuffle cards minutely: also. A foolish fellow. perhaps from being the abbreviation of fundament. Aldermen. FUN. FUSS. GAD-SO. FULL OF EMPTINESS. or manual operation. FUNK. TO FUZZ. Red fustian. An old or impotent man. FURMEN. a frowsy old woman. FUMBLER. A cheat. A lazy fat woman. a facility of speech. To fumble. to confess. to change the pack. SCHOOLBOY'S TERM. FUSTY LUGGS. to smoke or stink through fear. sluttish woman. To simper like a furmity kettle: to smile. An exclamation said to be derived from the Italian word cazzo. figuratively. or trick. . I'll kick your fun. The mouth. To smoke. through the crannies of a cobler's stall. and the bowl of the pipe covered with a coarse handkerchief. or GOB. Bombast language. To funk the cobler. FULL MARCH. CANT. the lice are crawling down his head. I was in a cursed funk. An old fussock. The Scotch greys are in full march by the crown office. A bridle. FUSTIAN. TO FUNK. To blow the gab. GAB. nimble tongued eloquence. Jocular term for empty. which are stuffed into a pipe: the cotton being lighted. or GOB. A confusion.his time. or FROMENTY. or look merry about the gills. Wheat boiled up to a jelly. an unnecessary to do about trifles. or from that place being the resort of sharpers. A beastly. or peach. FURMITY. Gift of the gab. port wine. FUSSOCK. Do you think to fun me out of it? Do you think to cheat me?--Also the breech. performed with assafoettida and cotton. GAB. the smoke is blown out at the small end. a hurry. STRING. either because they were made at Fulham.

one after another. A nick namefor an apothecary. perhaps like a galley slave. A pipe of tobacco. His gall is not yet broken. After several other dispositions. High and Low. GALLOPER. for propping open the mouth of a person robbed. GALLIED. also a pipe. GALLEY FOIST. representing the ribs. at right angles to. GALLEY. The highwayman spurred his horse and got away from the officers. A hunter. A blood horse. when he was sworn in at Westminster. vexed. head to foot. GALLORE. and another the merchant or contractor: the builder first begins by laying the keel. A fair. GALIMAUFREY. impose on the credulity of well meaning people. It being agreed to play at that game. who appears dejected. observes the lion is not gilt. thrusts it into the face of the lion. a game formerly used at sea. Hurried. Plenty. A hodgepodge made up of the remnants and scraps of the larder. who by sham pretences. GALLIGASKINS. A city barge. Building the galley. the keel: he now fixing on the person intended to be the object of the joke. observes he is a fierce-looking fellow. or FOGUS. GALLIPOT. on which the builder or one of his assistants. by making a number of men sit feet to feet. or freshwater sailor. TO GAFF. and on each side of. the ring-droppers cheated the countryman at the fair. A quart pot. the builder delivers over the galley to the contractor as complete: but he. The drop coves maced the joskins at the gaff. runs to the head. GAGGERS. in order to put a trick upon a landsman. his arms being held or locked in by the two persons next to him. . Cheats. and wonderful stories of their sufferings. Breeches. and dipping a mop in the excrement. or GOLORE. a saying used in prisons of a man just brought in. one sailor personates the builder. GAG. To game by tossing up halfpence. CANT.GAFF. and fit for the lion. among other faults and objections. that is. thereby to prevent his calling out for assistance. or a pint. he accordingly places him at the head. An instrument used chiefly by housebreakers and thieves. used formerly on the lord mayor's day. GALL. over-fatigued. The toby gill clapped his bleeders to his galloper and tipped the straps the double. See RUM GAGGER. GAGE. which consists of a number of men laid all along on their backs. he next puts in the ribs or knees. GAGE.

GAMES. mother. His garret. Leathern cases of stiff leather. the roads being now so well guarded by the horse patrole. he has no . The head. to suffer at the gallows without shewing any signs of fear or repentance. A company of men. A hurdle: traitors being usually conveyed from the gaol.name was at first jocularly given. husbands plead a sort of indulgence in matters of gallantry. a body of sailors. A sharper. to rob on the highway is now a bad mode of acting. as the gamon and patter of a horse-dealer. sore or swelled legs. To humbug. have you any girls? To die game.GALLOWS BIRD. Thin. &c. to the place of execution. Common place talk of any profession. GAMON. during that time. shoe and all: the . a young whore. GAP STOPPER. The mouth or lips. i. they are fastened to the saddle. GANDER MONTH. To tell lies. GAN. sailor. Game pullet. GAME. Also. or forward girl in the way of becoming one. how finely the knowing old fellow humbugged the fool. gamester. Any mode of robbing. GAOLER'S COACH. a knot of thieves. also one that associates with them. and admit the leg. I am come abroad for a little gapeseed. lewd women. the four feet of a sheep. A grief. Mother have you any game. To deceive. or unfurnished.e. or upper story. What rum gamon the old file pitched to the flat. GAMON AND PATTER. GAME. or UPPER STORY. GAPESEED. or pickpocket. GARRET. Fancy gambs. of tricking. This observation is frequently made by thieves. The toby is now a queer game. That month in which a man's wife-lies in: wherefore. GAMBLER. at bawdy-houses. Bubbles or pigeons drawn in to be cheated. on a hurdle or sledge. &c. GARNISH. used in Devonshire instead of boots. GAMBADOES. A whoremaster. GANG. any thing to feed the eye. Sights. ill-shapped legs: a corruption of the French word jambes. and gentlemen travel with little cash in their pockets. pickpockets. Cant. A gang of sheep trotters. is empty. An entrance fee demanded by the old prisoners of one just committed to gaol.

GERMAN DUCK. GARRET ELECTION. i. it does not suit or fit. Crispin. CANT. As this brings a prodigious concourse of people to Wandsworth. GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION. GAYING INSTRUMENT. The penis. i. stand and deliver. GEORGE. Money. One of his get. Brown George: an ammunition loaf. an university joke. GENTLEMAN OF THREE OUTS. a guinea. without money. A highway robber. A tall. in gaol. . indicted. Haifa sheep's head boiled with onions. GENTLEMAN OF THREE INS. one of his offspring. An empty bottle. and without manners: some add another out. which is sometimes considerable. A louse. the qualification of a voter is. GENTRY MORT. gentlemen commoners not being deemed over full of learning. A gentleman's house. CANT. The art of shoeniaking.e. GAWKEY. GENTRY COVE KEN. GET. In debt. GENTRY COVE. who dress themselves up in a ridiculous manner. in gaol. and in danger of remaining there for life: or. it won't hit or do. and in danger of being hanged in chains.--Also. An elevated observatory or summer-house. GERMAN. GELT. A gentleman. GENTLEMAN'S MASTER. An eunuch. One of the gentle craft: a shoemaker: so called because once practised by St. having enjoyed a woman in the open air within that district: the candidates are commonly fellows of low humour. because he makes a gentleman obey his commands. GELDING.brains. A ludicrous ceremony.e. castrated. thin. or begetting. practised every new parliament: it consists of a mock election of two members to represent the borough of Garret (a few straggling cottages near Wandsworth in Surry). without credit. A gentlewoman. Yellow George. the publicans of that place jointly contribute to the expence. he is a fool. It won't gee. GEE. without wit. That is. GENTLEMAN COMMONER. awkward young man or woman. GENTLE CRAFT. GAZEBO.

GIBBERISH. A proud minks. every jack has his gillian. the grand head-quarters-of most of the thieves and pickpockets about London. GILES'S or ST. GILES'S GREEK. or door. preter gallum gallinaceum. figuratively used for woman. Omne animal post coitum est triste. GILL. fillip his nose. GIBBE. St. open the door. A nose. i. the G gibberish. it is the F gibberish. Gibberish likewise means a sort of disguised language.GIB CAT. used to support the body of a coach whilst finishing. A two-legged stool. GIBSON. are in St. a hog's snout. ragged. GIGG. hungry. A horse that shrinks from the collar and will not draw. Aristotle says. to which an anonymous author has given the following exception. Fat. to hamstring an over-drove ox. The cant language of thieves and gypsies. said of a man and woman who cohabit as husband and wife. the cant language. said to portend gifts or presents. Also the mystic language of Geber. GIFT OF THE GAB. and saucy. Gigger dubber. Gigg is also a high one-horse chaise. whence they always return scratched. and a woman's privities. also to copulate. A latch. formed by inserting any consonant between each syllable of an English word. to have . To suppress a laugh. The cheeks. To join giblets. Gigglers. vulgarly called a mad bullock. GILLS. if G. GILFLURT. Small white specks under the finger nails. and out of spirits. Giles's Giles's parish. without being married. To GIGGLE. wanton women. a vain capricious woman. GILES'S BREED. Giles's Greek. Giles's Greek: see ST. A facility of speech. there commonly called Gilbert. To look rosy about the gills. used by chymists. A northern name for a he cat. To gigg a Smithfield hank. et sucerdotem gratis fornicantem. Grunter's gigg. As melancholy as a gib cat. and Flash. Snitchel his gigg. or SIR JOHN GIBBON. GIGGER. GIBLETS. GIFTS. in which case it is called the gibberish of the letter inserted: if F. the turnkey of a jaol. The abbreviation of Gillian. and St. Pedlars' French. or female mate. Every jack has his gill. as in the sentence How do you do? Howg dog youg dog. Newton and Dyot streets. Dub the gigger. as melancholy as a he cat who has been caterwauling. A stingy man is said to be as full of gifts as a brazen horse of his farts.e. called Pedlars' French. called also Slang.

to be secretly displeased. where they open any bureaus or trunks they happen to find there. See THINGAMBOBS. severe or biting reflections. CANT. also a man's privities. a sword. A thief who picks locks. To go gingerly to work: to attempt a thing gently. To look merry about the gills: to appear cheerful. GIP from gups a WOLF. A servant at college.a fresh complexion. tenderly. Toys. A cake made of treacle. bawbles. that. they contrive to get into private rooms. GINGERBREAD. pretending business. or cautiously. where. GIZZARD. A distiller. To grumble in the gizzard. GINGER-PATED. and MORE. He has the gingerbread. which they have the greatest joy in defacing. also money. GILT. A Scotch term for a tall awkward fellow. GINGAMBOBS. or GINGER-HACKLED. GIRDS. or RUM DUBBER. in order to steal what is in the window. GLASS EYES. taunts. or JIMCRACK. . these go into reputable public houses. GILLY GAUPUS. Squinting. to the decorations of the sterns and quarters of West-Indiamen. Gilding and carving: these terms are particularly applied by seamen on board Newcastle colliers. great. a gimcrack also means a person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances. A spruce wench. GINGERLY. GIN SPINNER. from the Erse GLAY. A window. Softly. GINNY. Quips. A nick name for one wearing spectacles. where red cocks are called gingers. GIMBLET-EYED. GLAZE. GINGERBREAD WORK. GIMCRACK. Red haired: a term borrowed from the cockpit. and grated ginger. An instrument to lift up a great. GLAYMORE. up stairs. so called from the gilt or picklock key: many of them are so expert. from the lock of a church door to that of the smallest cabinet. they will find means to open it. either in man or woman. gently. A Highland broad-sword. or GLAIVE. he is rich. flour.

Glib tongued. GLUEPOT. The dash. A candlestick. used in housebreaking. GLIMMER. GLIM. GLIMMS. Eyes. CANT. Bow street. CANT. A link-boy. GO BETWEEN. to steal goods exposed for sale. he is prime. pretending losses by fire. to enable us to see the fire or light. Sullen. Angry. also fire. THE.GLAZIER. GLIMFENDERS. frequented by the under players: where gin and water was sold in three-halfpenny bowls. If it is answered in the negative. Andirons. GLIMFLASHY. A pimp or bawd. GLUM. One who breaks windows and shew-glasses. A little short person. that he might make a window through your body. To give any one a pair of gloves. Glaziers. CANT. Fire. a question asked of a lad or young man. The mode. GLUTTON. CANT.-Is your father a glazier. talkative. CANT. To win a pair of gloves. are synonimous expressions. he is bang up. Persons begging with sham licences. to make them a present or bribe. CANT. A candle. A writing. He is quite the go. Covent Garden. A little dog that by his barking alarms the family when any person is breaking into the house. CANT. A term used by bruisers to signify a man who will bear a great deal of beating. Smooth. who stands between the speaker and the candle. GLIM JACK. The Queen's Head in Duke's court. To glim. GLYBE. or dark lantern. or fire. GLIMSTICK. GLOVES. GO SHOP. to burn in the hand. to kiss a man whilst he sleeps: for this a pair of gloves is due to any lady who will thus earn them. GLIMMERERS. or in a passion. Pewter. GLIB. GO BY THE GROUND. CANT. man or woman. GLOBE. slippery. he is quite varment. GNARLER. CANT. A parson: from joining men and women together in matrimony. the rejoinder is-I wish he was. called . GO. eyes.

GOLDFINCH. as if by accident. A lascivious person. or desirous of a thing. and night-man: the latter. GOING UPON THE DUB. and propose cards. where the heads of houses sit. Gift of the gob. GOLLUMPUS. and we will take care of the brat. GOADS. and. when they seldom fail of stripping their prey. GOLD DROPPERS. The go. for whom the trap is laid. impatient. All-a-gog. To goggle. GOG. &c. they invite him to a public house to partake of it: when there. A bridle. Two giants. Goats jigg. from that business being always performed in the night. He who pays the reckoning. Eyes: see OGLES. London. One who has commonly a purse full of gold. houses. GOBBLER. GODFATHER. clumsy fellow. which they pick up in the presence of some unexperienced person. repay you another time. i. Going out to break open. guineas. large hats are all the go. Jurymen are also called godfathers. Part of the Theatre at Oxford. GOLD FINDER. whose effigies stand on each side of the clock in Guildhall. GOB. anxious. or pick the locks of. or one who speaks fluently. two or three of their comrades drop in. Sharpers who drop a piece of gold. or some other game. whether felony.Goes. petit larceny. also a bit or morsel: whence gobbets. this they pretend to have found. GOAT. GOG AND MAGOG. of whom there is a tradition. as. GOLGOTHA OR THE PLACE OF SCULLS. that. Goldfinches. One whose employment is to empty necessary houses. Will you stand godfather. or answers for the rest of thecompany: as. large prominent eyes. the fashion. GOB STRING. or sings well. on the first of April. they will walk down from their places. wide-mouthed. making the beast with two backs. A large. to stare. Goggle eyes. GOGGLES. as he saw them pick it up. Those who wheedle in chapmen for horse-dealers. because they name the crime the prisoner before them has been guilty of. when they hear the clock strike one. those gentlemen being by the wits of the university called sculls. called also a tom-turd-man. . copulation. the gin was called Arrack. The mouth. A turkey cock.e.

attempt to pull off the head: which if they effect. A monster with six eyes. GOOSE RIDING. GORMAGON. two tarses. at Hockley in the Hole. Pot bellied: a gotch in Norfolk signifying . GOODYER'S PIG. said of a person who. according to the place where it is spoken: in the city it means a rich man. never well but when in mischief. chiefly gold: perhaps from the traffic carried on at that place. like boiled gooseberries. CANT. Like Goodyer's pig. but without a head. One with dull grey eyes. whose neck is greased. riding full speed. A goose. Goliah's shoes. He cannot say boh to a goose. which is chiefly for gold dust. Giles's. for which purpose it must be heated: hence it is a jocular saying. GOSPEL SHOP. that a taylor. GOTCH-GUTTED. He played up old gooseberry among them. GOOSEBERRY-EYED. Mung the gorger. in the form of a common woman. of the gentleman. Large leathern clogs. GOOD MAN. a saying of a bashful or sheepish fellow. a number of men on horseback. Giles's. A silly fellow or woman. A gentleman. three mouths. eight legs. beg child beg. GOREE. a smoothing iron used to press down the seams. and sometimes. a vigorous fornicator. by force or threats. A word of various imports. GOOSEBERRY WIG. represented on a famous sign in St. This has been practised in Derbyshire within the memory of persons now living. with a woman behind him. GOOSEBERRY. GOOSECAP. being suspended by the legs to a cord tied to two trees or high posts. A large frizzled wig: perhaps from a supposed likeness to a gooseberry bush. Money. and a *** upon its back.GOLOSHES. A church. GORGER. be he ever so poor. live on one side and three on the other. GOOSE. at an alehouse or tavern. a virtuous man GOOD WOMAN. the goose is their prize. one who loves his pot or bottle. A nondescript. suddenly puts an end to a riot or disturbance. A taylor's goose. though but rarely. an expert boxer. at a bagnio in Covent Garden. three arses. is always sure to have a goose at his fire. worn by invalids over their ordinary shoes. or St.e. A well dressed man. a man on horseback. i. Mung kiddey. four arms.

a treat given to parish officers in part of commutation for a bastard: called also.e. TO GREASE. said to such as would instruct any one in a matter he knows better than themselves. to give to a rich man. found very successful in curing most disorders to which horses are liable. who died Nov. To GRABBLE. inexperienced. Go teach your granny to suck eggs. My horse is not well. GRANNAM. and don't know which way to turn. up to the a-se in business. I shall send him to Doctor Green. To seize a man. ignorant. GRAVY-EYED. to seize any one's money. Corn. having horns grafted on his head. To squeeze out a man's eye with the thumb: a cruel practice used by the Bostonians in America. her eye. Handcuffs. To grease a man in the fist. A cant name used in Ireland for whiskey. GREEDY GUTS. seized the youth for a burglary. also the name of an idiot. GRAFTED. famous for licking. Doctor Green. GREEN. GREEN. To bribe. GRAPPLE THE RAILS. Hoarded money: supposed to have belonged to the grandmother of the possessor. How green the cull was not to stag how the old file planted the books. How ignorant the booby was not to perceive . or large round jug. or rather medicine. Young. A covetous or voracious person. GRAVE DIGGER. GREEK. A surtout. grass: a physician. As great as shirt and shitten a-se. TO GOUGE. Cuckolded. i. the slang lingo. Greasy chin. CANT. to bribe him. Eating a child. i.e. one whose eyes have a running humour. cant. GREAT INTIMATE. GREAT JOSEPH. To grease a fat sow in the a-se. To seize. Blear-eyed. Like a grave digger. CANT. The pigs grabbed the kiddey for a crack: the officers.a pitcher. 14. Giles's Greek. 1719. An abbreviation of grandmother. St. GRANNUM'S GOLD. or gibberish. To GRAB. GRANNY. To grabble the bit. GRAPPLING IRONS. unacquainted.

are at this time called grey beards. at Surgeons' hall. used for smuggling gin on the coasts of Essex and Suffolk. just initiated into the society of bucks and bloods. GRIMALKIN. GREENWICH GOOSE. granted a coat of arms. The gallows: so named from Gregory Brandon. Old Mr. An inexperienced young man. death. A cat: mawkin signifies a hare in Scotland. Grim. The disease of maids occasioned by celibacy. GREGORIAN TREE. or young eel. in Kent: perhaps they are styled barbers. GRIN. and. An attorney: those gentlemen carry their clients' deeds in a green bag. A novice on the town. when they have no deeds to carry. GREEN BAG. . or any other trumpery. one who grins without reason. Retailers of sand from the pits at and about Greenwich. &c. THE CAT'S UNCLE. A pensioner of Greenwich Hospital. GREEN GOWN. to be anatomized for murder: the skeletons of many criminals are preserved in glass cases. &c. GREY PARSON. A merry grig. to give themselves the appearance of business. said of a woman who governs her husband. from their constant shaving the sandbanks. GREY BEARD. Dutch earthen jugs. GRIG. Earthen jugs formerly used in public house for drawing ale: they had the figure of a man with a large beard stamped on them. BARTHOLOMEW FAIR. to whom Sir William Segar. garter king of arms (being imposed on by Brooke. To give a girl a green gown. To grin in a glass case. whence probably they took the name: see BEN JONSON'S PLAYS. GRINAGOG. a herald). A farthing. GREEN SICKNESS. GREENWICH BARBERS. it is said. GRIM. GREENHORN. a famous finisher of the law. A farmer who rents the tithes of the rector or vicar.how the old sharper placed the cards in such a manner as to insure the game. A foolish grinning fellow. to tumble her on the grass. GREENHEAD. a fellow as merry as a grig: an allusion to the apparent liveliness of a grig. The grey mare is the better horse. an undebauched young fellow. GREY MARE. frequently fill them with an old pair of breeches.

or pimple in the face. A hog. GROGHAM. to murmur or repine. GROUND SWEAT. or pig. also midwives. or complain of sickness. drunk. Ask bogey. GROATS. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. or any kind of hog's flesh. the gooseberry grinder. Groggy. A grave. To make foul or dirty. GROUND SQUIRREL. formerly the supposed habitation of many persons who wrote for the booksellers: hence a Grub-street writer means a hackney author. GROGGED. or fall into a trap: from the fish of that name. easily cheated. GRUNTER. Pork. . the breech. Victuals. A smoaked hog's face. to dine. the groats are returned to him. A street near Moorfields. GRUB. GULL. GROG-BLOSSOM. CANT. A carbuncle. to prevent the sailors intoxicating themselves with their allowance of rum. by every person standing for a degree. bacon. which if the depositor obtains with honour. GROG. ask mine a-se. GRUB STREET NEWS. To grumble in the gizzard. To gudgeon. TO GRIND. or spirits. nine groats are deposited in the hands of an academic officer. GRUTS. caused by drinking. GRUNTER'S GIG. to swallow the bait. Teeth. Rum and water. GRUNTING PECK. TO GRUBSHITE. to groan. a foundered horse. GROPERS. One easily imposed on. GUDGEON. to come off handsomely: at the universities. A simple credulous fellow. Gooseberry grinder. A grogged horse. by Admiral Vernon. He grumbled like a bear with a sore head. Tea. To save his groats. or groggified. A horse. which is easily taken. who manufactures booss for the booksellers. A discontented person. SEA TERM. Lying intelligence. Blind men. GRUMBLETONIAN. To grub. to grunt. Grog was first introduced into the navy about the year 1740. one who is always railing at the times or ministry.GRINDERS. GRUB STREET. A hog. GRUMBLE.

the red lane. GYBING. or GILES. to be tied to a gun and flogged on the posteriors. clearing it of its furniture. my guts begin to think my throat's cut. A dark lanthorn: an allusion to Guy Faux. my guts curse my teeth: all expressions signifying the party is extremely hungry. GUT SCRAPER. a silly fellow. GUTTING A QUART POT. comprehension. A fiddler. GUNDIGUTS. GUZZLE. Usurers who lend money to the gamesters. To guzzle. He has plenty of guts. the principal actor in the gunpowder plot. Stow the guy: conceal the lanthorn. GUMMY. GUZZLE GUTS.GULLED. a mode of punishing boys on board a ship of war. GUNPOWDER. capacity. GUM. Docility. GUTFOUNDERED. Clumsy: particularly applied to the ancles of men or women. GYBE. Abusive language. imposed on. The throat. pursy fellow. See POULTERER. Hopping Giles. merciless. . GUTTER LANE. e. GULLGROPERS. Gutting an oyster. Jeering or ridiculing. or RUM GUMPTION. Gutting a house. One greedy of liquor. A fat. Any writing or pass with a seal. used for ale in the universities. and the legs of horses. GUTS. Come. unfeeling person. Liquor. CANT. he is drunk: perhaps from an allusion to a vessel called a gun. Taking out the lining of it: i. eating it. To kiss the gunner's daughter. An old Woman. Deceived. Exceeding hungry. let us have no more of your gum. More guts than brains. to drink greedily. A very fat man or woman. a nick name for a lame person: St. See RED LANE. He is in the gun. cheated. Giles was the tutelar saint of cripples. or TORMENTOR of CATGUT. GUMPTION. drinking it off. or JYBE. GUTS AND GARBAGE. but no bowels: said of a hard. GUNNER'S DAUGHTER. My great guts are ready to eat my little ones. the swallow. GYLES. GUY. GUN.

or curtals. I will cleave to my doxy wap stiffly. I will not conceal aught I win out of libkins or from the ruffmans. called at Oxford a scout. and that their pretended . GYPSIES. worshipful fraternity (who pretend to derive their origin from the earliest times) borrowed both the hint and form of their establishment. nor will I suffer him. it seems. To colour their impostures. swigmen. and. and that I will in all things obey the commands of the great tawney prince. or any thing else I can come at. do swear to be a true brother. or principal man of the gang. who. dommerars. jarkmen. a new name is given him by which he is ever after to be called. They rove up and down the country in large companies. then standing up in the middle of the assembly. Lastly. clapper dogeons. pailliards. are suffered to wander about the country. which is dictated to him by some experienced member of the fraternity: I. but will preserve it for the use of the company. they artificially discolour their faces. either by day or by night. A college runner or errand-boy at Cambridge. I will not teach any one to cant. against all other outliers whatever. nor will I disclose any of our mysteries to them. to the great terror of the farmers. or any of us. under the pretence of fortune-telling. he is to take the following oath. hookers. goblers. Irish toyles. When a fresh recruit is admitted into the fraternity. marjery praters. as winnings for her weppings. that from the three first articles of this oath. according to the utmost of my ability. a tradition. and speak a kind of gibberish peculiar to themselves. I will take my prince's part against all that shall oppose him. They pretend that they derive their origin from the ancient Egyptians.GYP. The canters have. patricoes. Crank Cuffin. but observe and keep all the times of appointment. or any one belongiug to us. from whose geese. or them. grunting cheats. and fowls. in every place whatever. turkeys. A set of vagrants. bawdy baskets. they take very considerable contributions. he repeats the following oath. who were famous for their knowledge in astronomy and other sciences. rufflers. administered by the principal maunder. as much as I can. swaddlers. and will bring her duds. and directing his face to the dimber damber. whip jacks. and keep his counsel and not divulge the secrets of my brethren. I will never leave nor forsake the company. or tibs of the buttery. find means to rob or defraud the ignorant and superstitious. See SCOUT. the first founders of a certain boastful. after going through the annexed forms: First. to be abused by any strange abrams. but will defend him. to the great disgrace of our police.

Captain Hackum. HACKNEY WRITER. or woods and bushes. A man's yard. to bind them indissolubly from a separation. and know not how to claim a property either in their goods or children: and this general interest ties them more firmly together than if all their rags were twisted into ropes. As they live. a bravo. is. ducks (or mallards). said of one who has caught the venereal disease. That by which they are said to get the most money. so that. to be flogged a la militaire: soldiers of the . while the wretches with imprecations. it is impossible to recover it. HAD'EM. and having made holes in the ground under some remote hedge in an obscure place. for while some are sent to break the ruffmans. so the disgrace is kept concealed from the world.derivation from the first Adam is a forgery. A weapon carried by a serjeant of foot. and Dexterously pick pockets. who presently make bloody work with what living things are brought them. till the remotest person of the gang (who is not suspected because they come not near the person robbed) gets possession of it. others are detached to filch geese. to make themselves merry on the occasion. fall to work tooth and nail: and having eaten more like beasts than men. HAIR SPLITTER. while they are telling of fortunes. they can procure without money. hens. they make a fire and boil or broil their food. for some one mort to take the child. A schoolmaster. are instantly conveyed from one hand to another. They stroll up and down all summer-time in droves. &c. HALBERT. together promiscuously. and protestations. and pigs. One who writes for attornies or booksellers. HACKUM. rings. and when it is enough. disclaim the thievery. they drink more like swine than human creatures. and. a slasher. To get a halbert. in the strictest search. At the admission of a new brother. for firing. when young gentlewomen of good families and reputation have happened to be with child before marriage. As for peckage or eatables. if the child lives. it never knows its parents. it being only from the first Adam Tiler: see ADAM TILER. and came home by Clapham. a round sum is often bestowed among the gypsies. so they lie. chickens. To be brought to the halberts. or drink. oaths. HABERDASHER OF PRONOUNS. and as that is never heard of more by the true mother and family. a general stock is raised for booze. which they get. and the money. to be appointed a serjeant. or usher. entertaining one another all the time with songs in the canting dialect. which detestable union is farther consolidated by the above oath. He has been at Had'em. silver thirribles. Their morts are their butchers.

This. the officers know where we live. and three halfpence for the rope. HANG IT UP. B. or villainous appearance. hanged on a gibbet. HANG OUT. HANGMAN'S WAGES. are frequently. was thus allotted: one shilling for the executioner. being commonly tied to three halberts. when flogged. Handsome is that handsome does: a proverb frequently cited by ugly women. with a fourth fastened across them. HANDLE. or cheek by joul. HANG IN CHAINS. HAND AND POCKET SHOP. to which they are fastened by iron bandages. or HAMCASES Breeches. This refers to former times. set up in a triangle. the fellow has a large nose. a jeering commendation of an ugly fellow.infantry. A dependant. HANDSOME. means a horse-whipping. A thievish. after execution. or other atrocious crimes. The true state of this matter is. a saying of one promoted from a serjeant to a commission officer. HALF SEAS OVER. Persons guilty of murder. A woman whose husband receives frequent presents from her father. HAND BASKET PORTION. where ready money is paid for what is called for. A vile. make haste. A high constable. according to the vulgar tradition. Sixpence. in advertisements. Hand to fist. Bear a hand. The traps scavey where we hang out. we lost a sailor. HANDSOME REWARD. He is a handsome-bodied man in the face. like other artificers. raised their prices. to hesitate. HAND. HANGER ON. He carries the halbert in his face. The cove flashes a rare handle to his physog. HAMS. Score it up: speaking of a reckoning. is said to have a hand-basket portion. and the value of that . to be skilful in the art of boxing. Cant. To hang back. that a Scottish mark was the fee allowed for an execution. HALF A HOG. A sailor. Almost drunk. or family. To HANG AN ARSE. Thirteen pence halfpenny. --N. An eating house. the gibbet is commonly placed on or near the place where the crime was committed. HANG GALLOWS LOOK. We lost a hand. the hangmen of the present day having. which. HAMLET. opposite: the same as tete-a-tete. desperate fellow. To know how to handle one's fists.

piece was settled by a proclamation of James I. at thirteen pence halfpenny. HANK. He has a hank on him; i.e. an ascendancy over him, or a hold upon him. A Smithfield hank; an ox, rendered furious by overdriving and barbarous treatment. See BULL HANK. HANKER. To hanker after any thing; to have a longing after or for it. HANS IN KELDER. Jack in the cellar, i.e. the child in the womb: a health frequently drank to breeding women or their husbands. HARD. Stale beer, nearly sour, is said to be hard. Hard also means severe: as, hard fate, a hard master. HARD AT HIS A-SE. Close after him. HARE. He has swallowed a hare; he is drunk; more probably a HAIR, which requires washing down, HARK-YE-ING. Whispering on one side to borrow money. HARMAN. A constable. CANT. HARMAN BECK. A beadle. CANT. HARMANS. The stocks. CANT. HARP. To harp upon; to dwell upon a subject. Have among you, my blind harpers; an expression used in throwing or shooting at random among the crowd. Harp is also the Irish expression for woman, or tail, used in tossing up in Ireland: from Hibernia, being represented with a harp on the reverse of the copper coins of that country; for which it is, in hoisting the copper, i.e. tossing up, sometimes likewise called music. HARRIDAN. A hagged old woman; a miserable, scraggy, worn-out harlot, fit to take her bawd's degree: derived from the French word HARIDELLE, a worn-out jade of a horse or mare. HARRY. A country fellow. CANT.--Old Harry; the Devil. HARUM SCARUM. He was running harum scarum; said of any one running or walking hastily, and in a hurry, after they know not what. HASH. To flash the hash; to vomit. CANT. HASTY. Precipitate, passionate. He is none of the Hastings sort; a saying of a slow, loitering fellow: an allusion to the Hastings pea, which is the first in season. HASTY PUDDING. Oatmeal and milk boiled to a moderate thickness, and eaten with sugar and butter. Figuratively,

a wet, muddy road: as, The way through Wandsworth is quite a hasty pudding. To eat hot hasty pudding for a laced hat, or some other prize, is a common feat at wakes and fairs. HAT. Old hat; a woman's privities: because frequently felt. HATCHES. Under the hatches; in trouble, distress, or debt. HATCHET FACE. A long thin face. HAVIL. A sheep. CANT. HAVY CAVY. Wavering, doubtful, shilly shally. HAWK. Ware hawk; the word to look sharp, a bye-word when a bailiff passes. Hawk also signifies a sharper, in opposition to pigeon. See PIGEON. See WARE HAWK. HAWKERS. Licensed itinerant retailers of different commodities, called also pedlars; likewise the sellers of news-papers. Hawking; an effort to spit up the thick phlegm, called OYSTERS: whence it is wit upon record, to ask the person so doing whether he has a licence; a punning allusion to the Act of hawkers and pedlars. To HAZEL GILD. To beat any one with a hazel stick. HEAD CULLY OF THE PASS, or PASSAGE BANK. The top tilter of that gang throughout the whole army, who demands and receives contribution from all the pass banks in the camp. HEAD RAILS. Teeth. SEA PHRASE. HEARING CHEATS. Ears. CANT. HEART'S EASE. Gin. HEARTY CHOAK. He will have a hearty choak and caper sauce for breakfast; i.e. he will be hanged. HEATHEN PHILOSOPHER. One whose breech may be seen through his pocket-hole: this saying arose from the old philosophers, many of whom depised the vanity of dress to such a point, as often to fall into the opposite extreme. TO HEAVE. To rob. To heave a case; to rob a house. To heave a bough; to rob a booth. CANT. HEAVER. The breast. CANT. HEAVERS. Thieves who make it their business to steal tradesmen's shop-books. CANT. HECTOR. bully, a swaggering coward. To hector; to bully, probably from such persons affecting the valour of Hector, the Trojan hero.

HEDGE. To make a hedge; to secure a bet, or wager, laid on one side, by taking the odds on the other, so that, let what will happen, a certain gain is secured, or hedged in, by the person who takes this precaution; who is then said to be on velvet. HEDGE ALEHOUSE. A small obscure alehouse. HEDGE CREEPER. A robber of hedges. HEDGE PRIEST. An illiterate unbeneficed curate, a patrico. HEDGE WHORE. An itinerant harlot, who bilks the bagnios and bawdy-houses, by disposing of her favours on the wayside, under a hedge; a low beggarly prostitute. HEELS. To he laid by the heels; to be confined, or put in prison. Out at heels; worn, or diminished: his estate or affairs are out at heels. To turn up his heels; to turn up the knave of trumps at the game of all-fours. HEEL TAP. A peg in the heel of a shoe, taken out when it is finished. A person leaving any liquor in his glass, is frequently called upon by the toast-master to take off his heel-tap. HELL. A taylor's repository for his stolen goods, called cabbage: see CABBAGE. Little hell; a small dark covered passage, leading from London-wall to Bell-alley. HELL-BORN BABE. A lewd graceless youth, one naturally of a wicked disposition. HELL CAT. A termagant, a vixen, a furious scolding woman. See TERMAGANT and VIXEN. HELL HOUND. A wicked abandoned fellow. HELL FIRE DICK. The Cambridge driver of the Telegraph. The favorite companion of the University fashionables, and the only tutor to whose precepts they attend. HELTER SKELTER. To run helter skelter, hand over head, in defiance of order. HEMP. Young hemp; an appellation for a graceless boy. HEMPEN FEVER. A man who was hanged is said to have died of a hempen fever; and, in Dorsetshire, to have been stabbed with a Bridport dagger; Bridport being a place famous for manufacturing hemp into cords. HEMPEN WIDOW. One whose husband was hanged. HEN-HEARTED. Cowardly. HEN HOUSE. A house where the woman rules; called also

a SHE HOUSE, and HEN FRIGATE: the latter a sea phrase, originally applied to a ship, the captain of which had his wife on board, supposed to command him. HENPECKED. A husband governed by his wife, is said to be henpecked. HEN. A woman. A cock and hen club; a club composed of men and women. HERE AND THEREIAN. One who has no settled place of residence. HERRING. The devil a barrel the better herring; all equally bad. HERRING GUTTED. Thin, as a shotten hering. HERRING POND. The sea. To cross the herring pond at the king's expence; to be transported. HERTFORDSHIRE KINDNESS. Drinking twice to the same person. HICK. A country hick; an ignorant clown. CANT. HICKENBOTHOM. Mr. Hickenbothom; a ludicrous name for an unknown person, similar to that of Mr. Thingambob. Hickenbothom, i.e. a corruption of the German word ickenbaum, i.e. oak tree. HICKEY. Tipsey; quasi, hickupping. HIDE AND SEEK. A childish game. He plays at hide and seek; a saying of one who is in fear of being arrested for debt, or apprehended for some crime, and therefore does not chuse to appear in public, but secretly skulks up and down. See SKULK. HIDEBOUND. Stingy, hard of delivery; a poet poor in invention, is said to have a hidebound muse. HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY. Confusedly mixed. HIGH EATING. To eat skylarks in a garret. HIGH FLYERS. Tories, Jacobites. HIGH JINKS. A gambler at dice, who, having a strong head, drinks to intoxicate his adversary, or pigeon. HIGH LIVING. To lodge in a garret, or cockloft HIGH PAD. A highwayman. CANT. HIGH ROPES. To be on the high ropes; to be in a passion. HIGH SHOON, or CLOUTED SHOON. A country clown.

HIGH WATER. It is high water, with him; he is full of money. HIGHGATE. Sworn at Highgate--a ridiculous custom formerly prevailed at the public-houses in Highgate, to administer a ludicrous oath to all travellers of the middling rank who stopped there. The party was sworn on a pair of horns, fastened on a stick: the substance of the oath was, never to kiss the maid when he could kiss the mistress, never to drink small beer when he could get strong, with many other injunctions of the like kind; to all which was added the saving cause of "unless you like it best." The person administering the oath was always to be called father by the juror; and he, in return, was to style him son, under the penalty of a bottle. HIKE. To hike off; to run away. CANT. HIND LEG. To kick out a hind leg; to make a rustic bow. HINNEY, MY HONEY. A north country hinney, particularly a Northumbrian: in that county, hinney is the general term of endearment. HISTORY OF THE FOUR KINGS, or CHILD'S BEST GUIDE TO THE GALLOWS. A pack of cards. He studies the history of the four kings assiduously; he plays much at cards. HOAXING. Bantering, ridiculing. Hoaxing a quiz; joking an odd fellow. UNIVERSITY WIT. HOB, or HOBBINOL, a clown. HOB OR NOB. Will you hob or nob with me? a question formerly in fashion at polite tables, signifying a request or challenge to drink a glass of wine with the proposer: if the party challenged answered Nob, they were to chuse whether white or red. This foolish custom is said to have originated in the days of good queen Bess, thus: when great chimnies were in fashion, there was at each corner of the hearth, or grate, a small elevated projection, called the hob; and behind it a seat. In winter time the beer was placed on the hob to warm: and the cold beer was set on a small table, said to have been called the nob; so that the question, Will you have hob or nob? seems only to have meant, Will you have warm or cold beer? i.e. beer from the hob, or beer from the nob. HOBBERDEHOY. Half a man and half a boy, a lad between both. HOBBLED. Impeded, interrupted, puzzled. To hobble; to walk lamely. HOBBLEDYGEE. A pace between a walk and a run, a dog-trot. HOBBY. Sir Posthumous's hobby; one nice or whimsical in his clothes.

HOBBY HORSE. A man's favourite amusement, or study, is called his hobby horse. It also means a particular kind of small Irish horse: and also a wooden one, such as is given to children. HOBBY HORSICAL. A man who is a great keeper or rider of hobby horses; one that is apt to be strongly attached to his systems of amusement. HOBNAIL. A country clodhopper: from the shoes of country farmers and ploughmen being commonly stuck full of hob-nails, and even often clouted, or tipped with iron. The Devil ran over his face with hobnails in his shoes; said of one pitted With the small pox. HOBSON'S CHOICE. That or none; from old Hobson, a famous carrier of Cambridge, who used to let horses to the students; but never permitted them to chuse, always allotting each man the horse he thought properest for his manner of riding and treatment. HOCKS. vulgar appellation for the feet. You have left the marks of your dirty hocks on my clean stairs; a frequent complaint from a mop squeezer to a footman. HOCKEY. Drunk with strong stale beer, called old hock. See HICKEY. HOCKING, or HOUGHING. A piece of cruelty practised by the butchers of Dublin, on soldiers, by cutting the tendon of Achilles; this has been by law made felony. HOCUS POCUS. Nonsensical words used by jugglers, previous to their deceptions, as a kind of charm, or incantation. A celebrated writer supposes it to be a ludicrous corruption of the words hoc est corpus, used by the popish priests m consecrating the host. Also Hell Hocus is used to express drunkenness: as, he is quite hocus; he is quite drunk. HOD. Brother Hod; a familiar name for a bricklayer's labourer: from the hod which is used for carrying bricks and mortar. HODDY DODDY, ALL A-SE AND NO BODY. A short clumsy person, either male or female. HODGE. An abbreviation of Roger: a general name for a country booby. HODGE PODGE. An irregular mixture of numerous things. HODMANDODS. Snails in their shells. HOG. A shilling. To drive one's hogs; to snore: the noise made by some persons in snoring, being not much unlike the notes of that animal. He has brought his hogs to a fine market; a saying of any one who has been remarkably successful in his affairs, and is spoken ironically to signify the contrary. A hog in armour; an awkward or mean

the back part foremost. to cut it short. thoughtless. and carried round the arms. See ALL HOLIDAY. but on this occasion styled the Cuckold's March. left uncovered in paying it. HOGGISH. an appellation given to the members of St. so that the ends of the hair stick up like hog's bristles. was up that hill. as some conceive to increase the ignominy. watch. a giddy. or company. as. Corruption of haut goust.looking man or woman. it stinks confoundedly. that his money. Jonian hogs. was in the year 1784. had grounded their arms to rest a while. or flavour. unmannerly. was practised by the officers on their brethren. the place of execution for criminals condemned in London. &c. night. To hog a horse's mane. to get into windows accidentally left open: this is done by the assistance of a confederate. it was placed on his head. but more probably to prevent them being shocked with a distant view of the gallows. and hold to be no robbery. To ride backwards up Holborn hill. the first time he appeared in the field after being married. The last execution at Tyburn. HOITY-TOITY. HOIST. Blind man's holiday. HOGO. who leans his head against the wall. surgeons conceal the instruments with which they are going to operate. It has a confounded hogo. Rude. HOLY FATHER. Criminals going to suffer. commonly said of flesh somewhat tainted. high taste. seized upon him. a bad bowler. A hoity-toity wench. setting a man on his head. a drum and fife beating and playing the pioneers call. A mean stingy fellow. and consequently of this procession. A butcher's boy of St. finely dressed. he was to take off his hat: this. in amputations. HOLBORN HILL. among pickpockets. A holiday bowler. to represent horns. it was thus managed: As soon as the regiment. since which the criminals have been executed near Newgate HOLIDAY. always ride backwards. may fall out of his pockets. A ludicrous ceremony formerly performed on every soldier. A holiday is any part of a ship's bottom. John's College. darkness. named Round Heads and Cuckolds. Hoisting. filthy. making his back a kind of step or ascent. Cambridge. It is all holiday. To go upon the hoist. . and putting a couple of bayonets out of the two corners of his hat. romping girl. three or four men of the same company to which the bridegroom belonged. is said to look like a hog in armour. SEA TERM. is. in some regiments. He was then hoisted on the shoulders of two strong fellows. See REVERSED. called the hoist. in passing the colours. HOISTING. Patrick's Market. to go to the gallows: the way to Tyburn. these they pick up. HOG GRUBBER.

He hoofed it or beat the hoof. according to the Roman Catholics. a certainty. HONEY MOON. every step of the way from Chester to London.e. HOOF. It is all honey or a t--d with them. i. This rig consists in feeding a man and a dog for nothing. IRISH. Blindfolded by a handkerchief. if thou canst find any creditable person who wilt say thou art an honest man. i. given . and each of them a rope. HOOK AND SNIVEY. He loves him as the Devil loves holy water. HOOKERS. A thorough-paced villain. one of who pretends to be sick and unable to eat. a knave. feed their pretended sick companion and dog gratis. A term frequently used by superiors to inferiors. bound over the eyes. As honest a man as any in the cards when all the kings are out. or that the thing will not occour. To beat the hoof. or decided business. and is carried on thus: Three men. fingers. HOLY WATER. caught: a simile taken from fishing.e. called a nettle. See ANGLERS. It was quiet a hollow thing. **** hooks. go to a public house: the two well men make a bargain with the landlord for their dinner. said of persons who are either in the extremity of friendship or enmity. To run the hoop. but I wil give thee five pounds. said a quaker to an attorney. having the virtue to chase away the Devil and his imps. HONEST WOMAN. HOOKEE WALKER.Dublin. among whom the exclamation. being naked to the waist. i. wait the signal to begin: this being made by a stroke with a cat of nine tails. or other Irish blackguard. tricked. HOLLOW. foolish. a harmless. The first month after marriage. Holy water. HOOD-WINKED.e. A poor honey. or other ligature. HOOKED. Over-reached. is common. goodnatured fellow. An expression signifying that the story is not true. hates him mortally. Four or more boys having their left hands tied fast to an iron hoop. I dare not call thee rogue for fear of the law. by the Holy Father (meaning the Pope). or oath. WITH NIX THE BUFFER. To marry a woman with whom one has cohabitated as a mistress. in their right. HOOP. either kissing or fighting. HONEST MAN. an ancient marine custom. and when he is out of sight. making an honest woman of her. HOLY LAMB. to travel on foot. is termed.

HOPKINS. HORNS. TO HOOP. the husband returning suddenly. to Charlton. HOPPER-ARSED. I'll well hoop his or her barrel. surprised them together. Luke's day. near Deptford. a ludicrous address to a lame or limping man. An annual fair held at Charlton. draws in his horns. when they sow the land. Churches dedicated to that saint commonly stand out of town. whom he found alone. A diminutive person. and every one does the same: at first the blows are but gently administered. in this neighbourhood. I'll beat him or her soundly. and having prevailed over her modesty. Mr. meet at Cuckold's Point. It consists of a riotous mob. being at the palace of Eltham. Having large projecting buttocks: from their resemblance to a small basket. She was such a-hop-o-my thumb. being a pun on the word hop. lepers. with horns of different kinds upon their heads. called a hopper or hoppet. but each irritated by the strokes from the boy behind him. through that town and Greenwich. Hopkins. TO HOP THE TWIG. the king was obliged to discover himself. that a pigeon. who on the apprehension of danger. To draw in one's horns. and having been out a hunting one day. HOP MERCHANT.by the boatswain to one of the boys. HORN FAIR. at length lays it on in earnest. The vulgar tradition gives the following history of the origin of this fair. besides making the husband . then a mean hamlet. many of them having been chapels to hospitals. or some other of our ancient kings. and march from thence in procession. or is lame. HOPPING GILES. worn by husbandmen for containing seed corn. in Kent. To beat. See GYLES. and threatening to kill them both. who after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns. even the gingerbread figures have horns. and to compound for his safety by a purse of gold. A temporary priapism. the 18th of October. CANT. and a grant of the land from this place to Cuckold's Point. &c. he strikes the boy before him. and retires to his shell. when entering a cottage to inquire his way. might pick a pea out of her a-se. A jeering appellation given to any person who limps. See CAPER MERCHANT. on St. man or woman. King John. HOP-O-MY-THUMB. to retract an assertion through fear: metaphor borrowed from a snail. HORN COLIC. Giles was the patron of cripples. To run away. This was anciently practised when a ship was wind-bound. St. A dancing master. rambled from his company to this place. sitting on her shoulder. he was struck with the beauty of the mistress. and at the fair there are sold rams horns. and every sort of toy made of horn.

master of the hamlet. It is added that, in memory of this grant, and the occasion of it, this fair was established, for the sale of horns, and all sorts of goods made with that material. A sermon is preached at Charlton church on the fair day. HORN MAD. A person extremely jealous of his wife, is said to be horn mad. Also a cuckold, who does not cut or breed his horns easily. HORN WORK. Cuckold-making. HORNIFIED. Cuckolded. HORSE BUSS. A kiss with a loud smack; also a bite. HORSE COSER. A dealer in horses: vulgarly and corruptly pronounced HORSE COURSER. The verb TO COSE was used by the Scots, in the sense of bartering or exchanging. HORSE GODMOTHER. A large masculine woman, a gentlemanlike kind of a lady. HORSE LADDER. A piece of Wiltshire wit, which consists in sending some raw lad, or simpleton, to a neighbouring farm house, to borrow a horse ladder, in order to get up the horses, to finish a hay-mow. HORSE'S MEAL. A meal without drinking. HOSTELER, i.e. oat stealer. Hosteler was originally the name for an inn-keeper; inns being in old English styled hostels, from the French signifying the same. HOT POT. Ale and brandy made hot. HOT STOMACH. He has so hot a stomach, that he burns all the clothes off his back; said of one who pawns his clothes to purchase liquor. HOUSE, or TENEMENT, TO LET. A widow's weeds; also an atchievement marking the death of a husband, set up on the outside of a mansion: both supposed to indicate that the dolorous widow wants a male comforter. HOYDON. A romping girl. HUBBLE-BUBBLE. Confusion. A hubble-bubble fellow; a man of confused ideas, or one thick of speech, whose words sound like water bubbling out of a bottle. Also an instrument used for smoaking through water in the East Indies, called likewise a caloon, and hooker. HUBBLE DE SHUFF. Confusedly. To fire hubble de shuff, to fire quick and irregularly. OLD MILITARY TERM. HUBBUB. A noise, riot, or disturbance. HUCKLE MY BUFF. Beer, egg, and brandy, made hot.

HUCKSTERS. Itinerant retailers of provisions. He is in hucksters hands; he is in a bad way. TO HUE. To lash. The cove was hued in the naskin; the rogue was soundly lashed in bridewell. CANT. TO HUFF. To reprove, or scold at any one; also to bluster, bounce, ding, or swagger. A captain huff; a noted bully. To stand the huff; to be answerable for the reckoning in a public house. HUG. To hug brown bess; to carry a firelock, or serve as a private soldier. He hugs it as the Devil hugs a witch: said of one who holds any thing as if he was afraid of losing it. HUGGER MUGGER. By stealth, privately, without making an appearance. They spent their money in a hugger mugger way. HUGOTONTHEONBIQUIFFINARIANS. A society existing in 1748. HULKY, or HULKING. A great hulky fellow; an over-grown clumsy lout, or fellow. HULVER-HEADED. Having a hard impenetrable head; hulver, in the Norfolk dialect, signifying holly, a hard and solid wood. TO HUM, or HUMBUG. To deceive, or impose on one by some story or device. A humbug; a jocular imposition, or deception. To hum and haw; to hesitate in speech, also to delay, or be with difficulty brought to consent to any matter or business, HUMS. Persons at church. There is a great number of hums in the autem; there is a great congregation in the church. HUM BOX. A pulpit. HUM CAP. Very old and strong beer, called also stingo. See STINGO. HUM DRUM. A hum drum fellow; a dull tedious narrator, a bore; also a set of gentlemen, who (Bailey says) used to meet near the Charter House, or at the King's Head in St. John's-street, who had more of pleasantry, and less of mystery, than the free masons. HUM DURGEON. An imaginary illness. He has got the humdurgeon, the thickest part of his thigh is nearest his a-se; i.e. nothing ails him except low spirits. HUMBUGS. The brethren of the venerable society of humbugs was held at brother Hallam's, in Goodman's Fields. HUMMER. A great lye, a rapper. See RAPPER.

HUMMING LIQUOR. Double ale, stout pharaoh. See PHARAOH. HUMMUMS. A bagnio, or bathing house. HUM TRUM. A musical instrument made of a mopstick, a bladder, and some packthread, thence also called a bladder and string, and hurdy gurdy; it is played on like a violin, which is sometimes ludicrously called a humstrum; sometimes, instead of a bladder, a tin canister is used. HUMP. To hump; once a fashionable word for copulation. HUMPTY DUMPTY. A little humpty dumpty man or woman; a short clumsy person of either sex: also ale boiled with brandy. TO HUNCH. To jostle, or thrust. HUNCH-BACKED. Hump-backed. HUNG BEEF. A dried bull's pizzle. How the dubber served the cull with hung beef; how the turnkey beat the fellow with a bull's pizzle. HUNKS. A covetous miserable fellow, a miser; also the name of a famous bear mentioned by Ben Jonson. HUNT'S DOG. He is like Hunt's dog, will neither go to church nor stay at home. One Hunt, a labouring man at a small town in Shropshire, kept a mastiff, who on being shut up on Sundays, whilst his master went to church, howled so terribly as to disturb the whole village; wherefore his master resolved to take him to church with him: but when he came to the church door, the dog having perhaps formerly been whipped out by the sexton, refused to enter; whereupon Hunt exclaimed loudly against his dog's obstinacy, who would neither go to church nor stay at home. This shortly became a bye-word for discontented and whimsical persons. HUNTING. Drawing in unwary persons to play or game. CANT. HUNTING THE SQUIRREL. An amusement practised by postboys and stage-coachmen, which consists in following a one-horse chaise, anddriving it before them, passing close to it, so as to brush the wheel, and by other means terrifying any woman or person that may be in it. A man whose turn comes for him to drink, before he has emptied his former glass, is said to be hunted. HUNTSUP. The reveillier of huntsmen, sounded on the French horn, or other instrument. HURDY GURDY. A kind of fiddle, originally made perhaps out of a gourd. See HUMSTRUM. HURLY BURLY. A rout, riot, bustle or confusion.

HUSH. Hush the cull; murder the fellow. HUSH MONEY. Money given to hush up or conceal a robbery, theft, or any other offence, or to take off the evidence from appearing against a criminal. HUSKYLOUR. A guinea, or job. Cant. HUSSY. An abbreviation of housewife, but now always used as a term of reproach; as, How now, hussy? or She is a light hussy. HUZZA. Said to have been originally the cry of the huzzars or Hungarian light horse; but now the national shout of the English, both civil and military, in the sea phrase termed a cheer; to give three cheers being to huzza thrice. HYP, or HIP. A mode of calling to one passing by. Hip, Michael, your head's on fire; a piece of vulgar wit to a red haired man. HYP. The hypochondriac: low spirits. He is hypped; he has got the blue devils, &c. JABBER. To talk thick and fast, as great praters usually do, to chatter like a magpye; also to speak a foreign language. He jabbered to rne in his damned outlandish parlez vous, but I could not understand him; he chattered to me in French, or some other foreign language, but I could not understand him. JACK. A farthing, a small bowl serving as the mark for bowlers. An instrument for pulling off boots. JACK ADAMS. A fool. Jack Adams's parish; Clerkenwell. JACK AT A PINCH, A poor hackney parson. JACK IN A BOX, A sharper, or cheat. A child in the mother's womb. JACK IN AN OFFICE, An insolent fellow in authority. JACK KETCH. The hangman; vide DERRICK and KETCH. JACK NASTY FACE. A sea term, signifying a common sailor. JACK OF LEGS. A tall long-legged man; also a giant, said to be buried in Weston church, near Baldock, in Hertfordshire, where there are two stones fourteen feet distant, said to be the head and feet stones of his grave. This giant, says Salmon, as fame goes, lived in a wood here, and was a great robber, but a generous one; for he plundered the rich to feed the poor: he frequently took bread for this purpose from the Baldock bakers, who catching him at an advantage, put out his eyes, and afterwards hanged him upon a knoll in Baldock field. At his death he made

one request, which was, that he might have his bow and arrow put into his hand, and on shooting it off, where the arrow fell, they would bury him; which being granted, the arrow fell in Weston churchyard. Above seventy years ago, a very large thigh bone was taken out of the church chest, where it had lain many years for a show, and was sold by the clerk to Sir John Tradescant, who, it is said, put it among the rarities of Oxford. JACK PUDDING. The merry andrew, zany, or jester to a mountebank. JACK ROBINSON. Before one could say Jack Robinson; a saying to express a very short time, originating from a very volatile gentleman of that appellation, who would call on his neighbours, and be gone before his name could be announced. JACK SPRAT. A dwarf, or diminutive fellow. JACK TAR. A sailor. JACK WEIGHT. A fat man. JACK WHORE. A large masculine overgrown wench. JACKANAPES. An ape; a pert, ugly, little fellow. JACKED. Spavined. A jacked horse. JACKMEN. See JARKMEN. JACKEY. Gin. JACOB. A soft fellow. A fool. JACOB. A ladder: perhaps from Jacob's dream. CANT. Also the common name for a jay, jays being usually taught to say, Poor Jacob! a cup of sack for Jacob. JACOBITES. Sham or collar shirts. Also partizans for the Stuart family: from the name of the abdicated king, i.e. James or Jacobus. It is said by the whigs, that God changed Jacob's name to Israel, lest the descendants of that patriarch should be called Jacobites. JADE. A term of reproach to women. JAGUE. A ditch: perhaps from jakes. JAIL BIRDS. Prisoners. JAKES. A house of office, a cacatorium. JAMMED. Hanged. CANT. JANIZARIES. The mob, sometimes so called; also bailiffs, their setters, and followers.

and certificates for beggars. The knowledge box. in an instant. and mentioned as such in the Bible. JESUITICAL. To be japanned. JAW. towzle. it will be done in a short space of time. See TO BOX THE JESUIT. a fopling. . JEMMY FELLOW. a talkative fellow. Jaw work. to become a clergyman. A jaw-me-dead. Speech. JASON'S FLEECE. JET. To drive jehu-like. to put on the black cloth: from the colour of the japan ware. Ordained. JERRYCUMMUMBLE. JEMMY. Sometimes called Jemmy Rook. to enter into holy orders. JEFFY. Those. an extortioner: the brokers formerly behind St. A smart jemmy fellow. discourse. to drive furiously: from a king of Israel of that name. JAZEY. IDEA POT. the head. let us have none of your discourse. an equivocal answer. It will be done in a jeffy. licences. An instrument for lifting up the grate or top of a show-glass.JAPANNED. who was a famous charioteer. A smart spruce fellow. JARKMEN. equivocal. A lawyer. To shake. See KNOWLEDGE BOX. JEM. A hackney coachman. A jesuitical answer. JESSAMY. a parson. A bob wig. A crow. This instrument is much used by housebreakers. or hard. JESIUT. Autem jet. CANT. Clement's church in the Strand were called Jews by their brethren the taylors. JENNY. A seal. A gold ring. who fabricate counterfeit passes. which is black. or tumble about. JARVIS. Foote's plays. An over-reaching dealer. sharp fellow. CANT. A henpecked husband: from a celebrated character in one of Mr. JARK. Give us none of your jaw. a cry used in fairs by the sellers of nuts. A citizen cheated of his gold. representing a man governed by his wife. in order to rob it. JEW. JERRY SNEAK. evasive. Sly. JEHU.

Leathern jacks tipped with silver. To indorse with a cudgel. Cutting out the backs of coaches. A whipping-post. to drub or beat a man over the back with a stick. who encourages the addresses of a man whom she means to deceive and abandon. rattling fellow. and justify. A wild. Breeches. Supposed to be a very brotherly set of . Encroaching. INCHING. thoughtless. Rejected by a woman who has encouraged one's advances. JEW'S EYE. A silk handkerchief. Black Indies. CANT. Horse cosers. copulation. are plundered by the inhabitants. INEXPRESSIBLES. swear to their sufficiency. i. JINGLERS. but. A sodomite. Usurers who attend the gaming-tables. and lend money at great premiums. when called on. JEW BAIL. one of whose fore feet is tied up. JIG. INDIA WIPE. will not give credit. who for a sum of money will bail any action whatsoever. INDORSER. practised by the inhabitants of our western coasts. frequenting country fairs. formerly in use among fuddle caps. JINGLE BRAINS. This diabolical device is. IMPURE. A pleasant jig. IMPOST TAKERS. a witty arch trick. JIGGER. and being wrecked. JILTED. to lay CANE upon Abel. that is.JEW. run on shore. That's worth a Jew's eye. Also a lock or door. this at night has the appearance of a ship's light. JILT. by fixing a candle and lanthorn round the neck of a horse. INDIES. Newcastle. CANT. IMPUDENT STEALING. Insufficient bail: commonly Jews. The feather-bed jig. A method of deceiving seamen. it is said. INKLE WEAVERS. A modern term for a lady of easy virtue. and hung with bells. JIBBER THE KIBBER. A tradesman who has no faith. a pleasant or agreeable sight: a saying taken from Shakespeare. A tricking woman. Ships bearing towards it. A trick. and robbing the seats.e. are not to be found. JINGLE BOXES.

One of the innocents. CAMBRIDGE TERM. or JOCKUM CLOY. A merry facetious fellow. JOINT. JOB'S COMFORT. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. JOHNNY BUM. Any robbery. I'll give you a knock on the head. the operator must think of a cuckold. Jock being a common name. nor cries to go home to . 'as great as two inkle weavers' being a proverbial saying. JOGG-TROT. JOCK. particularly a collier. To hit a joint in carving. who never flinches from his glass. JOLLY. A guinea. JOB'S COMFORTER. A jeering appellation for a north country seaman. The inside of a **** and the outside of a gaol. JOB'S DOCK. to get on with a slow but regular pace. a weak or simple person. JOBATION. The apartments for the foul or venereal patients in St. or member-mug. To reprove or reprehend. looking-glass. JOLLY DOG. To keep on a jogg-trot. INLAID. He is laid up in Job's dock. INNOCENTS. A he or jack ass: so called by a lady that affected to be extremely polite and modest. To put one's nose out of joint. and crowdy the chief food. to rival one in the favour of a patron or mistress.e. Well inlaid. are called Job's ward. To do a job. To enjoy a woman. JOB. man or woman. CANT. a BON VIVANT. TO JOCK. or CROWDY-HEADED JOCK. nor ass because it was indecent. who would not say Jack because it was vulgar. I'll lump your jolly nob for you. or JOLLY NOB. in a salivation. TO JOB. JOBBERNOLE.people. A reproof. rich or well to pass. of the lower order of the people in Northumberland. Reproof instead of consolation. One who brings news of some additional misfortune. jordan. i. Bartholomew's hospital. JOB. A chamber-pot. The head. JOCKUM GAGE. to commit some kind of robbery. in easy circumstances. The head.

ISLAND. JOWL. JORDAN. or cheek to cheek. as the Irishman expresses them. potatoes and broomsticks. You are Josephus rex. IRISH APRICOTS. Thick legs. The ring dropper cheated the countryman of twenty guineas. e. A large head. To keep an ironmonger's shop by the side of a common. See STONE DOUBLET. Also. JOSEPH. and under the pretence of offering their goods to sale. where the sheriff sets one up. I'll give him a blow with my staff. To polish the king's iron with one's eyebrows. The dropcove maced the Joskin of twenty quid. A false witness. to say they are loaded with fruit and timber. laces.e. jocularly styled the Irish arms. IRON. A woman with two black eyes. IRISH TOYLES. Irish assurance. or. . metaphorically a stupid fellow. a silver-laced hat. that they have a dispensation from the pope to wear the thick end of their legs downwards. An iron-bound hat. Money in general. joking. JORUM. that is. close together.bed. He drank out of the bottle till he saw the island. so it is said that a dipping in the river Shannon totally annihilates bashfulness. A chamber-pot. or pilfer any thing they can lay hold of. whence arises the saying of an impudent Irishman. a prison. the iron glass windows. I'll tip him a jordain if I transnear. JORDAIN. or large pitcher. Iron-bound. IRISH LEGS. or staff. It is a common joke against the Irish vessels. and other pedlars wares. A great blow. a bold forward behaviour: as being dipt in the river Styx was formerly supposed to render persons invulnerable. The cheek. Potatoes. A countryman. to be hanged in chains. i. JOLTER HEAD. Thieves who carry about pins. A woman's great coat. JOSKIN. laced. i. he kissed the wench handsomely. A jugg. Iron doublet. if I come near him. you are jo-king. CANT. to look out of grated or prison windows. IRONMONGER'S SHOP. a sheepish bashful young fellow: an allusion to Joseph who fled from Potiphar's wife. My eyes how the cull sucked the blowen's jowl. IRISH BEAUTY. that he has been dipt in the Shannon. Cheek by jowl. IRISH EVIDENCE. It is said of the Irish women. rob houses.

e. with a large wig. against the house intended to be robbed. How the swell flashed his ivories. JUMBLEGUT LANE. or dining-room jump. the thief who ascended the ladder has no means of escaping but that of jumping down. A punishment in use among the Dutch seamen. should the lamp-lighter be put to flight. A JOURNIERE mast. Teeth. ITCHLAND. Scotland. A wooden leg: allusion to a jury mast. a species of robbery effected by ascending a ladder placed by a sham lamplighter. JUST-ASS. it is a clever picklock. JUKRUM. A round scolding bout. how the gentleman shewed his teeth. Also a set of Methodists established in South Wales. Mother.the island is the rising bottom of a wine bottle. Men employed to load and unload the coal vessels. your tit won't keep. KEEL BULLIES. where are your rooms? ACADEMICAL PHRASE. which is a temporary substitute for a mast carried away by a storm. for certain offences. or SCRATCHLAND. SEA PHRASE. Persons who rob houses by getting in at the windows. your daughter will not preserve her virginity. the delinquent is drawn once. See DOUBLE JUG. TO KEEP. where do you keep? i. IVY BUSH. CANT. The jump. Like an owl in an ivy bush. JURY LEG. The engine for burning culprits in the hand. To inhabit. JUMPERS. under the ship's keel: ludicrously defined. A picklock. because. a simile for a meagre or weasel-faced man. Lord. or any other accident. before the bottle is quite empty. undergoing a great hard-ship. KATE. A rough road or lane. JUNIPER LECTURE. JURY MAST. IVORIES. A licence. . which appears like an island in the centre. JUGGLER'S BOX. CANT. or very bushy hair. JUMP. 'Tis a rum kate. a mast for the day or occasion. KEELHAULING. in which. i. JUG. or oftener. It is so called.e. A punning appellation for a justice.

Ketch had not long been elevated to his office. Mr. Such ignominy ne'er saw the sun. danced a morris from London to Norwich in nine days: of which he printed the account. KELTER. &c. that any bungler might put a man to death. said to have been the original Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing. KEEPING CULLY. or hangmen. To prolong a debauch. Southwark. KENT-STREET EJECTMENT. oath. Condition. but really for that of the public. or KEN CRACKER. WELSH. CANT.TO KEEP IT UP. and keep the money. KEMP'S MORRIS. A bob ken. ever since the year 1682. page 54. or a bowman ken. in the following lines: Till Ketch observing he was chous'd. a general name for the finishers of the law. Perhaps Kemp was a man remarkable for his good luck or fortune. A. robbing the house. pledge. as he supposes. but only her husband knew how to make a gentleman die sweetly. 1600. Money. KEN. when their tenants are above a fortnight's rent in arrear. also a house that harbours thieves. To do his office. To take away the street door: a method practised by the landlords in Kent-street. for his own use. KEN MILLER. metaphor drawn from the game of shuttlecock. KELTER. when the office was filled by a famous practitioner of that name. KEFFEL. a well-furnished house. or refund. CANT. D. BEN JONSON. Jack Ketch. KEMP'S SHOES. for the name of his predecessor Dun occurs in the former part of this poem. or shoes. intitled. Kemp's Nine Days Wonder. . throwing an old shoe. One who keeps a mistress. of whom his wife said. William Kemp. out of order. Bond. Out of kelter. A horse. order. A housebreaker. KETCH. Would I had Kemp's shoes to throw after you. In open hall the tribute dunn'd. This officer is mentioned in Butler's Ghost. published about the year 1682. A house. KERRY SECURITY. after any one going on an important business. We kept it up finely last night. page 29: For you yourself to act squire Dun. being by the vulgar deemed lucky. Biting the ken. And in his profits much abus'd.

A little dapper fellow. has always entitled the operator to that distinction. KIDDER. Dead. while his companion robbed the house.' with which Mr. The girl is with child. tragi-comedy acted at Paris. pull off your breeches. said to be on the kid lay. sixpence. To inveigle. A kick up. a dram of gin. KID LAY. To kick the clouds before the hotel door. When a person has perplexed his affairs in general. a woman's breasts. from whom the gallows was called the Gregorian tree. KETTLEDRUMS. Cupid's kettle drums.The addition of 'squire. 1641: This trembles under the black rod. Breeches. The sneaksman kidded the cove of the ken. A high kick. KICKERAPOO. See DERRICK. an operation which. to be hanged.e. it is the present mode. we'll have them as well as your lour. while his pall frisked the panney. also a hop or dance. Dun is here dignified. . the thief amused the master of the house. TO KID. &c. KICKSHAWS. To amuse a man or divert his attention while another robs him. in cant terms. a strange whim or peculiarity. i. Gregory Brandon succeeded Derrick. He kicked the bucket one day: he died one day. A child. according to custom for time out of mind. KICKS. KETTLE OF FISH. or errand-boys. the top of the fashion. half-a-crown. The blowen has napped the kid. Tip us your kicks. The predecessor of Dun was Gregory Brandon. for we must have them as well as your money. To KICK THE BUCKET. Breeches. a disturbance. To coax or wheedle. these are. is a mark that he had beheaded some state criminal for high treason. An odd kick in one's gallop. KID. Two and a kick. It is all the kick. French dishes: corruption of quelque chose. by which name it is mentioned in the prologue to Mercurius Pragmaticus. he is said to have made a fine kettle of fish of it. by prevailing on them to execute some trifling message. of goods committed to their charge. KICKSEYS. or any other spirituous liquor. A forestaller: see CROCKER. A kick. pretending to take care of their parcels till they come back. A kick in the guts. Rogues who make it their business to defraud young apprentices. called by sailors chest and bedding. and he Doth fear his fate from the Gregorian tree. NEGRO WORD. To die. Kidders are also persons employed by the gardeners to gather peas. or any particular business.

in Paternoster-row. KILL DEVIL. Let's kimbaw the cull. A little child. chief. also to beat or to bully. IN NEWGATE STREET. KING'S BAD BARGAIN. styled also the Sons of Sound Sense and Satisfaction. and agents for indenting servants for the plantations. and sticking out from the body. beggars' children carried at their mother's backs in sheets. an insolent bullying attitude. KINCHIN. is to rest one's hands on the hips. to send them to the colonies. or soldier who shirks his duty. CANT. humour. He is one of king John's men. Kinchin morts. called also spiriting: but now used for all recruiting crimps for the king's troops. Fetters. or coes in slates. or CHEQUER INN. Young thieves. Port wine. New still-burnt rum. A man of a different kidney. Originally one who stole or decoyed children or apprentices from their parents or masters. KING JOHN'S MEN. Kinchin coes. Of a strange kidney. met at their fortress. CANT. KIDDY NIPPERS. &c. An old frize coat. KING'S HEAD INN. orphan beggar boys. Taylors out of work. KIDNEY. . Kinchin morts. The captain. or those of the East India company. CANT. who cut off the waistcoat pockets of their brethren. young girls under the like circumstances and training. principles. The members of this club. the Castle-tavern. The prison of Newgate. KILKENNY. One of the king's bad bargains. or ringleader of the gang of misrule: in the cant language called also the upright man. To trick. cheat or cozen. a malingeror. KING'S PLATE. eight score to the hundred: a saying of a little undersized man. Kingswood is famous for the great number of asses kept by the colliers who inhabit that place. let's bully the fellow. KING OF THE GYPSIES. Kinchin cove. An Ass. To set one's arms a-kimbaw. Disposition. KILL CARE CLUB. keeping the elbows square. a man of different principles.KIDDEYS. when cross-legged on their board. KIDNAPPER. thereby grabbling their bit. of an odd or unaccountable humour. KING'S WOOD LION. vulgarly pronounced a-kimbo. educated in thieving. a little man. To KIMBAW. KILL PRIEST.

thence still called the kit-cat size. Knave in grain is likewise a pun applied to a cornfactor or miller. the objections to which being settled. met at a house kept by one Christopher Cat. That part where the loaves have touched the oven. thus impeding. A society of gentlemen. in the language of the Excise-office. a small fiddle. he is dead. which dancing-masters always carry about with them. Effects. literally accepted. KNACK SHOP. Coin. a nick-nack-atory. furniture. good meat roasted or boiled. take the whole kit. KITTLE PITCHERING. or rather not suffering him to enter into. A kiss mine a-se fellow. to denote their superiority. take all. A jocular method of hobbling or bothering a troublesome teller of long stories: this is done by contradicting some very immaterial circumstance at the beginning of the narration. one relieving the other. Kittle pitchering is often practised in confederacy. money. as he could learn. others are immediately started to some new particular of like consequence. so called from his kit or cittern. The kit is likewise the whole of a soldier's necessaries. but never. KIT-CAT CLUB. KIP. Food. CANT. where certain colours are said to be in grain. as being dyed with cochineal.KING'S PICTURES. He is gone to kingdom come. The portraits of most of the members of this society were painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller. by which the design is rendered less obvious. KNAVE IN GRAIN. as Fielding observes. KISSING CRUST.e. the contents of his knapsack: and is used also to express the whole of different commodities: as. very frequently made. a sycophant. i. KNIGHT OF THE BLADE. stock in trade. KINGDOM COME. A dancing-master. KISS MINE A-SE. eminent for wit and learning. An offer. To seize one's kittys. . A sheep's head. of one size. called grain. KIT. A toy-shop. who in the reign of queen Anne and George I. KITTYS. A little kitchen physic will set him up. to play to their scholars. KNAPPERS POLL. A knave of the first rate: a phrase borrowed from the dyehouse. KITCHEN PHYSIC. he has more need of a cook than a doctor. Here. the main story. The skin of a large calf. A bully. to take his sticks.

The head. to have carnal knowledge of her. To knuckle to. or NEEDLE. are supposed to be in the secret. or fraternity. I'll lace your jacket handsomely. Ruffles. KNUCKLES.KNIGHT OF THE POST. KNOWING ONES. &c. He has tied a knot with his tongue.e. notwithstanding which it often happens that the knowing ones are taken in. TO KNUCKLE ONE'S WIPE. more hog than gentleman. To go up the ladder to rest. A taylor or stay-maker. KNOCK ME DOWN. A coachman. Stealing large pieces of coal from coalsheds. stingo. KNIGHT OF THE RAINBOW. The head. KNIGHT OF THE ROAD. gang. A highwayman. to be hanged. that is. A false evidence. See NOB. KNIGHT OF THE SHEERS. KNOCK. Strong ale or beer. he is married. KNUCKLE-DABS. a superior kind of pickpockets. A great eater. Beating. LADY. . KNOB. A prostitute. To steal his handkerchief. A crew. A saying of any low pretender to precedency. Pickpockets who attend the avenues to public places to steal pocket-books. to know the true merits or powers of each horse. A woman of the town. to submit. To knock under. an impure. KNIGHT OF THE TRENCHER. To knock a woman. A taylor. LACED MUTTON. Sportsmen on the turf. A crooked or hump-backed woman. to submit. KNOT. KNOWLEDGE BOX. A footman: from the variety of colours in the liveries and trimming of gentlemen of that cloth. KNIGHT AND BARROW PIG. KONOBLIN RIG. To knock off. or KNUCKLE-CONFOUNDERS. LADY OF EASY VIRTUE. one that is ready to swear any thing for hire. KNIGHT OF THE THIMBLE. LADDER. who from experience and an acquaintance with the jockies. watches. LACING. that he cannot untie with his teeth: i. KNIGHT OF THE WHIP. to conclude: phrase borrowed from the blacksmith.

who receives a bribe for his principal or master. Pawned. Dark lanthorn. A term of ridicule applied to men who being under sentence of transportation. or horseman. A man transported. or LAMBASTE. served in the foot. to avoid being sent from gaol to the hulks. Highwaymen. LAMB'S WOOL. or LAND LUBBERS. who being dismounted by the death of his horse. . The cove has a queer lamp. the last of a company. i. LANSPRISADO. Light or lewd women. LAGE OF DUDS. a servant or agent at court. one doing the duty without the pay of a corporal. LAMBSKIN MEN. The cove was lagged for a drag. A fellow with a lank sleeve. An eye. The man was transported for stealing something out of a waggon. or who does not ciculate it in due time. To beat. A buck of linen. Also a lance. The man has a blind or squinting eye. that is. Apples roasted and put into strong ale. LANTHORN-JAWED. by the title of lansprisado. LAID ON THE SHELF. Thin-visaged: from their cheeksbeing almost transparent. The empty sleeve of a one armed man. LAND. LANK SLEEVE. or lancepesato. or deputy corporal.e. lenten jawed. to keep back. LADYBIRDS. LAG. having the jaws of one emaciated by a too rigid observation of Lent. LAG FEVER. Gin. Formerly a lancier. or LAID UP IN LAVENDER. CANT. LAMP. The judges: from their robes lined and bordered with ermine. LAND LOPERS. To LAMB. a man who has lost an arm. a beating: from lambo. LADY DACRE'S WINE. One who has only two-pence in his pocket.a prostitute. a broken lance. Lamb pye. LAGE. Vagabonds lurking about the country who subsist by pilfering. Or else. pretend illness. TO LAG. Lag last. Water. How lies the land? How stands the reckoning? Who has any land in Appleby? a question asked the man at whose door the glass stands long. To drop behind. LAND PIRATES.

A lathy wench. Enterprize. in more technical terms. LAZY. LAZYBONES. LAYSTALL. slender. LAWFUL BLANKET. pawned. or labour. by not setting on the dogs till the hare is at some distance.LAP. LAW. CANT. LAUGH. The delivery. from the name of a writ. Let in. who leaned against the wall to bark. to save the trouble of coming a second time. LARRY DUGAN'S EYE WATER. a sporting term. is stored.e. Lazy people frequently take up more than they can safely carry. LARK. It also means a hazard or chance: he stands a queer lay. To go off with the fall of the leaf. he is in danger. A boat. a crying out or groaning. LATITAT. pursuit. A wife. A piece of merriment. A dunghill about London. LAVENDER. to be hanged: criminals in Dublin being turned off from the outside of the prison by the falling of a board. or. Thin. An instrument like a pair of tongs. People playing together jocosely. to cry. on which the soil brought from necessary houses is emptied. LAY. of a pregnant woman. for old or very fat people to take any thing from the ground without stooping. who laid down his budget to f--t. and moving . i. signifying to give the animal a chance of escaping. Butter-milk or whey. LAZY MAN'S LOAD. CANT. propped up. where the old gold collected at weddings by the Tom t--d man. LATHY. Laid up in lavender. LEAF. LAUNCH. As lazy as the tinker. or attempt: to be sick of the lay. LATCH. To give law to a hare. a girl almost as slender as a lath. Blacking: Larry Dugan was a famous shoe-black at Dublin. As lazy as Ludman's dog. I'll make him laugh on the wrong (or t'other) side of his mouth. it is also more figuratively used for giving any one a chance of succeeding in a scheme or project. A nick-name for an attorney. To laugh on the wrong side of the mouth. LARK.

Leathern conveniency. to bow. is said to have broken a leg. when the corporal or serjeant of the. CANT. LEAKY. to be galled with riding on horseback. stupid. one who cannot keep a secret is said to be leaky. LEATHER. LEFT-HANDED WIFE. LETCH. To leather also meant to beat. LEAST IN SIGHT. out of the common way. To play least in sight. according to which. To make water. the parties to be married joined hands. A priest or parson. or make one's self scarce. LEG. company repeated these words: Leap rogue. LIBBEN. IRISH TERM. LEERY. LEAPING OVER THE SWORD. TO LEAK. Leatherheaded. TO LIB. Whereupon the happy couple jumped hand in hand over the sword. To lie together. an allusion to an ancient German custom. See PEERY. the drum beating a ruffle. a woman who has had a bastard. A bed. A whim of the amorous kind. A concubine. keep out of the way. perhaps originally with a strap: I'll leather you to your heart's content. when a man married his concubine. LIBBEGE. to take unfair advantages: it being held unfair by back-sword players to strike at the leg. Apt to blab. And then you are married for evermore. A private dwelling-house. he gave her his left hand. and jump whore. CANT. To fight at the leg. and the parties were ever after considered as man and wife. On one's guard. An ancient ceremonial said to constitute a military marriage. but in reality only deal in old shop-keepers or damaged goods. LEGGERS. To lose leather. CANT. to run away. or a woman greatly his inferior. To give leg-bail and land security. cheats who pretend to sell smuggled goods.on a hinge. as the Scotch express it. to be saddle sick. to hide. To make a leg. . Spare diet. term used by quakers for a stage-coach. or. To break a leg. like the leaf of a table. A sword being laid down on the ground. Sham leggers. LENTEN FARE. LEVITE.

to assist. the officers are attentively observing us. To give one a lift. A flash of lightning. A phrase used by thieves when the officers or turnkeys are examining their countenance. TO LICK. LIGHT TROOPS. A light-heeled wench. Thievish. Duke of limbs. LIMBS. LILY WHITE. A prison. See SHOPLIFTER. To lift or raise one's elbow. LIGHT-FINGERED. the same. (WHIP SLANG) A white driving hat. LILIPUTIAN. A chimney-sweeper. LIFT. To beat. See LIB.--I'll lick you! the dovetail to which is. where an imaginary kingdom of dwarfs of that name is described. LIG. to fall flat on her back. LIGHT HOUSE. LIFTER. one who is apt. you won't miss--. To lift one's hand to one's head. LTGHTMANS. LIFT. a tall awkward fellow. a glass of gin. The day. a willing wench. and nastied his best clothes. LIMBO. Lice. Swift in running. A man with a red fiery nose. A soldier of the light infantry company. LIGHT-HEELED. . by the flying up of her heels. Jack tumbled into a cow t--d.LIBKEN. If you lick me all over. LILY SHALLOW. I'll give you a good stroke or blow on the face. As the traps are taking our likeness. and licked him neatly. or to drink drams. confinement. I'll give you a good lick o' the chops. A house to lie in. CANT. An inferior or pettyfogging attorney. LIGHTNING. CANT. A good hand at a dead lift. for which his father stept up. to drink to excess. A parasite. or to paint slightly over. A diminutive man or woman: from Gulliver's Travels. A crutch. LICKSPITTLE. Gin. a good hand upon an emergency. also to wash. written by Dean Swift. A bed. LIMB OF THE LAW. LIGHT BOB. the lice are crawling about. &c. apt to pilfer. LIKENESS. the light troops are in full march. or talebearer.

from writhing and twisting like a snake. to divert his attention by a ridiculous or absurd story. i. LINEN ARMOURERS. A term used by sailors. LION. to the Tower-ditch. to squeeze the nose of the party tipped. to rob a till. on the first of April. A familiar appellation used to a little boy. Going on the lob. Wapping. to see the lions washed. to administer the extreme unction. to drink before a journey: among Roman Catholics. LITTLE CLERGYMAN. where the tombs and lions are shewn. See FLASH PANNEY. LOB. To shew the lions and tombs. To be in bad loaf. A young chimney-sweeper. LITTLE BARBARY. where disorderly apprentices are confined by the city chamberlain: it is called Little Ease from its being so low that a lad cannot stand upright in it. A lion is also a name given by the gownsmen of Oxford to an inhabitant or visitor. LIVE STOCK. It is a standing joke among the city wits to send boys and country folks. Language. to act the ciceroni: an allusion to Westminster Abbey. The parlezvous lingo. to be in a disagreeable situation. LITTLE EASE.e. LINE. LINE OF THE OLD AUTHOR. LIQUOR. An outlandish lingo. in order to work himself through the narrow passage. and secreting some of the change.To LINE. LOAF. To liquor one's boots. LIVE LUMBER. A term for the act of coition between dog and bitch. To frisk a lob. A dram of brandy. flat to his face with the thumb. A till in a tradesman's shop. and then opens the door for his accomplices: he is so called. To tip the lion. Lice or fleas. to signify all landsmen on board their ships. LINGO. To humbug. or in trouble. going into a shop to get change for gold. London. Taylors. to point out the particular curiosities of any place. LOB. . LITTLE BREECHES. and the Tower. a foreign tongue. A little boy who gets into a house through the sink-hole. A small dark cell in Guildhall. the French language. To get a man into a line. LITTLE SNAKESMAN.

which is called loblolley. LOCK. who enlist. LOBLOLLEY BOY. A scheme. A society which met at Lob Hall. A dish much eaten at sea. I must try that scheme. LOBKIN. they followed him through divers subterraneous passages. See LANTHORN JAWED. A nick name for a soldier. He stood a queer lock. We three . A blockhead.LOB'S POUND. LOCK HOSPITAL. but calling to some of their companions. I will not make a lobster kettle of my ****. swore they had got into Lob's Pound. Once being pursued by the officers of justice. or stupid fellow. and stewed together. LOCK UP HOUSE. A large relaxed penis: also a dull inanimate fellow. An hospital for venereal patients. from the colour of his clothes. a public house kept by sheriff's officers. when requested by a soldier to grant him a favour. for a churchman to become a soldier: lobsters. A prison. as well as the receptacle for them. a dissenting preacher. Norton Falgate. A lock is also a buyer of stolen goods. or lanthorn-jawed. LOBONIAN SOCIETY. who used to hold forth when conventicles were prohibited. LOCK. Also houses kept by agents or crimps. sometimes for the surgeon himself: from the water gruel prescribed to the sick. in his notes on Hudibras. which are of a bluish black. from whence they could not find their way out. Grey. till they got into a dark cell. I must fight that lock. biscuit and onions. well peppered. or rather trepan. men to serve the East India or African company as soldiers. composed of salt beef. LOGGERHEAD. A spunging house. a mode. explains it to allude to one Doctor Lob. A nick name for the surgeon's servant on board a man of war. A key. LOBCOCK. he bore but an indifferent character. LOBSCOUSE. and had made himself a retreat by means of a trap door at the bottom of his pulpit. Dr. LOBSTER. LOCKERAM-JAWED. To boil one's lobster. Character. by order of Lob the great. LOCKSMITH'S DAUGHTER. where they practise every species of imposition and extortion with impunity. A house to lie in: also a lodging. to which they convey the persons they have arrested. Thin-faced. being made red by boiling. a reply frequently made by the nymphs of the Point at Portsmouth. at the King and Queen.

A long-winded paymaster. LOOBY. of the idles. he has been salivated. LONG MEG. A loggerhead is also a double-headed. LOO. To lean with one's elbows on a table. a favourite child. not able to keep a secret.e. Looking like a simpleton. Sweet lozenges purchased by children. ignorant fellow. LOLLPOOP. LONG GALLERY. A lazy. LOLL TONGUE. An awkward. the mother's darling. For the good of the loo. a term used by poachers. Throwing. or clown.e. to fall to fighting. one who preached long. LOOKING AS IF ONE COULD NOT HELP IT. LONG SHANKS. TO LOLLOP. or member mug. LONG. LOLLIPOPS. a great price. LONG ONE. or LOUT. A country bumkin. LOLL. i. Thirteen pence halfpenny. A long price. a method of evading it. or means of escape. LOOKING-GLASS. for the benefit of the company or community. the dice the whole length of the board. or bar shot of iron. Great. See GRANNY. He has been playing a game at loll tongue. called Long Meg of Westminster. To go to loggerheads. A jeering name for a very tall woman: from one famous in story. LONG STOMACH. A hare. A chamber pot. LOONSLATE. tedious sermons. Sick of the lombard fever. Loquacious. one who takes long credit. i. or as if one could not say boh! to a goose. LOOPHOLE. LONG TONGUED. LONG-WINDED. A long-legged person. idle drone. Mother's loll.loggerheads be: a sentence frequently written under two heads. and the reader by repeating it makes himself the third. A long-winded parson. or rather trundling. To find a loophole in an act of parliament. . An opening. LOON. jordan. A voracious appetite. LOMBARD FEVER. He is as long-tongued as Granny: Granny was an idiot who could lick her own eye.

He loped down the dancers. that the title of lord was first given to deformed persons in the reign of Richard III. The round house. crooked. LOVE BEGOTTEN CHILD. having one side larger or heavier than the other: boys' paper kites are often said to be lop-sided. LOWING RIG. or GOOD LUCK. A black bag worn to the hair or wig. Sh-tt-n luck is good luck. LOUSE. Stealing oxen or cows.' adds a by-stander. A footpad. A small toothed comb. LOW PAD.LOP-SIDED. A stitch fallen in a stocking. To leap. he will never live to be old. don't you see his back's up?' Or someone asks him if the show is behind. It is said in the British Apollo. A clumsy stupid fellow. LOUT. LOUNGE. LUBBER. These unhappy people afford great scope for vulgar raillery. Scotland. LOUSE BAG.' 'Don't abuse the gemman. 'Did you come straight from home? if so. 'because I see. A crooked or hump-backed man. A bastard. LOUSE HOUSE. LOW TIDE. such as. to be bewrayed: an allusion to the proverb. 'he has been grossly insulted already. LUCK. Money. or gossiping shop. cage. When there is no money in a man's pocket. LOUSE TRAP. to run away. To tread in a surreverence. but it is more probably derived from the Greek word [GREEK: lordos]. LOUSE LAND. one of them observes that that gentleman is on his march too. . you have got confoundedly bent by the way. for he has got his knapsack at his back.' adds he. LOWRE. or LOW WATER. A gentleman's companion. Uneven. He will never louse a grey head of his own. An awkward fellow: a name given by sailors to landsmen. A loitering place. LORD. 'you have the drum at your back. TO LOPE. or any other place of confinement. LOUSE LADDER. he ran down stairs. from several persons labouring under that misfortune being created peers by him.' Another piece of vulgar wit is let loose on a deformed person: If met by a party of soldiers on their march. Cant.

rings. Cant. LUSHEY. LUMBER HOUSE. LURCHED. or other moveablcs. to be abandoned by one's confederates or party. also thieves who lurk about wharfs to pilfer goods from ships. who led the fashions. Great. a bum bailiff. LURRIES. also to include a number of articles under one head. LULLY TRIGGERS. LULLABY CHEAT. to be left in a scrape. To be left in the lurch. Strong beer. To drink. Those who lose a game of whist. Harlequin. watches. Persons who contract to unload ships. TO LUSH. LUSH. frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. and got very drunk. MACCARONI. LUMBER TROOP. LUMPERS. a great quantity for the money. the dashing lads went on a party of pleasure. whence . LURCHER. An infant. Also a fop: which name arose from a club. Thieves who steal wet linen. urine. Cant. Ludgate prison. He has'got a lumping penny-worth. lighters. Wet linen. &c. LUMB. LUN. LUGS. To be transported. To LUMP THE LIGHTER. LULLIES. Drunk. Money. Cant. without scoring five. An Italian paste made of flour and eggs. LUMPING.LUD'S BULWARK. LURCH. soldiers or passengers on board a ship are so called by the sailors. A club or society of citizens of London. The rolling kiddeys hud a spree. a bargain. are said to be lurched. or his setter. A lurcher of the law. A house appropriated by thieves for the reception of their stolen property. LYE. Too much. called the Maccaroni Club. Live lumber. instituted by some of the most dressy travelled gentlemen about town. LUMBER. See WATTLES. and got bloody lushey. Chamber lye. A lumping penny worth. To LUMP. Ears or wattles. To beat.

MALINGEROR. also a parcel of rags fastened to the end of a stick. Mackerelbacked. otherwise an Abram Man. CANT. MAKE WEIGHT. MACHINES. Coffee: because formerly used chiefly by the Turks. The cove's so scaly. likewise an awkward woman. A swindler. MADAM. CANT. A rogue that counterfeits madness. to live by swindling. that he would rob a scare-crow of his old wig. Sodomites. MALMSEY NOSE. a kept mistress. A military term for one who. rich in carbuncles and rubies. See SCOTCH PINT. MAD TOM. and by contraction styled a Maccaroni. A whore. or MAULKIN. he'd spice a malkin of his jazey: the fellow is so mean. MAKE. A red pimpled snout. Whimsical. MAIDEN SESSIONS. MADE. capricious. A tallow-chandler. also a figure set up in a garden to scare the birds. MAGGOTTY. long-backed. A sessions where none of the prisoners are capitally convicted. CANT. MALKIN. MACKEREL. A bottle containing two quarts of wine. MAGGOT BOILER. . MAHOMETAN GRUEL. The private parts of a woman. A halfpenny. MALKINTRASH. A general name for a cat. MAGNUM BONUM. MACE COVE. under pretence of sickness. Mrs. A kept madam. On the mace. was supposed a member of that club. A bawd: from the French maquerel. See CUNDUM. MAGG. Stolen. CANT. evades his duty. One in a dismal garb. a sharper.a man foppishly dressed. A halfpenny. MADAM RAN. MADGE. MADGE CULLS. or TOM OF BEDLAM. A small candle: a term applied to a little slender man. a cheat. CANT. to clean an oven. Phillips's ware.

elections. a debauchee. A rake.e. MAN OF THE WORLD. i. A spoil sport. famous for restoring military discipline to the French army. One who pawns his clothes . A gardener. or on board the lighters for transportation. MASTER OF THE WARDROBE. A woman's commodity. CANT. MARTINET. MARPLOT. MARROWBONES. (CAMBRIDGE. SEA WIT. MANOEUVRING THE APOSTLES. A hen. A horse racer. to make him beg pardon on his knees: some derive this from Mary's bones. MANUFACTURE. on marriages. MASON'S MAUND. i. in order to be conveyed to gaol. MASTER OF THE ROLLS. but this seems rather farfetched. He has found a mare's nest. MAN TRAP. or jockey. MARRIAGE MUSIC. are in the cant language said to be married together. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. To bring any one down on his marrow bones.) Any undergraduate from fifteen to thirty. to counterfeit a broken arm by a fall from a scaffold. principal instruments in the band of rough music: these are generally performed on by butchers. borrowing of one man to pay another. MAN OF THE TURF.MAN OF THE TOWN. MARRIED. He first disciplined the French infantry. said of one who laughs without any apparent cause. An empty bottle: marine officers being held useless by the seamen. the bones bent in honour of the Virgin Mary. MARE'S NEST. A knowing man. As a man of Emanuel--a young member of Emanuel. riding skimmington. MARGERY PRATER. A baker. A sham sore above the elbow. and other public or joyous occasions. Marrow bones and cleavers. Liquors prepared from materials of English growth. A military term for a strict disciplinarian: from the name of a French general. Persons chained or handcuffed together. MASTER OF THE MINT. The knees. The squalling and crying of children. and is laughing at the eggs.e. MAN. MARINE OFFICER. and regulated their method of encampment: he was killed at the siege of Doesbourg in the year 1672.

and thereby obtaining a confirmation of their ancient privileges. Counterfeit hair for women's privy parts. MAUDLIN DRUNK. MEALY-MOUTHED. of which it is more truly than delicately said. who is always painted in tears. . the gentleman spent a couple of crowns upon us. Gin. The sugar-stick. Scolding. CANT. MAUNDERING BROTH. MEN OF KENT. sufficient to provoke vomiting. A. who are said to have met the Conqueror in a body. with me. 1743. A fat man and woman in the amorous congress. MAY BEES. May bees don't fly all the year long. an answer to any one who prefaces a proposition with. MAUNDING. Bartholomew Lane. A filthy composition. MAWLEY. that it is never ripe till it is as rotten as a t--d. Almost drunk. Asking or begging. MELLOW. Fam the mawley. Crying drunk: perhaps from Mary Magdalene. MERKIN. It may be. Hired bail. the whole appearing like a moving wood. Will you melt a borde? will you spend a shilling? The cull melted a couple of decusses upon us. vulgarly called an open a-se. Over-modest or backward in speech. The inhabitants of Kent are divided into Kentish men and men of Kent. MELTING MOMENTS. shake hands. MEDLAR. so called from having straw stuck in their shoes to distinguish them. MEN OF STRAW. called Maudlin. See BAILEY'S DICT. A vulgar slattern. MATRIMONIAL PEACE-MAKER. Extremely drunk. MAW-WALLOP. Men born east of the river Medway. A chamber pot. Also a society held at the Fountain Tavern. shake hands. To spend. or arbor vitae.to purchase liquor. or soundly beaten. MEMBER MUG. TO MELT.D. CANT: MAWKES. A fruit. MAX. each carrying a green bough in his hand. MAULED. Tip us your mawley. and then it is not worth a f--t. A hand.

courageous. your head's on fire. A Scotch presbyterian teacher or parson. I'll mill your glaze. To fetch mettle. also to break. A knowing man. a term used by gaolers. Michael. To rob. MERRY-BEGOTTEN. The semen. companion or comrade. usually dressed in a party-coloured coat. MINE UNCLE'S. MESSMATE. MILL LAY. A sheep's heart and pluck. TO MILK THE PIGEON. to beat hemp in bridewell. A chisel. Mettle is also figuratively used for courage. A whore. MILLING COVE. MICHAEL. How the milling cove served the cull out. or MR. See HYP. to rob a house. Carried to my uncle's. MILK AND WATER. Bold. or zany of a mountebank. New-married men are also said to go to their uncle's. MILL. MERRYMAN. MINE A-SE ON A BANDBOX. just as a bandbox would be if used for a seat. A murderer. MINIKIN. To endeavour at impossibilities. I'll beat out your eye. MILLER. jester. also a necessary house. Hip. when they leave their wives soon after the honey moon. MAN OF THE WORLD.MERRY ANDREW. the act of self pollution. MESS JOHN. An answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is wanted. A boxer. MILCH COW. how the boxer beat the fellow. The jack pudding. or kill. to kill a sheep. To mill a bleating cheat. To force open the doors of houses in order to rob them. A bastard. pawned. beat out. METTLE. One who is easily tricked out of his property. MERRY A-SE CHRISTIAN. METTLESOME. To mill doll. Both ends of the busk. To MILL. A pawnbroker's shop. for prisoners who have money and bleed freely. To mill a ken. MIDSHIPMAN'S WATCH AND CHAIN. A little man or woman: also the smallest sort . One who eats at the same mess. CANT.

MISCHIEF. A coat. He will come in for a small moiety. a sodomite. a man with his wife on his back.of pin. Young chimney sweepers. which they pretend to find just before some country lad. MITE. MIX METAL. MONEY. MOLL. Bailiffs. A man loaded with mischief. MONDAY. See SAINT. MISH TOPPER. MOLL THOMPSON'S MARK. or MAB. an effeminate fellow. A girl's private parts. i. tradesman. MOLLY. A wench. MONEY DROPPERS. Miss. MOLL PEATLY'S GIG. A whore. Gold. A man in the civil line. T. A mint of money. a townsman. where they and their confederates cheat or rob him of what money he has about him. MOB. or you will shew your money. M. MOABITES. MINOR CLERGY. and by way of giving him a share of their good luck. A miss or kept mistress. or harlot. it has Moll Thompson's mark upon it. entice him into a public house. or petticoat. MINT. empty: as. A Miss Molly. The monosyllable. Take care. the buttons of military men being always of metal: this is generally used as a term of contempt. or any others not in the army. meaning a bourgeois. or sheet. A nick name for a cheesemonger: from the small insect of that name found in cheese. a harlot. A silversmith. commonly applied to little children: as.e. but vulgarly used to signify a share or portion: as. smock. Half. from the mohair buttons worn by persons of those descriptions. or tradesman: a military term. common phrase for a large sum. or mechanic. A shirt. MISH. MOBILITY. MISS LAYCOCK. Take away this bottle. Cheats who drop money. Saint Monday. A rogering bout. i. . MISS. or Philistines. The mob: a sort of opposite to nobility. MOIETY.e. CANT. MOHAIR.

particularly a housemaid. by means of a straw. blade. MOPSQUEEZER. MOPSEY. allusion to morris. nothing. MOONSHINE. melancholy for want of society. or any other liquor. A kind of annual fair in the west of England. privately out of a cask. MORISCO. friars. To drink up. MONOSYLLABLE. he was pardoned. A matter or mouthful of moonshine. A squinting wench. A maid servant. Terms used by printers: monks are sheets where the letters are blotted. dance off.e. also a child whose father and mother are of different countries. Monkey's allowance. assist in robbing them. The gallows. He napped the king's pardon and escaped the morning drop. Stupid. Wiltshire men: because it is said that some men of that county. To empty a glass or pot. or homely woman. MOONCURSER. or get you gone. Who put that monkey on horseback without tying his legs? vulgar wit on a bad horseman. i. to suck or draw wine. or kind of halbert. MOON MEN. or Moorish dancing. Gypsies. A dowdy. morris off. MORGLAG. a trifle. To MOP UP. Cant. these gentry frequently. where farmers usually hire their servants. which are therefore white or faint. MOON-EYED HEN. MOPED. a spunger. MOPUSSES. MOON RAKERS. Come. MONKEY. endeavoured to pull it out with a rake. A hanger on among cheats. and GLAVE. under colour of lighting passengers over kennels. To suck the monkey.MONGREL. great or broad. more kicks than halfpence. formerly carried by watchmen. MOP. and the gin in the north of Yorkshire. A woman's commodity. . or printed too black. A brown bill. and was not hanged. are also called moonshine. Money. MORRIS. MONKS AND FRIARS. The white brandy smuggled on the coasts of Kent and Sussex. seeing the reflection of the moon in a pond. or small tube. corruption of MORE. MORNING DROP. because it renders their assistance unnecessary. or through dark passages. those letters where the ink has failed touching the type. A link-boy: link-boys are said to curse the moon.

MOUCHETS. A cant term for lead. watches. MUCK. Mother in law's bit. A Scotch word for the act of copulation. surprised. mothers in law being supposed not apt to overload the stomachs of their husband's children. The same. A miser. i. MUCKWORM. MOTHER OF THE MAIDS. The parson's mousetrap. or t'other side of his mouth. To stand mouth. a midwife. to be confounded. MOUTH. IRISH. to make him cry or grieve. CANT. also a yeoman's daughter. Mouth half cocked. MOUSE. MOTHER OF ALL SOULS. To speak like a mouse in a cheese. MOTHER OF ST. MOW HEATER. MOT. A child's handkerchief tied to the side.e. The Monosyllable. MOSS. To be taken all-a mort.e. faintly or indistinctly. and he is obliged by the parish to maintain it. MOSES. MOUSETRAP. i. or wench. MOVEABLES. A cow. or THE MOTHER. MUCKINDER. A drover: from their frequent sleeping on hay mows. To stand Moses: a man is said to stand Moses when he has another man's bastard child fathered upon him. A woman or wench. because both are found on the tops of buildings. IRISH. The same. MOTHER OF ALL SAINTS. A dupe. MOWER. To make any one laugh on the wrong. or any toys of value. MOSSY FACE. A bawd. Rings. to be duped. one gaping and staring at every thing he sees. . PATRICK. To MOW. or motionless through fear. A noisy fellow. See MORT. the state of matrimony. Mother abbess: the same. a small piece. A bawd. MOTHER. Money. A girl. Mother midnight. MOUTH. also dung. Small patches worn by ladies: from the French word mouches. A silly fellow. The mother of all saints.MORT.

The sect or disciples of Lodowick Muggleton. To the well wearing of your muff. Sick of the mulligrubs with eating chopped hay: low-spirited. . MUD LARK. I shall be silent as to that. Originally beggars of the genteel kind. MUNS. Also a duck. IRISH. An interjection directing silence. Potatoes. London. or the uncleaned entrails of a beast. The mouth. a Spanish word signifying tripes. a man having his arms tied behind him. See DUNG. A cruel sport practised at wakes and fairs. MUNG. MUMMER. An ancient game like hazard. girl. MUMPERS. MUFF. by the many pecks and pinches he receives from the enraged bird.MUD. MUNSTER PLUMS. MUFFLING CHEAT. MUMCHANCE. look at his face. also. Bad or rank tobacco: from mondongo. but is generally obliged to desist. to the happy consummation of your marriage. MULLIGRUBS. MUGGLETONIANS. or other articles in the mud. MUMPERS HALL. MUM. in memory of the great fire in 1666. To beg. attempts to bite off the sparrow's head. The monument erected on Fish-street Hill. played with dice: probably so named from the silence observed in playing at it. nails. An alehouse where beggars are harboured. The private parts of a woman. Toute his muns. MUM GLASS. a friendly reproach to any one who seems low-spirited and silent. MUNDUNGUS. a health. Mum for that. or thick-sculled fellow. in the following manner: A cock sparrow whose wings are clipped. MUMBLE A SPARROW. As mute as Mumchance. mort. full of filth. The face. or rather the mouth: from the German word MUND. is put into the crown of a hat. A fellow who goes about by the water side picking up coals. having an imaginary sickness. but since used for beggars in general. who was hanged for saying nothing. A napkin. among printers the same as dung among journeymen taylors. A fool. the mouth.

MURDER.e. MUTTON MONGER. The constable's assistants. or catch unawares. To seize. MUZZLER. In her mutton. signifying the person is a friend. watchmen. a large hat. An Irish woman. &c. or NAB CHEAT. MUTTON. to express the harp side. Stupid. he offered me a crown. He offered me a decus. A man addicted to wenching. opposed to the head. or NOB GIRDER.MUNSTER HEIFER. NACK. i. and I struck or fixed him. who stands at the door of a person lying in state: so named from being supposed mute with grief. See MINT. A woman with thick legs is said to be like a Munster heifer. to be ready at any thing. To NAB. MYNT. and I nailed him. To nab the snow: to steal linen left out to bleach or dry. To nab the rust. MUSHROOM. having carnal knowledge of a woman. A hat. He looked like God's revenge against murder. MUSIC. Secured. A violent blow on the mouth. NAB. To nab the stoop. MUTE. i. he looked angrily. To nab the teaze. in tossing up. Penthouse nab. to have a turn-for it. To NAB GIRDER. which starts up in a night. to stand in the pillory. CANT. NAILED.e. MYRMIDONS. A bridle. An undertaker's servant. The milling cove tipped the cull a muzzler. Potatoes. . a jockey term for a horse that becomes restive. fixed. and must pass unmolested. NACKY. The watch-word among highwaymen. beef to the heels. to be privately whipped. A beard. MURPHIES. or reverse. Ingenious. MUTTON-HEADED. the boxer gave the fellow a blow on the mouth. A person or family suddenly raised to riches and eminence: an allusion to that fungus. of a farthing or halfpenny. Music is also an Irish term. To have a nack. MUZZLE.

sent out with beer to private houses. You've napt it. NAPPY ALE. A brothel. Strong ale. a love or merry-begotten child. the face and mouth of a woman. NEB. you are infected. CANT. The boy who collects the pots belonging to an alehouse. Drunken. and the slit of a pen. or NIB. A prison or bridewell. as represented by the painters and sculptors. a very long way. NECK VERSE. An abbreviation of damnation: a vulgar term used in Kent. Miserere mei. a drunken rogue or harlot. The Fleet prison. NAZY. to come upon him unexpectedly. proverb. the bridewell at Tothil-fields. A sheep stealer. A sharper. CANT. NASK. Nation good. NAVY OFFICE. Clerkenwell bridewell. also a cheat or thief. or NASKIN. CANT. the warden of the Fleet prison. A natural son or daughter. She holds up her neb: she holds up her mouth to be kissed. TO NAP. A bye-word. Nazy cove or mort. to find him asleep: as. NECK STAMPER. NATTY LADS. To take any one napping. Young thieves or pickpockets. drunken coxcombs. Tothil-fields nask. To cheat at dice by securing one chance. A nation long way.e.&c. NAPPER OF NAPS. Nazy nabs. The foretop of a wig made in imitation of Christ's head of hair. NATION. NAZAKENE FORETOP. as Morse caught his mare. Hemp. a bastard. The new nask. NATURAL. . NEEDLE POINT. He caught him napping. NAPPER.NANNY HOUSE. NECK WEED. a child. Commander of the Fleet. for very. and the adjacent counties. NAY WORD. The bill of a bird. NAPPING. as. Also to catch the venereal disease. Formerly the persons claiming the benefit of clergy were obliged to read a verse in a Latin manuscript psalter: this saving them from the gallows. Figuratively. was termed their neck verse: it was the first verse of the fiftyfirst psalm. also an idiot. i. A mistress. The head. Sussex. very good.

frequently caged in Newgate. This last is probably the only true answer of the three! NETTLED. is entirely left off. NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS. Ques. I will be no man's slave. NEWMAN'S TEA GARDENS. to hit the mark just in the nick of time. The scaffold used at Newgate for hanging of criminals. NEWGATE SOLICITOR. A black-a-moor: figuratively used for a slave. I'll be no man's negro. One of the new light. To NICK. out of temper. and leaden masters. Golden scholars. NICK NINNY. NEW LIGHT. said of one who is peevish or out of temper. Ques. the students proceed to the schools. A petty fogging and roguish attorney. NEGROE. I do not know. a cart. According to custom immemorial the answers MUST be Nescio. Newgate. or at the critical moment. A thief or sharper. Teized. The following is a translated specimen: Ques. To win at dice. NEWGATE BIRD. NESCIO. he pretends not to understand any thing. A woman's undressed gown. He or she has pissed on a nettle. A name given in ridicule or contempt: from the French nom de niqne. the Devil. What is your name?--Ans. NEWMAN'S HOTEL. Old nick. the use of that vulgar vehicle.NEGLIGEE. After the senate house examination for degrees. NEW DROP. Who was your father?-Ans. Vulgarly termed a neggledigee. What is the name of this university?--Ans. Newgate. leaves them suspended. . By this improvement. to be questioned by the proctor. The gallows. provoked. NEGROE'S HEADS. I do not know. NEWMAN'S LIFT. Niqne is a movement of the head to mark a contempt for any person or thing. who attends the gaols to assist villains in evading justice. He sports a Nescio. A simpleton. NICKNAME. NICK. silver bachelors. Brown leaves delivered to the ships in ordinary. I do not know. a methodist. which dropping down.

Bung nipper. A small measure. NIFFYNAFFY FELLOW. A simpleton. NIG. the operation is called a wedding. NICKUMPOOP. NIX. a clipper. baubles. NINNY. NICKNACKS. particularly those who cure the venereal disease. A cheat. to avoid which. in that and every other article. never to cry out. NIGHTMAN. NIMGIMMER. SQUEEZER. also a diminutive of Isaac. Cutting awkwardly. NIKEY or NIZEY. as the term is. the allowance of the seamen. A very silly fellow. NIPPERKIN. NIT SQUEEGER. or NINCUMPOOP. NIGHT MAGISTRATE. A soldier who. Cant. One whose business it is to empty necessary houses in London. NIGHTINGALE. A constable. A soft simple fellow. a cutpurse. sings out at the halberts. Nothing. to take. A physician or surgeon. or curiosities. or NINNYHAMMER. . NIP CHEESE. It is also applied to stingy persons in general.e. A nick name for the purser of a ship: from those gentlemen being supposed sometimes to nip. which is always done in the night. A toyshop. See WEDDING. NIGMENOG. steal a cloak. NIP. trifling. also accompanying with a woman. NIGGLING. they chew a bullet. TO NIM. NlCKNACKATORY. Toys. and women ten cats lives. Cats are said to have nine lives. or diminish. A hair-dresser. It is a point of honour in some regiments. i. Nigging. The clippings of money. To steal or pilfer: from the German nemen. NINE LIVES. among the grenadiers. become nightingales. A foolish fellow.NICKIN. A trifler. clipping. Nigler. also one who never saw his wife's ****. NIPPS. The sheers used in clipping money. Nim a togeman. whilst under the discipline of the cat of nine tails.

NOPE. The head. NODDLE. hanged. John-a-Nokes and Tom-a-Stiles. NOCK. NOCKY BOY. NOKES. I cannot be hurt. Married. Also a kind of low cart. NOOZED. Stealing brass knockers from doors. A nick name. A ninny. NOISY DOG RACKET. he is asleep. repeatedly set together by the ears by lawyers of different denominations: two fictitious names formerly used in law proceedings. A red herring. NOD. NONE-SUCH. the old-fashioned name for the knave of trumps. Old Noll. The head. that place. NONSENSE. dumplings being a favourite food in that county. but now very seldom. John Doe and Richard Roe. presbyterian. NORFOLK DUMPLING. I took him a nope on the costard. for the same distance. Spurs. a notch. NOB. two honest peaceable gentlemen. NORTH ALLERTONS. A nonconformist. NOBTHATCHER. so that for sixpence one may have a set down. as it is called. If I am not caught.NO CATCHY NO HAVY. Knave noddy. like Rippon. in the manner of a hackney coach: the fare is just half that of a coach. A peruke-maker. NON-CON. with a seat before it for the driver. NODDY. or any other dissenter. and frequently a tumble down into the bargain: it is called a noddy from the nutation of its head. of a mile and half. He is gone to the land of nod. NOB. . A simpleton or fool. having for several years past been supplanted by two other honest peaceable gentlemen. from NOCK. used in and about Dublin. or fool. A blow: as. Melting butter in a wig. Negro saying. Oliver Cromwell. A king. A man of rank. A dull simple fellow. One that is unequalled: frequently applied ironically. or term of jocular reproach to a Norfolk man. NOLL. The breech. namely. NORFOLK CAPON.

evidently to be seen. I see the hose bag in his face. NUB. The neck. to smell it. NOSE. or rather a loose kind of dress. Hanging. NOSE BAG. NOZZLE. The private parts of awoman. The nose of a man or woman. The head. An out-of-the-way old-fashioned dress. my dear love. the sessions house. A bag fastened to the horse's head. My dear nug. NOSTRUM.being famous for making them. An endearing word: as. i. he told another sort of a story. has materially injured himself. His pall nosed and he was twisted for a crack. NORWAY NECKCLOTH. To make a bridge of any one's nose. he has been a private man. NOTCH. The pillory. also coition. and he was hanged for burglary. TO NULL. NOSE GENT. NOTE. To inform. To give evidence. To put one's nose out of joint. to rival one in the favour of any person. Nubbing ken. NOSE. to pass by him in drinking. Nubbing cheat: the gallows. A medicine prepared by particular persons only. a black eye: so called in the last century. said of one who. TO NOSE. denoting a courtesan. He is led by the nose. NORTHUMBERLAND. . He changed his note. in which the soldiers of the cavalry put the oats given to their horses: whence the saying. To nose a stink. NUGGING-HOUSE. to be revenged on his neighbour. usually made of Norway fir. To beat: as.e. A brothel. As plain as the nose on your face. To bully. the hangman. TO NOSE. he is governed. A man who informs or turns king's evidence. or rode private. his confederate turned king's evidence. NOUS-BOX. to go strait forward. NUGGING DRESS. He nulled him heartily. a quack medicine. A nun. Nubbing cove. NUBBING. Lord Northumberland's arms. To follow one's nose. He cut off his nose to be revenged of his face. NUG.

i. NYP. NUTS. London. She's nuts upon her cull. Testicles. to repair to his house. she's pleased with her cully. It was nuts for them. . and another was a purse. is said to be at nurse. it was very agreeable to them. afterwards for some misdemeanor put down. a nip of ale: whence the nipperkin. TO NURSE. where Burton ale is sold in nyps. or NIP. though the name remains. without noise of any of the bells. Maitland. NUTCRACKERS. The Peacock in Gray's Inn Lane. The purse had silver in it. NYP SHOP. one was a pocket. a NYPPER was a pick purse. a small vessel. to be worn over a dirty shirt. a FOYSTER was a pick-pocket. NUTMEGS. The cove's nutting the blowen. for the payment of bdebts. the pocket had in it certain counters. He reared up a new trade of life. NUTS. i. and he that could take out a counter. the minister calls for a division. A sham collar. Fond. A stupid fellow. and was hung about with hawks bells. pleased. was adjudged a judicial NYPPER: according to their terms of art. near Billingsgate. which is now lost. gives the following account of this Wotton: This man was a gentleman born.e. To consult the book of numbers: a term used in the House of Commons.NUMBERS. As in the dress of ancient times many people wore their purses at their girdles. A cut-purse: so called by one Wotton. but fallen by time into decay: he kept an alehouse near Smart's Key. when. or cut-purse. the man is trying to please the girl. NUNNERY. To cheat: as. instead of answering or confuting a pressing argument. NUMMS. puts the matter to the vote. who in the year 1585 kept an academy for the education and perfection of pickpockets and cut-purses: his school was near Billingsgate. cutting them was a branch of the light-fingered art.e. A bawdy house. and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. NUMBSCULL. NYPPER. there was a school-house set up to learn young boys to cut purses: two devices were hung up. The cull peeped through the nutcrackers. The pillory: as. and sometime a merchant of good credit. An estate in the hands of trustees. A half pint. from Stow. they nursed him out of it. and in the same house he procured all the cut-purses about the city.

I will anoint you with the oil of gladness. and found this here gemman very obstropulous. fine eyes. ODDS PLUT AND HER NAILS. OAK. whereof I comprehended him as an auspicious parson. ironically spoken for. Rum ogles. having left off his wild tricks. To put in one's oar. and dare not. Vulgar misnomer of OBSTREPEROUS: as. To rub a man down with an oaken towel. I was going my rounds. an oaken cudgel. to appear contented when one has cause to complain. to intermeddle. OIL OF STIRRUP. or sober. OCCUPY. A rich maa. to have carnal knowledge of her. the introduction to the most noble grand. he is staid. OIL OF BARLEY. ignorant of its meaning. OAFISH. to shut the outward door of a student's room at college. it is hoped. implying the party threatened will be made to cry. OGLES. I'll do it one of these odd-come-shortly's. a threat. is well worth seeing at the price of becoming a member. The favourite oaths of the thieves of the present day are. OATS. a man of good substance and credit. frequently mentioned in a jocular manner by persons. I will beat you.O BE JOYFUL. . to beat him. A Welch oath. "God strike me blind!" "I wish my bloody eyes may drop out if it is not true!" "So help me God!" "Bloody end to me!" OAR. OATHS. or give an opinion unasked: as. which is. He has sowed his wild oats. A silly fellow. Simple. I will do it some time or another. Strong beer. arrayed in royal robes. An oaken towel. OAF. To sing O be easy. I'll make you sing O be joyful on the other side of your mouth. To sport oak. ODD-COME-SHORTLYS. Eyes. you must put in your oar! OBSTROPULOUS. OIL OF GLADNESS. ODDFELLOWS. A dose the cobler gives his wife whenever she is obstropulous. To give the office. To occupy a woman. or make signs to the officers to take a thief. OFFICE. to give information. A convivial society. and the nails with which he was nailed to the cross. or BARLEY BROTH. To be sure. By God's blood.

OLD ONE?" OLD PEGG. A brisk old fellow. are three books of Euclid. A woman of the town. GORY. The Devil: from NEKEN. Knowing or expert in any business. who take degrees without being entitled for an honor. Bridewell. A composition used by vintners to adulterate their wines. accustomed. OLD. CANT. the multitude. as "how d'ye do. OLLI COMPOLLI. A chamber pot. One accustomed to business. The Devil. the evil spirit of the north. (CAMBRIDGE. The name of one of the principal rogues of the canting crew. OLD TOAST. OPEN ARSE.OI POAAOI (Proofreaders Note: Greek Letters). The senior and junior optimes are the second . Likewise an expression of quizzical familiarity. CANT. ONION. ONE OF US. OLD DOG AT IT. OLD DOSS. OLD HARRY. A parson: an allusion to his tithes. The Devil. All that is REQUIRED. and thus secure the seals or other trinkets suspended to the watch. Onion hunters. Ugly. OMNIUM GATHERUM. ONE IN TEN. The whole together: jocular imitation of law Latin. See PLUCKED. OLD ONE. OLIVER'S SCULL. made of skimmed milk. CANT. OLD POGER. OLD STAGER.) The many. A seal. a harlot. OLD DING. Poor Yorkshire cheese. which they cut. OLD HAND. See OLD HAT. OLD MR. OLD NICK. a class of young thieves who are on the look out for gentlemen who wear their seals suspended on a ribbon. also the nick-name for the devil. and as far as Quadratic Equation's in Algebra. A piece of gold. A medlar. Expert. one who knows mankind. or ONE OF MY COUSINS. OPTIME. See MEDLAR.

OUTS. OUT AT HEELS. ottomised. Will you cock your organ? will you smoke your pipe? ORTHODOXY AND HETERODOXY. who are decoyed into a barn under pretence of catching an owl. The vulgar word for a skeleton. Corruption of oyez. A man standing in the pillory. You'll be scragged. OX HOUSE. OVEN. a trick practised upon ignorant country boobies. Oatstealer. proclaimed by the crier of all courts of justice. had she not been there herself. or a woman whose hair is dressed a-la-blowze. The last junior optime is called the Wooden Spoon. OWL IN AN IVY BUSH. See GENTLEMAN. and your skeleton kept in a glass case at Surgeons' Hall. to be dissected. the first was a man who had a doxy of his own. the second a person who made use of the doxy of another man. a saying of an old fellow who marries a young girl. A great mouth. spit by a consumptive man. OYES. OSCHIVES. He must go through the ox house to bed. OVERSEER. anatomised. the old woman would never have looked for her daughter in the oven. A pipe. To mind one's P's and Q's. from his elevated situation. To catch the. OTTOMISED. That of wranglers is the first. said to be made an overseer. UNUM VIRIDUM GOBBUM P'S. is said to have outrun the constable. to be attentive to the . OWL.and last classes of Cambridge honors conferred on taking a degree. after divers preliminaries. To be ottomised. OSTLER. ORGAN. where. Bone-handled knives. A gentleman of three outs. or income. Somebody explained these terms by saying. is. A man who has lived above his means. frequently said of a person with a large frizzled wig. OR OUT AT ELBOWS. and grin in a glass case: you'll be hanged. the joke ends in their having a pail of water poured upon their heads. OUTRUN THE CONSTABLE. OTTOMY. In declining circumstances. in law Latin. OWLERS. He looks like an owl in an ivy bush. A gob of thick phlegm. OYSTER. CANT. Those who smuggle wool over to France.

PANNY. i. PAINTER. Those whose fathers were clapperdogens. Footpads.e. TO PAD THE HOOF. A companion. is done by blowing a horn.I. To do a panny: to rob a house. SEA TERM. PAD BORROWERS. Manger. PALL. 'to take leave. whose office is to announce the dinner. PADDINGTON FAIR DAY. foot robbers. See To BEAT THE HOOF. TO PALAVER. PAM. and making them cry by pinching in order to excite charity. PALLIARDS. also a bed. An inscription on the visiting cards of our modern fine gentleman. and who themselves follow the same trade: the female sort beg with a number of children. borrowing them. The highway. PAIR OF WINGS. Bread. or beggars born. The general name for an Irishman: being the abbreviation of Patrick. to be hanged. or who commit robberies together. A false report. signifying that they have called POUR PRENDRE CONGE.' PACKET.main chance. The knave of clubs. A servant belonging to the Temple and Gray's Inn.P. One who generally accompanies another. PANNIER MAN. Horse stealers. Tyburn being in the parish or neighbourhood of Paddington. I'll send you off. if they have not a sufficient number of their own. the painter being the ropfe that holds the boat fast to the ship. the name of the tutelar saint of that island. An execution day. Manger. the males make artificial sores on different parts of their bodies. To go out upon the pad. to move compassion. P. PADDY.O. in each of the three courts. to use indecent language well wrapt up. To dance the Paddington frisk. or a robber thereon. CANT.C. This in the Temple. PAD. talk. PACKTHREAD. To talk packthread. I'll cut your painter for you. A house. Oars.e. To flatter: originally an African word for a treaty. 'Damme. I'm off. and in Gray's Inn proclaiming the word Manger. See . to go out in order to commit a robbery. i. or conference. PANNAM.' This has of late been ridiculed by cards inscribed D.

His stockings are of two parishes. he is still a baby. where the knives and forks. PARINGS. PARISH. must kiss a parson's wife. CANT.e. PARSON'S JOURNEYMAN. . in the Psalms. panny originally meant the butler's pantry. frequently covered with pantiles: called also a cock-pit. said to pant after the fresh water-brooks. PARELL. CANT. and pump water. A parson. Teeth. A presbyterian. An iron parenthesis. Also the human heart. spoons. Bread sauce. A jeering name for a militiaman: from substitutes being frequently hired by the parish from which one of its inhabitants is drawn. it sets people in the right way. a prison. PARISH SOLDIER. the fingers and thumb answering the hooks or crochets. the officers searched my house. the pillory. milk. and seized my picklock keys. PANTLER. like him. PARENTHESIS. PARK PAILING. as it is said was done by a parson of that name whose cellar was under his pulpit. PAP. A jocular name. beat together. A curate. PARSON PALMER. A hart: that animal is. Whites of eggs. A wooden parenthesis. bay salt. or other dissenting meeting house. His mouth is full of pap. i. PANTER. or term of reproach. hand or finger post by the road side for directing travellers: compared to a parson. The chippings of money. PARTIAL. to one who stops the circulation of the glass by preaching over his liquor. A thin-scull'd foolish fellow. PAPER SCULL. Inclining more to one side than the other. He that would have luck in horse-flesh. are usually kept The pigs frisked my panney. &c. PANTILE SHOP. also the food of infants. PAPLER. because. which frequently pants in time of danger. CANT. Milk pottage. A butler. and poured into a vessel of wine to prevent its fretting. and nailed my screws. PARSON. A guide post.the Sessions Papers. See GUIDE POST. Probably. To put a man's nose into a parenthesis: to pull it. they are not fellows. PARISH BULL.

to speak flash. TO PATTER. to pass or win. how the wench drinks gin.crooked. PAT. To paw. The street. cut into the ground almost like a cock-pit.--Also to beat: as. A camp game with three dice: doublets. to fight manfully. PAVIOUR'S WORKSHOP. The fifteenth rank of the canting tribe. PATTERING. The place for playing at passage. or PATER-COVE. to smear it over with pitch: The devil to pay. The head. To pay through the nose: to pay an extravagant price. and no pitch hot or ready. To conceal in the hand. over the face and eyes. To talk. Hind paw. To pay the bottom of a ship or boat. &c. PATRICO. Naughty tricks: an expression used by nurses. the wedding is ended. How the blowen lushes jackey. also to eat voraciously. A hand or foot. Fore paw. and all your d---d jaws. Apposite. Also the stock or fund. strolling priests that marry people under a hedge. TO PAY. To smear over. the hand. to touch or handle clumsily. Don't pretend to paum that upon me. PATE. as he is always represented with a very prominent belly: though the common opinion is. Some think paunch was the original name of that facetious prince of puppets. To patter flash. all o' one hugh. and talks flash. the foot. PAW PAW TRICKS. are bid to live together till death them does part. he cheats. and patters flash. PASS BANK. To paum a die: to hide a die in the palm of the hand. to children. PAW. so shaking hands. without gospel or common prayer book: the couple standing on each side of a dead beast. the confused sound of a number of persons praying together. red-haired. making up ten or more. any other chances lose. called Polichenello. The belly. Carroty-pated. He paums. or the language used by thieves. or to the purpose. The maundering or pert replies of servants. I will pay you as Paul paid the Ephesians. Also any minister or parson. look at his dirty paws. TO PAUM. To pay away. now called Mr. Pattering of prayers. . PAUNCH. that both the name and character were taken from a celebrated Italian comedian. Punch. SEA TERM. also talk or palaver in order to amuse one intended to be cheated. PASSAGE.

To PEACH. To impeach: called also to blow the gab, squeak, or turn stag. PEAK. Any kind of lace. PEAL. To ring a peal in a man's ears; to scold at him: his wife rang him such a peal! PEAR MAKING. Taking bounties from several regiments and immediately deserting. The cove was fined in the steel for pear making; the fellow was imprisoned in the house of correction for taking bounties from different regiments. PECCAVI. To cry peccavi; to acknowledge one's self in an error, to own a fault: from the Latin PECCAVI, I have sinned. PECK. Victuals. Peck and booze; victuals and drink. PECKISH. Hungry. PECULIAR. A mistress. PED. A basket. CANT. PEDLAR'S FRENCH. The cant language. Pedlar's pony; a walking-stick. To PEEL. To strip: allusion to the taking off the coat or rind of an orange or apple. PEEPER. A spying glass; also a looking-glass. Track up the dancers, and pike with the peeper; whip up stairs, and run off with the looking-glass. CANT. PEEPERS. Eyes. Single peeper, a one-eyed man. PEEPING TOM. A nick name for a curious prying fellow; derived from an old legendary tale, told of a taylor of Coventry, who, when Godiva countess of Chester rode at noon quite naked through that town, in order to procure certain immunities for the inhabitants, (notwithstanding the rest of the people shut up their houses) shly peeped out of his window, for which he was miraculously struck blind. His figure, peeping out of a window, is still kept up in remembrance of the transaction. PEEPY. Drowsy. To PEER. To look about, to be circumspect. PEERY. Inquisitive, suspicious. The cull's peery; that fellow suspects something. There's a peery, tis snitch we are observed, there's nothing to be done. PEG. Old Peg; poor hard Suffolk or Yorkshire cheese. A peg is also a blow with a straightarm: a term used by the professors of gymnastic arts. A peg in the day-light, the victualling office, or the haltering-place; a blow in the

eye, stomach, or under the ear. PEG TRANTUM'S. Gone to Peg Trantum's; dead. PEGO. The penis of man or beast. PELL-MELL. Tumultuously, helter skelter, jumbled together. PELT. A heat, chafe, or passion; as, What a pelt he was in! Pelt is also the skin of several beasts. PENANCE BOARD. The pillory. PENNY-WISE AND POUND FOOLISH. Saving in small matters, and extravagant in great. PENNYWORTH. An equivalent. A good pennyworth; cheap bargain. PENTHOUSE NAB. A broad brimmed hat. PEPPERED. Infected with the venereal disease. PEPPERY. Warm, passionate. PERKIN. Water cyder. PERRIWINKLE. A wig. PERSUADERS. Spurs. The kiddey clapped his persuaders to his prad but the traps boned him; the highwayman spurred his horse hard, but the officers seized him. PET. In a pet; in a passion or miff. PETER. A portmanteau or cloke-bag. Biter of peters; one that makes it a trade to steal boxes and trunks from behind stage coaches or out of waggons. To rob Peter to pay Paul; to borrow of one man to pay another: styled also manoeuvring the apostles. PETER GUNNER, will kill all the birds that died last summer. A piece of wit commonly thrown out at a person walking through a street or village near London, with a gun in his hand. PETER LAY. The department of stealing portmanteaus, trunks, &c. PETER LUG. Who is Peter Lug? who lets the glass stand at his door, or before him. PETTICOAT HOLD. One who has an estate during his wife's life, called the apron-string hold. PETTICOAT PENSIONER. One kept by a woman forsecret services. PETTISH. Passionate.

PETTY FOGGER. A little dirty attorney, ready to undertake any litigious or bad cause: it is derived from the French words petit vogue, of small credit, or little reputation. PHARAOH. Strong malt liquor. PHILISTINES. Bailiffs, or officers of justice; also drunkards. PHOENIX-MEN. Firemen belonging to an insurance office, which gave a badge charged with a phoenix: these men were called likewise firedrakes. PHOS BOTTLE. A. bottle of phosphorus: used by housebreakers to light their lanthorns. Ding the phos; throw away the bottle of phosphorus. PHRASE OF PAPER. Half a quarter of a sheet. See VESSEL, PHYSOG. PHYSOG. The face. A vulgar abbreviation of physiognomy. PHYZ. The face. Rum phyz; an odd face or countenance. PICAROON. A pirate; also a sharper. PICKANINY. A young child, an infant. NEGRO TERM. PICKING. Pilfering, petty larceny. PICKLE. An arch waggish fellow. In pickle, or in the pickling tub; in a salivation. There are rods in brine, or pickle, for him; a punishment awaits him, or is prepared for him. Pickle herring; the zany or merry andrew of a mountebank. See JACK PUDDING. PICKT HATCH. To go to the manor of pickt hatch, a cant name for some part of the town noted for bawdy houses in Shakespeare's time, and used by him in that sense. PICKTHANK. A tale-bearer or mischief maker. PICTURE FRAME. The sheriff's picture frame; the gallows or pillory. To PIDDLE. To make water: a childish expression; as, Mammy, I want to piddle. Piddling also means trifling, or doing any thing in a small degree: perhaps from peddling. PIECE. A wench. A damned good or bad piece; a girl who is more or less active and skilful in the amorous congress. Hence the (CAMBRIDGE) toast, May we never have a PIECE (peace) that will injure the constitution. Piece likewise means at Cambridge a close or spot of ground adjacent to any of the colleges, as Clare-hall Piece, &c. The spot of ground before King's College formerly belonged to Clare-hall. While Clare Piece belonged to King's, the master of Clare-hall proposed a swop, which being refused by the provost of King's, he erected before their

gates a temple of CLOACINA. It will be unnecessary to say that his arguments were soon acceded to. PIG. A police officer. A China street pig; a Bow-street officer. Floor the pig and bolt; knock down the officer and run away. PIG. Sixpence, a sow's baby. Pig-widgeon; a simpleton. To pig together; to lie or sleep together, two or more in a bed. Cold pig; a jocular punishment inflicted by the maid seryants, or other females of the house, on persons lying over long in bed: it consists in pulling off all the bed clothes, and leaving them to pig or lie in the cold. To buy a pig in a poke; to purchase any thing without seeing. Pig's eyes; small eyes. Pigsnyes; the same: a vulgar term of endearment to a woman. He can have boiled pig at home; a mark of being master of his own house: an allusion to a well known poem and story. Brandy is Latin for pig and goose; an apology for drinking a dram after either. PIG-HEADED. Obstinate. PIG RUNNING. A piece of game frequently practised at fairs, wakes, &c. A large pig, whose tail is cut short, and both soaped and greased, being turned out, is hunted by the young men and boys, and becomes the property of him who can catch and hold him by the tail, abpve the height of his head. PIGEON. A weak silly fellow easily imposed on. To pigeon; to cheat. To milk the pigeon; to attempt impossibilities, to be put to shifts for want of money. To fly a blue pigeon; to steal lead off a church. PIGEONS. Sharpers, who, during the drawing of the lottery, wait ready mounted near Guildhall, and, as soon as the first two or three numbers are drawn, which they receive from a confederate on a card, ride with them full speed to some distant insurance office, before fixed on, where there is another of the gang, commonly a decent looking woman, who takes care to be at the office before the hour of drawing: to her he secretly gives the number, which she insures for a considerable sum: thus biting the biter. PIGEON'S MILK. Boys and novices are frequently sent on the first of April to buy pigeons milk. To PIKE. To run away. Pike off; run away. PILGRIM'S SALVE. A sirreverence, human excrement. PILL, or PEELE GARLICK. Said originally to mean one whose skin or hair had fallen off from some disease, chiefly the venereal one; but now commonly used by persons speaking of themselves: as, there stood poor pill garlick: i.e. there stood I.

PILLALOO. The Irish cry or howl at funerals. PIMP. A male procurer, or cock bawd; also a small faggot used about London for lighting fires, named from introducing the fire to the coals. PIMP WHISKIN. A top trader in pimping. PIMPLE. The head. PIN. In or to a merry pin; almost drunk: an allusion to a sort of tankard, formerly used in the north, having silver pegs or pins set at equal distances from the top to the bottom: by the rules of good fellowship, every person drinking out of one of these tankards, was to swallow the quantity contained between two pins; if he drank more or less, he was to continue drinking till he ended at a pin: by this means persons unaccustomed to measure their draughts were obliged to drink the whole tankard. Hence when a person was a little elevated with liquor, he was said to have drunk to a merry pin. PIN BASKET. The youngest child. PIN MONEY. An allowance settled on a married woman for her pocket expences. PINCH. At a pinch; on an exigency. PINCH. To go into a tradesman's shop under the pretence of purchasing rings or other light articles, and while examining them to shift some up the sleeve of the coat. Also to ask for change for a guinea, and when the silver is received, to change some of the good shillings for bad ones; then suddenly pretending to recollect that you had sufficient silver to pay the bill, ask for the guinea again, and return the change, by which means several bad shillings are passed. To PINCH ON THE PARSON'S SIDE. To defraud the parson of his tithe. PINCHERS. Rogues who, in changing money, by dexterity of hand frequently secrete two or three shillings out of the change of a guinea. This species of roguery is called the pinch, or pinching lay. To PINK. To stab or wound with a small sword: probably derived from the holes formerly cut in both men and women's clothes, called pinking. Pink of the fashion; the top of the mode. To pink and wink; frequently winking the eyes through a weakness in them. PINKING-DINDEE. A sweater or mohawk. IRISH. PINS. Legs. Queer pins; ill shapen legs. PIPER. A broken winded horse.

built by a potter chiefly out of the profits of chamber pots. To lay pit and boxes into one. when. A great drinker. A physician who judges of the diseases of his patients solely by the inspection of their urine. PLAISTER OF WARM GUTS. where poor rogues unable to pay the fees are buried. PISSING PINS AND NEEDLES. That old fellow thought he had an erection. an operation in midwifery or copulation. confounded. PISS. Having a false erection. 1743. my heart went pit-a-pat. Pintledy-pantledy. she has lost her maidenhead. whereby the division between the anus and vagina is cut through. . He shall not piss my money against the wall. PITCH-KETTLED. that holds water with the mouth downwards: a woman's commodity. to save the tax imposed in that gentleman's administration. A house at Clapton. Don Pizzaro. She has crack'd her pitcher or pipkin. PITT'S PICTURE. Stuck fast. broken. May piss a bed.PISCINARIANS. He who once a good name gets. a receipt frequently prescribed for different disorders. PIZZY CLUB. He will piss when he can't whistle. the same. PIT. PITCHER.D. A. The miraculous pitcher. the pit and boxes are laid together. PISS MAKER. near Hackney. A society held. PISS PROPHET. One warm belly'dapped to another. Sacheverel was depicted. at the sign of the Tower. He took a handsome watch from the gentleman's fob. PARTY WIT PIT-A-PAT. Discoloured: commonly applied to a discoloured grey wig. He drew a rare thimble from the swell's pit. 1744. To have a gonorrhea. A. A club or brotherhood. Flattering him. but his--was only pissproud. and say he sweats. said of any old fellow who marries a young wife. The pit is also the hole under the gallows. D. PISS POT HALL. A watch fob. on Tower Hill: president. for the benefit of some favourite player. and demolished: a simile borrowed from the playhouse. PIT. in the bottom of which the portrait of Dr. A window stopt up on the inside. The palpitation of the heart: as. he will be hanged. PISS-PROUD. one much given to liquor. PISSING DOWN ANY ONE'S BACK. he shall not have my money to spend in liquor. PISS-BURNED.

all is right. i. Against the pluck. A man's penis. Any place where stolen goods are concealed. PLUMMY. PLUMP CURRANT. to strike. To pluck a crow with one. against the inclination. to play with an intention to lose. to settle a dispute. an expression said to be used by women for going to the necessary house. These unfortunate fellows are designated by many opprobrious appellations. PLATTER-FACED. to reprove one for some past transgression. is infected with the venereal disorder: a simile drawn from hofse-racing. It is all plummy. fleshy. on account of insufficiency. When the plate fleet comes in. Plump his peepers. . or exactly. The three first books of Euclid. Broad-faced. PLAY. i. To play booty. PLUMPERS. Fat.e. for filling out a pair of shrivelled cheeks. To play the devil. full. give him a blow in the eyes. or the victualling office: I'll give you a blow in the stomach. PLUCK. it fell plump upon him: it fell directly upon him. or day-lights. to be guilty of some great irregularity or mismanagement. A crutch. and as far as Quadratic Equations in Algebra. PLUG TAIL. or let slip. which in the country usually stands in the garden. also a trader.e. Plant your wids and stow them. prize. To play the whole game. To lay. PLATE. he was planted by the parson. such as the twelve apostles. the legion of honor. Pluck the Ribbon. he has won the KEAT. he drew out his pistols and shot him. He is in for the plate. He pulled out his pops and plumped him. place. Also to bury. Plump also means directly. Courage. ring the bell. a single vote at an election. A plumper. as. The place in the house of the fence where stolen goods are secreted. To PLANT. or as it ought to be. POGY. PLUMB. to hide. or hide. or shoot. PLUMP. as. will save a man from being plucked.PLANT. silver. be careful what you say. To pluck also signifies to deny a degree to a candidate at one of the universities. &c. To plump. Drunk. He wants pluck: he is a coward. To play least in sight. I am out of sorts. Money. To pluck a rose. wise men of the East. An hundred thousand pounds. full in the pocket. PLYER. I'll give you a plump in the bread basket. Contrivances said to be formerly worn by old maids. to cheat. Plump in the pocket. or keep out of the way. I am not plump currant. when money comes to hand.

See AQUA. A poke likewise means a sack: whence. I have saved my pimp. or Royal Scots: so intitled from their supposed great antiquity. to buy a pig in a poke. formerly given away by the churchwardens at Whitsuntide. He is like a rope-dancer's polo. is to score five before the adversaries are up. I can find no cause. POISONED. Big with child: that wench is poisoned. POMPKIN. and should be. PONTIUS PILATE. Poison-pated: red-haired.POINT. to be in gaol. Fore pokers. Pontius Pilate's guards. A blow with the fist: I'll lend you a poke. or win the game: originally derived from pimp. TO POMMEL. i. the number of pompkins raised and eaten by the people of that country. Money. a saying of a stupid sluggish fellow. pump water. Boston and its dependencies. To beat: originally confined to beating with the hilt of a sword. to exceed some usual limit. As the clenched fist likewise somewhat resembles an apple. Pompkinshire. A man or woman of Boston in America: from. napper. offered . To save one's pomp at whist. called pomelle. see how her belly is swelled. Breeches were usually tied up with points. the first regiment of foot. Non invenio causam. and look through the iron grated windows. in Spanish it is still called the apple of the sword. Post the poney. to buy any thing without seeing or properly examining it. To burn your poker. perhaps that might occasion the term pommelling to be applied to fisty-cuffs. Also (Cambridge) a Mr. to catch the venereal disease. who disputing with a brother parson on the comparative rapidity with which they read the liturgy. Shepherd of Trinity College. The head. the knob being. PONEY. POKE. lay down the money. also a wig. A pawnbroker. To stretch a point. A blow. To polish a bone. POLT. lead at both ends. from its similarity to a small apple. Aqua pompaginis. give him a knock in the face. POMP. Pontius Pilate's counsellor. a kind of short laces. POLL. Come and polish a bone with me. POLISH. jolly nob. aces and kings at cards. come and eat a dinner or supper with me. or knowledge box. POMPAGINIS. Lend him a polt in the muns. under the denomination of tags: by taking a great stride these were stretched. To polish the king's iron with one's eyebrows. POLE. to eat a meal. to take a great stride. POKER. which is Welsh for five. A sword.e. one who like him can say.

Malefactors who piqued themselves on being properly equipped for that occasion. and also sell soup. POSEY. and a prayer book. PORRIDGE ISLAND. POT HUNTER. Keep your breath to cool your porridge. whose note sounds like the word pork. or POESY. which is said to have been carried on by the papists. POPS. I shot the man. he is a highwayman.e. chiefly inhabited by cooks. The mob. i. i. A nosegay. POPE'S NOSE. An alley leading from St. A hog: also a Jew. Pottage. and a posey in t'other. metaphor borrowed from the raven.e. POPLERS. The rump of a turkey. I shall see you ride backwards up Holborn-hill. To cry pork. A parson who hurries over the service. POST NOINTER. one ready to swear any thing for hire. held your tongue. A figure burned annually every fifth of November. Martin's church-yard to Round-court. who cut off ready-dressed meat of all sorts.to give him as far as Pontius Pilate in the Belief. I shall see you go to be hanged. who has the patronage of all posts and places. Pistols. PORKER. one rogue exclaims against another. PORK. I popped my tatler. I pawned my watch. that is. to give intelligence to the undertaker of a funeral. i. CANT. a false evidence. who occasionally paints or anoints posts. I popt the cull. The pot calls the kettle black a-se. had always a nosegay to smell to. made by the distribution of victuals and money. POSTILION OF THE GOSPEL. To pop. in memory of the gunpowder plot. to pawn: also to shoot. POT. at stool. POPE. POT. The prime minister. One who hunts more tor the sake of the . with a book in one hand. POT CONVERTS. His means are two pops and a galloper. A house painter. although they could not read. POST MASTER GENERAL. Proselytes to the Romish church. Popshop: a pawnbroker's shop. backwards and forwards. On the pot. Ravens are said to smell carrion at a distance. e. From post to pillar. POSSE MOBILITATIS. PORRIDGE. Knight of the post.

i. A person that guts letters. POTHOOKS AND HANGEKS. PREADAMITE QUACABITES. POWDERING TUB. See CHATTER BROTH. said of a woman much given to gallantry and intrigue. Persons entitled to vote for members of parliament in certain boroughs. SCANDAL BROTH.e.e. i. POUND. POWDER POWDER MONKEY. bad writing. The swell flashes a rum prad: the e gentleman sports a fine horse. PRANCER. At her last prayers. be silent. PRATTLING BOX. This great and laudable society . the nag's head. from having boiled their pots therein. She prays with her knees upwards. The same as pickling tub. A bubo. the young fellow was hanged for secreting a letter and taking out the contents. A horse. The mouth. i. PRATTS. Pounded. How the milling cove pounded the cull for being nuts on his blowen. POUND. The tongue. FRENCH. saying of an old maid. Pot valiant. A scrawl. &c. Potwallopers: persons entitled to vote in certain boroughs by having boiled a pot there. whose business is to fetch powder from the magazine. See PICKLING TUB. A horse. PRATTLE BROTH. PRAY. At the sign of the prancer's poll. CANT. PRAD. opens them and secretes the money. PRAD LAY. POULTERER. These boroughs are called pot-wabbling boroughs. The pulpit. POTATOE TRAP. See LOB'S POUND. The kiddey was topped for the poultry rig. A boy on board a ship of war. CANT. IRISH WIT. Shut your potatoe trap and give your tongue a holiday. PRATE ROAST. Shut up in the parson's pound. Tea. courageous from drink. imprisoned. To beat. Prancer's nab. also a tinder box. used as a seal to a counterfeit pass.prey than the sport. a horse's head. Buttocks. A prison. POULAIN.. how the boxer beat the fellow for taking liberties with his mistress. Cutting bags from behind horses. married.e. PRATING CHEAT. A talkative boy. POT-WABBLERS.

PRIG NAPPER. one whose ears are longer than his hair: an appellation frequently given to puritans. Priggers of prancers. styled them the young princes. A prick-eared fellow. The virile member. P---K. PRINCOX. PRINCOD. PRIGGERS. PRINCE PRIG. a celebrated wit. from PREMUNIRE. . Dressing over nicely: prinked up as if he came out of a bandbox. PRIEST-CRAFT. A thief. she is very skilful in the venereal act. PRINCES. a nice. a cheat: also a conceited coxcomical fellow. managing their consciences. She's a prime article. Prime post. forward fellow. She's a prime piece. PRIME. Riding. Thieves in general. lively. PRIGGING. i. A thief taker. SCOTCH--Also a round plump man or woman. formal madam. A taylor. into trouble. I had like to be brought into a priminary. or priests. A king of the gypsies. PRIMINAKY. Bang up. Quite the thing. and diving into their pockets. The art of awing the laity. horse stealers. also the head thief or receiver general. Governed by a priest. PRIEST-LINKED. Priggers of cacklers: robbers of henroosts. PRINCUM PRANCUM. PRIG. precise. PRIEST-RIDDEN. Mrs. seeing chimney sweepers dancing on a May-day. Married. PRINKING. Excellent. A rival in love. PRICKLOUSE. A pert. PRICK-EARED. Well done.(as they termed themselves) held their grand chapter at the Coal-hole. who considered long hair as the mark of the whore of Babylon. PRIGSTAR. When the majesty of the people was a favourite terra in the House of Commons. or fit to sit upon a cupboard's head.e. Princum Prancum. also lying with a woman. A pincushion.

used by old experienced traders to counterfeit virginity. Provision. in 1788. A prostitute: because. and who was so devoted to his favourite study. PUDDING SLEEVES. PUBLIC LEDGER. Prunella. PRITTLE PRATTLE. PUDDING-HEADED FELLOW. PROPS. a parson: parson's gowns being frequently made of prunella. PRUNELLA. PROPERTY. as. Rum prog. screwed up. The prophet. a bitch at heat. CANT. choice provision. PUDDINGS. to be on the hunt for provision: called in the military term to forage. quite neat or exact. PUCKER. A parson. she was in a terrible pucker. The guts: I'll let out your puddings. one whose brains are all in confusion. Crutches. to make him a conveniency. tool. PROG. to write or speak false grammar. . To PRY. PROPHET. Insignificant talk: generally applied to women and children. like that paper. to use him as one's own. was as disagreeable to him as to break his head. or other astringents. Priscian was a famous grammarian. To break Priscian's head. Mr. To make a property of any one. by the bucks of the town of the inferior order. To examine minutely into a matter or business. A stupid fellow. set in a formal manner. PROVENDER. in a dishabille. a man of impertinent curiosity. Also in a fright. or desirous of a dog. Quite in print. He from whom any money is taken on the highway: perhaps provider. Desirous of copulation. who flourished at Constantinople in the year 525. To prog. that to speak false Latin in his company. PUCKER WATER. the Cock at Temple Bar: so called. apt to peep and inquire into other men's secrets. or cat's paw. All in print.PRINT. set. A proud bitch. she is open to all parties. or provider. All in a pucker. Water impregnated with alum. A prying fellow. PROUD. A bankrupt. PUBLIC MAN. PRISCIAN.

. to romp with women. to settle your love. or at the beginning of a meal: pudding formerly making the first dish. formerly much in vogue. to endeavour to draw a secret from any one without his perceiving it. to be arrested by a police officer. In good time. To have a game at pully hawly. The art of puffing is at present greatly practised. and essentially necessary in all trades.PUDDING TIME. You must eat some cold pudding. from interested motives. a kind of lap-dog. professions. PUNCH. PULL. Cobler's Punch. A girl that is ripe for man is called a punchable wench. An inferior carpenter. Your pump is good. Punch is also the name of the prince of puppets. SEA PHRASE. when there is no pond at hand. PUGNOSED. PULLY HAWLY. PUMP WATER. Urine with a cinder in it. the chief wit and support of a puppet-show. Pumping was also a punishment for bailiffs who attempted to act in privileged places. lemon juice to make it sour. or PUFFER. but your sucker is dry. To have a pull is to have an advantage. To pump ship. PUFF. To punch it. Watered cyder. &c. A fat man. or PUGIFIED. one employed only in small jobs. not with an intent to buy. To be pulled. PUG CARPENTETER. To give the crows a pudding. and sometimes to vomit. A thin shoe. It is also a piece of discipline administered to a pickpocket caught in the fact. and sugar to make it sweet. is a cant term for running away. such as the Mint. from its being composed of spirits to make it strong. A Dutch pug. and callings. Temple. water to make it weak. PUFF GUTS. A person with a snub or turned up nose. To puff and blow. PUFFING. To pump. said by one to a person who is attempting to pump him. PUG DRINK. A liquor called by foreigners Contradiction. but only to raise the price of the lot. to die. PUMP. generally where a person has some superiority at a game of chance or skill. also a general name for a monkey. PUG. for which purpose many are hired by the proprietor of the goods on sale. as above. Punchable. to be out of breath. One who bids at auctions. also praising any thing above its merits. to make water. old passable money. He was christened in pump water. Bidding at an auction. anno 1695. commonly said of a person that has a red face.

To put upon any one. Quail pipe boots. A woman's tongue. A fencing school. Canary wine. A puny stomach. An ignorant blundering parson. Short-breathed. with a dash of tincture of wormwood. by young spendthrifts. QUAKERS. Goods taken up at thrice their value. A mountebank: a seller of salves. A lawyer who has a confused understanding. upon trust. PURSY. the last made judge. PURL ROYAL. an ignorant awkward clown. Ale in which wormwood has been infused. PUPIL MONGERS. a vender of nostrums. Abbreviation of quagmire. marshy moorish around. or PURSIVE. See TRULL. a weak little child. A duck. QUACK. or foggy. Persons at the universities who make it their business to instruct and superintend a number of pupils. or to make him the but of the company. An ungraduated ignorant pretender to skill in physic. A religious sect so called from their agitations in preaching. A country put. A puny child. Puny. PURBLIND. PUT. An affected or conceited coxcomb. QUACKING CHEAT. . Weak. a weak stomach. One that is vain of his riches. or ale and bitters drunk warm. PURSER'S PUMP. A bassoon: from its likeness to a syphon. called a purser's pump. also a soldier's trull. PURL. Dim-sighted. PUPPY. also a brothel. PUZZLE-TEXT.PUNK. QUAG. PUNY. PURSENETS. boots resembling a quail pipe. also a device to take birds of that name by imitating their call. QUACK-SALVER. from the number of plaits. from being over fat. or puisne judge. QUAIL-PIPE. they were much worn in the reign of Charles II. A whore. PUZZLE-CAUSE. PUSHING SCHOOL. to attempt to impose on him. PURSE PROUD.

A body. I have puzzled the judge. from that branch of business being chiefly carried on by the sons of Judah. A slut. are called Mounters. To queer one's ogles among bruisers. To puzzle or confound. That happened in the reign of Queen Dick. roguish. Rogues relieved from prison. Coiners. who borrow or hire clothes to appear in. and returned to their old trade. CANT. to be hanged. Large buckles. or at the sign of the Queen's Head. TO QUEER. TO QUASH. is the sentence on traitors and rebels. QUEER WEDGES. To the tune of the life and death of Queen Dick. A glazier: from the small squares in casements. are said to be quartered on him. Persons receiving part of the salary of an office from the holder of it. and quartered. How queerly the cull touts.. i. annul or overthrow. Soldiers billetted on a publican are likewise said to be quartered on him. QUEER BITCH. is said to live in Queen street.e. Also one so over-gorged. QUEER. by virtue of an agreement with the donor. A calf or sheep. or QUIRE. CANT. CANT. It also means odd. as to be doubtful which he should do first. Some derive the term quandary from the French phrase qu'en dirai je? what shall I say of it? others from an Italian word signifying a conjuror's circle. QUEER BIRDS. vulgarly quarrels. QUEER AS DICK'S HATBAND. CANT. uncommon. or QUARRON. how roguishly the fellow looks. To be in a quandary: to be puzzled. without knowing one's disease. QUARTERED. The lowest sort of these. QUEER BIT-MAKERS. I have queered the old full bottom. QUEER BAIL. Insolvent sharpers. out-of-the-way fellow. a strumpet. never. or worthless woman.QUAKING CHEAT. QUEAN. bad. naught or worthless. to darken one's day lights. A mart governed by his wife. To suppress. i. QUARROMES.e. QUANDARY. vulgarly pronounced squash: they squashed the indictment. QUARREL-PICKER. called CARREUX. QUEEN DICK. . An odd. who make a profession of bailing persons arrested: they are generally styled Jew bail. sh--e or spew. Out of order. QUEEN STREET. Divided into four parts. from their mounting particular dresses suitable to the occasion. Base. drawn.

also to play upon words. It is queer street. A prison. pretending he was driven to that extremity by great necessity. An informer that pretends to be sleeping. QUEER ROOSTER. More like a bear than a squirrel. where they are rewarded by the society with a guinea each. QUEER CHECKERS. who carry them to one of the houses appointed by the Humane Society for the recovery of drowned persons. QUEER PLUNGERS. A bad pair of breeches. QUEER COVE. QUEER KEN. A rogue. one that will both carry and draw. QUEER PRANCER. Jeeringly said to any one moving sluggishly on a business . QUEER CUFFIN. worn-out. To make subtle distinctions. or other bad hat. A bad. of bad money. QUEER COLE MAKER. An ordinary sword. Aquitam horse. Among strolling players. also a cowardly or faint-hearted horse-stealer. CANT. to signify that it is wrong or different to our wish. A putter off. foundered horse. by falsely checking the number of people in the house. Improper. A felt hat. CANT. A justice of the peace. a cut-throat inn or alehouse keeper. QUEER KICKS. door-keepers who defraud the company. and the supposed drowned persons. QUITAM. QUEER NAB. Contrary to one's wish. A diseased strumpet. The master of a public-house the resort of rogues and sharpers. A maker of bad money. and thereby overhears the conversation of thieves in night cellars. CANT. QUEER COLE FENCER.QUEER BLUFFER. a cant phrase. QUEER MORT. LAW WIT. TO QUIBBLE. An empty purse. brass or iron hilted. also frequently sent away with a contribution in his pocket. Cheats who throw themselves into the water. or utterer. in order that they may be taken up by their accomplices. QUEER DEGEN. QUEER BUNG. QUEER STREET. also a churl. Wrong. QUICK AND NIMBLE.

Rent strained to the utmost value. Money in general. one that has sung in different choirs or cages. half a guinea. Young spendthrifts taking up goods on trust at great prices. The private parts of a woman: perhaps from the Spanish quemar. The cove has no rag. QUID. give me part of the winnings. A gormagon. part. taunts. RAFFS. The swell tipped me fifty quid for the prad. gaols. RAG. QUILL DRIVER. A clerk. Can you tip me any quids? can you lend me some money? QUIFFING.e. RACK RENT. . scribe. Bank notes. See TO ROGER. bread and cheese toasted. A complete rogue. or any other prison. OXFORD. or dividend. RABBIT SUCKERS. a guinea. CANT. a Welch rare bit. Quid est hoc? hoc est quid. share. CANT. An appellation given by the gownsmen of the university of Oxford to the inhabitants of that place. Half a quid. To quid tobacco. the poor rogue is in prison. to be in great disorder. Girds. RABBIT. RABBIT CATCHER. Tip me my quota. A politician: from a character of that name in the farce of the Upholsterer. to chew tobacco. Quirks in law. or plunder. A strange-looking fellow. Rabbits were also a sort of wooden canns to drink out of. (CAMBRIDGE) A piece's furbelow. Snack. To lie at rack and manger. Tricks and devices. The quantity of tobacco put into the mouth at one time. the gentleman gave fifty pounds for the horse. Cash. or CHOIR BIRD. QUOD. See GORMAGON. or hackney writer. A Welch rabbit. the fellow has no money. QUIDS. QUOTA.or errand that requires dispatch. QUINSEY. QUIDNUNC. The dab's in quod. proportion. Rogering. QUIPPS. now out of use. to burn. QUIZ. subtle distinctions and evasions. i. QUIM. QUIRKS AND QUILLETS. i. QUIRE. jests. hanged. Choked by a hempen quinsey. an odd dog. booty. Newgate. money.e. RACKABACK. A midwife.

RAINBOW. RAGAMUFFIN. to provide against a time of necessity or distress. commonly made by their officers on Mondays or Saturdays. Rammish woman. i. and fillips. To snatch. . which are accompanied with divers admonitory couplets. was advertised to be held at the Foppington's Head. RANDY. a tatterdemallion. the watchman laid hold of my arm. pinches. Moorfields. A ragged fellow. An inspection of the linen and necessaries of a company of soldiers. a lecture. i. or any other common dram: these liquors seldom failing to reduce those that drink them to rags. and young people. RAILS. they are liable to certain kicks. styled of the most ancient order of the rainbow. rampant. RAINY DAY.e. A meeting of gentlemen. To abuse. jobation. one all in tatters. See HEAD RAILS. RANDLE. if they neglect this apology. A he cat. RAKE. Rank. CANT. A ramshackled house. Obstreperous. or ragged him off heartily. unruly. a footman: from being commonly clothed in garments of different colours. A farthing. Knight of the rainbow. RAG WATER. A fool. RALPH SPOONER. RAG CARRIER. TO RAG. The busnapper's kenchin seized my rammer. A set of nonsensical verses. RAMSHACKLED. RAMMISH. plundered. A dish of rails. TO RAMP. repeated in Ireland by schoolboys. Out of repair.e. perhaps a corruption of RANSACKED. Gin. RAM CAT. A lewd. RAMMER. who have been guilty of breaking wind backwards before any of their companions. a sturdy virago. or scolding from a married woman to her husband. An ensign. or tear any thing forcibly from the person. RAKEHELL. debauched fellow. The arm.RAG. or RAKESHAME. RAG FAIR. and tear to rags the characters of the persons abused. She gave him a good ragging. To lay up something for a rainy day.

RAPPER. RANTALLION. A contemptuous name for any curious portable piece of machinery.e. or whimsical man or woman. a py-rat and a cu-rat. also strong. he swore a whole volley of oaths. He rapped out a volley. great. Stinking. A rogue or villain: a term borrowed from the chase. RATS. at the time of changing his horns. rammish. A rude romping boy or girl. RANTIPOLE. A dice-box. or philosophical apparatus. RASCAL. called in Irish RAPIERS. Intriguing with a variety of women. an Italian word signifying a man. Playing at rantum scantum. GEORGE. to talk without consideration. ill-flavoured. To rattle. if uttered by a woman. and confined in the. is the offer of an ocular demonstration of the virility of the party so defamed. A highwayman. or unfair design. RANK. making the beast with two backs. RAREE SHEW MEN.RANGLING. RANK RIDER. To RAP To take a false oath. Of these there are the following kinds: a black rat and a grey rat. to suspect some intended trick. One whose scrotum is so relaxed as to be longer than his penis. Rap on the knuckles. RATTLE. To rattle one off. rascal is conceived to signify a man without genitals: the regular vulgar answer to this reproach. whose shot pouch is longer that the barrel of his piece. penis. Some derive it from RASCAGLIONE. George. Poor Savoyards. a rascal originally meaning a lean shabby deer. also to curse. To smell a rat. who subsist by shewing the magic lantern and marmots about London. A drunken man or woman taken up by the watch. whence. the same as riding St. watch-house. or outlaws. in the vulgar acceptation. To ride rantipole. means also to exchange or barter: a rap is likewise an Irish halfpenny. used for ripping persons up. A swinging great lie. A volatile. a rank coward: perhaps the latter may allude to an ill savour caused by fear. See ST. i. who in the time of Oliver Cromwell were armed with short weapons. To rap.e. Irish robbers. a reprimand. CANT. RATTLE-TRAPS. also to move off or go away. also a gadabout dissipated woman. . RAT. or an eunuch. i. unsteady. RANTUM SCANTUM. RAPPAREES. A rank knave. without testicles. &c. to rate or scold him. RATTLE-PATE.

CANT. REBUS. and a ton. A coachman. RATTLING MUMPERS. READER. CANT. RECEIVER GENERAL. READER MERCHANTS. RATTLING COVE. and each cracksman napped his regular. fenced the swag. RED LATTICE. The throat. Shut your potatoe trap. Too much of the red rag (too much tongue). REGULARS. or scarechild. RECKON. RED SHANK. and give your red rag a holiday. A coach. RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES. The coves cracked the swell's crib. RED LANE. CANT. marked in the calendars with red letters.e. READY. death's head. A pocket-book. and after selling the property which they had stolen. and a tun. Robbing on the highway. A public house. To get a fresh supply of money. chiefly young Jews. to vomit. A prostitute. RECRUITING SERVICE. RED RAG. i. Beggars who ply coaches. The ready rhino. A riddle or pun on a man's name. and let your tongue rest. RED FUSTIAN. Roman Catholics: from their observation of the saint days marked in red letters. TO RECRUIT. Buyers of stores stolen out of the royal yards and docks. shut your mouth. A Scotch Highlander. for Morton. RED LETTER DAY. swallowed. with which foolish nurses terrify crying brats. Brandy. A saint's day or holiday. some fellows broke open a gentleman's house. thus: a bolt or arrow. expressed in sculpture or painting.RATTLER. Port wine. Rattle and prad. who ply about the Bank to steal the pocket-books of persons who have just received their dividends there. to make an erroneous judgment in one's own favour. money. . RED RIBBIN. Red letter men. RED SAIL-YARD DOCKERS. Pickpockets. Gone down the red lane. To cast-up one's reckoning or accounts. To reckon with one's host. CANT. The tongue. A bull beggar. Share of the booty. a coach and horses. for Bolton.

One who does not break the commandment which prohibits the making of the likeness of any thing in heaven or earth. Also livery stables where horses and carriages are sold by auction. The sign of the Cheshire cheese. when the losers must pay their differences. the Cross Keys in Craneford parish. REP. A chamber pot. that his money may fall out of his breeches. RELISH. which they afterwards by accident pick up. about the year 1638. Persons employed by the students in anatomy to steal dead bodies out of church-yards. A lock-up or spunging-house. RENDEZVOUS. REMEDY CRITCH. St. to take off his hat with his teeth. A man set by bullies on his head. RESURRECTION MEN. which obliges any person easing himself near the highway or foot-path. The time of settlement between the bulls and bears of Exchange-alley. An ancient custom. A visitation of the clergy. RELIGIOUS PAINTER. the term. REPOSITORY. REVERSED. A person refusing to obey this law. St. St. by which it frequently falls into the excrement. a gaol. One much given to prayer. See HOISTING. or apt to be down upon his knees. Drink about: a Norfolk phrase. REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS. In Middlesex were four other harbours. and without moving from his station to throw it over his head. and waddle out of the Alley. The rendezvous of the beggars were. and the house of Pettie in Northall parish. Quinton's. or in the waters under the earth. REMEMBER PARSON MELHAM. called Draw the Pudding out of the Fire. perhaps. SIR-REVERENCE. Julian's in Isleworth parish. and at Knapsbury: there were four barns within a mile of London. and Ketbrooke near Blackheath. the King's Barn near Dartford. In Kent. A woman of reputation. according to the Bellman. might be pushed backwards. REVERENCE. .they divided the money between them. Tybs. or member mug. Carnal connection with a woman. THE RELISH. RESCOUNTERS. RELIGIOUS HORSE. See CROW FAIR. Hence. A place of meeting. on the word REVERENCE being given him by a passenger. the Three Crowns in the Vintry. or become lame ducks. this was considered as a punishment for the breach of delicacy.

RIB. or NOSE. such as was spoken by ribalds. having been reproved for calling persons by their christian names. at which he seems to work. CANT. face. It consists of a man riding behind a woman. RIDING ST. RICHAUD SNARY. but afterwards degenerated into a mere banditti. The ribbin runs thick. or great man appointing. RIBALDRY. RIFF RAFF. thought to shew his breeding by asking for a Richard Snary. The cull lushes the blue ribbin. who often has one or more persons thus riding behind him. Fun. was a private trooper. To RIBROAST. A dictionary. CANT.e. RIGGING. to make him a butt. the silly fellow drinks common gin. holding a distaff in his hand. RIDER. RIBBIN. I'll strip the . marrow-bones and cleavers. RICH FACE. A ludicrous cavalcade. denoting female superiority: they are accompanied by what is called the ROUGH MUSIC. RIDGE. Clothing. game. Gin. tag-rag and bob-tail. the dragon upon St. Vulgar abusive language. To beat: I'll ribroast him to his heart's content. in ridicule of a man beaten by his wife. A country lad. CANT. A procession of this kind is admirably described by Butler in his Hudibras. or trick. i. RIG. by virtue of an agreement with the donor. a goldsmith. i. &c. l am up to your rig.e. Low vulgar persons. A guinea. serving any master far pay. RIDING SKIMMINGTON. Blue ribbin. To run one's rig upon any particular person. See QUARTERED. the woman all the while beating him with a ladle. This is said to be the way to get a bishop. A wife: an allusion to our common mother Eve. bulls horns. A person who receives part of the salary of a place or appointment from the ostensible occupier. mob. GEORGE. Ribalds were originally mercenary soldiers who travelled about. being sent by his master to borrow a dictionary. that is. He rode private. a smock displayed on a staff is carried before them as an emblematical standard. Money. George. there is plenty of money. frying-pans. that is.RHINO. with his face to the horse's tail. A red pimpled. Ridge cully. The rider is said to be quartered upon the possessor. Money. The woman uppermost in the amorous congress. I am a match for your tricks. diversion. I'll unrig the bloss. A crooked rib: a cross-grained wife. made out of Adam's rib.

wrestlers.e. hand down the jemmy. rob him. All right! A favourite expression among thieves.--Also to jeer. A broken-winded horse. let's ding him and mill him. mighty thieves. . he was the butt. A nick name for the Life Guards. give me the crow. every thing is in proper order. He told a long rigmarole story. His wife rung him a fine peal! RING THE CHANGES. by a man styled Vinegar. and pike. striking at random with his whip to prevent the populace from crowding in. To arrest. and cudgel-players. ROAST AND BOILED. RING. When a person receives silver in change to shift some good shillings and put bad ones in their place. a poor. Sunday or holiday-clothes. to boast of one's situation. goes round the circle. Roundabout. worn-out horse. To cry roast meat. i. or banter. lean. TO ROAST. RIGMAROLE. The third old rank of the canting crew. ROARER. Spurs: Rippon is famous for a manufactory of spurs both for men and fighting cocks. and eat daily of roast and boiled. Rum Rigging. let's knock him down. Also a circle formed for boxers. All right. and scour off.wench. RIP. The person who gave the change is then requested to give good shillings for these bad ones. and what nature gave. nonsensical. or proper for their purpose. with his hat before his eyes. Money procured by begging: beggars so called it from its ringing when thrown to them. ROCHESTER PORTION. fine clothes. To rule the roast. The cull has rum rigging. A noisy. I'll roast the dab. riotous fellow. the fellow has good clothes. ROARATORIOS AND UPROARS. The breech. He stood the roast. TO RING A PEAL. to signify that all is as they wish. Two torn smocks. run away. ROARING TRADE. Oratorios and operas. A shabby mean fellow. ROARING BOY. who are mostly substantial house-keepers. RIGHT. A quick trade. I'll arrest the rascal. who. to be master or paramount.--Roast meat clothes. A miserable rip. To scold. ridicule. ROBERT'S MEN. with one eye and a stinking breath. like Robin Hood. ROBY DOUGLASS. chiefly applied to women. RIPPONS.

ROCKED. implying. who also deal in this plant. Goat's beard. that whatever was transacted there. his brains having been disordered by the jumbling of his cradle. ROTAN. from the name of Roger being frequently given to a bull. A rogue in grain. A portmanteau. it is said. cock-a-hoop. ROT GUT. a great rogue. One with a sanguine or fresh-coloured countenance. Small beer. the God of silence. and therefore frequently placed in the ceilings of rooms destined for the receiving of guests. called beer-a-bumble--will burst one's guts before it will make one tumble. also a man's yard. Grey. ROGUM POGUM. or TIB OF THE BUTTERY. eaten for asparagus. Cant. The fourth order of canters. sought after with a warrant. elated. also a corn chandler. TO ROGER. ROPES. ROGER. ROOK. ROOM. Upon the high ropes. He was rocked in a stone kitchen. should not be made public. particularly at play. derives it from arompo. that is a man eater. ROME MORT. A cheat: probably from the thievish disposition of the birds of that name. To rook. A forward wanton girl. or other wheeled carriage. ROOST LAY. Jolly Roger. in high spirits. or DRAGRUM POGRAM. Watch and ward. ROGUES. Cant. Under the rose: privately or secretly. ROGER. &c. ROMP. so called by the ladies who gather cresses. cart. A queen. or lie with a woman. Cant. a flag hoisted by pirates. The rose was. a distiller or brandy merchant. To bull. Romboyled. to cheat. A coach. an animal found in South Guinea. A rogue in spirit. See HOYDEN. She lets out her fore room and lies backwards: saying of a woman suspected of prostitution. a tomrig. Stealing poultry. ROSY GILLS. Also the cant name for a crow used in house-breaking. ROSE. . a saying meant to convey the idea that the person spoken of is a fool. A goose. sacred to Harpocrates. in his notes to Shakespeare. London. ROMBOYLES. ROMEVILLE.

A disturbance. to lie all night in one's clothes: called also roughing it. ROW. he has let a fart. Rowland and Oliver were two knights famous in romance: the wonderful achievements of the one could only be equalled by those of the other. vagabonds. bulls horns. so that it cannot be discovered who first signed it. A term of reproach to the puritans and partizans of Oliver Cromwell. also an order from the Secretary at War. Brother round mouth. wrapped up in paper. 50. ROUGH. Pirates. and that without ill treating them. for the more ready circulation at gaming-tables: sometimes they are inclosed in ivory boxes. The fundament.ROVERS. &c. A mode of signing remonstrances practised by sailors on board the king's ships. . ROUND ROBIN. An instrument used in housebreaking. a term used by the students at Cambridge. Highwaymen who never rob any but rich persons. ROW. Likewise to sleep on the bare deck of a ship. A modern card meeting at a private house. ROUNDHEADS. Saucepans. beaten upon and sounded in ludicrous processions. ROUND SUM. when the person is commonly advised to chuse the softest plank. To give a Rowland for an Oliver. See SCAMP. Was held every Monday evening. to give an equivalent. ROYAL SCAMPS. or 100 guineas. ROUT. It will cut a round piece about five inches in diameter out of a shutter or door. ROUND DEALING. the ringleader. ROYAL STAG SOCIETY. to be embarked in the same scheme. poker and tongs. A considerable sum. ROUGH MUSIC. A number of guineas. honest dealing. made to hold exactly 20. speaks. To lie rough. and the Rump Parliament. ROUND MOUTH. ROUND ABOUT. who it is said made use of a bowl as a guide to trim their hair. This instrument has not been long in use. Plain. marrow-bones and cleavers. from twenty to fifty or more. ROULEAU. wherein their names are written in a circle. or was. directing the march and quartering of soldiers. ROWLAND. frying-paps. in other words. To row in the same boat.

RUFF. CANT. or any other good liquor. the game is secure. RUM BECK. also notorious rogues pretending to be maimed soldiers or sailors. also a sharp trick. RUM BOOZE. A rubber. RUM. RUFFLES. Ruffian sometimes also means. Rum boozing welts. CANT. hedges. Red-faced. The whole gill is safe at rug. who scalded the Devil in his feathers. also a hound that opens on a false scent. the Devil take thee. A rub: an impediment. CANT. CANT. Wooden ruff. Don't rub us to the whit. The woods. RUFFMANS. it is all right and safe. RUM BITE. CANT. Ruffian cook ruffian. the people of the house are fast asleep. the best two out of three. Handcuffs. to refresh: to rub up one's memory. RUM BLEATING CHEAT. An ornament formerly worn by men and women round their necks. ROYSTER. To run away. at the Three tuns. RUFFIAN. . RUM BOB. near the Hospital Gate. a saying of a bad cook. A fat wether sheep. a justice. CANT.--To rub up. A young apprentice. A jolly host. A justice of the peace. RUM BUBBER. RUM BLOWEN. valuable. RUFFLERS. The ruffian cly thee. It is all rug. RUG. and let the harmanbeck trine with his kinchins about his colquarren. CANT. CANT. may the Devil take the justice. RUM BLUFFER. CANT. Asleep. A rude boisterous fellow. A clever cheat. or bushes. Fine. The first rank of canters.at seven o'clock. To win a rubber: to win two games out of three. The devil. Newgate-street. RUBY FACED. TO RUB. RUG. and let the constable be hanged with his children about his neck. CANT. a clean trick. good. the pillory. don't send us to Newgate. Wine. bunches of grapes.--May the ruffian nab the cuffin queer. A dexterous fellow at stealing silver tankards from inns and taverns. A handsome wench.

also an odd eccentric fellow. easily cheated. RUM COVE. RUM CULL. A dextrous pickpocket. A song. and other inhabitants of privileged districts. or holland handkerchief. RUM CHANT. See RUM DIVER. King or chief of the link-boys. CANT. CANT. CANT. RUM COD. See RUM COLE. CANT . RUM DEGEN. A good purse of gold. CANT. CANT. RUM GLYMMER. CANT. cambric. Silk. See RUM DOXY. RUM GAGGERS. RUM GHELT. Breeches of gold or silver brocade. RUM DROPPER. sent to remove and guard the goods of such bankrupts as intended to take sanctuary in those places. CANT. RUM FILE. Among butchers. A fine wench. CANT. CANT. particularly by his mistress. RUM DUBBER. a customer easily imposed on. CANT. A full purse. or medals. RUM CHUB. or other fine stockings. A rich fool. A vintner. CANT. RUM MAWND. RUM FUN. Savoyards. A handsome sword. likewise the boldest and stoutest fellows lately among the Alsatians. RUM COLE. RUM CLOUT. Minters. RUM DOXY. A fine silk. A jolly handsome fellow. CANT. or richly laced with gold or silver. Cheats who tell wonderful stories of their sufferings at sea. A dexterous or clever rogue. RUM KICKS. One that counterfeits a fool. RUM DRAWERS.RUM BUGHER. as to the quality and price of meat. RUM DELL. CANT. or when taken by the Algerines. CANT. RUM DUKE. A valuable dog. RUM DIVER. New money. RUM BUNG. An expert picklock. CANT. A sharp trick. CANT.

CANT. RUMP. A great booty. RUM TOL. RUM NED. See ESSEX LION. A fine horse. also a prison. or woman's head-dress. A smart fillip on the nose. RUMBO. See ROMEVILLE. RUM PADDERS. A good hat. CANT. Rumford was formerly a famous place for leather breeches. Much wine. CANT. A ward or watch. RUMPUS. CANT. Fine looking-glasses. RUM NAB. . CANT. A queen. an Irish wager. or great lady. fiddlers that play at feasts. quarrel. or good liquor. A like saying is current in Norfolk and Suffolk. fairs.--Rumford lion. Obstreperous. water. a rump of beef and a dozen of claret. See RUM DEGEN. called also buttock and trimmings. RUM SNITCH. RUM TILTER. RUMFORD. RUM QUIDS. Rump and kidney men. Highwaymen well mounted and armed. To rump any one. RUM NANTZ. See RUM CLOUT. CANT. A very rich silly fellow. to turn the back to him: an evolution sometimes used at court. Rump and a dozen. To ride to Rumford to have one's backside new bottomed: i. a calf. RUN GOODS. and sugar. to have a pair of new leather breeches. RUM PEEPERS.e. Rum. A rich commode. RUMBOYLE. RUM PRANCER. CANT. given among fiddlers. RUM WIPER. A riot. RUM TOPPING. A maidenhead. The highway. or confusion. CANT. being a commodity never entered. See RUM DEGEN. Westphalia ham.RUM MORT. RUM SQUEEZE. and for the same reason. of Bungay. and live chiefly on the remnants. &c. CANT. RUMBUMTIOUS. RUM VILLE. weddings. Good French brandy. RUM PAD. RUM RUFF PECK. CANT.

SAINT. Saddle sick: galled with riding. To buy the sack: to get drunk. RUNNING STATIONERS. Covent Garden. to give a dinner or supper. RUSHERS. To saddle one's nose. also housebreakers who enter lone houses by force. to the mouth of a stove: from a divine of that name. rush in and rob the house. A clap. SADDLE. or blower. A pocket. Never. SAINT GEOFFREY'S DAY. and dying speeches.RUNNING HORSE. A blunt surly fellow: a jocular misnomer of RESTICUS. when two Sundays . RUSSIAN COFFEE-HOUSE. RUNNING SMOBBLE. to be refractory. RUTTING. To nab the rust. and figuratively to the human species. To dive into the sack. properly applied to a restive horse. to be sullen. who made himself famous for blowing the coals of dissension in the latter end of the reign of queen Ann. a house of call for thief-takers and runners of the Bow street justices. having lost leather. To saddle a place or pension. and throwing them to an accomplice. The iron door. The Brown Bear in Bow-street. To ride rusty. a sack with a bottle in it not being an empty sack. RUSTY GUTS. Thieves who knock at the doors of great houses in London. who brushes off with them. trials. the season. when the families are gone out of town. to pick a pocket. Hawker of newspapers. and on the door being opened by a woman. like a saint. or NAG. when deer go to rut. called also to ride grub. in summer time. a bubble bet. or gleet. A piece of spoilt timber in a coach-maker's shop. SAD DOG. there being no saint of that name: tomorrow-come-never. devoted to the flames. one of the ancient family of the sad dogs. SACHEVEREL. SACK. Snatching goods off a counter. Copulating. To break a bottle in an empty sack. A short squat man or woman: from the small cattle called Welsh runts. A wicked debauched fellow. Out of use. to oblige the holder to pay a certain portion of his income to some one nominated by the donor. to wear spectacles. Swift translates it into Latin by the words TRISTIS CANIS. RUSTY. RUNT. To saddle the spit. Rutting time.

A kind of candlestick used by our frugal forefathers. a profanation of that day. some derive the name of this mess from the French words SELON MON GOUST. Figuratively. or under a salivation. SANGAREE. in the pickling tub. An abbreviation of SALIVATION. &c. SALMON-GUNDY. others say it bears the name of the inventor. boys running about gentlemen's houses in Ireland. SALMON or SALAMON. that Evangelist being always represented with an ox. particularly among the gentle craft. onions. wife of King Henry IV. SANDWICH. Silly. dried tongue. Salt eel. of France. A barker. but the general and most probable opinion is. by working. who . is punishable by a line. that this saint's anniversary happened every week. and pickled herrings. SAVE-ALL. foolish. An ox. veal or chicken. that it was invented by the countess of Salmagondi. SAL. minced fine. A red haired man or woman. signifying a bold or forward person. cut thin and put between two slices of bread and butter: said to be a favourite morsel with the Earl of Sandwich. A libidinous fellow: those imaginary things are by poets reported to be extremely salacious. Foolish. one of the ladies of Mary de Medicis.come together. A taylor employed by clothiers in making soldier's clothing. SALESMAN'S DOG. Lecherous. and eaten with oil and vinegar. or some other salted meat. to burn snuffs and ends of candles. a rope's end. SAINT MONDAY. In a high sal. Sappy. Apples. because the proportions of the different ingredients are regulated by the palate of the maker. Rack punch was formerly so called in bagnios. SAINT LUKE'S BIRD. SATYR. A simple fellow. or CENTIPEE'S. SAMMY. The beggars'sacrament or oath. used to correct boys. A salt bitch: a bitch at heat. at sea: you shall have a salt eel for supper. and by her brought into France. SALT. SANKY. Ham. SAPSCULL. or proud bitch. Vide BARKER. An Irishman observed. SANK. and other inferior mechanics. SANDY PATE. who was a rich Dutch merchant. A holiday most religiously observed by journeymen shoemakers. A term of familiar raillery. SAUCE BOX.

To run away hastily. SCAB. SCARCE. the fellow has got a clap. Mean. a slip-gibbet. applied to persons. SCHEME. a footpad who behaves in like manner. A clap. SAW. How scaly the cove is. An idle. One who has eaten shame and drank after it. as waiting for company. having no lands or home. SCANDAL BROTH. Some derive it from persons devoted to the Holy Land. A high red. or would blush at being ashamed. SAUNTERER. Sawny or Sandy being the familiar abbreviation or diminution of Alexander. to steal away.D. rough. an ancient proverbial saying. . One who deserves and has narrowly escaped the gallows. A party of pleasure.are fed on broken meats that would otherwise be wasted. SCANDAL PROOF. SCAPEGALLOWS. A set of mock masons. who loitered about. who. by some derived from SANS TERRE. lingered and loitered about. The cull has napped a scalder. SAWNY or SANDY. I don't know (NEGRO LANGUAGE) perhaps from the French SCAVOIR. SCALD MISERABLES. 1744. "Massa. who. also a miser. SAINT TERRE. An honest. lounging fellow. A general nick-name for a Scotchman. Royal foot scamp. me no scavey. hired or hack horse: a pun on the word HIRED. An old saw. one for whom the gallows is said to groan. TO SCAMPER. Sense. a very favourite name among the Scottish nation. as Paddy is for an Irishman. SCARLET HORSE." master. Sordid. A worthless man or woman. A highwayman. SCAVEY. SCAMP. Tea. A. SCALY. A wild dissolute fellow. SCAPEGRACE. or Taffy for a Welchman. To make one's self scarce. SCALY FISH. SCALDER. Royal scamp: a highwayman who robs civilly. blunt sailor. made a ludicrous procession in ridicule of the Free Masons. knowledge. how mean the fellow is.

called a gyp at Cambridge. i. The head. as well as from coffin hinges. SCRAGGY. A young bull. bony. To scour the cramp ring. who amuse themselves with breaking windows. A halt and a resting on a stick. A coffin. CANT. A dissenting teacher. SCONCE. A public execution. SCRAGG'EM FAIR. he will be in fetters. or handcuffs. to run away: perhaps from SCORE. A college errand-boy at Oxford. fetters. derived from a Dutch word of the same signification. to wear bolts or fetters. SCOTCH FIDDLE. The blowen has napped the scold's cure. A man void of every principle of honour. Lean. SCHISM SHOP. .SCHISM MONGER. SCHOOL OF VENUS. from which. Also a watchman or a watch. beating the watch.e. SCOUNDREL. SCOT. SCOURERS. probably as being the fort and citadel of a man: from SCONCE. ACADEMICAL PHRASE. full speed. A bottle containing two quarts. SCOTCH BAIT. the bitch is in her coffin. a Scotch mist will wet an Englishman to the skin. or as fast as legs would carry one. To scour or score off. an old name for a fort. rings supposed to prevent the cramp are made. whipping. as practised by pedlars. also a fart. Also to wear: chiefly applied to irons. A wench. To sconce or skonce. Lice. The itch. SCOUR. A bawdy-house. The headquarters of the Scotch greys: the head of a man full of large lice. SCOTCH PINT. SCOTCH WARMING PAN. and assaulting every person they meet: called scouring the streets. to impose a fine. He will scour the darbies. SCRAGGED. Riotous bucks. SCHOOL BUTTER. Hanged. A SCOLD'S CURE. because wearing scours them. A dissenting meeting house. SCOTCH GREYS. To build a sconce: a military term for bilking one's quarters. SCOUT. SCOTCH MIST. A sober soaking rain. SCOTCH CHOCOLATE. Cobbing. Brimstone and milk.

practised at Oxford by the students. A bank note. What does scrip go at for the next rescounters? what does scrip sell for delivered at the next day of settling? SCROBY. employed in all sorts of dirty work. . SCREEN. The itch. To stand on the screw signifies that a door is not bolted. Scotland. and gave me forty shillings. To screw one up. He whiddles the whole scrap. SCRUB. A female screw. as they think. The cully freely blotted the scrip. SCRAPING. SCRIP. SCRAPER. in scraping their feet against the ground during the preachment. but merely locked. a common prostitute. SCRATCH PLATTER. A skeleton key used by housebreakers to open a lock. the fellow was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. A wry-mouthed man or woman. SCULL. Bread sopt in the oil and vinegar in which cucumbers have been sliced. or TAYLOR'S RAGOUT. To copulate. A scrap or slip of paper. A farthing. A low mean fellow. the man freely signed the bond. to be whipt before the justices. SCREW. SCREW JAWS. at the universities. Queer screens. CANT. frequently done to testify their disapprobation of a proctor who has been. he discovers the whole plan or scheme. A mode of expressing dislike to a person. TO SCREW. To be tipt the scroby. or sermon. also one who scrapes plates for mezzotinto prints. SCROPE. Old Scratch. too rigorous. SCRUBBADO. A villainous scheme or plan. to be involved in a disagreeable business. or master of a college. SCRATCH LAND. SCRATCH.--Scrip is also a Change Alley phrase for the last loan or subscription. the Devil: probably from the long and sharp claws with which he is frequently delineated. SCRAPE. and tipt me forty hogs. To get into a scrape. to exact upon one in a bargain or reckoning. forged bank notes.SCRAP. A fiddler. A head of a house. The cove was twisted for smashing queer screens.

like a setting dog follows and points the game for his master. A one-eyed man or woman. and bob-tail. A gallon pot full of wine. To knock down or stun any one. Poor. also a one-horse chaise or buggy. SET. to run away. pennyless. To serve a cull out. SCUTTLE. exhausted. SCUT. and a blind side. He or she is in the grand secret. SECRET. also that of a woman. Ordered to be punished or transported. apply the crow to the door. An ill-dressed shabby fellow. . A peruke-maker. SERAGLIO. SCUM. an inside. SHABBAROON. and drive it in. with a cock. TO SETTLE. called a scull. To scuttle a ship. an outside. who. To drive or break in. A sailor. a fore side and a back side. The riff-raff. A bawdy-house. each having a right side and a left side. To scuttle off. Found guilty. SEEDY. dead. SEND. SHAFTSBURY. A bailiff's follower. or SQUEEZE WAX. One ready to give bond and judgment for goods or money. SEA CRAB.SCULL. A shark. or SCULLER. A boat rowed by one man with a light kind of oar. SCULL THATCHER. SEES. also a meanspirited person. SETTER. The tail of a hare or rabbit. Hand down the Jemmy and send it in. tag-rag. SEALER. the name of that part of the Great Turk's palace where the women are kept. i. We settled the cull by a stroke on his nob. He has been let into the secret: he has been cheated at gaming or horse-racing. SERVED. A dead set: a concerted scheme to defraud a person by gaming. stiver-cramped. to make a hole in her bottom in order to sink her. to beat a man soundly. The eyes. SEA LAWYER. or lowest order of people. SEVEN-SIDED ANIMAL. See DAYLIGHTS. we stunned the fellow by a blow on the head. Convicted.e. Also sometimes an exciseman.

or trick. To sham Abram. A hat: corruption of CHAPEAU. A. SHAVER. A sharper: perhaps from his preying upon any one he can lay hold of. or false sleeves with ruffles to put over a plain one. Subtle. SHALLOW PATE. SHANKS. and shuffles about his feet. SHANNON. a man of no spirit: a term borrowed from the cock-pit. to cheat or deceive. A cheat. or SHAKE-BAG. To shake a cloth in the wind. the first order of pickpockets. SHAKE. one that lives by his wits. SHANKS NAGGY. to counterfeit sickness. SHALLOW. A poor sneaking fellow. to be hanged in chains. SHAKE. or gams. SHARPER. Shamble-legged: one that walks wide. . SHARK. Shams. A venereal wart. To ride shanks naggy: to travel on foot. A river in Ireland: persons dipped in that river are perfectly and for ever cured of bashfulness. a boy. To shake one's elbow. to game with dice. and apt to take all advantages. so called from the want of depth in the crown. dupe. BOWSTREET TERM. He is but bad shag. at the whipping-post. in opposition to a flat. To cut a sham. or tide-waiter. To shew one's shapes. 1785. an acute cheat. A young shaver. SHANKER. SCOTCH. TO SHAMBLE. SHAM. He shook the swell of his fogle. Sharp set. hungry. CANT. LILLY SHALLOW.To SHAG. a WHITE Whip hat. A WHIP hat. a subtle fellow. SHAPPO. Sharp's the word and quick's the motion with him. also a sharper or cheat. he robbed the gentleman of his silk handkerchief. a fool and false dice. or SHAP. said of any one very attentive to his own interest. quick-witted. or gull. SHAPES. A cunning shaver. Sharks. To draw any thing from the pocket. Also a custom-house officer. To walk awkwardly. acute.D. SEA TERM. A simple fellow. A cheat. false sleeves to put on over a dirty shirt. or made peel. To copulate. Sharpers tools. SHARP. he is no able woman's man. Legs. SHAG-BAG. one who trims close. to be stript.

i. a person who lives by tricking.e. A sheepish fellow. IRISH. On the shelf. a bashful or shamefaced fellow. SHERIFF'S PICTURE FRAME. pawned. as it ought to be. Proper. SHIFTING BALLAST. i. A dance. as the term is. SHINE. It shines like a shitten barn door. Bashful. to look wishfully at it. a halter. A drummer. and loll out one's tongue at the company. To run away: sherry off. The clippings of money. the laws against the non-conformists were extremely severe. saying of a talkative man or woman. An execution. SHINDY. Shifting cove.e. TO SHERK. SHILLY-SHALLY. An oaken sapling. to signify soldiers. They sometimes met in very obscure places: and there is a tradition . SEA PHRASE. passengers. To cast a sheep's eye at any thing. SHERIFF'S BRACELETS. Handcuffs. SHILLALEY. SHEEP'S HEAD. To dance at the sheriff's ball. Tricking. SHELF. A term used by sailors. A woman thief-catcher. SHIP SHAPE. A prison. or any landsmen on board. Like a sheep's head. to hesitate. The gallows. wears the breeches. SH-T SACK. or cudgel: from a wood of that name famous for its oaks. To stand shilly-shally. SHE NAPPER. To evade or disappoint: to sherk one's duty.SHAVINGS. TO SHERRY. SHIFTING. Irresolute. SEA PHRASE. also a bawd or pimp. or go to rest in a horse's night-cap. SHERIFF'S HOTEL. or stand in doubt. Shuffling. or. A shilling. SHE LION. to be hanged. A house where the wife rules.e. SHEEPISH. SHEEPSKIN FIDDLER. The hangman. A dastardly fellow: also a non-conformist. SHERIFF'S BALL. all jaw. SHE HOUSE. This appellation is said to have originated from the following story:--After the restoration. i. SHERIFF'S JOURNEYMAN.

The congregation. Shot betwixt wind and water. SHOVEL. SHOD ALL ROUND. or strait shoes. when he receives a hat-band.e. or member of the catch club. SHOULDER CLAPPER. and lay hid under the straw. To pay one's shot. His discourse that day being on the last judgment. A prison. SHOTTEN HERRING. To vomit from excess of liquor. Hark ye. that you sh-te through your teeth? Vulgar address to one vomiting. I was in the shoemaker's stocks. SHORT-HEELED WENCH. Shopped. He or she was fed with a fire-shovel. SHOT. One that steals whilst pretending to purchase goods in a shop. was suspended in a sack fixed to the beam. SHOULDER FEAST. To go skulking about. A parson who attends a funeral is said to be shod all round. To SHOVE THE TUMBLER. SH-T-NG THROUGH THE TEETH. Shoulder-clapped. SHOPLIFTER. imprisoned. . to those who have carried the corpse. where the preacher. friend. for want of a ladder or tub. TO SHOOLE. on which a trumpeter to a puppet-show. Vomiting. who had taken refuge in that barn. to pay one's share of a reckoning. A dram. poxed or clapped. confined. To be whipped at the cart's tail. struck with the utmost consternation. A girl apt to fall on her back. SHOEMAKER'S STOCKS. SHOP. called also catting. to be buried. a saying of a person with a large mouth. A dinner given after a funeral. fled in an instant from the place. he particularly attempted to describe the terrors of the wicked at the sounding of the trumpet. the rendezvous of beggars and other vagrants. TO SHOOT THE CAT. gloves. SHOVE IN THE MOUTH. A bailiff. have you got a padlock on your a-se. arrested. The effects of his terror are said to have appeared at the bottom of the sack. i. had on a new pair of shoes that were too small for me. and scarf: many shoeings being only partial.that one of their congregations were assembled in a barn. leaving their affrighted teacher to shift for himself. and to have occasioned that opprobrious appellation by which the non-conformists were vulgarly distinguished. sounded a charge. A thin meagre fellow. New. To be put to bed with a shovel.

. SIMKIN. they are in fact rank methodists. TO SIMPER. SIGN OF A HOUSE TO LET.) the followers of the Rev.SHOULDER SHAM. SIDE POCKET. SILENT FLUTE. SHRED. Horses are said to be extremely sick at their stomachs. or stun him. a simile used for one who desires any thing by no means necessary. See PEGO. SICE. from being unable to relieve themselves by vomiting. and preacher at Trinity church. SUGAR STICK. Sixpence. SILK SNATCHERS. (at Cambridge. Such as may have occasion to administer an emetic either to the animal or the fiend. See FILE. but by a means which he says would make the Devil vomit. SILENCE. author of Skeletons of Sermons. indeed. Simon Suck-egg. or unfair shifts. FIFTEEN SHILLINGS. Sixpence. To smile: to simper like a firmity kettle. gives an instance of that evacuation being procured. SILVER LACED. SICK AS A HORSE. The two crowns. A foolish fellow. Crooked. Silence in the court. said of a weak old debilitated man. He wants it as much as a dog does a side pocket. A partner to a file. SIGN OF THE: FIVE SHILLINGS. A shuffling fellow. He has as much need of a wife as a dog of a side pocket. SIMEONITES. Thieves who snatch hoods or bonnets from persons walking in the streets. a gird upon any one requiring silence unnecessarily. Simple Simon: a natural. A little diminutive person. in his Farriery. SIDLEDYWRY. Charles Simeon. Replete with lice. SIMON. Bracken. To silence a man. SHY COCK. SHRIMP. sold his wife for an addle duck-egg. the cat is pissing. The crown. The three crowns. a silly fellow. To make use of false pretences. The cove's kickseys are silver laced: the fellow's breeches are covered with lice. TO SHUFFLE. a slippery shifting fellow. A widow's weeds. One who keeps within doors for fear of bailiffs. may consult his book for the recipe. A taylor. TEN SHILLINGS. fellow of King's College. &c. to knock him down.

is scattered about. To be humbled. SINGLETON. or of a business left unsettled. mentioned by Shakespeare. SIMPLES. also a particular kind of nails. Physical herbs. at which time the gardeners were said to cut their simples. made by a famous cutler of that name. To call out. stands squire. in Dublin. One who. SIR REVERENCE. Left at sixes and sevens: i. SIR TIMOTHY. confounded. or. in confusion. who lived in a place called Hell. from a desire of being the head of the company.SIMPLETON. to be cut for the simples--Battersea is a place famous for its garden grounds. some of which were formerly appropriated to the growing of simples for apothecaries. One who stays late in company. SIX AND TIPS. IRISH. SIX AND EIGHT-PENCE. Strong beer. SIR JOHN. whose fee on several occasions is fixed at that sum. &c. to have their simples cut. SINGLETON. pays the reckoning. called at Oxford battles. at that time.e. who at a certain season used to go down to select their stock for the ensuing year. SIZE OF ALE. a t--d. Abbreviation of simple Tony or Anthony. The sur. as the term is. a certain quantity. also follies. TO SING. See SQUIRE. a foolish fellow. A very foolish fellow. Whisky and small beer. The old title for a country parson: as Sir John of Wrotham. or that he will sit longer than a hen. Half a pint. A corkscrew. Size of bread and cheese. Human excrement. SITTING BREECHES. or upper loin. or to be cut for the simples. SIR LOIN. TO SING SMALL. to have little or nothing to say for one's-self. . the coves sing out beef. Sizings: Cambridge term for the college allowance from the buttery. they call out stop thief. An attorney. SIR JOHN BARLEYCORN. He must go to Battersea. his screws are remarkable for their excellent temper. or abashed. commonly said of a room where the furniture. A person having but one eye. is said to have his sitting breeches on. whence it became a popular joke to advise young people to go to Battersea. SIXES AND SEVENS. SINGLE PEEPER.

Frisk the skin of the stephen. pieces. inclining to one side. peevish. Queer skin. or ALL ASKEW. A soldier who by feigned sickness. A tanner. See SCRIP. he treats you. in an ill humour. if to SIZE. and snuff the candles. Thin-skinned: touchy.To SIZE. But at present they are just as gay and dissipated as their fellow collegians. when any work is to be done. An avaricious man or woman. Also a plaything made for children with the breast bone of a goose. SKIP KENNEL. CANT. To skulk. SKIN. SKIN FLINT. Formerly students who came to the University for purposes of study and emolument. Youngsters that ride horses on sale. but by the exertions of the present Bishop of Llandaff. To skink. to hide one's self.--Also the captain of a Dutch vessel. In a bad skin. The saving thus made induces many extravagant fellows to become sizars. to avoid labour or duty. SKINK. who was himself a sizar. SKINS. the duty of the youngest officer in the military mess. is to wait on the company. or other pretences. one who keeps out of the way. an empty purse. TO SKIT. CANT. See BOOTS. SIZAR (Cambridge). in the civil line. A barn. SKIP JACKS. SKIN. you pay for what you eat--liquors ONLY being provided by the inviter. consists in the less amount of their college fees. A purse. empty the money out of the purse. or beggar's wooden dish. ring the bell. About fifty years ago they were on a footing with the servitors at Oxford. A satirical hint. SKIT. SKEW. out of temper. A joke. . To wheedle. SKEWVOW. A footman. evades his duty. a sailor who keeps below in time of danger. &c. they were absolved from all marks of inferiority or of degradation. The chief difference at present between them and the pensioners. horsedealers boys. If a MAN asks you to SUP. (CAMBRIDGE) To sup at one's own expence. SKULKER. stir the fire. Crooked. SKRIP. that they may have more money to lavish on their dogs. SKIPPER. A cup.

or shop. SLAT. Cant language. SKY FARMERS. where there is no credit given. A fetter. suddenly. Cheats who pretend they were farmers in the isle of Sky. he is double ironed in the condemned cells. SLEEPING PARTNER. hurricane.e. who lends his name and money. for it has not had a nap this long time. to intrigue. SLAPDASH. immediately. SLEEPY. This is a common appellation for a night cellar frequented by thieves. SLAG. SLATER'S PAN. or some other remote place. Now double slanged into the cells for a crop he is knocked down. SLICE. and were ruined by a flood. The gaol at Kingston in Jamaica: Slater is the deputy Provost-marshal. i. and sometimes for a stage coach or caravan. Double slanged. 'in the clouds.' SKY PARLOUR. To slam to a door. SLAMKIN. SLATTERN. A parson or lawyer's band. or some such public calamity: or else called sky farmers from their farms being IN NUBIBUS. particularly with a . A female sloven. to shut it with violence. SLABBERING BIB. SLEEVELESS ERRAND. SLASHER. SLAP-BANG SHOP. without doing any part of the business. one not ready to resent an affront.SKY BLUE. SLAM. Gin. SLANG. A partner in a trade. and ordered to be hanged. a careless trapes. A bullying. A slack-mettled fellow. SLATE. To take a slice. SLANG. The garret. one whose clothes seem hung on with a pitch-fork. A sheet. IRISH. Much worn: the cloth of your coat must be extremely sleepy. or upper story. double ironed. for which he receives a share of the profit. A petty cook's shop. CANT. CANT. in search of what it is impossible to find. A fool's errand. also a game at whist lost without scoring one. instantly. riotous fellow. A trick. but what is had must be paid DOWN WITH THE READY SLAP-BANG. Immediately. Half a crown. A woman sluttishly negligent in her dress.

SLUR. A cunning fellow. or any innocent beverage taken medicinally. SLUSH BUCKET.e. to take an oath. A dealer in those articles. To fire a slug. SLY BOOTS. A foul feeder. TO SMACK. water-gruel. SMALL CLOTHES. is a method of cheating at dice: also to cast a reflection on any one's character. the justice bid me kiss the book. a suit being called coat. in Fielding's Joseph Andrews. or the skimmings of a pot where fat meat has been boiled. Tea. How the blowens lush the slop.married woman. Take a hearty drink. SMABBLED. Slipslop. Tea. To slur. . SLUG. I had a smack at her muns: I kissed her mouth. See SCAPEGALLOWS. Level with the surface. A dirty nasty fellow. Misnaming and misapplying any hard word. SLIPPERY CHAP. To smack calves skin. Breeches: a gird at the affected delicacy of the present age. i. SLUSH. One on whom there can be no dependance. SLIPSLOPS. A stooping gait. but I only kissed my thumb. SMACKSMOOTH. waistcoat. To kiss. under the mask of simplicity. SLUG-A-BED. How the wenches drink tea! SLOPS. SLOP. a shuffling fellow. A drone. SMACKING COVE. because a slice off a cut loaf is not missed. to scandalize. SLOUCH. To slouch. Killed in battle. or SNABBLED. SLIPGIBBET. from the character of Mrs. SLUBBER DE GULLION. SLOP SELLER. to hang down one's head. to kiss the book. SLUICE YOUR GOB. one that cannot rise in the morning. A slouched hat: a hat whose brims are let down. The queer cuffin bid me smack calves skin. a negligent slovenly fellow. to be fired from a blunderbuss. but I only bussed my thumb. Wearing apparel and bedding used by seamen. every thing cut away. A coachman. who keeps a slop shop. A piece of lead of any shape. Greasy dish-water. one that eats much greasy food. to drink a dram. SLIPSLOPPING.

SMEAR. A tobacconist. to suspect. SMART MONEY. also a nosegay. To smite one's tutor.and articles. or small clothes. Money allowed to soldiers or sailors for the loss of a limb. SMEAR GELT. SMASHER. A German Jew. inquisitive. A bargain whereby the purchaser is taken in. CANT. SMIRK. SMELLING CHEAT. SMUG. An orchard. TO SMASH. SMOUS. To pass counterfeit money. where the fair sex are bought and sold like cattle in Smithfield. To observe. A nose. Persons who pretend to be smugglers of lace . The cove was fined in the steel for smashing. Curious. A nick name for a blacksmith. SMOUCH. ACADEMIC TERM. This is likewise frequently used to express matches or marriages contracted solely on the score of interest. used by the smugglers for adulterating the black or bohea teas. To smirk. An arm. the fellow was ordered to be imprisoned in the house of correction for uttering base coin. SMASH. suspicious. SMART. SMITER. A plasterer. or look pleasantly. To smash. CANT. GERMAN. A smock. Fair faced. Spruce. SMELTS. Leg of mutton and smash: a leg of mutton and mashed turnips. SMITHFIELD BARGAIN. A finical spruce fellow. to get money from him. SMELLER. SMOCK-FACED. A bribe. also neat and spruce. Smellers: a cat's whiskers. Dried leaves of the ash tree. TO SMOKE. on one or both sides. Half guineas. SEA TERM. or other hurt received in the service. fine: as smart as a carrot new scraped. To break. SMOKY. SMUG LAY. CANT. to smile. A person who lives by passing base coin. also to kick down stairs. or garden. SMICKET. or woman's shift. SMOKER.

SMUT. these men borrow money of publicans by depositing these goods in their hands. TO SNAFFLE. A Christmas gambol: raisins and almonds being put into a bowl of brandy. and the candles extinguished. . SNAKESMAN. SNACK. A thief who snatches women's pockets. SNAP DRAGON. and on opening the pretended treasure. caught. one who pilfers early in the morning. Pistols. SNEAKING BUDGE. Taken. SNAFFLER. A highwayman. A mean-spirited fellow. SNEAKER. and the company scramble for the raisins. SNEERING. to steal into houses whose doors are carelessly left open. or seize suddenly. SNEAKSBY. CANT. and the publican discovers too late that he has been duped. a sneaking cur. SNEAK. A share. SMUT. laughing in scorn. Snaffler of prances. To go snacks. Morning sneak. before it is light. A bawdy-house. SMUGGLING KEN. SNAGGS. To snaffle any ones poll. See LITTLE SNAKESMAN. Large teeth. a horse stealer. also snails. to be partners. an indecent story. One that robs alone. Old iron. To snatch. Upright sneak: one who steals pewter pots from the alehouse boys employed to collect them. To rifle or plunder. SNAPT. TO SMUSH. SNATCH CLY. also to kill. To steal. they shortly decamp. To break shop windows or show glasses. he finds trifling articles of no value. A grate. TO SNABBLE. Jeering.and valuable articles. To go upon the sneak. Bawdy. Smutty story. A small bowl. to steal his wig. A copper. the spirit is set on fire. an evening pilferer. SNAPPERS. TO SNAP THE GLAZE. The cove was lagged for a smut: the fellow was transported for stealing a copper. Evening sneak. A pilferer. flickering.

TO SNITE. to snuffle. or rebuke. or look at any thing attentively: the cull snilches. SNUB DEVIL. To wipe. To take snuff. SNIP. A taylor. TO SNILCH. A cold in the head. to throw the snot or snivel about. To eye. one that moistens his clay to make it stick together. An old soaker.e. A snivelling fellow. A thief who hides himself under a bed. To sleep. SNOWBALL. SNUG. To cry. a drunkard. give him a good knock. i. TO SNOOZE. TO SNOACH. TO SNIVEL. TO SOAK. To drink. SNUDGE. TO SNUB. CANT. A nick name for a shoemaker. SNUFF. The swell was spiced in a snoozing ken of his screens. or SNIGGER. A jeering appellation for a negro. to steal the linen. A hogshead. SNOB. to turn informer. A short nose turned up at the end. Snivelling. CANT. SNUB NOSE. To check. Snite his snitch. or slap. A parson. To snooze with a mort. crying. SNITCH.SNICKER. To speak through the nose. all's quiet. A whore's fee. TO SNUFFLE. TO SNICKER. SNOUT. SNOW. CANT. To speak through the nose. SOCKET MONEY. A brothel. A glandered horse. wipe his nose. to sleep with a wench. SNUFFLES. attended with a running at the nose. SNOOZING KEN. or hire: also money paid . Linen hung out to dry or bleach. the gentleman was robbed of his bank notes in a brothel. All's snug. one that whines or complains. To turn snitch. to be offended. Spice the snow. or snitcher. or SNOODGE. To laugh privately. in Order to rob the house. or in one's sleeve.

SOLOMON. SORREL. i. SOUL CASE.e. because no one will stay in the room to hear him. they breed a kind of small animal in their bodies. FRENCH. A yellowish red. He shall repent this. begging with a counterfeit wound.for a treat. SOUL DOCTOR. Not a souse. he wounded him. called a sooterkin. which they place under their petticoats. SORRY. A parish clerk. He changed his song. Vile. A large one. It was bought for an old song. who always plays alone. a worthless man or woman. Tobacco. A herd of swine. A parson. SOLDIER'S MAWND. A bribe. mean. A joke upon the Dutch women. SOLDIER'S POMATUM. The body. A piece of tallow candle. SOLDIER. or DRIVER. SOPH. A red herring. SOLFA. SOP. A miserable performer on any instrument. A pretended soldier. . He made a hole in his soul case. SOOTERKIN. not a penny. or hussy. which he pretends to have received at some famous siege or battle. A sop for Cerberus. SONG. SOUNDERS. by their constant use of stoves. which when mature slips out. Sorrel pate. A sorry fellow. SOT WEED. or gaoler. (Cambridge) An undergraduate in his second year. SORROW SHALL BE HIS SOPS. His morning and his evening song do not agree. one having red hair. of the size of a mouse. CANT. supposing that. The mass. worthless. A lawyer. SOUSE. SOLO PLAYER. he tells a different story. very cheap. he altered his account or evidence. SOLDIER'S BOTTLE. turnkey. Sorrow go by me. a common expletive used by presbyterians in Ireland. a bribe for a porter. SON OF PRATTLEMENT. by a married man caught in an intrigue.

is said to have a spark in his throat. a booby having his hands tied behind him. A seven shilling piece. he is fastened by a string to a button of the booby's coat. beteeen a trot and gallop. Fine. An ass when braying. mouth it: used figuratively for words previous to a quarrel. Fair words and compliments. A spruce. has the wing of a cock sparrow put into his mouth: with this hold. The tits spanked it to town. SPARKISH. SPANISH. frequently pecking the mumbler till his lips are covered with blood. or KING OF SPAIN'S TRUMPETER. . Drunk as David's sow. or smart fellow. SPARROW. trim. the bird defends itself surprisingly. The pox. A sucking pig. as the term is. The sun. a cruel sport frequently practised at wakes and fairs: for a small premium. (WHIP) To run neatly along. ready money. SPARKING BLOWS. He has got the wrong sow by the ear. SOW'S BABY. SPANISH FAGGOT. A nail: so called by carpenters when they meet with one in a board they are sawing. SPANISH WORM. Mumbling a sparrow. SPARK. SPANKING. without any other assistance than the motion of his lips. Money. he is to get the sparrow's head into his mouth: on attempting to do it. SPANISH COIN. gay. Blows given by cocks before they close. or. A kind of girdle contrived by jealous husbands of that nation. SPANISH PADLOCK. A man that is always thirsty. SPANISH. SPANKS. The spanish. SPANK. A fat woman. SPANISH. or SPANKERS. to secure the chastity of their wives. SPADO. SPANGLE. A sword. SOW CHILD. A female child. and he is obliged to desist: to prevent the bird from getting away.SOW. SPANISH GOUT. the horses went merrily along all the way to town. also blows with the open hand. see DAVID'S SOW. he mistakes his man. Large.

or dumbfound. SPLIT CROW.SPARROW-MOUTHED. SPLIT FIG. A parson. that they do not hold their mouths by lease.] A hen just killed from the roost. I spoke with the cull on the cherry-coloured prancer. A privy. and who when they yawn have their heads half off. from ear to ear. A grocer. He has made a good speak. rob the gentleman. Any thing stolen. SPLIT IRON. To confound. Married: an allusion to joining two ropes ends by splicing. A sword. or passionate person. but have it from year to year. SPIRITUAL FLESH BROKER. A coloured hankerchief. said of a child much resembling his father. To rob.e. A small reward or gift. and broiled: an Irish dish upon any sudden occasion. SEA TERM. he has stolen something considerable. I robbed the man on the black horse. TO SPIRIT AWAY. i. SPICE. silence. The nick-name for a smith. gives it somewhat the appearance of being split. [Abbreviation of DISPATCH COCK. He is as like his father as if he was spit out of his mouth. SPICE ISLANDS. Thin-legged. SPILT. Thrown from a horse. Stink-hole bay or dilberry creek. or yard. SPIDER-SHANKED. don't spill us. Wide-mouthed. A violent. The fundament. CANT. SPLICED. or overturned in a carriage. One whose mouth cannot be enlarged without removing their ears. SPLIT CAUSE. SPILT. TO SPIFLICATE. which being represented with two heads on one neck. SPECKED WHIPER. or inveigle away. To kidnap. CANT. TO SPEAK WITH. A lawyer. SPIT. To rob. split. like the mouth of a sparrow: it is said of such persons. SPIT FIRE. pettish. SPATCH COCK. SPEAK. and immediately skinned. pray. SPIT. SPINDLE SHANKS. Spice the swell. Slender legs. . coachee. The sign of the spread eagle.

till they find bail. or repository. also delicate. as painted on signs. A meeting of apprentices and mechanics to rehearse different characters in plays: thus forming recruits for the strolling companies. this term is used in the inns of court to signify denying one's self. Theatrical declamation. or have spent all their money: a house where every species of fraud and extortion is practised under the protection of the law. To exhibit: as. Butter. A drinking bout. SPOUTING CLUB. to eat and drink at another's cost. i. Pawned. SPREAD EAGLE.SPOONEY. SPOIL PUDDING. SPUNGE.e. (WHIP) Thin. to shew one's teeth. Fun.B. A party of pleasure. SPRING-ANKLE WAREHOUSE. To rehearse theatrically. 1783 and 1784. A parson who preaches long sermons. Jack Jehu sported a new gig yesterday: I shall sport a new suit next week. SPOUTING. SQUAB. SPUNK. He's a spooney old fellow. called also a squab. like the shank of a spoon. Spunging-house: a bailiff's lock-up-house. SPREE. or any other gaol: IRISH. TO SPORT. haggard. The right hand. or get his living by dishonest means. Honest. A soldier tied to the halberts in order to be whipped. SPOON HAND. To sport timber. A fat man or woman: from their likeness to a well-stuffed couch. to keep one's outside door shut. to which persons arrested are taken. longing for sweets. A square cove. SPOUTED. not roguish. She's a spooney piece of goods. spirit. A new-hatched chicken. Rotten touchwood. The word SPORT was in great vogue ann. his attitude bearing some likeness to that figure. That tit is damned spooney. Avaricious. To spunge. A thirsty fellow. N. A frolic. keeping his congregation in church till the puddings are overdone. TO SPOUT. a man who does not steal. courage. a great drinker. . SPREAD. craving for something. figuratively. Newgate. SQUARE. or a kind of fungus prepared for tinder. To sport or flash one's ivory.

stinks. To stifle the squeaker. SQUIB. Menagiana. To squeak. ready to become security for another. one eye in the pot. was liable by custom to have three tosses in a blanket. the squelch was given by letting go the corners of the blanket. STAGGERING BOB. SQUEEZE WAX. looking nine ways at once. peach. A squinting man or woman. to murder a bastard. which. the small pipes are silver. and vanishes. or turn stag. SQUEAKER. and a squelch. 128. TO STAG. To find. said to be born in the middle of the week. SQUEEZE CRAB. The squeakers are meltable. A good-natured foolish fellow. fat. under hand and seal. sparkles. and the other up the chimney. and long retained by old men. diminutive fellow. discover. or throw It into the necessary house. and unable to stand. WITH HIS YELLOW PUMPS. A small satirical or political temporary jeu d'esprit. also a bastard or any other child. or treats the company. the squire of the company. or observe.SQUARE TOES. ii. shrivelled. and looking out of both windows. Meretrix corpore corpus alit. covers her back with her tail. SQUIRREL. Squelch-gutted. SQUIRREL HUNTING. fit for a cook. SQUINT-A-PIPES. SQUELCH. to confess. killed for veal in Scotland: . to impeach one's confederates: from a herd of deer. STAG. CANT. A sour-looking. A fall. called standing squire. An old man: square toed shoes were anciently worn in common. A calf just dropped. CANT. SQUEAK. bounces. Formerly a bailiff caught in a barrackyard in Ireland. or born in a hackney coach. A weak profligate spendthrift. A narrow escape. and suffering him to fall to the ground. and looking both ways for Sunday. They squeak beef upon us. See HUNTING. SQUIRISH.--Organ pipes are likewise called squeakers. one who pays the whole reckoning. they cry out thieves after us. having a prominent belly. like the firework of that denomination. A bar-boy. a chance: he had a squeak for his life. A prostitute: because she like that animal. who are said to turn their horns against any of their number who is hunted. To turn stag. SQUIRE OF ALSATIA. Foolish.

STAND-STILL. do stall thee B. affected. prim. CANT. CANT. STAMP. TO STAR THE GLAZE. STAMPERS. i. Legs. STALLING. STALLION. A man kept by an old lady for secret services. An ox cheek. Stiff. The cove tipped the prosecutor fifty quid to stash the business. AND CHEAT'EM. To finish. A bastard. STARING QUARTER. or THE OLD START. or the old start. and not without good reason. STASH. Newgate: he is gone to the start. . He was run to a stand-still. and stealing some article thereout. STAR LAG. saying.the hoofs of a young calf are yellow. or that of a receiver of stolen goods. A horse who throws up his head. STARTER. One who leaves a jolly company. STARCHED. to the rogue. STAMPS.C. by striking it with violence against the table. a milksop.e. A broker's shop. so called by soldiers and sailors. START. an ancient ceremony of instituting a candidate into the society of rogues. i. a pot of strong drink.e. formal.B. STAM FLESH. ROB'EM. To break and rob a jeweller's show glass. Breaking shop-windows. STAR GAZER. Stroud. and Chatham. --I. A. A particular manner of throwing the dice out of the box. pours it on the head of the rogue to be admitted. he will sit longer than a hen. STAMMEL. till he could no longer move. To cant. A coarse brawny wench. Stalling to the rogue. CANT. he is no starter. CANT. STALLING KEN. To stop. STARVE'EM. he gave the prosecutor fifty guineas to stop the prosecution. To end. or STRAMMEL. Rochester. Shoes. STALL WHIMPER. somewhat similar to the creation of a herald at arms. and from henceforth it shall be lawful for thee to cant for thy living in all places. It is thus described by Harman: the upright man taking a gage of bowse. Making or ordaining. also a hedge whore.

worth somewhat more than a penny sterling. Strong ale.STATE. Burnt rum. a taylor. Stow your sticks. Proud. from the manner in which the French officers wore their cravats when they returned from the battle of Steenkirk. STOCK. A swell steamer. STICKS. hide your pistols. STICKS. and its coadjutor buckram. drank on horseback by the person taking leave. A decoction of raisins of the sun and lemons in conduit water. the whole: he has lost stock and block. Needy. Stockings. staymaker. The house of correction. i. A niggard. from that article.e. See POPS. STIRRUP CUP. or any other person using a needle. to be in bed with three harlots. Stock and block. A name given to the church by Dissenters. A steel bar flinger. A parting cup or glass. STEPHEN. STOCK DRAWERS. A muslin neckcloth carelessly put on. of impudence. with a piece of butter: an American remedy for a cold. STEPNEY. STITCHBACK. A nick name for a taylor: also a term for lying with a woman. A good stock. Money. a long pipe. STAYTAPE. STEENKIRK. A taylor. Strong beer. STAY. A pipe. wanting money. STITCH. which make no small figure in the bills of those knights of the needle. To lie in state.e. STEWED QUAKER. or other liquor. has money. STIFF-RUMPED. and bottled up. A stiver is a Dutch coin. A needle. sweetened with sugar. STINGRUM. STIVER-CRAMPED. STICK FLAMS. STEEPLE HOUSE. . Household furniture. STEAMER. A cuckold. CANT. stately. STEEL BAR. i. such as is used by gentlemen to smoke. Stephen's at home. A pair of gloves. Pops or pistols. STEEL. STINGO.

but in reality only betting that they will be at a certain price. STOOP-NAPPERS. STOW. . The stomach worm gnaws. Stow your whidds and plant'em. The kiddy would not strap. STOTER. A great blow. &c. over nice. A tight waistcoat. STONE TAVERN. cheats. is so called at Cambridge. STRAIT WAISTCOAT. The pillory. STRANGLE GOOSE. A poulterer. nor money sufficient to make good the payments for which they contract: these gentlemen are known under the different appellations of bulls. STOOP. STRANGER. A large man or woman. an eunuch. you have said enough. To work. at a particular time. give him a blow under the left ear. be silent. or hold your peace. STONE. Two stone under weight.STOCK JOBBERS. bears. or any other prison. STOUP. he was convicted of swindling. having strings for binding them behind the back of the wearer: these waistcoats are used in madhouses for the management of lunatics when outrageous. Stone dead. Newgate. Stone doublet. &c. Persons set in the pillory. STOP HOLE ABBEY. STRAIT-LACED. STOMACH WORM. and lame ducks. STONE JUG. and therefore robbed on the highway. and put in the pillory. the man of the house understands you. I am hungry. CANT. To STRAP. puritanical. The cull was served for macing and napp'd the stoop. Ditto. a prison. Persons who gamble in Exchange Alley. The nick name of the chief rendzvous of the canting crew of beggars. A guinea. STRAPPER. or OVERSEERS OF THE NEW PAVEMENT. Precise. thieves. STRAMMEL. so he went on the scamp: the lad would not work. gypsies. by pretending to buy and sell the public funds. See STAMMEL. Stow you. or wanting. dead as a stone. for the cove of the ken can cant'em. possessing neither the stock pretended to be sold. with long sleeves coming over the hand. A vessel to hold liquor: a vessel containing a size or half a pint. Tip him a stoter in the haltering place.

STUMPS. used by vintners to adulterate their wines. STRETCH. The fifth and last of the most ancient order of canters. or he is almost asleep: one eye draws straw. CANT. Itinerants of different kinds. A strummer of wire. to be whipt at the cart's tail. containing several yards of ribband. the fellow was transported for stealing a trunk. Twenty shillings. STUBBLE IT. To STRUM. Pitted with the smallpox: the devil ran over his face with horse stabs (horse nails) in his shoes. Used by the vulgar for SUCCESSIVELY: as three or four landlords of this house have been ruined . Legs. Strolling morts. CANT. (CAMBRIDGE) To do a piece. He'll stretch for it. His eyes draw straw. A perriwig. A yard. or any other stringed instrument. A good woman in the straw. a player on any instrument strung with wire. i. CANT. STROKE. The flower of fermenting wine. a lying-in woman. his eyes are almost shut. To take a stroke: to take a bout with a woman. STUM. to walk fast. STULING KEN. STRUMPET. he will be hanged for it. from a waggon. STUB-FACED. Rum strum: a fine large wig. To stir one's stumps.STRAPPING. STROLLERS. beggars that rather demand than ask CANT. The cove was lagged for prigging a peter with several stretch of dobbin from a drag. STROMMEL. STRIP ME NAKED. STRETCHING. CANT. beggars or pedlars pretending to be widows. STRAW. SUCCESSFULLY. Hanging. STRONG MAN. See STALLING KEN. also to play badly on the harpsichord. Gin. STRIKE. Lying with a woman. Also telling a great lie: he stretched stoutly. to push the cart and horses too. CANT. A harlot. STRUM. CANT.e. Straw. and t'other serves the thatcher. Hold your tongue. To play the part of the strong man. STURDY BEGGARS. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. Foeminam subagitare.

A one-horse chaise or carriage. SUNSHINE. SUPERNACOLUM. SURVEYOR OF THE HIGHWAYS. SUNBURNT. and grated nutmeg: it is eaten with cheese. SURVEYOR OF THE PAVEMENT. To suck the monkey. IRISH. To draw from a man all be knows. capable of holding but one person: called by the French a DESOBLIGEANT. of which there is not even a drop left sufficient to wet one's nail. The file sucked the noodle's brains: the deep one drew out of the fool all he knew. and such small moveables. One who goes abroad on that day only. A landlady of an inn.successfully by the number of soldiers quartered on them. tobacco boxes. Sucky. Good liquor. SUGAR STICK. SUN. SUTRER. In the suds. SUNDAY MAN. SUS PER COLL. A camp publican: also one that pilfers gloves. SULKY. or MY GOOSE PIST. at whist: also the lubberly seamen. SUSPENCE. Clapped. SUCH A REASON PIST MY GOOSE. SUCK. in a disagreeable situation. SUCKING CHICKEN. drunk. The ace of hearts. also haying many male children. A young chicken. Prosperity. in trouble. One reeling drunk. One standing in the pillory. Said when any one offers an absurd reason. see MONKEY. Strong liquor of any sort. sweetened with sugar. Toasted bread soked in ale. The virile member. Hanged: persons who have been hanged are thus entered into the jailor's books. . SUDS. A good fire in winter. said of one that is drunk. ace and duce of trumps. or involved in some difficulty. One in a deadly suspence. and clean the ship. SUGAR SOPS. To pump. a man just turned off at the gallows. SUNNY BANK. put to swab. or hostess. To have been in the sun. To SUCK. SWABBERS. for fear of arrests. SUPOUCH. knave of clubs.

A gentleman. Neither this disorder. A term applicable to either the masculine or feminine gender. and often arises to that height that it prevents their coming out at the stable door.SWAD. who not only rob. who corrode it with aqua regia. they with their swords pricked him in the posteriors. particularly those of the subalterns of the army. The most certain cure is the unguentum aureum--not applied to the horse. when surrouding him. cheats. sharpers. A shop. SWEET HEART. SWANNERY. Guinea droppers. To bully. practiced chiefly by the Jews. A soldier. A hearty draught of liquor. Bartlet. all his geese are swans. The flashman bounced the swell of all his blunt. but to the palm of the master of the inn or stable. A mode of diminishing the gold coin. also expert. court.e. SWELL. which obliged him to be constantly turning round. SWEETNESS. To sweeten to decoy. SWEET. CANT. He seemed sweet upon that wench. plant the swag. A well-dressed map. also to strut. A disorder to which horses are extremely liable. To be sweet upon. and often murder passenges. but beat. who styled themselves Mohocks: these gentlemen lay in wait to surprise some person late in the night. B. Rum swag. Swaddlers is also the Irish name for methodist. As. Easy to be imposed on. or draw in. he seemed to court that girl. wheedle. SWIG. dexterous clever. or SWADKIN. SWAG. SWEATING. to coax. N. CANT. The tenth order of the canting tribe. is mentioned by either Bracken. Thieves who travel the country under colour of . or any of the modern writers on farriery. or allure. the girl's bully frightened the gentleman out of all his money. Any quantity of goods. brag. Sweet's your hand. conceal the goods. i. this they continued till they thought him sufficiently sweated. or taken in. SWIGMEN. nor its remedy. To SWADDLE. SWAGGER. said of one dexterous at stealing. SWADDLERS. Sweating was also a diversion practised by the bloods of the last century. SWELLED HEAD. He keeps a swannery. or boast. CANT. signifying a girl's lover. This disorder is generally occasioned by remaining too long in one livery-stable or inn. a shop full of rich goods. or a man's mistress: derived from a sweet cake in the shape of a heart. To beat with a stick.

small beer: so termed on board the king's ships. Squinting. A ship. SWIMMER. a mixture of spruce beer. To enlist in different regiments. a great stout fellow. A great swinging fellow. The 17th regiment had a society called the Swizzle Club. The term SWINDLER has since been used to signify cheats of every kind. SWORD RACKET. either from Tabitha. A schoolmaster. these arts being generally practised by persons on the totter. CANT. SWIZZLE. A counterfeit old coin. To drink greedily. or any brisk or windy liquor. TO SWINGE. &c. was so called. A. To beat stoutly. and sugar. to totter. a formal antiquated name. SWINDLER. . and on receiving the bounty to desert immediately. A swinging lie. TO SWILL. D. SWIVEL-EYED. To be hanged. old maids being often compared to cats. In North America. and sells them for ready money at any price. A drunkard. A pheasant. SYEBUCK. or just ready to break. a lusty lie. TO SWIVE. One who obtains goods on credit by false pretences. to go out on a party of pleasure with a wife and family. where it is furnished by the purser. SWING TAIL. in order to make up a purse. or else from a tabby cat. so called by the persons who sell game for the poachers. This name is derived from the German word SCHWINDLIN. old clothes. Purser's swipes. TO SWING. he will be hanged for it. SWIPES. I shall have a swimmer. at Ticonderoga. SWOP. SWILL TUB. An old maid. &c. SWIMMER. SWISH TAIL.buying old shoes. 1760. He will swing for it. Sixpence. To copulate. to be ready to fall. SYNTAX. TABBY. rum. or selling brooms. mops. SWINGING. To drive Tab. A hog. a sot. Drink. a cant phrase used by thieves to signify that they will be sent on board the tender. An exchange.

TANTRUMS. TAFFY. A bottle. A man's testicles.-an-arrest. To tap a guinea. to get it changed. TALE TELLERS. Davy. Pet. A prostitute. A sirreverence. A tap on the shoulder. A room in Newgate. just as St. hence called Tangerines. i. Brokers that let out clothes to the women of the town. Away they went tantwivy. TAME. the fellow has given his mistress good clothes. TALLY MEN. drawn by two horses. also good clothes. St. to lull their hearers to sleep. TAIL. TANDEM. Tantwivy was the sound of the hunting horn in full cry. and my talesman. one before the other: that is. To run tame about a house. See RABBIT SUCKERS. TAKEN IN. the mobility of all sorts.TACE. to be the first seducer: in allusion to a beer barrel. or passion: madam was in her tantrums. Imposed on. David being the tutelar saint of Wales. the lad gave the coachman sixpence for drink. A sixpence. TANNER. St. human excrement. Also. buggy. TAG-RAG AND BOBTAIL. Silence. A gentle blow. To tap a girl. Tame army. the first of March. AT LENGTH. David's day. where debtors were confined. or that of a post horn. The kiddey tipped the rattling cove a tanner for luck. away they went full speed. or noddy. TANGIER. the city trained bands. a sword. or two-quart pot. TAP. to live familiarly in a family with which one is upon a visit. incendiaries in families. The cull has tipt his tackle rum gigging. mischief makers. the author of a story or report: I'll tell you my tale.e. TANTADLIN TART. To tag after one like a tantony pig: to follow one wherever one goes. A mistress. a jocular admonition to be silent on any subject. Anthony is followed by his pig. TACE is Latin for a candle. TACKLE. cheated. An expression meaning an assemblage of low people. A man's tackle: the genitals. . TALLYWAGS. A general name for a Welchman. or TARRYWAGS. A two-wheeled chaise. hold your tongue. Talesman. TALL BOY. Tale bearers. TANTWIVY. Persons said to have been formerly hired to tell wonderful stories of giants and fairies. Taffy's day.

Sour. Don't lose a sheep for a halfpennyworth of tar: tar is used to mark sheep. A coarse cloth tarred over: also. A watch. sharp. Tit for tat.' replied his comrade. called out to his comrade that he had caught a Tartar. The devil's tattoo. Audrey (an Isle of Ely saintess). TATTERDEMALION. TATTOO.' cried he. A beat of the drum. False dice. who. TAR. a sailor. as done by persons in low spirits. A ragged fellow. of loyalty: such delinquents being "stripped naked". a sailor.'--A Tartar is also an adept at any feat. A schoolboy's game. TART. TAW. TAT. TAPE. gin. Garish. or billiards. an equivalent. of signal for soldiers to go to their quarters.' answered Paddy. TARADIDDLE. anddtew nomore liquor for them. This saying originated from a story of an Irish-soldier in the Imperial service. whose clothes hang all in tatters. which for finery exceeded all others thereabouts. Red tape. or falsity. Shoulder tappers: bailiffs. and afterwards put into a hogshead of feathers. TAWDRY. A fib. 'Arrah. and a direction to the sutlers to close the tap. 'He won't come. TARRING AND FEATHERING. catted marbles. 'but he won't let me. 'Bring him along then. To flash a tatler: to wear a watch.TAPPERS. to attack one of superior strength or abilities. were daubed all over wilh tar. so as to . figuratively. TAT MONGER. it is generally beat at nine in summer and eight in winter. quick. or game: he is quite a Tartar at cricket. TAPLASH. with lace or staring and discordant colours: a term said to be derived from the shrine and altar of St. TATS. gawdy. brandy. TATLER. beating with one's foot against the ground. 'Then come along yourself. pert. Thick and bad beer. a species of threat. TARTAR.' said he. TARPAWLIN. To catch a Tartar. A jack tar. One that uses false dice. or suspected. A punishment lately infliced by the good people of Boston on any person convicted. in a battle against the Turks. I'll be one upon your taw presently. played with small round balls made of stone dust. Blue or white tape.

or. all tawdry. The drippings of liquor on a man's waistcoat. a punishment formerly administered to any of that fraternity caught exercising their functions within the limits of Temple. Teaguelanders. shake them well. TEN IN THE HUNDRED. and by contraction. See BAYARD OF TEN TOES. Irishmen. An address to a supposed simple fellow. As tender as Parnell. more than five in the hundred being deemed usurious interest. An usurer. according to others. TEMPLE PICKLING. By sending four. TEA GUELAND. See TAIL. Pumping a bailiff. whence any fine dressed man or woman said to be all St Audrey. . a weaver. an ancient and common saying. TAYLOR. TAWED. TEIZE. And the first that. press down the seams of clothes. or nysey. taylors would make or enrich one man--A London taylor.e. puts out his head is certainly a thief. rated to furnish half a man to the Trained Bands. An iron with which. A tender creature. assaults on those vermin with their needles. TAYLE. to receive a whipping. i. possessed of a woman for life. Ireland. TEN TOES. Nine taylors make a man.--Puta taylor. TENANT AT WILL. A chamber pot. One whose wife usually fetches him from the alehouse. TAYLE DRAWERS. who broke her finger in a posset drink. TENANT FOR LIFE. TEDDY MY GODSON. asking how that could possibly be done? was answered. fearful of the least puff of wind or drop of rain. He drew the cull's tayle rumly. meaning that the custom of nine. TEARS OF THE TANKARD. as some have it. TEA VOIDER. he snatched away the gentleman's sword cleverly. from the speech of a woollendraper. TENDER PARNELL. TAYLORS GOOSE. and a miller into a sack. A married man. originating from the effeminacy of their employment. Beaten. To-nap the teize. Thieves who snatch gentlemens swords from their sides. from nine taylors having been robbed by one man.become proverbial. CANT. journeymen and and apprentice.--A taylor is frequently styled pricklouse. when heated.

TESTER. which there passes for thirteen pence. What-d'ye-cal'em. THIEF IN A CANDLE. an Irishman. A watch. A shilling in Ireland. called blood money. A custom practised at the universities. the gentleman sports a fine watch. They are as thick as two inkle-weavers. He will not find out a way to set the Thames on fire. all on one side. concluding that as they were all on the same . in long clothes. An outrageous scold from Termagantes. where two thirds of the original price is allowed by the upholsterers to the students for household goods returned to them within the year. or man of bad character. THINGUMBOB. the same as Mr. in order to betray them. THATCH-GALLOWS. at the end of every sessions. THIEF. burns and melts it. a cruel Pagan. being entrusted with some cocks which were matched for a considerable sum. A **** and a clap. the night before the battle shut them all together in one room. testicles. Thingstable. THOMOND. he will not make any wonderful discoveries. Intimate. An estate in land. and causing it to gutter. Like Lord Thomond's cocks. THICK.TERMAGANT. Constable: a ludicrous affectation of delicacy in avoiding the pronunciation of the first syllable in the title of that officer. a coin with a head on it. TERRA FIRMA. where being dressed a la Turque. THIRTEENER. which in sound has some similarity to an indecent monosyllable. formerly represented in diners shows and entertainments. Mr. THIRDING. Thingumbobs. A sixpence: from TESTON. A rogue. he is no conjuror. Thingumbob. you have killed a baboon and stole his face. THAMES. THINGSTABLE. a vulgar address or nomination to any person whose name is unknown. You are a thief and a murderer. It is the business of these thief takers to furnish subjects for a handsome execution. thus steals it away. vulgar abuse. he was mistaken for a furious woman. Part of the wick or snuff. THIMBLE. TETBURY PORTION. Mr. when they have committed any of those crimes which entitle the persons taking them to a handsome reward. Lord Thomond's cock-feeder. THIEF TAKERS. Mr. Fellows who associate with all kinds of villains. The swell flashes a rum thimble. which falling on the tallow.

An old maid. said of one engaged in the amorous congress. THREE-PENNY UPRIGHT. See DROP. THREPS. The gallows. though sure to lose. who. He is playing three to one. A thrummer of wire. A retailer of love. will lie down. a violent purging. THROTTLE. by which the use of that vulgar vehicle a cart. called the NEW DROP. or mechanical instrument a ladder. over shoes. THOROUGH-GOOD-NATURED WENCH. THOROUGH CHURCHMAN. What did thought do? lay'in bed and beshat himself. to be uneasy. Man Thomas. anxious for an event. a player on the spinet. over boots. over which were laid three transverse beams. formerly consisting of three posts. A person who goes in at one door of a church. A looseness. One who being asked to sit down. TO THRUM. THREE-LEGGED MARE. To strangle. by pleading that he thought to the contrary. or STOOL. THOUGHT. and out at the other.side. and thought he was up. THOROUGH COUGH. THREE THREADS. THREE TO ONE. To play on any instrument sttfnged with wire. impatient. harpsichord. Threepence. a man's penis. THOROUGH STITCH. TO THROTTLE. they would not disagree: the consequence was. To go thorough stitch. Coughing and breaking wind backwards at the same time. dispenses her favours standing against a wall. . mixed with stale and double beer. THOMAS. the patients being left suspended by the dropping down of that part of the floor on which they stand. To be or sit upon thorns. This invention was first made use of for a peer. Half common ale. they were most of them either killed or lamed before the morning. for the sum mentioned. This clumsy machine has lately given place to an elegant contrivance. without stopping. to stick at nothing. is also avoided. THOROUGH GO NIMBLE. THORNS. of guitar. The throat. reproof to any one who excuses himself for any breach of positive orders. or gullet. THORNBACK.

thistle. TIB. like a vice. A blow. A thirsty fellow. TIMBER TOE. the evening of the last day. A light one--horse chaise without a head. THUMPING. allusion to the ancient tilling with the lance. to fight with a sword. To run full tilt against one. words to the Irish. SEE SESSIONS PAPERS. thunder. IRISH. To run o'tick. A rod. or schoolmaster. Thatch. take up goods upon trust. said on giving any one a drink of good liquor on a cold morning. Eating or drinking out of meal time. TIDY. Little. TICK. a sot. like the Shibboleth of the Hebrews. THUMB. to pinch the thumbs of persons accused of different crimes. TICKRUM. TIB OF THE BUTTERY. TILT. A great blow with a stick across the shoulders. A man's penis. A man with a wooden leg. Great! a thumping boy. A goose. THWACK. . to run in debt. a vulgar expedient to avoid perjury in taking a false oath. A cat. A tiff of punch. TICKLE TAIL. A licence. Saint Tibb's evening.THRUMS. A sword. To kiss one's thumb instead of the book. Tick. TILBUKY. or day of judgment: he will pay you on St. TILTER. TICKLE PITCKEB. TIFFING. A young lass TIBBY. A parson. Tibb's eve. This is better than a thump on the back with a stone. Neat. Sixpence. a watch. An instrument formerly used in Scotland. in order to extort confession. so called from its formerly being the fare for Crossing over from Gravesend to Tilbury Fort. TINY. and thump. TIM WHISKY. CANT. To tilt. THUMP. disputing or falling out. Threepence. By rule of thumb: to do any thing by dint of practice. TICKLE TEXT. also lying with a wench. a small bowl of punch. THCMMIKINS.

To tip the velvet. TIPPLE. to knock down all the nine pins at once. as partaking most of the sun. poised upon the prop underneath its centre. TIPPLERS. A gentle hand gallop. at the same time to extend his mouth. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off. a draught. Tip me your daddle. also the childish amusement of riding upon the two ends of a plank. formerly supposed poisonous. at the game of bows or skittles: tipping. on whom all experiments used to be made in public by the doctor. Liquor. TOAD EATER. give me a shilling. his master. TIPSEY. TITTUP. Sixpence.TO TIP. This appellation is derived from a mountebank's servant. To give or lend. stream's town. Tip me a hog. or tire women: women that used to cut ladies hair. TITTLE-TATTLE. said of Irish women without fortune. One reeling. Tip. Sots who are continually sipping. women's talk. the standing butt. among which was the eating of toads. Two town lands. Perhaps tatter is a rustic pronunciation of totter. as disagreeable to a person . TO TITTER. a *** or tid bit. TIT. and humble companion. Swallowing toads is here figuratively meant for swallowing or putting up with insults. and all ill humours vented. To tip all nine. the best. TIRING. at these gaines. is slightly touching the tops of the pins with the bowl. and ballinocack. with the fingers. don't spoil his tip. TIP-TOP. To tip the lion. in a great family. TIZZY. Dressing: perhaps abbreviation of ATTIRING. or most excellent Workman. A tip-top workman. Almost drunk. or reduced gentlewoman. called also see-saw. a smart lively little fellow. TIT FOR TAT. tonguing woman. TIPPERARY FORTUNE. Tiring women. scandal. Idle discourse. a pretty little tit. that growing at the top of the tree being generally the best. and. to flatten a man's nose with the thumb. TITTER TATTER. a delicate morsel. or canter. a smart little girl. and ready to fall at the least touch. To suppress a laugh. give me your hand. and dress them. thereby giving him a sort of lion-like countenauce. A horse. or small talk. An equivalent. Tommy tit. The best: perhaps from fruit. A poor female relation.

A coat. TOGS. The origin of this term (as it is said) was this: a beautiful lady bathing in a cold bath. She tipped him the token. A romping girl. A species of cheat carried on by a woman. To walk away. but he would kiss the toast. be was looking out. Cant. meat baked or boiled in pye-crust. TOL. one who empties necessary houses. or CHEESE TOASTER. TODDY. but stagging the traps he toddled. Low toby man. The highway. and feeing the officers he walked away. A health. Originally the juice of the cocoa tree. a saying of any who sits ill on horseback. she gave him a clap or pox. Toad in a hole. A sword: from Spanish swords made at Toledo. TOASTING IRON. TOAD. and nutmeg. The cove was touting. A plant. The gentleman is handsomely dressed. TOLLIBAN RIG. and immediately saluted the lady. which place was famous for sword blades of an extraordinary temper. A sword. or TOLEDO. High toby man. water. and afterwards rum. A night man. The swell is rum-togged. a footpad. assuming the character of a dumb and deaf conjuror. TOBACCO. TOGE. The plague: also the venereal disease.of feeling as toads to the stomach. who prefers the amusement used . he never drank in the morning. TOMBOY. TOKEN. once in great estimation as a medicine: Tobacco hic Will make you well if you be sick. TODDLE. Tobacco hic If you be well will make you sick. TOAST. said of a person who desires any thing for which he has no real occasion. a highway-man. sugar. Clothes. He or she sits like a toad on a chopping-block. CANT. TODGE. one of her admirers out of gallantry drank some of the water: whereupon another of her lovers observed. The same. TOGEMANS. As much need of it as a toad of a side-pocket. Beat all to a todge: said of anything beat to mash. also a beautiful woman whose health is often drank by men. As full of money as a toad is of feathers. TOBY LAY. TOM T--DMAN.

Top SAIL. TONGUE. When two Sundays come together. TOMMY. SCT soldiers . or ninny. Soft Tommy. Drunk. The cove was topped for smashing queerscreens. Tongue enough for two sets of teeth: said of a talkative person. or white Tommy. TOM OF BEDLAM. sea and left them unpaid. To cheat. The instrument of any person or faction. a scold. An ironical expression. i. or trick: also to insult: he thought to have topped upon me. is obliged to get up and perform the operation.-to be topped. TOOTH-PICK. never. a dovetail in answer to the question. A simple fellow. the carrier. Chewing. TOP LIGHTS. TOP HEAVY. The same as Abram man. a little hop-o'my-thumb. Top. See CATS PAW. How old are you? Tongue pad. He paid his debts at Portsmouth with the topsail. or nimble-tongued person. to live riotously or extravagantly.e. TOM LONG. TOOTH Music. A tiresome story teller. The eyes. A mere tony: a simpleton. TOM CONY. or brown bread given to convicts at the hulks. A violent blow on the head. TOM THUMB. TOP DIVER. he was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. said of any thing that has been long expected. TOOL. A dwarf. one who has loved old hat in his time. TOP ROPES. and a little older than my teeth. to be hanged. TONY. TO-MORROW COME NEVER. bread is so called by sailors. A lover of women. Blast your top lights. Brown Tommy: ammunition bread for soldiers. It is coming by Tom Long. the signal among taylors for snuffing the candles: he who last pronounces that word word.by boys to those of her own sex. TO TOP. to distinguish it from biscuit. TOOLS. An old top diver. he went to. A silly fellow. TOPPER. To sway away on all top ropes. a cat's paw. The private parts of a man. See CURSE. A large stick. As old as my tongue.

SEE TO SOAK. (From TUERI. a cudgel. TOVT. according to the vulgar law. CANT. TORMENTER OF CATGUT.e. TORCHECUL. CANT. turf being always laid the wrong side upwards. i. TOUTING. TOTTY-HEADED. a soaker. or meeting them on the road. broken winded. TOPPING COVE. also an Irish vagabond. TOPPING MAN. TOPER. Clipped money: they have been round the tower with it. A grenadier. A drunkard. TOPPING CHEAT. . some explain it. crazy. TOUCH. the bar of a public house. See BUN. Touch bone and whistle. The gallows. TORMENTER OF SHEEP SKIN. TOWER. TOW ROW. One that loves his bottle. and begging their custom. Bumfodder. may be pinched by any of the company till he has touched bone (i. to have carnal knowledge of her. The tow row club. to get money from any one. The top side the other way. TOFSY-TURVY. A rich man. A fiddler.are said to pay off their scores with the drum. Manual pollution. hare-brained. to beat or cudgel him. To touch. One at the top or head of his profession.e. to look about) Publicans fore-stalling guests. The hangman. the top side turf ways. CANT. To touch up a woman. An advocate for absolute monarchy and church power. any one having broken wind backwards. Touched in the head. by marching away. the wrong side upwards. An oaken towel. also thieves or smugglers looking out to see that the coast is clear. insane. TOUCH BUN FOR LUCK. TOSS OFF. Giddy. A drummer. Touched in the wind. his teeth) and whistled. a club or society of the grenadier officers of the line. TOWEL. Touting ken. TOSS POT. To rub one down with an oaken towel. TOPPING FELLOW. also to arrest. or eminence. TORY. robber. that is. A look-out house. Or rapparee.

granting warrants. Thieves. TRAPES. or TRANSMIGRIFY. To understand trap. Broken mechanics. to rise aloft as in a high tower. CANT. and otherwise retailing justice. game. TO TRANSMOGRAPHY. . who subsist by fomenting disputes. A mode of amusing themselves. to know one's own interest. TOWN. to the honour of the present times. each reckoning towards his game the persons or animals that pass by on the side next them. A slap on the face. Clever tradesmen. ditto. 30. CANT. Thin legs. T0 TRANSNEAR. To be on the town: to live by prostitution. TRAVELLING PIQUET. TO TRAPAN. A common whoremaster. discharged footmen. a prostitute. in a buggy. A woman of the town. TOWER HILL PLAY. To come up with any body. these nuisances are by no means. and a kick on the breech. woman. See CROCKER. To overlook. TRADING JUSTICES. A cat looking out of a window. Constables and thief-takers.TO TOWER. or alter. To go. and other low fellows. To inveigle. TOWN BULL. An old woman under a hedge. and child. according to the following estimation: A parson riding a grey horse. TRAP STICKS. TRANSLATORS. A man. go up stairs. a careless sluttish woman. witholue furniture. to cry or bellow aloud. To tip the traveller. TRANTER. 60. to romance. between coblers and shoemakers. TRAVELLER. To patch up vamp. to tell wonderful stories. so common as formerly. gambs: from the sticks with which boys play at trap-ball. TRAPS. A man with a woman behind him. good thieves. TO TRACK. A slatternly woman. practised by two persons riding in a carriage. TRAP. Sellers of old mended shoes and boots. smuggled into the commission of the peace. To roar like a town bull. Track up the dancers. 40. or ensnare. TRADESMEN.

To play truant.A flock of sheep. A flock of geese. To be trimmed. Threepence. Toys. A whim. She has made a trip. played on a pavement marked out with chalk into different compartments. TRIGRYMATE. A quirk or quibble in the law. I'll trim his jacket. A post chaise. a fat man. or. TO TROLL. TRIG. at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. To lay a man trigging. Like master. An idle female companion. TRENCHER MAN. A short voyage or journey. she has had a bastard. 5. plays a good knife and fork. The belly. a false step or stumble. dress. an error in the tongue. as the term is. I'll just step and get trimmed. TRIB. or beating. An ancient game like Scotch hop. Tripes and trullibubs. The square cap worn by the collegians. Mr. Hanging. To loiter or saunter about. Double Tripe. 20. also Tyburn. TRIMMING. changing side. dirty. TRIM. bawbles. TRENCHER CAP. the entrails: also a jeering appellation for a fat man.--Also spruce or fine: a trim fellow. . 2. TRIPE. TRIM TRAM. 1. A prison: perhaps from tribulation. one who has a good appetite. TO TRIG IT. a bastard. TRINKETS. TRINING. The point at which schoolboys stand to shoot their marbles at taw. I'll thresh him. State. or guts. TRIP. TRINE. to be shaved. TRAY TRIP. A stout trencher man. TRESWINS. A horseman. Cheating. In a sad trim. to knock him down. TRINGUM TRANGUM. or nicknacks. To hang. also the spot whence bowlers deliver the bowl. like man. TRICKUM LEGIS. or maggot. 10. A man or woman walking.

which shew great kindness to men. TRUSTY TROJAN. more noise than work. Something may turn up trumps. where the sheriff pays the fiddlers. TRUMPET. TRUCK. TRUMPETER. RANDLE HOLM'S ACADEMY OF ARMORY. A soldier or a tinker's trull. rubbish. A true friend. Coves who try it on. You will die the death of a trooper's horse. TROTTERS. also a wheel such as ship's guns are placed upon. To live by thieving. An old whore. to praise one's self. A nose. TRUMPERY. An old trot. . Coarse lace once much in fashion. TRYNING. are spirits like women. or goods of no value. To shake one's trotters at Bilby's ball. he is therefore forced to sound his own trumpet. a braying ass. with your shoes-on. something lucky may happen. TRULL. To punish by course of law. perhaps the Bilboes ball.TROLLY LOLLY. professed thieves. a soldier or tinker's female companion. The mother of all saints. To sound one's own trumpet. TU QUOQUE.e. All his cards are trumps: he is extremely fortunate. swop. See TRINING. TRUNK. His trumpeter is dead. the ball of fetters: fetters and stocks were anciently called the bilboes. or put to one's shifts. Feet. To be put to one's trumps: to be in difficulties. The king of Spain's trumpeter. To endeavour. i. To shove a trunk: to introduce one's self unasked into any place or company.--Guteli. or TRUSTY TROUT. Peas. TRUNDLERS. A lusty coarse sluttish woman. a jocular method of telling any one he will be hanged. A dog trot. TROT. and hereof it is that we call light women trulls. Trunk-maker like. TROLLOP. that is. or barter. a gentle pace. for he has a strong breath. a decrepit old woman. He would make an excellent trumpeter. To TROUNCE. or trulli. How fares your old trunk? does your nose still stand fast? an allusion to the proboscis or trunk of an elephant. said of one having a foetid breath. TROOPER. To exchange. TRUMPS. TRY ON.

TURNCOAT. Southwark. and hold him fast. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. hard-hearted man. TO TUP. or perhaps tumbril. A cart. On the turf. he will never make a good seaman. TUP RUNNING. Turkish treatment. TUP. A rural sport practised at wakes and fairs in Derbyshire. barbarous usage. confusion. hold t--d. is to have him for his own. A presbyterian parson. or attend and bet at horse-races. and Rotherhithe side of the Thames. TURF. Hanged. T--D. TUFT HUNTER. likewise a posture-master. A poulterer. or any thing else: a fashionable term that for a while succeeded that of BORE. TURNPIKE MAN.e. TURKEY MERCHANT. Perplexity. also a sharper employed to draw in pigeons to game. Acquitted. with mustard. and mus-t--d: to wit. TO TUNE. One who has changed his party from interested motives. Turkish shore. is turned out to the multitude. TUMBLER. persons who keep running horses. A parson. a ram. whose tail is well soaped and greased. White or fair-haired. because the clergy collect their tolls at our entrance into and exit from the world. or rope-dancer. or from a comparison with the disagreeable sounds of instruments when tuning. A tucker up to an old bachelor or widower. i. one who courts the acquaintance of nobility. are said to be on the turf. TURK. TURNED UP. whose caps are adorned with a gold tuft. any one that can take him by the tail. He will never sh--e a seaman's t--d. a cuckold. To beat: his father tuned him delightfully: perhaps from fetching a tune out of the person beaten. The monosyllable. TWADDLE.TUB THUMPER. Lambeth. to-be whipt at the cart's tail. TURNIP-PATED. . TUCKED UP. There were four t--ds for dinner: stir t--d. feet and chitterlings. See BORE. A cruel. tread t--d. discharged. A it anniversary parasite. To shove the tumbler. TUZZY-MUZZY. a supposed mistress. A ram: figuratively. a hog's face.

TO TWEAK. Two. or STANGEY. (IRISH) A Jordan. TWEAGUE. TWIDDLE-DIDDLES. beer. On a nephew of this gentleman the following epigram was made by a friend of ouis: Perish the country. TWIDDLE POOP. &c. TWIST. A good twist. Testicles. passionate. . A north country name for a taylor. Twittering is also the note of some small birds. he is peery. TWISTED. The cove is togged in twig. Handsome. An effeminate looking fellow. TWELVER. hanged. To observe. Richard Twiss having in his "Travels" given a very unfavourable description of the Irish character. To twist it down apace. TO TWIT. the sign of that trade: or perhaps to its being two to one that the goods pledged are never redeemed. to knock off the irons. or break off. in a fright. and cuffing Jonas. A Mr. or remind him of favours conferred. the fellow is dressed in the fashion. Twig the cull. CANT. TWO THIEVES BEATING A ROGUE. A shilling. likewise brandy. TWITTOC. To reproach a person. the inhabitants of Dublin. to eat heartily. observe the fellow. IN TWIG. TWISS. Tweaguey. A pawnbroker's: alluding to the three blue balls. The more the country GOES TO POT.TWANGEY. Also to disengage. called also beating the booby. such as the robin. thought proper to christen this utensil by his name--suffice it to say that the baptismal rites were not wanting at the ceremony. But still the more increase in fame. or pot de chambre. The amorous congress. To pull: to tweak any one's nose. TWO TO ONE SHOP. he is watching us. A mixture of half tea and half coffee. peevish. TWO HANDED PUT. yet my name Shall ne'er in STORY be forgot. snap asunder. All in a twitter. stilish. byway of revenge. TO TWIG. Executed. a good appetite. TWITTER. A man beating his hands against his sides to warm himself in cold weather. In a great tweague: in a great passion. To twig the darbies. and eggs.

Applied more particularly to a quack bookseller. i. see MADAM. and other knowing hands. A. Also to refit. . A wig with the foretop combed over the eyes in a knowing style. likewise to put new feet to old boots. TYE. &c. He is quite varment. pisses more than he drinks. TYBURN TIPPET. Stockings. or OSTENTATIOUS MAN. Madam Van. VELVET. I'll vamp it. such being much worn by the gentlemen pads. TYBURN TOP. new dress. A bawdy-house. To pawn any thing. or rub up old hats. A halter. VAN-NECK. Frolics.) Natty. A two-handed fellow or wench. e. Edward VI. a woman with large breasts. VAMPER. verdict or opinion. A young thief or pickpocket. Valentine's day. Now rogues and rascals. scamps. he is dressed like a gentleman Jehu.e. VAGARIES.. also a clown. To be upon velvet. he is quite the go. VAIN-GLORIOUS. VARDY. To tip the velvet. He sports a varment hat. also an academy where vaulting and other manly exercises are taught. to have the best of a bet or match. One who boasts without reason. coat. Van-Neck. when it is said every bird chuses his mate for the ensuing year. To the little gentleman in velvet. VALENTINE. to put one's tongue into a woman's mouth. or FORETOP. and tip you the cole: I'll pawn it. TYBURN BLOSSOM. see Latimer's sermon before. wild rambles. Miss or Mrs. To give one's vardy. TO VAMP. VAULTING SCHOOL. or man seen by a woman. who in time will ripen into fruit borne by the deadly never-green. as the canters say. and give you the money. The first woman seen by a man. See TINEY. i. A neckcloth. on St. VARMENT. Great.TWO-HANDED. D. dashing. a great strapping man orwoman. TYKE. A dog. formerly yeoman's servants. 1549. VAN. VARLETS. a bushel bubby. the 14th of February. a Yorkshire tykeTYNEY. divers. shoes or other wearing apparel. (Whip and Cambridge. or.

Pudendum muliebre. he that betteth. U. See BRAY. a necessary house. Prostitutes: so termed by the virtuous and compassionate of their own sex. asked what the devil they were. where the acknowledgment of the debt is expressed by the letters I. also a she fox. A termagant. TO VOWEL. keeps the ring clear. The stomach. which. when she has cubs. The venereal disease. A parson. who is styled the vincent. or laid up in lavender. termage. is said to vowel the winner. The horse guards. who thus named themselves in Germany. A name given to the person who with a whip in his hand. VINCENT'S LAW. the sum and name of the debtor being added. UNDER DUBBER. those who play booty. or department. a cloak. by repeating the vowels I. It likewise means a pawnbroker's: goods pawned are frequently said to be at mine uncle's. A drunken man that pisses under the table into his companions' shoes. O. unfortunate gentlemen. where a general officer seeing them very awkward in bundling up their forage. or perhaps from giving his note for the money according to the Irish form. is deemed a sufficient security among gentlemen. VENUS'S CURSE. UNFORTUNATE WOMEN. composed of the following associates: bankers. UNDERSTRAPPER. VESSELS OF PAPER. UNGRATEFUL MAN. VICE ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. Half a quarter of a sheet. A turnkey. O. VINEGAR. and a hat held before his eye. is remarkably fierce. who. VICTUALLING OFFICE.e. and the person cheated. at boxing-matches and cudgel-playing. VIXEN. to which some of them answered. VICAR OF BRAY. also. UNFORTUNATE GENTLEMEN. . in cant terms. VENERABLE MONOSYLLABLE. i. The art of cheating at cards. the gripe. the devil. A gamester who does not immediately pay his losings. UNCLE. a toast frequently drank by the tories and catholics in Ireland. Mine uncle's.the mole that threw up the hill that caused Crop (King William's horse) to stumble. He is gone to visit his uncle. who at least once a week abuses his best benefactor. An inferior in any office. U. saying of one who leaves his wife soon after marriage. the gains acquired.

said of one who sits ungracefully on horseback. UPRIGHT. UP TO THEIR GOSSIP. and expects change. which he calls his filchman. A bribe.] Steps for mounting a horse. and has the sole right to the first night's lodging with the dells. An upright man signifies the chief or principal of a crew. UNICORN. taylors and their servants. He carries a short truncheon in his hand. i. Undressed. UNTWISTED. His upper story or garrets are unfurnished. Figuratively used to signify the head. CANT. UNLICKED CUB. UPPER BENJAMIN. Laces were at the same given to the girls. UNRIGGED. Breeches were formerly tied with points. to be on a footing. A rude uncouth young fellow. Rank bawdry. A coach drawn by three horses. To untruss a point. or some of his money. UPPER STORY. ruined.UNGUENTUM AUREUM. to be returned. Unrig the drab. done up. [Called in some counties a leaping stock. apt to take offence. UNTRUSS. and has a larger share than ordinary in whatsoever is gotten in the society. or GARRET. UPPING BLOCK. The vilest. Testy. though the donor intended less. A great coat. Go upright. who afterwards are used in common among the whole fraternity. UPPISH. False dice that run high. UPHILLS. Undone. UPRIGHT MAN. See THREEPENNY UPRIGHT. or stripped. or in the secret. stoutest rogue in the pack is generally chosen to this post. I'll be up with him. Bring it all out in liquor. Three-penny upright. he is an empty or foolish fellow. in others a jossing block. which till lately were distributed to the boys every Whit Monday by the churchwardens of most of the parishes in London. UNWASHED BAWDRY. when any money is given to make them drink. under the denomination of tags: these tags were worsteds of different colours twisted up to a size somewhat thicker than packthread. and tagged at both ends with tin. He sits like a toad on a jossing block. strip the wench. and signifies. To be a match for one who attempts to cheat or deceive. to let down one's breeches in order to ease one's self. He often travels in .e. a word used by shoemakers. I will repay him in kind.

for which they collect a christmas-box from house to house. in use both in Ireland and Wales. An arch-frolicsome fellow. . that is. TO WADDLE. USED UP. Sometimes the women and children who are unable to travel. who in most towns play under the windows of the chief inhabitants at midnight. the saint to whom the parish church is dedicated. frequently used by those of the cavalry. frolicsome. Killed: a military saying. WAGGISH. Persons lately raised to honours and riches from mean stations. and the guests. To waddle out of Change alley as a lame duck. and others. a contemptuous term for a foot soldier. They are said to derive their name of waits from being always in waiting to celebrate weddings and other joyous events happening within their district. URCHIN. the younger part of them. or by some poor jades procured for that purpose. A country feast. WALKING CORNET. abram men. called Late Wake. originating from a message sent by the late General Guise. WAKE. WAG. a short time before Christmas. An ensign of foot. on the Stock Exchange. WALKING POULTERER. are by turns carried in panniers by an ass. Arch. particularly. for those he had were all used up. URINAL OF THE PLANETS. A lewd woman. UPSTARTS. WABLER. with a plate of salt on its breast. WAITS.company with thirty or forty males and females. and hawks them from door to door. also a hedgehog. Footwabler. gamesome. To go like a duck. the table is covered with liquor of all sorts. or fatigued. or two. WAGTAIL. where the corpse being deposited under a table. One who steals fowls. a little fellow. Ireland: so called from the frequent rains in that island. A child. amuse themselves with all kinds of pastimes and recreations: the consequence is generally more than replacing the departed friend. Also a custom of watching the dead. commonly on the anniversary of the tutelar saint of the village. Musicians of the lower order. where he desired the commander in chief to order him some more grenadiers. a term for one who has not been able to pay his gaming debts. called his differences. over whom he presides arbitrarily. on the expedition at Carthagena. and therefore absents himself from it.

to keep a strict watch on any one's . See CHAFED. WASH. A woman's ware. House of waste. a woman of experience. WASPISH. WASTE. If she wont wap for a winne. and obliging them to walk on a plank laid over the ship's side. An infected prostitute. TO WAP. or give a man a warming. her commodity. let her trine for a make. An exclamation used by thieves to inform their confederates that some police officers are at hand. AND SEALS. let her hang for a halfpenny. where idle people waste both their time and money. avoiding the penalty of murder. a tavern or alehouse. A hawker of pamphlets. WALKING THE PLANK. to beat. WARE. WARE HAWK. Wall-eyed. A Scotch warming-pan. which in alehouses is commonly recorded with chalk on the walls of the bar. a female bedfellow. WATER SNEAKSMAN. spiteful. WALL. thick and bad beer. in good circumstances. having an eye with little or no sight. To walk or crawl up the wall. WASP. One that is security for goods taken up on credit by extravagant young gentlemen. also a bawdy-house. Peevish. Hog-wash. as the mutineers suppose. Sore-eyed. who like a wasp carries a sting in her tail. Mort wap-apace. To watch his waters. WARREN. he longed earnestly for it. CHAIN. a girl's boarding-school. or very expert at the sport. Paint for the face. To copulate.WALKING STATIONER. to beat him. WATER. all white like a plaistered wall. To run up a score. His chops watered at it. Cunny warren. WARMING-PAN. A sheep's head And pluck. To warm. if she won't lie with a man for a penny. WALKING UP AGAINST THE WALL. Rich. A large old-fashioned watch. WAPPER-EYED. by this means. WATER-MILL. WARM. or cosmetic water. A man who steals from ships or craft on the river. &c. to be scored up at a public-nouse. A mode of destroying devoted persons or officers in a mutiny or ship-board. by blindfolding them. A woman's private parts. WATCH.

A one-horse chaise. His story is like a Welch mile. You have been at an Irish wedding. WELCH MILE. CANT. a Welch rare-bit] Bread and cheese toasted. Ears. WELCH FIDDLE. WATERPAD. Very weak punch or beer. In hot water: in trouble. To come home by weeping cross. meagre-faced. the girl is pleased with the youth because his genitals are large. To divide unfairly. instead of dividing it fairly amongst his confederates. who on smelling it makes most vigorous efforts to come forth. long and narrow. because melted by the receivers of stolen goods into wedges. See RABBIT. engaged in disputes. The blowen was nutts upon the kiddey because he is well-hung. One that robs ships in the river Thames. long and tedious. The itch. saying to one who has a black eye. To take a part. CANT. To conceal part. that in cases of difficulty their midwives apply a piece of toasted cheese to the janua vita to attract and entice the young Taffy. WEDDING. WELCH COMB.--The Welch are said to be so remarkably fond of cheese. See SCOTCH FIDDLE. particularly in London. WEAR A--E. where black eyes are given instead of favours. TO WEED. a weasel is a thin long slender animal with a sharp face. a method practised by landlords in Wales to eject a bad tenant. Thin. The emptying of a neoessary-hovise. WATTLES. Like a Welch mile. where one of the party conceals some of the booty. The kiddey weeded the swell's screens. Weasel-gutted. Apt to shed tears. to repent. WATER BEWITCHED. TO WELL. WEASEL-FACED.actions. WELCH EJECTMENT. A doctor who prescribes from inspecting the water of his patients. WELCH RABBIT. thin-bodied. WELL-HUNG. WEEPING CROSS. A cant phrase used by thieves. the youth took some of the gentleman's bank notes. [i. WATER SCRIGER. e. WEDGE. See PISS PROPHET. WATERY-HEADED. Silver plate. The thumb and four fingers. To unroof the house. .

in order to make it stick together. and we must brush. WHIFFLES. A share of a booty obtained by fraud. A match between a whore and a rogue. TO WHINE. A low cry. WHINYARD. they cry out thieves. The cull whiddled because they would not tip him a snack: the fellow peached because they would not give him a share. WHIDDLER. To tell or discover. he discovers all he knows. . Ancient name for fifers. WHIFFLERS. One who moistens his clay freely. A relaxation of the scrotum. A large man or woman. or WHINDLE. also persons at the universities who examine candidates for degrees. always beginning with the word whereas. One of that sect who has no objection to the spirit derived from wine. WHET. He will soon march in the rear of a whereas. He whiddles. A sharper. A whiffling cur. Regular drinking over the left thumb. WHEREAS. WHAPPER. WHACK. WET PARSON. WHIDS. A sword. WHEEDLE. to figure among princes and potentates: the notice given in the Gazette that a commission of bankruptcy is issued out against any trader. a small yelping cur. or one that betrays the secrets of the gang. To complain. to decoy by fawning or insinuation. Cant. A lane between Holborn and Lincoln's-inn Fields. Cant. WET QUAKER. TO WHIDDLE. commonly white wine. To follow a whereas. and we must make off. a saucy boy. a stout brawney Irishman. To cut a wheedle. WHIMPER. An impudent whelp. Cant. They whiddle beef. WHETSTONE'S PARK. formerly famed for being the resort of women of the town. A morning's draught. WHEELBAND IN THE NICK. He whiddles the whole scrap. supposed to whet or sharpen the appetite. A paddy whack.WESTMINSTER WEDDING. WHELP. An informer. to become a bankrupt. he peaches. Words.

beg with counterfeit passes. A sharp or subtle fellow. he is a coward. He has a white feather. WHITE FEATHER. begin to whip the cock.--Five rum-padders are rubbed in the darkmans out of the whit. rogues who having learned a few sea terms. WHIPSHIRE. after being turned thrice about. and are piked into the deuseaville. WHISKER SPLITTER. The tenth order of the canting crew. Rooms in the King's Bench and Fleet prison where drams are privately sold. WHISKY. See TIM WHISKY. A shallow brown drinking bowl. also a one-horse chaise. to drink. or pinch-gut vengeance. WHIPPER-SNAPPER. Gin. WHIPT SYLLABUB. [i. frothy discourse or treatise. and on their way to the port from whence they sailed. To wet one's whistle. are placed round it. WHISTLING SHOP. pretending to be sailors shipwrecked on the neighbouring coast. WHISKIN. WHIRLYGIGS. Cant. Yorkshire. where having a white leather . Weak or sour beer. Testicles. half a dozen carters blindfolded. WHIPSTER. it becomes his property. Whittington's. TO WHIP OFF. to snatch. A great lie. where he whipped off a full tankard. A man of intrigue. WHISTLE. WHISKER.TO WHIP THE COCK. of which he that gets the most has the worst share. who. to drink off greedily. A flimsy. and fairs in Leicestershire: a cock being tied or fastened into a hat or basket. and coming back whipped off a fellow's hat from his head. five highwaymen broke out of Newgate in the night. the joke is. and armed with their cart whips.] Newgate. an allusion to a game cock. A malt spirit much drank in Ireland and Scotland. that instead of whipping the cock they flog each other heartily. WHIP JACKS. e. The throat. horse-races. went to the alehouse. A piece of sport practised at wakes. To run away. He whipped away from home. A diminutive fellow. and are gone into the country. which if any one strikes so as to make it cry out. WHITE RIBBIN. WHIT. without solidity. WHIP-BELLY VENGEANCE.

two smocks. WHORE-MONGER. A country gentleman. A debauched fellow. said of one who has a strong manly voice. one not told with a malicious intent. and being answered in the affirmative.e. WHITTINGTON'S COLLEGE. i. WHITEWASHED. the largest of all birds. built or repaired by the famous lord mayor of that name. to make the cow stand still in milking. WHITE SWELLING. WHITE WOOL. is said to have been whitewashed. WHITECHAPEL.' says he. GILES'S BREED. aces and kings first. and saucy: see ST. or WHORE'S SON. asked the parson whether he had a cheese in his house. WHITE LIE. A woman big with child is said to have a white swelling. 'does that one cheese make you a cheese-monger?' WHORE PIPE. WHITE TAPE. WHITFIELITE. Whitechapel portion. one who dresses with a needle and thread. a lie told to reconcile people at variance. and undresses with a knife. being reproved by the parson of the parish. A bastard. WHITHER-GO-YE. One who has taken the benefit of an act of insolvency. A follower of George Whitfield. Geneva. WHORE'S BIRD. a Methodist. .is a proof he is not of the true game breed. A man fetched from the tavern or ale-house by his wife. WHITE-LIVERED. value five shillings and three pence. The penis. and styled a whore-monger. A wife: wives being sometimes apt to question their husbands whither they are going. Cowardly. who kept a female friend. WHORE'S CURSE. Whitechapel beau. WHITE SERJEANT. and what nature gave. A man that keeps more than one mistress. A piece of gold coin. He sings more like a whore's bird than a canary bird. malicious. WHOW BALL. frequently given to women of the town by such as professed always to give gold. and who before the introduction of those pieces always gave half a guinea. WHOHE'S KITLING. Ball is the supposed name of the cow. To play at whist Whitechapel fashion. 'Pray. A milk-maid: from their frequent use of the word whow. ragged. is said to be arrested by the white serjeant. to defraud his creditors. Whitechapel breed. A harmless lie. Geneva. fat. Newgate.

a woman whose husband is abroad. A tedious uncertain pursuit. TO WIN. and never to lose a game but when he had it not. to be dead. a discarded mistress. and said. WIND. To steal. a widow bewitched.e. Foolish projects. WIGSBY. or a coming girl. to procure mony. and was commonly observed to have that card. WINDMILLS IN THE HEAD. WIDOW'S WEEDS. or any accidental accession of property. WIND-MILL. like their engagements. denoting her state. WIFE IN WATER COLOURS. A fetter fixed to one leg. and of no reputation. like the following a flock of wild geese. or concubine. A casement. Mourning clothes of a peculiar fashion. A collector of the window tax. To wear the willow. A man wearing a large wig. The four of clubs: from one James Wibling. or dissolved. WINDWARD PASSAGE. Transportation for life. The blowen has napped a winder for a lift. Wigsby. i. WINDER. WINDOW PEEPER. WINDFALL. Poor. WIN. the wench is transported for life for stealing in a shop. also a little door. She has no fortune but her mills. easily effaced. WICKET. who are remarkably shy. but not certainly known. who in the reign of King James I. A free horse. grew rich by private gaming. A mistress. to be abandoned by a lover or mistress. One who uses or navigates the . WILD ROGUES. the fellow has stolen a pair of fine candlesticks. The cull has won a couple of rum glimsticks. To raise the wind. WILLING TIT. WIFE. WILD SQUIRT. A looseness. WIGANNOWNS. A legacy. a man wearing a wig. Rogues trained up to stealing from their cradles. WILLOW. The fundament.WIBBLE. WILD-GOOSE CHASE. she has nothing but her **** and a*se. water colours being. A penny. A grass widow. WIBLING'S WITCH. Bad drink.

sometimes practised in the country by strolling women. WISEACRE. WINTER CRICKET. WISE. WISE MEN OF GOTHAM. letter. bewildered. puzzled. A taylor. two fools and a madman. WOLF IN THE BREAST. or discourse. narrow. Pot wobbler. . short and dirty. which is continually gnawing them. to ascend the pulpit. Witcher tilter. A handkerchief. one who steals handkerchiefs. to give a signal by winking the eye. WISEACRE'S HALL. or coloured handkerchief. WINTER'S DAY. WIPER DRAWER.windward passage. Foolish. a silver-hilted sword. or money acquired by theft. in a maze. An extraordinary mode of imposition. he picked a pocket of a broad. As wise as Waltham's calf. a simple fellow. its magistrates are said to have attempted to hedge in a cuckow. WIPER. A windy fellow. Witcher cully. one who boils a pot. He drew a broad. WINK. a bush. Gotham is a village in Nottinghamshire. WIPE. or at a loss what course to take in any business. that ran nine miles to suck a bull. In a wood. To boil. cambrick. who have the knack of counterfeiting extreme pain. A pickpocket. Silver. a sodomite. A blow. TO WIREDRAW. Witcher bubber. A foolish conceited fellow. He is like a winter's day. a silversmith. called the cuckow's bush. WIT. Gresham college. cam. I'll give you a wipe on the chops. To lengthen out or extend any book. A thousand other ridiculous stories are told of the men of Gotham. That story gave him a fine wipe. A monstrous or canine appetite. To look over the wood. WITCHES. in a peck of troubles. To tip one the wink. or reproach. or specked wiper. pretending to have a small animal called a wolf in their breasts. TO WOBBLE. WINNINGS. CANT. WOLF IN THE STOMACH. a silver bowl. Also a handkerchief. Plunder. WINDY. He has as much wit as three folks. WOOD. narrow. goods. is still shewn in support of the tradition.

WOODEN RUFF. To fide the wooden horse was a military punishment formerly in use. This horse consisted of two or more planks about eight feet long. his coffin. and to steady them (as it was said). WOMAN OF THE TOWN.) The last junior optime. (Cambridge. Sometimes applied to a female servant. WOODCOCK. The pillory. or absorbed in thought.e. neck. On this sharp ridge delinquents were mounted. WOODEN HORSE. Your wits are gone a woolgathering. WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND. OPTIME. It was supported by four posts. who refuses none of her master's commands. about six feet long. Up to the arms in wood. A head. See NORWAY NECKCLOTH. WOMAN OF ALL WORK. WOODEN SURTOUT. and tail. He went out with a wooden habeas. James's on Sunday next. saying to an absent man. A coffin. Never satisfied. i. one in a reverie. it was left off about the time of the accession of King George I. WOODEN SPOON. and sometimes to rupture them. WOODEN HABEAS. with their hands tied behind them. who bets whilst another plays. A bystander. and also persons who use hard words in common discourse. one or more firelocks were tied to each leg. WOMAN'S CONSCIENCE. A married couple. in the pillory. for legs. CANT. To look through the wood. and lest the horse should kick them off. WOOL GATHERING. A taylor with a long bill. but at length it having been found to injure the soldiers materially. See WRANGLER. A coilin. A sheep. were added. rudely cut in wood. In this situation they were sometimes condemned to sit an hour or two.to preach: I shall look over the wood at St. A soft-headed fellow. which answered to the body of the horse. WOOLBIRD. WOOLLEY CROWN. where the woman is bigger than her husband. A prostitute. fixed together so as to form a sharp ridge or angle. Verbal critics. . to stand in the pillory. or WOMAN OF PLEASURE. A wooden horse was standing in the Parade at Portsmouth as late as the year 1750. which completed the appearance of a horse. WORD GRUBBERS. A man who dies in prison is said to go out with a wooden habeas. WOOD PECKER.

WORD OF MOUTH. Hanging. he is dead and buried. WRAPT UP IN WARM FLANNEL. APOSTLES.WORD PECKER. To eat or stuff heartily. you have one piece of knowledge more than you had. but not deserving of being in the three first classes) or among the pollot [Proofreaders Note: Greek Letters] the many. See PLUCK. Wranglers are said to be born with golden spoons in their mouths. A wrinkle-bellied whore. WRINKLE. A red cloak. Hanging day. also to undermine or supplant. You have one wrinkle more in your a-se. or YANKEY DOODLE. To worm out. All the world and his wife. See WIN. To take the wrinkles out of any one's belly. and the junior with leaden ones. wranglers. A punster. YAFFLING. the senior optimes with silver. Drunk with spirituous liquors. or gone to Rothisbone. A booby. every body. To drink by word of mouth. of a glass. WYN. every fresh piece of knowledge being supposed by the vulgar naturalists to add a wrinkle to that part. saying of any one remarkable for his success with the ladies. called also a roquelaire. one who plays upon words. CANT. WORLD. To be wrapt up in any one: to have a good opinion of him. i. There are three classes of honours. &C. He was wrapt up in the tail of his mother's smock. WRAP RASCAL. The name of Socrates's wife: now used to signify a shrew or scolding wife. out of the bowl or bottle instead. one who has had a number of bastards: child-bearing leaves wrinkles in a woman's belly. or country lout: a name given to the New England men in North America. TO YAM. WRY NECK DAY. At CAMBRIDGE the first class (generally of twelve) at the annual examination for a degree. WORM. WRY MOUTH AND A PISSEN PAIR OF BREECHES. or to be under his influence.e. He is gone to the diet of worms. a great company. Eating. meritorious. XANTIPPE. and junior optimes. to fill it out by a hearty meal.e. The last junior optime is called the wooden spoon. WRANGLERS. . Those who are not qualified for honors are either in the GULF (that is. senior optimes. to obtain the knowledge of a secret by craft. i. A general appellation for an American. YANKEY.

and finding me with his wife. A familiar expression of contempt for another's ignorance. YARMOUTH PYE. Green. to cheat him. A native of the Fens of Licoinshire. Crooked like the letter Z. YARMOUTH COACH. one who can only answer yes. ZAD. A Yorkshire clown. He is a mere zad. To come Yorkshire over any one. To cry out. or merry andrew. YEST. as "ah! I see you're a young one. and was. or no. To look yellow. A contraction of yesterday. YELLOW. Milk.YARMOUTH CAPON. . I thought. YEA AND NAY MAN. a description of a very crooked or deformed person. or perhaps zed. A pye made of herrings highly spiced. YELLOW BELLY. CANT. To cry aloud. Kentish term. jack pudding. zun for sun. ZEDLAND. he began to look confounded blue. Yelper. YOUNG ONE." How d'ye do. as zee for see. YELLOW BOYS. TO YELP. the quantum of labour performed at one spell by husbandmen. which the city of Norwich is by charter bound to present annually to the king. or howl. YORKSHIRE TYKE. where the letter Z is substituted for S. A red herring: Yarmouth is a famous place for curing herrings. Guineas. the day's work being divided in summer into three yokes. a simple fellow. YOKED. not much unlike an Irish car. YARUM. Married. young one? TO YOWL. ZANY. A yoke. Great part of the west country. The jester. A quaker. to a mountebank. a little yellow. A kind of low two-wheeled cart drawn by one horse. to be jealous. also one apt to make great complaints on trifling occasions. who was out: on coming home. an allusion to the eels caught there. a town cryer. I happened to call on Mr.

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