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1811 DICTIONARY OF THE VULGAR TONGUE. A DICTIONARY OF BUCKISH SLANG, UNIVERSITY WIT, AND PICKPOCKET ELOQUENCE. UNABRIDGED FROM THE ORIGINAL 1811 EDITION WITH A FOREWORD BY ROBERT CROMIE COMPILED ORIGINALLY BY CAPTAIN GROSE. AND NOW CONSIDERABLY ALTERED AND ENLARGED, WITH THE MODERN CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS, BY A MEMBER OF THE WHIP CLUB. ASSISTED BY HELL-FIRE DICK, AND JAMES GORDON, ESQRS. OF CAMBRIDGE; AND WILLIAM SOAMES, ESQ. OF THE HON. SOCIETY OF NEWMAN'S HOTEL.
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 second-
rate 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.
DICTIONARY OF THE VULGAR TONGUE.
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.
a saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to. i. such as is commonly produced at bawdy-houses. who are to represent the king and queen of a foreign country. He said Yes and Amen to every thing. it was a decided thing from the beginning. The first is a king in his regalia. A trick to duck some ignorant fellow or landsman. A lawyer who takes fees from both plaintiff and defendant. AMEN CURLER. ALL NATIONS. I govern all: the second. fully accoutred. he agreed to . The person intended to be ducked plays the Ambassador. It is all holiday at Peckham. motto. AMEN. i. is led in great form up to the throne.e. and seated between the king and queen.) AMBIDEXTER. or a hollow thing. motto. and after repeating a ridiculous speech dictated to him. I pay for all. ALTITUDES. he is drunk. his motto. I fight for all: fifth. A parish clerk. who rising suddenly as soon as he is seated. A Shoemaker. A composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop. ALTAMEL. and are seated on the stools. without particulars. or it is all holiday with him.e. a bishop in pontificals. frequently played on board ships in the warm latitudes. It is thus managed: A large tub is filled with water. a lawyer in his gown. each having a motto under him. spunging-houses. (See Mrs. Clarke's Examination. He was beat all hollow. representing five human figures. collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied. he falls backwards into the tub of water. motto. ALLS. he had no chance of conquering: it was all hollow. a poor countryman with his scythe and rake. ALL HOLLOW. The five alls is a country sign. motto.ALL HOLIDAY. AMBASSADOR OF MOROCCO. The man is in his altitudes. or that goes snacks with both parties in gaming. A verbal or lump account. &c. and two stools placed on each side of it. See HOLLOW. AMBASSADOR. or old sail: this is kept tight by two persons. I pray for all: third. Over the whole is thrown a tarpaulin. Vide DUTCH RECKONING. I plead for all: fourth: a soldier in his regimentals.
to keep within the letter of the law. also to invent some plausible tale. &c. with a stick having a hook at the end. and it was in those days considered an act of charity and religion to feed them. ANABAPTIST. or such like devices. Anthony the hermit was a swineherd. ANKLE. Anthony's pig. TO AMUSE. let down at the end of a long string. ANCHOR. Anthony). steal goods out of shop-windows. their accomplices (pretending to assist and pity the half-blinded person) took that opportunity of plundering him. to follow close at one's heels.every thing. A halter. AMINADAB. Begging out of a prison window with a cap.e. To let go an anchor to the windward of the law. or box. . St. The favourite or smallest pig in the litter. ANTHONY or TANTONY PIG. A jeering name for a Quaker. AMES ACE. who. A girl who is got with child. CANT. i. till they obtained some of them. and is always represented with a swine's bell and a pig. i. Rogues who carried snuff or dust in their pockets. These swine would follow any one having greens or other provisions. Within ames ace. Some derive this saying from a privilege enjoyed by the friars of certain convents in England and France (sons of St. Bring your a-se to an anchor. is said to have sprained her ankle. ANODYNE NECKLACE. to delude shop-keepers and others. nearly. ANGLING FOR FARTHINGS. ANGLERS. sit down.. very near. Pilferers. or petty thieves.--To follow like a tantony pig. which they threw into the eyes of any person they intended to rob. thereby to put them off their guard. SEA WIT. also those who draw in or entice unwary persons to prick at the belt. A pickpocket caught in the fact. grates.e. and punished with the discipline of the pump or horse-pond. whose swine were permitted to feed in the streets. and running away. To fling dust or snuff in the eyes of the person intended to be robbed. AMUSERS. St.
APPLE CART. An estate held by a man during his wife's life. See JONAS.) Men who are plucked. APOSTLES. Barbarous Latin. APOSTLES. like what is called a turnover apple-pye. leading apes in hell. or LAW LATIN. on the first of April. APOTHECARY'S. knock or throw him down. sending persons on absurd messages. Pump water. in Ireland Bog Latin. APE LEADER. or sent on a bootless errand. APRON STRING HOLD. An old maid. to borrow money of one man to pay another. male relations. and servants. to impose on every one they can. A bed made apple-pye fashion. that is.e. APOTHECARY. Down with his apple-cart. and then to salute them with the title of April Fool. To talk like an apothecary. will be. Any one imposed on. rob Peter to pay Paul. by dropping empty papers carefully doubled up. APOTHECARIES LATIN. their punishment after death. To manoeuvre the apostles. which day it is the custom among the lower people. AQUA PUMPAGINIS. A long bill. refused their degree. APOTHECARY'S BILL. it is said. to cuff Jonas. to use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession. . children. or visitors. (CAMBRIDGE.TO KNOCK ANTHONY. APRIL FOOL. APPLE DUMPLIN SHOP. APPLE-PYE BED. for neglecting increase and multiply. This is also practised in Scotland under the title of Hunting the Gowke. A woman's bosom. and such like contrivances. vulgarly called Dog Latin. who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language. i. 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. or one whose knees knock together. Said of an in-kneed person.
and throwing them overboard. ARS MUSICA. i. To hang an arse. a saying of any one who lends his money inconsiderately. or ARCH DOXY. ARSY YARSEY. king Arthur.ARBOR VITAE. A-e about. ARMOUR. ARCH DELL. or some old swabs. ARK RUFFIANS. and then becomes. He would lose his a-e if it was loose. is seated on the side. who has as little command . The chief of a gang of thieves or gypsies. ARD.e. DIMBER DAMBER UPRIGHT MAN. frequently used by the vulgar Irish. It is performed thus: A man who is to represent king Arthur. signifies the same in rank among the female canters or gypsies. ARSE. let us take a sculler. having a large wig made out of oakum. CANT. on the water. turn round. stripping. CANT. to make use of Mrs. crying. boarding it. he changes place with. A comical or eccentric fellow. Philips's ware. by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat. A man's penis. He would lend his a-e and sh-te through his ribs. A species of badger. or in a hot latitude. ARCH ROGUE. when near the line. king Arthur! if during this ceremony the person introduced laughs or smiles (to which his majesty endeavours to excite him. by all sorts of ridiculous gesticulations). ARCH DUKE. See C--D--M. till relieved by some brother tar. in conjunction with watermen. An unmeaning expletive. pot valiant: to fight in armour. A game used at sea. said of a careless person. CANT. ARRAH NOW. ARTHUR. and sometimes murdered. To fall arsy varsey. or over a large vessel of water. In his armour. to be afraid to advance. to hang back. A boat or wherry. Hot. KING ARTHUR. A bum fiddlle. Rogues who. head over heels. Let us take an ark and winns. hail. ARK. Every person in his turn is to be ceremoniously introduced to him. robbed. ridiculously dressed. and to pour a bucket of water over him. &c. plundering.
Mine aunt. A conventicle or meeting-house for dissenters. AVOIR DU POIS LAY. CANT. See DELLS. A church. AUTEM. A parson.over his muscles as himself. AUTEM DIPPERS. A wench. CANT. ready to oblige every man that shall ask her. AUTEM CACKLERS. CANT. Breeches. AUTEM PRICKEARS. A Quakers' meeting-house. coat. AUNT. Pretended French prophets. Anabaptists. AUTEM QUAVER TUB. ARTICLES. AUTEM MORT. AUTEM QUAVERS. or QUICUNQUE VULT. &c. waistcoat. still deemed wit at sea. A handsome girl. A married woman. An assignation. AUTEM BAWLER. ASSIG. for the dells. knowing the business. Stealing brass weights off the counters of shops. CANT. midwives. AWAKE. ATHANASIAN WENCH. also a female beggar with several children hired or borrowed to excite charity. CANT. CANT. and formerly at court. who serve for instructresses. A forward girl. She's a prime article (WHIP SLANG). or AX MY A-E. and articles. CANT. CANT. See BARGAIN. A prime article. AUTEM GOGLERS. Pickpockets who practice in churches. Quakers. ARTICLE. under the denomination of selling bargains. CANT. ASK. AUTEM CACKLETUB. CANT. a hell of a GOER. a bawd or procuress: a title of eminence for the senior dells. Acquainted with. she's a devilish good piece. A common reply to any question. Stow the . Dissenters of every denomination. also churchwardens and overseers of the poor. AUTEM DIVERS.
A sodomite. Fat.e. when angry. BADGE-COVES. A term used for one burned in the hand. into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered. Parish Pensioners. that animal. His back is up. i. He has saved his bacon. hide the cards. i. greasy. always raising its back. Full-faced. he has escaped. One of his majesty's bad bargains. he was burned in the hand. a worthless soldier. or pillory. BAG OF NAILS. or old square-toes. Sir. left them.books. in his absence. as. the fellows know what we intended to do. So. such as was used at the building the tower of Babel.e. Confused. i. that is. said of a lousy man. Cant. the culls are awake. for your back is up. I see somebody has offended you. Cant. he is offended or angry. He has got his badge. BACK DOOR (USHER. A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers. a saying in ridicule of a bad voice. One who slanders another behind his back. BACK GAMMON PLAYER. BACON. BADGERS. BACK BITER. He wishes to have the senior. BABBLE. He has a good voice to beg bacon. BAG. He squints like a bag of nails. Criminals in the stocks. his eyes are directed as many ways as the points of a bag .e. BADGE. e. The same. i. backed. he longs to have his father on six men's shoulders. unintelligible talk. BABES IN THE WOOD. BACON-FACED. or GENTLEMAN OF THE). BAD BARGAIN. a malingeror. an expression or idea taken from a cat. BACK UP. BACKED. Cant. BACON FED. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man. and is at liberty. He gave them the bag. Dead. See MALINGEROR. carrying to the grave. and piked. His bosom friends are become his back biters.
The testicles of a man or beast. To impose on any one by a falsity. In a handsome stile. His brains are in his ballocks. BALSAM. One whose knees knock together in walking. an Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories. Money. women and children. A hop or dance. BANDBOX. Dashing. BALUM RANCUM. a cant saying to designate a fool. . BALLOCKS. a bandbox.) Quite the thing. To make a fool of any one. A bailiff or his follower. the same as a humbug. TO BAM. like offering a bandbox for a seat. BANBURY STORY OF A COCK AND A BULL. CANT. TO BAMBOOZLE. &c. wanton baggage. B. Mine a-se on a bandbox. Also a familiar epithet for a woman. also a very fierce mastiff: likewise. Fourteen. cunning baggage. BAM. BANDOG. Heavy baggage. BAGGAGE. originally the BACCHANALS. A roundabout. also a vulgar nick name for a parson. where the women are all prostitutes. BALDERDASH. (WHIP. Adulterated wine.of nails. The company dance in their birthday suits. BAKERS DOZEN. Well done. also to jeer or make fun of any one. See HUMBUG. N. The old BAG OF NAILS at Pimlico. A jocular imposition. BANG UP. He beats Banaghan. an answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered. as if kneading dough. BANAGHAN. Compleat. to humbug or impose on him. nonsensical story. Perhaps Banaghan was a minstrel famous for dealing in the marvellous. as. BAKER-KNEE'D. that number of rolls being allowed to the purchasers of a dozen. hellish fine.
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. To sell a bargain. in answer to the question. a species of wit. brandy.A bang up cove. . A one-horse chaise. BANG STRAW. Rum. a dashing fellow who spends his money freely. 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. said of a prostitute. What? she sold him the bargain. said to be so called by a Lord Chief Justice. the gentleman sports an elegant carriage and fine horses. that have been lowered with water. BANYAN DAY. crying out. She is as common as a barber's chair. by saying. What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. A young child. A nick name for a thresher. BANTLING. also by Sir Kenelm Digby and Ben Jonson. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts. a cast that eat nothing that had life. take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company. BANKS'S HORSE. To beat. a fine banging boy. Mine a-e. the property of one Banks. OR CHRISTENED. but applied to all the servants of a farmer. It is white. much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne. p. BARGAIN. who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. 178. As a specimen. from their being so frequently used on Sunday jaunts by extravagant shop-keepers and tradesmen. BARBER'S CHAIR. Great. of the World. BARBER'S SIGN. in which a whole parish sit to be trimmed. BANKRUPT CART. and follows me! On any of the company asking. TO BANG. apparently in a fright. A horse famous for playing tricks. BANGING. A standing pole and two wash balls. or any other spirits. It is mentioned in Sir Walter Raleigh's Hist. BAPTIZED. and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift.
BARROW MAN. coats. said of one troubled with a cough. like the dolls or babies sold at Bartholomew fair. Bit by a barn mouse. A person dressed up in a tawdry manner. Bounce cry the port-holes. BARKING IRONS. to fix on the noses of vicious horses whilst shoeing. for more. He died of the barrel fever. there to remain during that day's diversion: on the least demur to pay a bet. A good job. or snack easily got: also shellfish growing at the bottoms of ships. who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt. And make the world dance Barnaby. never so full but there is still room. IRISH. . alluding to the convicts at Woolwich. (CAMBRIDGE. BARKSHIRE. BARREL FEVER. An old dance to a quick movement. or gowns--what d'ye want. an instrument like a pair of pincers. in his Virgil Travesti. BARTHOLOMEW BABY. gemmen?--what d'ye buy? See BOW-WOW SHOP. Basket is vociferated in terrorem. who walks before his master's door. A member or candidate for Barkshire. A man under sentence of transportation. from their explosion resembling the bow-wow or barking of a dog. tipsey. The shopman of a bow-wow shop. and deafens every passenger with his cries of--Clothes. See Cotton. a nick name for spectacles. Pistols. A parson's barn. probably from an allusion to barley. particularly about Monmouth-Street. An exclamation frequently made use of in cock-pits. out they fly. where. are adjudged by that respectable assembly to be put into a basket suspended over the pit. He grins like a basket of chips: a saying of one who is on the broad grin.BARGEES. BARN. where persons refusing or unable to pay their losings. at cock-fightings. speaking of Eolus he has these lines.) Barge-men on the river. BASKET. he killed himself by drinking. or dealer in second hand clothes. a bird of the goose kind. vulgarly styled barking. BARNACLE. and also for the gratuity given to grooms by the buyers and sellers of horses. BARKER. BARNABY.
A very small bottle. Bread and cheese and kisses. and obscene books to sell. a man's testicles. The twenty-third rank of canters. we had a hearty dose of liquor.BASKET-MAKING. wherein more than two persons are engaged: perhaps from its resemblance. BATTLE-ROYAL. A halfpenny. formerly spelt baston. Scotch. BASTARDLY GULLION. BATCHELOR'S FARE. i. An ox: beef being apt to batten or fatten those that eat it. I'll give him his bastings. ballads. BAT. has killed the ox. BAWD. but live mostly by stealing. or making feet for children's stockings. to more serious engagements fought to settle royal disputes. A battle or bout at cudgels or fisty-cuffs. to gain what they call an honest livelihood: indeed this is one of the least reprehensible. BASTING.e. BATTNER. Trinkets. Cant. TO BASTE. The child of an unmarried woman. the less they give a . BASTARD. I'll beat him heartily. BAWBEE. copulation. We had a pretty batch of it last night. The cove has hushed the battner. A bastard's bastard. in that particular. BAWDY BASKET. a stick. Beating any one with a stick. from baton. BAWDY-HOUSE BOTTLE. BATCHELOR'S SON. BASTONADING. Batch originally means the whole quantity of bread baked at one time in an oven. who carry pins. The good old trade of basket-making. or BAWBLES. A low whore: so called from moving out like bats in the dusk of the evening. A female procuress. A beating. BATCH. To beat. short measure being among the many means used by the keepers of those houses. tape. BAWBELS. A bastard.
or magistrate. Also a judge or chairman who presides in court. only when thirsty. Boots. so the bull purchases what he has not money to pay for. BEAST WITH TWO BACKS. BAY FEVER. or ignorant fops. I'll bring him to reason. BEAU TRAP. BEAK.e. half a guinea. A term of ridicule applied to convicts. like the huntsman in the fable. such as was used at the bear-gardens. Bayard was a horse famous in old romances. I'll bring him to his bearings. A man and woman in the act of copulation. lying in wait for raw country squires. under which water lodges. BEARINGS. also a sharper neatly dressed. BEAR. BEARD SPLITTER. Half bean. A guinea. who sham illness. A loose stone in a pavement. To drink like a beast. A slovenly fop. on a future day. One who contracts to deliver a certain quantity of sum of stock in the public funds. BAYARD OF TEN TOES. i. BEAU-NASTY. squirts it up. but in case of any alteration in the price agreed on. either party pays or receives the difference. BEAST.man of their infernal beverages for his money. the kinder they behave to him. Rude. one finely dressed. or. Shakespeare in Othello. to avoid being sent to Botany Bay. vulgar language. and at stated price. BEAN. As the bear sells the stock he is not possessed of. but dirty. A justice of-peace. Sea term. to the great damage of white stockings. To ride bayard of ten toes. and so the old beak set me free. A man much given to wenching. sells what he has not got. is to walk on foot. I clapp'd my peepers full of tears. BEAR-GARDEN JAW or DISCOURSE. Cant. and the judge set me free. A travelling tutor. BEATER CASES. BEAR LEADER. I began to weep. in other words. who sold the bear's skin before the bear was killed. . and on being trod upon. Exchange Alley.
my shirt sticks to my back. to have carnal knowledge of her. persons hanged are made to mount up a ladder. Cant. implying that he credits the butcher who serves him. his horse knocked up. See HERMANBECK. BECK. which is afterwards turned round or taken away. you will be hanged. thence called Bouffetiers. the sail sticks to the mast. BEEF. BEGGAR MAKER. stupid. His prad is becalmed. or awkwardly ornamented. Others suppose they obtained this name from the size of their persons. since corrupted to Beef Eaters. BED-MAKER. or cupboard. &c. I am becalmed. BEEF EATER. "Turned off. as fast as they are made by their mothers. I am for Bedfordshire. BEGGAR'S BULLETS. i. over-dressed. BEILBY'S BALL.e. Who Mr. Dressed out. Put to bed with a mattock. they began to throw stones. and are generally blest with a pretty family of daughters: who unmake the beds.e. and the easiness of their duty. or ale-house keeper. as having scarce more to do than to eat the king's beef. Beilby was. The beggar's bullets began to fly. A beadle. A publican. i. Say you bought your beef of me. A piece of sea wit. a jocular request from a butcher to a fat man. whence the term. that is. Their office was to stand near the bouffet. One having thick projecting eyebrows. remains .--To be in a man's beef. A yeoman of the guards. he will be hanged. To be in a woman's beef. or why that ceremony was so called. BED. said of one that is dead and buried. In many country places. sweep his room. BEETLE-HEADED. Stones. i. and tucked up with a spade. Dull.BECALMED. sported in hot weather." BEDFORDSHIRE. Women employed at Cambridge to attend on the Students. to give the alarm. where the sheriff pays the music. You will go up a ladder to bed. To cry beef. for going to bed.e. They have cried beef on us. BEETLE-BROWED. to wound him with a sword. instituted by Henry VII. BEDIZENED. He will dance at Beilby's ball. They will put their hands to any thing.
to be the principal in a body or society. previous to their trials.e. or other rural contentions. All sorts of beer. BELLY CHEAT. BELCH. where bells were frequently given as prizes. a saying of a person at a table. that liquor being apt to cause eructation. who takes more on his plate than he can eat. A noisy bullying fellow. A red silk handkerchief. an allusion to the popish form of excommunicating and anathematizing persons who had offended the church. sufficient to make a man yield or give out. To excel or surpass all competitors. BELCHER. BELLY PLEA. whose harness is commonly ornamented with a bell or bells. A hearty beating. Food of all sorts. The plea of pregnancy. and candle. Some suppose it a term borrowed from an ancient tournament. intermixed with yellow and a little black. BELLY TIMBER. as long. generally adduced by female felons capitally convicted. BELL SWAGGER. book. AND CANDLE. An apron. BELLYFULL. who qualify the ladies for that expedient to procure a respite. BELLOWER. BELLOWS. one or more child getters. which they take care to provide for. The town crier. and divers other desiderata yet undiscovered. the discovery of the philosopher's stone. Others derive it from a horse-race. The kiddey flashes his belcher. an allusion to the fore horse or leader of a team. His eye was bigger than his belly. the young fellow wears a silk handkerchief round his neck. where the victorious knights bore away the BELLE or FAIR LADY. BOOK. They cursed him with bell. BELLOWSER. TO BEAR THE BELL. BELLY.with the quadrature of the circle. BELL. Transportation for life: i. as the Beggar's Opera informs us. . A woman with child is also said to have got her belly full. every gaol having. The lungs.
To the best in Christendom: i. privileged against arrests. Good--BENAR. BEN. BENISON. out of one's senses. a health formerly much in vogue. Cant. or other strong liquor. BESS. . also a fine hat. like those for Florence wine. Bring bess and glym.--TO BET. BETTY MARTIN. also bewrayed. BENISH. Betty Martin. or BETTY. an idea taken from a flock of sheep. Small flasks. A fool. The beggar's benison: May your ***** and purse never fail you. BENE BOWSE. BEVER. BESS. BET. Jonson. Cant. An afternoon's luncheon. See BROWN BESS. beaver's fur making the best hats. and the dark lantern. confounded. an answer to any one that attempts to impose or humbug. BENE COVE. Counterfeiters of bills. These privileges are abolished. Cant. Cant. Foolish. bring the instrument to force the door. A cant name for certain places in London. A good fellow. BENE FEAKERS OF GYBES. where the wether has a bell about his neck. like the Mint in Southwark. The chief or leader of a mob. Surprised. Goodnight. Ben. That's my eye. BENE. are also called betties. Cant.e. Worshipfully. To lay a wager. A wager. Counterfeiters of passes.BELLWETHER. BERMUDAS. Cant. the best **** in Christendom. BENESHIPLY. A small instrument used by house-breakers to force open doors. Good beer. Better. BEST. BENE FEARERS. BENE DARKMANS. Cant. Cant. BETWATTLED.
called in French bidets. BILLINGSGATE LANGUAGE. Bing avast. BILL OF SALE. contrived for ladies to wash themselves. BIENLY. A chicken. Cant. . Let us bilk the rattling cove. or abuse. BIBLE OATH. Bilking a coachman. Cant. BIDET. they are somewhat apt to leave decency and good manners a little on the left hand. or money for drink.BEVERAGE. Brandy or other spirituous liquor. BING. A sword. See HOUSE TO LET. Bing we to Rumeville: shall we go to London? BINGO. Garnish money. She wheedled so bienly. thought gallant actions. commonly pronounced BIDDY. To cheat. Supposed by the vulgar to be more binding than an oath taken on the Testament only. as being the bigger book. or post-horse. a box-keeper. and a poor whore. A dram drinker. Excellently. she coaxed or flattered so cleverly. among men of the town. BIDDY. BINGO BOY. Sea term. Foul language. Cant. and where. the stock. To pay a bill at sight. and figuratively a young wench. Cant. where he describes the manner in which he lay in the buck-basket. Bilboes. Billingsgate is the market where the fishwomen assemble to purchase fish. stole away in the night. demanded of any one having a new suit of clothes. Cant. BIBLE. and generally containing both the Old and New Testament. TO BILK. Bilboa in Spain was once famous for well-tempered blades: these are quoted by Falstaff. to be ready at all times for the venereal act. BILBOA. for which purpose they bestride it like a French poney. or CHICK-A-BIDDY. in their dealings and disputes. A widow's weeds. BILL AT SIGHT. let us cheat the hackney coachman of his fare. prison. Binged avast in a darkmans. A boatswain's great axe. To go. A kind of tub. French. were formerly. get you gone.
he seized the man's money. A country wench. To stand bitch. easily imposed on. performing a female part: bitch there standing for woman. Rogues of the same gang. into which is put a roasted orange. that is. BIRD AND BABY. BITCH. BISHOPED. A female dram drinker. the most offensive appellation that can be given to an English woman. BITCH BOOBY. or do the honours of the teatable. . BIRDS OF A FEATHER. used to contain the others. a term used among printers. A she dog. Money. to make tea. after he has lost it by age. Formerly. BISHOP. BIRD-WITTED. It is a common saying of milk that is burnt too. even leaving their milk." TO BITCH. as may he gathered from the regular Billinsgate or St. &c. Military term. Cant. BINNACLE WORD. or give up an attempt through fear. TO BISHOP the balls. Giles's answer--"I may be a whore. to water them. Inconsiderate. to take its chance: which. that the bishop has set his foot in it. even more provoking than that of whore. but can't be a bitch. on the fire. or doggess. by bishoping. The sign of the eagle and child. stark naked. To yield. Philips's purses. for burning the mark into a horse's tooth. which sailors jeeringly offer to chalk up on the binnacle. a horse is made to appear younger than he is. or TO BISHOP. when a bishop passed through a village. species for genius. A term used among horse-dealers. Also one of the largest of Mrs. He grappled the cull's bit. equal to about sixpence sterling. BIRTH-DAY SUIT. A fine or affected word. A mixture of wine and water. thoughtless.BINGO MORT. went burnt to. was said to be bishoped. BIT. all the inhabitants ran out of their houses to solicit his blessing. He was in his birth-day suit. A bit is also the smallest coin in Jamaica.
The art of picking a lock. A cheat. BLACK GUARD. Hark ye. i. he cannot point out a blot in my character. BITER. James's Park. To over-reach. BLACK ART. on receiving the money. rampant wench. These. A tell-tale. BLACK EYE. The cull wapt the mort's bite. cried. has a stain in his character. wherein the names of all persons sentenced to punishment are recorded. BLACK BOX. . similar to the humbug. A lawyer. whether do they bite in the collar or the cod-piece? Water wit to anglers. to black the boots and shoes of the soldiers.--Cant. from their constant attendance about the time of guard mounting. i. drank it almost up. the fellow enjoyed the wench heartily. BLACK A-SE. TO BITE. tattered roguish boys. Cant. Cant. mean fellow. Cant. The greatest drawback on the farmer is the black fly. He is down in the black book. 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. also a woman's privities. BLAB. A shabby. We gave the bottle a black eye. To bite on the bridle. and Parade in St. or impose. Cant. To bite the wiper. A wench whose **** is ready to bite her a-se. to steal a portmanteau. i. A copper or kettle. friend. The pot calls the kettle black a-se. I have it in black and white. to steal a handkerchief. or to do any other dirty offices. a lascivious. I have written evidence. a term said to be derived from a number of dirty. who attended at the Horse Guards. A black book is keep in most regiments. to be pinched or reduced to difficulties. were nick-named the black-guards. BLACK BOOK.e.BITE. BLACK FLY.e. --Biting was once esteemed a kind of wit. the parson who takes tithe of the harvest. In writing. or one incapable of keeping a secret BLACK AND WHITE. also to steal. He cannot say black is the white of my eye.--To bite the roger.e. A bite! I am to be hanged in chains.
BLACK PSALM. BLACK INDIES. whereof many are supposed to claim the honour. and also sometimes to express flattery. A popular tune to a song. The first Monday after the school-boys holidays. bag and soot. to appear disappointed or confounded. See MONOSYLLABLE. BLACK JOKE. or tips us the traveller. A task of labour imposed on soldiers at Gibraltar. A nick name given to the Recorder by the Thieves. also port. from their appearing generally in boots. perhaps. Irish. He has licked the blarney stone. To sing the black psalm. BLACK MONDAY. A jug to drink out of. as a punishment for small offences. who never atchieved the adventure: and to tip the blarney. when they are to go to school. An abandoned rogue or prostitute. The Devil. is figuratively used telling a marvellous story. and produce or repeat the tasks set them. Bene Carlo wine. "Her black joke and belly so white:" figuratively the black joke signifies the monosyllable. Newcastle upon Tyne. to cry: a saying used to children. or falsity. . and agility. BLACK STRAP. whose rich coal mines prove an Indies to the proprietors. A BLASTED FELLOW or BRIMSTONE. BLACKLEGS. BLACK SPY. BLANKET HORNPIPE. or breaking up. made of jacked leather. BLARNEY. Cant. courage. was considered as a proof of perseverance. To look blank.BLACK JACK. BLACK SPICE RACKET. extremely difficult of access. 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. having for the burden. so that to have ascended to it. BLANK. To rob chimney sweepers of their soot. BLACK JACK. he deals in the wonderful. or else from game-cocks whose legs are always black. A gambler or sharper on the turf or in the cockpit: so called. The amorous congress.
Cant. or alley.To BLAST. Prisons. BLEATING RIG. the person caught. A calf. A blind ale-house. BLEACHED MORT. Spurs. A metaphor borrowed from fish. Sheep stealing. beans. BLINDMAN'S BUFF. He clapped his bleeders to his prad.--See JACK IN A BOX. One who parts easily with his money. Cant. . Buss blind cheeks. BLIND CHEEKS. an obscure. or bleeds freely. To curse. or little known or frequented ale-house. houses of correction. BLIND. or shift. lane. A feint. which will not bleed when stale. Beggars counterfeiting blindness. BLEATING CHEAT. A play used by children. BLOCK HOUSES. be put spurs to his horse. lane. BLIND EXCUSE. BLIND CUPID. BLEEDING NEW. BLIND HARPERS. The breech. playing on fiddles. A sheep. BLATER. where one being blinded by a handkerchief bound over his eyes. usually given by hucksters dealing in peas. &c. BLEEDERS. CANT. Those cheated by Jack in a box. Night. kiss mine a-se. must be blinded in his stead. BLINDMAN'S HOLIDAY. or alley. The backside. and other vegetables. attempts to seize any one of the company. pretence. A fair-complexioned wench. BLEATERS. &c. A poor or insufficient excuse. darkness. Cant. BLEEDING CULLY. who all endeavour to avoid him. A small quantity over and above the measure. BLESSING.
e. what a smoke the gentleman makes with his pipe. A riotous disorderly fellow. i. The pretended wife of a bully. The blowen kidded the swell into a snoozing ken. BLOWEN. BLOOD. the girl inveigled the gentleman into a brothel and robbed him of his pocket book and watch. A BLOWSE. and drinks brandy. BLOWER. is said to deal blood for blood. BLOSS or BLOWEN. BLOOD MONEY. Cant. or impeach a confederate. How the swell funks his blower and lushes red tape. TO BLOW THE GAB. or shoplifter. A pipe. A term used by tradesmen for bartering the different commodities in which they deal. and hanging about her face. The game is blocked at both ends. and taking payment in stockings. a slattern. Thus a hatter furnishing a hosier with a hat. BLOW-UP. and shook him of his dummee and thimble. burglars. Cant. BLOODY BACK. . Cant. Finished. To stand engaged or bound for any one. alluding to his scarlet coat. He has bit the blow. The reward given by the legislature on the conviction of highwaymen.BLOCKED AT BOTH ENDS. BLOOD FOR BLOOD. TO BLOT THE SKRIP AND JAR IT. To lie with a woman on the floor. A discovery. Cant. A favourite word used by the thieves in swearing. the game is ended. To confess. as bloody eyes. &c. Cant. A woman whose hair is dishevelled. A mistress or whore of a gentleman of the scamp. TO BLOW THE GROUNSILS. or the confusion occasioned by one. bloody rascal. A jeering appellation for a soldier. he has stolen the goods. BLOW. BLOODY. or BLOWSABELLA.
BLUE RUIN. gin. The mouth. Cant. A bullet. BLUE PIGEONS. TO SPORT BLUBBER. Gin. to be confounded. or disappointed. BLUNDERBUSS. BLUE FLAG.--I have stopped the cull's blubber. with a wide bore. BLUE TAPE. shot from soldiers' firelocks. To look blue. also a stupid. blundering fellow. hanging like the fat or blubber of a whale. BLUE. terrified. Gin. BLUFF. Thieves who steal lead off houses and churches. any one having a cross of the black breed. blue as azure. perhaps. Money. See ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. To cry. to steal lead off houses or churches. Cant. Blue ribband. wounded with a bullet. or SKY BLUE. Fierce. or taken a public house. Blue as a razor. Low spirits. a lick of the tar brush. One of the blue squadron. BLUFFER. A person begotten on a black woman by a white man. A venereal bubo. he has commenced publican. or. A sortment of George R--'s blue plumbs. . for carrying slugs. a volley of ball. He looked as bluff as bull beef. Said of a large coarse woman.BLUBBER. BLUE SKIN. I have stopped the fellow's mouth. surly. meant either by gagging or murdering him. BLUNT. who exposes her bosom. A short gun. BLUE DEVILS. an allusion to the blue aprons worn by publicans. TO BLUBBER.--Surfeited with a blue plumb. He has hoisted the blue flag. BLUBBER CHEEKS. BLUE BOAR. Cant. Large flaccid cheeks. as it is termed. To fly a blue pigeon. BLUE PLUMB. An inn-keeper.
BODY SNATCHERS. who so terrified his opponent Foh. BOG HOUSE. also an impotent man. BOG LATIN. that being introduced to the presence of a nobleman. Barbarous Latin. Bridewell. i. or go away. I smell general Foh. There is a story related of the celebrated Ben Jonson. it is custom to exclaim. he is a cowardly or sheepish fellow. An Irishman.e. Bum bailiffs. A parson. A shilling. rag. the frenum of a man's yard. The same. tricked. or one that plays with her tail. a mob of all sorts of low people. BOG LANDER. BOBBISH. BOB.TO BLUSTER. To bear a bob. BOBBED. BOB. who always dressed very plain. clever. To shift one's bob. Said to be the name of a Danish general.e. when we smell a stink. and APOTHECARIES LATIN. all is safe. A lewd woman. BOGY. Tag. ask mine a-se. Cant. BOG TROTTER. spruce. To talk big. A rope which holds the bowsprit to the stem or cutwater.--See DOG LATIN. Ask bogy. BOARDING SCHOOL. to hector or bully. disappointed. All is bob. Foh! i. that he caused him to bewray himself. or one that receives and carries off stolen goods. or any other prison.e. BODY OF DIVINITY BOUND IN BLACK CALF. or an eunuch. Sea wit. Whence. i. Ireland being famous for its large bogs. To go to bog. Irish. to join in chorus with any singers. struck by his homely . Smart. which furnish the chief fuel in many parts of that kingdom. Also a term used by the sellers of game. BOB STAY. The necessary house. Newgate. A shoplifter's assistant. BOB TAIL. He cannot say Boh to a goose. to go to stool. the peer. for a partridge. Figuratively. Cheated. to move off. and bobtail. or house of correction. BOH.
BOOBY. and made him bolt. The mouth. BONESETTER. a country wench. . A hard-trotting horse. "you Ben Johnson! why you look as if you could not say Boh to a goose!" "Boh!" replied the wit. TO BOLT. as an arrow set on its end. CANT. BOOKS. BOLT. taken up by a constable. The servant at an inn whose business it is to clean the boots of the guest. A bitch booby. BONES. A blunt arrow. shut your mouth. BONE PICKER. BONED. A nick name for an apothecary. To run suddenly out of one's house. A footman. Out of one's books. BONE BOX. clodhopper. BOOK-KEEPER. buggy. An awkward lout. BOLUS. To bolt. apprehended. Cards to play with. also means to swallow meat without chewing: the farmer's servants in Kent are famous for bolting large quantities of pickled pork. Dice. or leathern bottle. noddy. or straight up. by sending ferrets into their burrows: we set the house on fire. or country fellow. BOOBY HUTCH. To plant the books. One who never returns borrowed books. exclaimed. As erect. BOLD. See CLODHOPPER and LOUT. out of debt. out of one's fevor. to place the cards in the pack in an unfair manner. A one-horse chaise. a term borrowed from a rabbit-warren. Shut your bone box.appearance and awkward manner. through fear. where the rabbits are made to bolt. Out of his books. or DOG BOOBY. as if in doubt. Seized. Bold as a miller's shirt. or hiding place. BOLT UPRIGHT. which every day takes a rogue by the collar. BOOT CATCHER.
A nick name for a taylor. a sixpence. as a bottomed horse. Said of any person remarkably unsuccessful in his attempts or profession. also to tell an improbable . BORE. BOTTOM. whose duty it is to skink. he is in a passion. The monosyllable. troublesome man or woman. also a nick name for a drunkard. A half borde. NEVER TO BE WORTH A GROAT. to stir the fire. that is. BOUGHS. A convivial society. cheating play. confused. a term much in fashion about the years 1780 and 1781. strength and spirits to support fatigue. who will bear a good beating. IRISH PHRASE. BORDELLO. A bawdy house. The youngest officer in a regimental mess. to marry or keep his cast-off mistress. is said to-play at bo-peep. snuff the candles. A polite term for the posteriors. confounded. BORACHIO. BOOTY. and ring the bell. commonly a goat's. BOTHERED or BOTH-EARED. TO BOUNCE. Talked to at both ears by different persons at the same time. or on the watch. one who bores the ears of his hearers with an uninteresting tale.BOOTS. and sometimes appears publicly abroad. Wide in the boughs. BORDE. He is up in the boughs. where the player purposely avoids winning. Void of wit. with large hips and posteriors. Also one who lies perdue. BORN UNDER A THREEPENNY HALFPENNY PLANET. One who sometimes hides himself. A shilling. A skin for holding wine. BOTTOMLESS PIT. BOTHERAMS. in the sporting sense. A tedious. To play booty. BOTTLE-HEADED. BOTCH.--To ride in any one's old boots. Among bruisers it is used to express a hardy fellow. BOUGHS. BO-PEEP. To brag or hector. See SKINK. Also.
from whence they were cut. One that draws a long bow. BOOSE.story. a crime. A sea term for masturbation. from the explosion in drawing the cork. TO BOX THE COMPASS. BOW-WOW SHOP. it is said. The Brace tavern. BOWSPRIT.--Formerly purses were worn at the girdle. A salesman's shop in Monmouth-street. AND GET COCK ROACHES. CANT. also a jeering appellation for a man born at Boston in America. a dealer in the marvellous. BOUNCING CHEAT. A cut purse. The kiddey bounced the swell of the blowen. A purse. so called because the servant barks. BOWSING KEN. a liar: perhaps from the wonderful shots frequently boasted of by archers. See BARKER. for the convenience of prisoners residing thereabouts. Dog's flesh. where. much practised by the reverend fathers of that society. A bottle. as the bowsprit is of a ship. CANT. corner of the King's Bench. CANT. BOW-WOW MUTTON. BOOSEY. BOW-WOW. SEA TERM. BOWYER. not only backwards or forwards. BRACE. and the master bites. BOUNG NIPPER. but also to be able to answer any and all questions respecting its divisions. To bully a man out of any thing. or BOUSE. The nose. TO BOX THE JESUIT.E. It was kept by two brothers of the name of Partridge. the lad bullied the gentleman out of the girl. To say or repeat the mariner's compass. An ale-house or gin-shop. from its being the most projecting part of the human face. BOUNG. a room in the S. The childish name for a dog. Drunk. BOUNCER. A large man or woman. a teller of improbable stories. also a great lie. beer purchased at the tap-house was retailed at a halfpenny per pot advance. Drink. and thence called .
or rather. because I shall get nothing by it. as if from drinking brandy. difficult to pronounce. I gave him . BRANDY-FACED. like the real one. in Berkshire. what a clever fellow you would be! a saying to a stupid fat fellow. Freckled. BREAD. Mead and ale sweetened with honey. vain-glorious fellow. Red-faced. If you had as much brains as guts. BRAGGADOCIA. He was christened by a baker. A child or infant. to know one's interest. BRAINS. Hard words. or situation. To have some guts in his brains. One slice upon the other. extremely disagreeable to the patient. always siding with the strongest party: an allusion to a vicar of Bray. I won't intermeddle. BREAK-TEETH WORDS. John and his maid were caught lying bread and butter fashion. Brandy is Latin for a goose. BRACKET-FACED. Employment. BRAT. I took him a punch in his bread basket. impudent. Bold-faced.the Brace.e. It is no bread and butter of mine. out of employment. hard-featured. a term used by boxers. BRAN-FACED. Borrowing money. Out of bread. a memento to prevent the animal from rising in the stomach by a glass of the good creature. BRAY. one who frequently changes his principles. BREAKING SHINS. Ugly. I have no business with it. he carries the bran in his face. commemorated in a well-known ballad for the pliability of his conscience. A vicar of Bray. BREAD BASKET. i. a boaster. The stomach. to act contrary to one's interest.--To quarrel with one's bread and butter. in a disagreeable scrape. perhaps from the figurative operation being. BRAZEN-FACED. or what is best for one. BREAD AND BUTTER FASHION. BRAGGET. BRANDY. In bad bread. shameless. To know on which side one's bread is buttered. to know something.
much drunk at that place. and made themselves breeches. Money in the pocket: the swell is well breeched. an appellation derived from their custom of beating their breasts in the confession of their sins. One who has a strong Irish pronunciation or accent. To wear the breeches.a blow in the stomach. BROGUE. and figuratively used to signify the Irish accent. BREECHES BIBLE. to pass one over. a woman who governs her husband is said to wear the breeches. An edition of the Bible printed in 1598.e. To raise a breeze. wherein it is said that Adam and Eve sewed figleaves together. BREECHED. BRISKET BEATER. perhaps originally only a passionate or irascible woman. A soldier BUSKIN.) An abandoned woman. BRISTOL MILK. and CRAW THUMPER. to push the bottle past him. BRISTOL MAN. BREAST FLEET. so as to deprive him of his turn of filling his glass. To make a bridge of any one's nose. A player. A particular kind of shoe without a heel. BROGANIER. i. or purposely to avoid winning. (Abbreviation of Brimstone. A Spanish wine called sherry. BROTHER OF THE BLADE. particularly in the morning. Also to play booty. compared to brimstone for its inflammability. let's draw him. worn in Ireland. BREECHES. He or she belongs to the breast fleet. SEE BREAST FLEET. BRITISH CHAMPAIGNE. Porter. let us rob him. A Roman catholic. BRIDGE. is a Roman catholic. to kick up a dust or breed a disturbance. A brewer . the gentleman has plenty of money in his pocket. BUNG. BREEZE. BRIM. The son of an Irish thief and a Welch whore.
perhaps from his being like an air bubble. Said of one absent. the fellow broke open the trunk. BUB. a full glass. and then ran away. BROWN MADAM. that he who lays the odds must always be adjudged the loser: this is restricted to betts laid for liquor. BROWN STUDY. WHIP. The party cheated. STRING. BROUGHTONIAN. to fight with him. or BROWES. who was a beef-eater. which are only wind.QUILL. builds in the same nest. that is. The monosyllable. . or MISS BROWN. to carry a firelock. To except against the general rule. a thief that steals plate from public houses. To hug brown Bess. BROWN BESS. See BUMPER. To cheat. or serve as a private soldier. A bumper. A fiddler. A soldier's firelock. One who lies with the same woman. to lie with her. also a great drinker. let us go away or off. To run away. BROTHER STARLING. TO BUBBLE. The cove cracked the peter and bought a brush. filled with words. BREWES. Strong beer. BRUSHER. To have a brush with a woman. instead of real property. THE BUBBLE. TO BAR THE BUBBLE. in a reverie. A drinking bowl. A boxer: a disciple of Broughton. BROWN GEORGE. A boxer. one skilled in the ar of boxing also an inferior workman among chasers. TO BRUSH. BUBBER. An author. BRUISER. similar to the undress wig worn by his majesty. or thoughtful. A coachman. To have a brush with a man. A wig without powder. An ammunition loaf. CANT. Let us buy a brush and lope. and once the best boxer of his day. The fat scum from the pot in which salted beef is boiled.
There are in London divers lodges or societies of Bucks. BUBBLE AND SQUEAK. don't move from hence. A bully. SCOTCH. It is so called from its bubbling up and squeaking whilst over the fire. Also lambs' fur formerly used for doctors' robes. To move. and traversed the country. One who in debauchery surpasses the rest of his companions. To poll a bad vote at an election. Standing budge. in Monkwell-street. A blind horse. a thief's scout or spy. The venereal disease. BUCKINGER'S BOOT. BUCKET. A cuckold. The monosyllable. shewing himself for money. Bail given by a sharper for one of the gang. A lecherous old fellow. about the year 1705.BUBBLY JOCK. and could write the Lord's Prayer within the compass of a shilling. The president is styled the Grand Buck. a term used . also a gay debauchee. BUCK'S FACE. BUDGET. notwithstanding which he drew coats of arms very neatly. A buck sometimes signifies a cuckold. a blood or choice spirit.--IRISH TERM. BUCKEEN. TO RUN A BUCK. TO BUDGE. he was married to a tall handsome woman. A wallet.e. BUCK FITCH. IRISH. formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was held at the Rose. BUCK. BUCK BAIL. to die. Fetters. To kick the bucket. A BUCK OF THE FIRST HEAD. or SNEAKING BUDGE. BUCKLES. Don't budge from hence. whence they were called budge doctors. To open the budget. BUBE. Matthew Buckinger was born without hands and legs. to steal cloaks or other clothes. stay here. Beef and cabbage fried together. BUDGE. One that slips into houses in the dark. i. A turkey cock. or quit one's station.
Bufe's nob. BUG. a term of reproach. BUFF. A scare-babe. and open the budget. BUFFER. TO BUG. been introduced into Ireland by the English. and I was found guilty. BUG-HUNTER. and substituting in lieu thereof an equal weight of some cheaper ingredient. to stand the brunt. he swore hard against me. beat the damned rascal. A dog stealer. CANT. All in buff. BUGGER. BUFFER. stript to the skin. as it is said. bugs having. the bulk jostles the . handsome. is stealing the beaver. BUGABOE. signifying the exchanging some of the dearest materials of which a hat is made for others of less value. A man who takes an oath: generally applied to Jew bail. BUFE. Hats are composed of the furs and wool of divers animals among which is a small portion of beavers' fur. Confused. BUFFLE-HEADED. A one-horse chaise. CANT. also an inn-keeper: in Ireland it signifies a boxer. To stand buff. BUGGY. An upholsterer. and I was served. as To-morrow the minister will go to the house. He buffed it home. BUFE NABBER. are said to bug the writ. stark naked. A cant word among journeymen hatters. BUGAROCH. a rascal. To swear as a witness. stupid.--Bailiffs who take money to postpone or refrain the serving of a writ. A dog. or bully-beggar. A blackguard. a dog's head. Mill the bloody bugger. A nick name given by the Irish to Englishmen. One that steals and kills horses and dogs for their skins. BUFF. BULK AND FILE.to signify the notification of the taxes required by the minister for the expences of the ensuing year. Two pickpockets. IRISH. Comely. Bugging.
from one Obadiah Bull. half a crown. BULL CALF. BULL. A crown-piece. by a bull is now always meant a blunder made by an Irishman. a blundering lawyer of London. A bully to a bawdy-house. to take a certain sum of stock at a future day. who lived in the reign of Henery VII. one who is kept in pay. BULL. BULLY BACK. to look fierce or surly. who gives himself airs of great bravery. A half bull. To look like bull beef. A horn: he wears the bull's feather. he is a cuckold. A crown piece. or bawd. An Exchange Alley term for one who buys stock on speculation for time. Town bull. i. A fat chubby child. BULL DOGS. a great whore-master. like raw head and bloody bones. A great hulkey or clumsy fellow. BULL HANKERS. and waddles out of the Alley. bounce. to oblige the frequenters of the house to submit to the impositions of the mother abbess. See HECTOR. or BULLY BEGGAR. To hector. A cowardly fellow.e. or as bluff as bull beef. A bull was also the name of false hair formerly much worn by women. and . he receives the difference. BULL CHIN. A blunder. or bully. a hector. at a stated price: if at that day stock fetches more than the price agreed on. he either pays it.party to be robbed. agrees with the seller. or frequent bull baits. A bully huff cap. See LAME DUCK and BEAR. Persons who over-drive bulls. BULL. See HULKEY. An imaginary being with which children are threatened by servants and nurses. Pistols. BULL'S EYE. if it falls or is cheaper. called a Bear. BULKER. BULL'S FEATHER. BULLY. BULL BEGGAR. TO BULLOCK. and the file does the business. or becomes a lame duck. One who lodges all night on a bulk or projection before old-fashioned shop windows.
BUM FODDER. TO BUM. water. See ARS MUSICA. from their being obliged to give bond for their good behaviour. A sheriff's officer who arrests debtors. by whom bullies are frequently taken in. whom he finds with her. A sheriff's officer. keep a good look out. the breech. A schoolmaster. hard at their a-ses. A full glass. BULLY COCK. also the negro name for the private parts of a woman. as the vulgar phrase is. or. BUMKIN. or ignorant young men. commonly rowed by a woman. BUM BOAT. A boat attending ships to retail greens. A raw country fellow. or backside. BUM BRUSHER. BUMPER. BUM TRAP. BULLY TRAP. BUM. Arrested. who arrests debtors. &c. The backside.who also sometimes pretends to be the husband of one of the ladies. BUMFIDDLE. BULLY RUFFIANS. the bailiffs know where our house is situated. BUM BAILIFF. Blackstone says. Highwaymen who attack passengers with paths and imprecations. Brandy. BUMMED. so called perhaps from following his prey. and being at their bums. The gill bummed the swell for a thimble. See GREENHORN. a kind of floating chandler's shop. drams. and sugar. BUMBO. in all likelihood from its convexity . To arrest a debtor. A brave man with a mild or effeminate appearance. Ware hawke! the bum traps are fly to our panney. and under that pretence extorts money from greenhorns. the tradesman arrested the gentleman for a watch. One who foments quarrels in order to rob the persons quarrelling. Soft paper for the necessary house or torchecul. it is a corruption of bound bailiff. the breech.
strictly speaking.or bump at the top: some derive it from a full glass formerly drunk to the health of the pope--AU BON PERE. BUNG YOUR EYE. in order to fix them in their memory. BUN. BURN THE KEN. A ceremony performed on boys perambulating the bounds of the parish on Whit-monday. He has burnt his fingers. are said to burn the ken. To touch bun for luck. husbands and parents frequently permitted travellers to bundle with their wives and daughters. Poxed or clapped. an expedient practised in America on a scarcity of beds. See THAMES. on such an occasion. CANT. A low dirty prostitute. A jocular name for a baker. he is. he is no conjuror. BURNING SHAME. He is no burner of navigable rivers. a practice observed among sailors going on a cruize. A clap. and she with her petticoats on. half whore and half beggar. BURN CRUST. BUNTER. or rather. A lighted candle stuck into the parts of a woman. to drink till one's eye is bunged up or closed. BUNTLINGS. BUNT. and came home a burnt offering. he has suffered by meddling. Petticoats. CANT. where. He was sent out a sacrifice. An apron. A common name for a rabbit. certainly not intended by nature for a candlestick. BURNT. BUMPING. Said of a person lying on his face. The blowen tipped the swell a burner. BUNDLING. BUNG UPWARDS. or man of extraordinary abilities. A man and woman sleeping in the same bed. Drink a dram. a saying of seamen who have caught the venereal disease abroad. Strollers living in an alehouse without paying their quarters. See Duke of Rochefoucalt's Travels in America. the girl gave the gentleman a clap. This custom is now abolished. i.e. when they have their posteriors bumped against the stones marking the boundaries. he with his small clothes. also for the monosyllable. . BURNER. BURNER. but a simple fellow.
As busy is the devil in a high wind. BUTTOCK. but chiefly about Newcastle and Morpeth. which are not easily got rid of. to stiffen the forepart of their stays: hence the toast--Both ends of the busk. from the great quantity of butter eaten by the people of that country. BUTCHER'S HORSE. A hanger on. BUSS BEGGAR. BUTCHER'S DOG. Don't make butter dear. . or simpleton. That must have been a butcher's horse. and who serves as a butt for all the shafts of wit and ridicule. a saying of a demure looking woman. or dependant. A constable. An old superannuated fumbler. with butter and eggs. a vulgar joke on an awkward rider. Also the Northumbrian pronunciation: the people of that country. One lying with a woman that has just lain with another man. BUSHEL BUBBY. CANT. BUTTERED BUN. whom none but beggars will suffer to kiss them. such as is used by women going to market. A watchman. A piece of whalebone or ivory. is said to have a buttered bun. BUS-NAPPER. a gird at the patient angler. A whore. BUSY. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off. BUTTER BOX. CANT. A kind of short jogg trot. of suspected character. A full breasted woman. particularly called the Newcastle burr. BUTTER AND EGGS TROT. To be like a butcher's dog. i. a simile often applicable to married men.BURR. lie by the beef without touching it. formerly worn by women. BUS-NAPPER'S KENCHIN. as busy as a hen with one chick. yet I warrant you cheese would not choak her.e. by his carrying a calf so well. A dependant. BUSK. A Dutchman.--he looks as if butter would not melt in her mouth. an allusion to the field burrs. are said to have a burr in their throats. poor relation. CANT. BUTT.
BUTTON. alluding to the second. CAB. A common whore. CANT. CACKLER'S KEN. that if they have taken any. BUTTOCK BALL. among coiners. See LEAKY. A hen. Cant. or their EYE: from the first. The cull is leaky. CANT. but no pickpocket. when taxed. CACKLE. which they deposit in a place called HELL. and cackles. BUTTOCK AND TONGUE. or. with their knavery. stuff. To blab. or DOWN BUTTOCK AND SHAM FILE. A hen roost. CACKLING CHEATS. they equivocally swear. BUTTOCKING SHOP. the rogue tells all. A common whore and a pick-pocket. BYE BLOW. CANT. that what they have over and above is not more than they could put in their EYE. or silkpurloined by laylors from their employers. CANT. or discover secrets. Fowls. A bawd. His a-se makes buttons. CABBAGE. A bad shilling. A scolding wife. Cloth. A bastard. A brothel. a furious braggadocio or bully huff. CANT. or match-maker. CACKLER. it is said they will not cabbage. A blind buzzard: a pur-blind man or woman. A pickpocket. BUTTOCK AND TWANG. he is ready to bewray himself through fear. BUTTOCK AND FILE. A sh-te-fire. . The amorous congress. protest. they wish they may find it in HELL.--When the scrotum is relaxed or whiffled. BUZMAN. A simple fellow.BUTTOCK BROKER. CACKLING FARTS. BUZZARD. A brothel. Mother: how many tails have you in your cab? how many girls have you in your bawdy house? CACAFEOGO. Eggs. CANT. CANT. CANT.
and they drank their wine and ale out of calves skulls. Cadge the swells. calves fall. To beg. Ex. CALIBOGUS. . till their cagg is out: which vow is commonly observed with the strictest exactness. a saying of a man with slender legs without calves. Veal will be cheap. CALVES HEAD CLUB. A foolish fellow. I have cagg'd myself for six months. that by kissing one's thumb instead of smacking calf's skin. Giles's casuists. beg of the gentlemen. A wind-mill and a water-mill. CAKE. CANT. CALLE. A cloak or gown. the guilt of taking a false oath is avoided. An under-strapper. The cove carries the cag. A club instituted by the Independents and Presbyterians. Excuse me this time. To cagg. or CAKEY. CALVES. CAG MAGG. to commemorate the decapitation of King Charles I. the man is vexed or sullen. signifying a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time. A helper. His calves are gone to grass. CAFFAN. It is held by the St. To be cagged. where it is performed with divers ceremonies. CAGG. and I will cagg myself for a year. CANT. To smack calf's skin. used to signify a woman without any but personal endowments. as the term is. A drum. CAMBRIDGE FORTUNE. CAGG MAGGS. Old Lincolnshire geese. CALF-SKIN FIDDLE. or. American beverage. a military term used by the private soldiers. CAG. said of a man whose calves fall away. to kiss the book in taking an oath. Bad meat. Bits and scraps of provisions. Their chief fare was calves heads. which having been plucked ten or twelve years. CADGE. To be sulky or out of humour.CADDEE. are sent up to London to feast the cockneys. Rum and spruce beer. This term is also used in the same sense among the common people of Scotland. Cheese.
&c. a double-tongue palavering fellow. whence it was generally used to signify companion. IRISH. small. in the canting sense. CANARY BIRD. SPANISH. A parish clerk. A bottle. CANT. CANDY. Preaching with a whining. CANNIKIN. . A shirt or shift. Also a kind of gibberish used by thieves and gypsies. called likewise pedlar's French. A small can: also. some derive it from Andrew Cant. a Spanish military term. The hulks or lighters. also. CAMBRADE. the slang. To mill his cannister. The head. Dumb. Soldiers were in that country divided into chambers. See PALAVER. a famous Scotch preacher. perhaps a corruption of chaunting. a person used to be kept in a cage. CANTICLE. CANT. To lay Cane upon Abel. five men making a chamber. CANT. A willow. who used that whining manner of expression. guineas. Campbell was the first director of them.CAMBRIDGE OAK. on board of which felons are condemned to hard labour. Bad. in the canting sense. &c. to toss or throw: as. affected tone. CAMP CANDLESTICK. Cant a slug into your bread room. A jail bird. Drunk. drink a dram. CANE. SEA WIT. To cant. CAMESA. or untunable bells. CANNISTER. to break his head. CANDLESTICKS. A chamber fellow. Hark! how the candlesticks rattle. to beat any one with a cane or stick. CANTING. See ACADEMY and FLOATING ACADEMY. Mr. CAMPBELL'S ACADEMY. the plague. or soldier's bayonet. CANK. An hypocrite.
CAPSIZE. CAPPING VERSES. FRENCH TERM. To overturn or reverse. I will swear home. CAP ACQUAINTANCE. and gypsies. To assist a man in cheating. He took his broth till he capsized. The small provision made for officers of the army and navy in time of peace. suffers every kind of indignity. Repeating Latin Verses in turn. CAPER MERCHANT. and is the butt of every species of joke or ill-humour. an humble dependant in a great family. in reverence to the fellows who sometimes walk there. Cuckolded. A castrated cock. is said to set her cap at him. and his pall capped. Thieves. beginning with the letter with which the last speaker left off. A dancing master. he drank till he fell out of his chair. To support another's assertion or tale.--To cut papers. TO CAP. CANTERBURY STORY. I will cap downright. SEA TERM. A woman who endeavours to attract the notice of any particular man.CANTERS. CAPRICORNIFIED. Led captain. To take off one's hat or cap. or rather servility. also an eunuch. to leap or jump in dancing. A long roundabout tale. taught undergraduates at the university. or hop mercbant. marchand des capriolles. To take one's oath. The file kidded the joskin with sham books. CAPON. The idea of the appellation is taken from a led horse. CANT. Persons slightly acquainted. where they are obliged to cross the area of the college cap in hand. or THE CANTING CREW. and his confederate assisted in the fraud. TO CAP. hornified. TO CAP. The same ceremony is observed on coming on the quarter deck of ships of war. a lesson of humility. beggars. obliges many in both services to occupy this wretched station. or only so far as mutually to salute with the hat on meeting. although no officer should be on it. To cap the quadrangle. or any others using the canting lingo. See HOP MERCHANT. who for a precarious subsistence. See LINGO. CAPTAIN. and distant hopes of preferment. many of which for magnificence appear in the retinues . the deep one cheated the countryman with false cards.
Ginger-hackled. See GINGER-HACKLED. called also a cold cook. refuses to pay what he has lost. CARAVAN. CAPTAIN SHARP. CANT. The leader of a mob. To CAROUSE. CAPTAIN COPPERTHORNE'S CREW. whose name became a common one to signify any of that fraternity. CARDINAL. CARBUNCLE FACE. See COLD COOK and DEATH HUNTER. red-haired. . A cloak in fashion about the year 1760. CARROTTY-PATED. CAPTAIN QUEERNABS. in Ben Johnson's time. a military simile. who. a person cheated of such sum. also the mob itself. at inns. but between both. in order to carry information to their respective gangs. A shabby ill-dressed fellow. CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT. All officers. Red hair. and so is not entirely one or the other. To drink freely or deep: from the German word expressing ALL OUT. An undertaker. with the rank of captain. drawn from the officer of that denomination. CARROTS. suspecting roguery. A large sum of money. a saying of a company where everyone strives to rule. of a booty in prospect. A red face. such as processions. who has only the pay of a lieutenant. A cheating bully. CARRIERS. CARRION HUNTER. CAPTAIN TOM. CAPTAIN PODD. Meat between veal and beef.of great personages on solemn occasions. or one in a set of gamblers. full of pimples. the flesh of an old calf. also. A set of rogues who are employed to look out and watch upon the roads. A celebrated master of a puppet-shew. Pigeons which carry expresses. and death hunter. &c. CANT. whose office is to bully any pigeon. &c. CARRIERS.
TO CASCADE. Ham Carvel. and Prior's versification of the story. persons guilty of petty larceny are frequently sentenced to be tied to the tail of a cart. or CAFFAN. CASTOR. for a certain distance: the degree of severity in the execution is left to the discretion of the executioner. Tout that case. A sort of conundrum. or SHOOT THE CAT. being in bed with his wife. A prostitute attached to a particular bawdy house. To put the cart before the horse. as well as a dwelling house. A common prostitute. To prig a castor. to mention the last part of a story first. mark or observe that house. now let's dub the gig of the case. CAT AND BAGPIPEAN SOCIETY. A house. Cheese. it is said. To vomit. CART. let us break open the door of the house. A hat. It is all bob. See CAFFAN. who. CASH. and whipped by the common executioner. CASE.CARRY WITCHET. that their persons might be known. would prevent his being made a cuckold: waking he found he had got his finger the Lord knows where. The punishment formerly inflicted on bawds. CAT-HEADS. puzzlewit. CAT. TO CAT. a jealous old doctor. See Rabelais. now the coast is clear. perhaps from the Italian CASA. In the canting lingo it meant store or ware house. The private parts of a woman. CANT. An old cat. CARTING. CASTING UP ONE'S ACCOUNTS. Vomiting. CASE VROW. or riddle. A cloak. dreamed that the Devil gave him a ring. SEA PHRASE. has cats of nine tails of all prices. to steal a hat. who were placed in a tumbrel or cart. so long as he had it on his finger. CASTER. A Woman's breasts. which. and led through a town. CANT. To vomit from drunkenness. To be flogged at the cart's a-se or tail. a cross old woman. A society which met at . CARVEL'S RING.
As many lives as a cat. supposed originally to have been to turn CATE or CAKE in pan. said of one who enters into a dispute or quarrel with one greatly above his match. by laying a wager with them that they may be pulled through a pond by a cat. that is one less than a woman. CAT'S FOOT. CAT IN PAN. as usual. Counterfeit sleep: cats often counterfeiting sleep. which greatly resembles the modulation of an intriguing boar cat. A scourge composed of nine strings of whip-cord. a rope is . according to vulgar naturalists. spoken of married persons who live unhappily together. CAT WHIPPING. Tea. To be made a cat's paw of. CAT CALL. it was added. CAT MATCH. who made use of a cat's paw to scratch a roasted chesnut out of the fire. When a rook or cully is engaged amongst bad bowlers. have nine lives. cats. It derives its name from one of its sounds. and then suddenly spring on them. CAT OF NINE TAILS. called also scandal broth. To turn cat in pan. To live like dog and cat. to interrupt the actors. CAT HARPING FASHION. to be under the dominion of a wife hen-pecked. To live under the cat's foot. vain of their strength.their office in the great western road: in their summons. and not. See SCANDAL BROTH. published in the daily papers. The bet being made. Thin legs. or WHIPPING THE CAT. Drinking cross-ways. CAT'S PAW. CAT LAP. A trick often practised on ignorant country fellows. chiefly used at theatres. compared to sticks with which boys play at cat. CAT'S SLEEP. SEA TERM. over the left thumb. A kind of whistle. CAT STICKS. to be made a tool or instrument to accomplish the purpose of another: an allusion to the story of a monkey. to change sides or parties. and damn a new piece. each string having nine knots. that the kittens might come with the old cats without being scratched. to decoy their prey near them. See TRAPSTICKS. No more chance than a cat in hell without claws.
or some other public meeting. was desired by his landlord to call upon him. CATHEDRAL. CATAMARAN.fixed round the waist of the party to be catted. for saving ship-wrecked persons. Going out in the night in search of intrigues. that is. soldiers are the pillars of the nation. A dangerous time for a robbery. CATCH POLE. from a kind of float made of spars and yards lashed together. CATERPILLAR. . --To whip the cat. and three or four sturdy fellows are appointed to lead and whip the cat. we are not even cousins in the fourth degree. seize the end of the cord. answered the host. i. CATCH PENNY. he was greatly surprised to find a very cold reception. CATER COUSINS. The rebellion being finished. A nick name for a soldier. haul the astonished booby through the water. An old scraggy woman. CATCH FART. CATERWAULING. is also a term among tailors for working jobs at private houses. whereupon expostulating with his landlord. these on a signal given. whenever he came that way. Good friends. If I did. Any temporary contrivance to raise a contribution on the public. on account of a horse-race. and pretending to whip the cat. he reminded him of his invitation. CATCH CLUB. we have not the least friendly connexion. to which the cat is also fastened by a packthread. and the circumstance of his having said. fair. An old cathedral-bedstead. when the soldier resolved to accept of his landlord's invitation. on his arrival. A footboy. A bum bailiff. Old-fashioned. A member of the patch club. it happened the same regiment was quartered in Derbyshire. I meant CATERpiliars.e. added he. as practised in the country. a soldier quartered at a house near Derby. for. In the year 1745. or sheriff's officer. CATCHING HARVEST. and the end thrown across the pond. when many persons are on the road. He and I are not cater cousins. or four times removed. like a cat in the gutters. so called from such servants commonly following close behind their master or mistress. and accordingly obtained leave to go to him: but. a bum bailiff. soldiers were the pillars of the nation.
CHAP. Beware of a priest every way. An usurer. Left-handed. An old weather-beaten wig. Men of wit. Beware of a cart side-ways. CAUDGE-PAWED. A fellow. made use of the term cauliflower. bugs. Beware of a horse behind. Sad cattle: whores or gypsies. they have burned . The cicisbeo. from the French. who was giving evidence in a cause wherein it was necessary to express those parts. Black cattle. CAW-HANDED. They have palmed the character upon him. CAULIFLOWER. CHAFED. in Ireland. a peevish old fellow. reproved her. The four cautions: I. Well beaten. Awkward. for an artichoke has a bottom. from CHAUFFE. CHARACTERED. A Bawdy-house. A large white wig. A strange fellow. The amusement above described. ready. for which the judge on the bench. Not so. CHAPERON. An odd chap. my lord. CHALKING. CHALKERS.--II. They are somewhat like those facetious gentlemen some time ago known in England by the title of Sweaters and Mohocks. Beware of a woman before. not dextrous. Also the private parts of a woman. or nimble. or LETTERED. but a **** and a cauliflower have none. the reason for which appellation is given in the following story: A woman. who in the night amuse themselves with cutting inoffensive passengers across the face with a knife. &c. Dry or thirsty. replied she. or CAW-PAWED. such as is commonly worn by the dignified clergy.chair. CAUTIONS. CAVAULTING SCHOOL. saying she might as well call it artichoke. warmed. Burnt in the hand. or gentleman usher to a lady. and was formerly by physicians. CANT. CAXON. CATTLE. CHAPT. CENT PER CENT.--IV.--III.
See CAT LAP and SCANDAL BROTH.--His eyes water from the smoke of Charren. he bought it cheap. Sham sleeves to put over a dirty shift or shirt. the gallows. CHAUNTER CULLS. CHARM. a man of that place coming out of his house weeping. CHATES.--See LETTERED. A song. Tea.--Also. CHEEK BY JOWL. To publish an account in the newspapers. One whose tongue runs twelve score to the dozen. &c. The smoke of Charren. CHATTS. the repartee of a St. The kiddey was chaunted for a toby. according to the canting academy. CHARREN. A picklock. The gallows. CANT. for ballad-singers. A sword. his examination concerning a highway robbery was published in the papers. told his neighbours the smoke had made his eyes water. Grub-street writers. CHAW BACON. CANT. . a chattering man or woman. Gilse's fair one. & vous serrez dans les Fauxbourgs. A countryman. CHATTER BROTH. To sing. CHEEKS. CANT. Ask cheeks near cunnyborough. See SHAMS. carrols. Lice: perhaps an abbreviation of chattels. hand to fist. CHAUNT. A like answer is current in France: any one asking the road or distance to Macon. he gave little or nothing for it. who compose songs. because his wife had beat him. lice being the chief live stock of chattels of beggars. 'Mettez votre nez dans mon cul. and the rest of the canting crew. TO CHAUNT. A stupid fellow. CHEATS. anglice her a-se. CANT. would be answered by a French lady of easy virtue. Side by side.' CHEESE-TOASTER. He came at it by way of Cheapside. CHEAPSIDE. a city near Lyons. CHATTER BOX. CANT. gypsies.him in the hand. who bids you ask her backside.
CHICKEN-HEARTED. CHIMNEY CHOPS. famous for the military hospital. See GREASY CHIN. CHICKEN NABOB. Be silent. Irish. A black cat. CHERUBIMS. A chip of the old block. He grins like a Cheshire cat. Fearful. A village near London. cowardly. be quiet. on having his leg carried away by a cannon-ball. said of anyone who shews his teeth and gums in laughing.CHEESE IT. CHELSEA. to partake of a treat given to the parish officers. CHEST OF TOOLS. CHICK-A-BIDDY. be silent. A shoe-black's brush and wig. Said of a woman with scarce any breasts. A poulterer. in part of commutation for a bastard child the common price was formerly ten pounds and a greasy chiu. . A strong smelling fart. Dead Chelsea. there being black cherries as well as red. A chicken. the people understand our discourse. don't do it. CHINK. To get Chelsea. CHESHIRE CAT. CHICKEN BUTCHER. Cheese it. Peevish children. CHICKEN-BREASTED. A child. CHEESER. the coves are fly. a child who either in person or sentiments resembles its father or mother. CHERRY-COLOURED CAT. a diminutive nabob: a term borrowed from the chicken turtle. An abusive appellation for a negro. Money. CHIP. Persons whose legs and thighs are bent or archward outwards. CHILD. CHICKEN-HAMMED. To eat a child. to obtain the benefit of that hospital. &c. becausecherubimsand seraphims continually do cry. by G-d! an exclamation uttered by a grenadier at Fontenoy. One returned from the East Indies with but a moderate fortune of fifty or sixty thousand pounds. so called to and by little children.
There is a rumpus among my bowels. this they forced into the mouths of persons from whom they intended to extort money. and on turning a key. file: or saw. I gave him. it was of iron. to cut off women's pockets. or CHIFF. a person of the same trade or calling. CHOAK PEAR. See HOWELL'S COTGRAVE. in all directions. on which the coachman quitting the box. I have the colic. A nick name for a carpenter. setting it on fire. CHITTY-FACED. Choak. that makes the company chirp like birds in spring. CHIVE. and directing the smoke up the nostrils of the sleeper. Baby-faced. chicken.CHIP. shaped like a pear. also. could not be filed: the only methods of getting rid of it. CHIVING LAY. The bowels. To chive the darbies. Choak away. a jocular saying to a person taken with a violent fit of coughing. CHOAK. A brother chip. a cheerful glass. or COLD PYE. CHIVEY. or advertizing a reward for the key. an unanswerable objection: also a machine formerly used in Holland by robbers. cutting the back of the coach to steal the fine large wigs then worn. CHIPS. Chirping glass. being case-hardened. Exhilarated with liquor. I gave him a good chivey. that it could not be taken out of the mouth: and the iron. CHIT. Figuratively. as it is called the wrong way. a hearty Scolding.e. more are hatching: a like consolation. or who has swallowed any thing. CHOAKING PYE. were either by cutting the mouth. An infant or baby. To chive the bouhgs of the frows. A knife. the churchyard's near. said of one who has a childish look. . to file off the irons or fetters. certain interior springs thrust forth a number of points. formerly. which so enlarged it. A punishment inflicted on any person sleeping in company: it consists in wrapping up cotton in a case or tube of paper. i. CHIMPING MERRY. Cutting the braces of coaches behind. an accomplice robs the boot. The frill of a shirt. These pears were also called pears of agony. CHITTERLINS.
The AUTEM BAWLER will soon quit the HUMS. for he CHOPS UP the WHINERS. Boxing term. CHOP. CHUB. salt pork. A sea-dish. HUMS. CHRISTIAN PONEY. A fork. MILITARY TERM. a foolish fellow. and sea-biscuits.e. laid in different layers. or a mere chub. the parson will soon quit the pulpit. composed of fresh fish. CHOP CHURCHES. CHOPPING. To cheat or trick: he choused me out of it. for he hurries over the prayers. in the canting sense. Simoniacal dealers in livings. He is a young chub. i. See AUTEM BAWLER. drunken fellow. easily imposed on: an illusion to a fish of that . CHRISTMAS COMPLIMENTS. To chop. means making dispatch. A thoughtless. To exchange backwards and forwards. To give chocolate without sugar. A chopping boy or girl. CHRIST-CROSS ROW. A tradesman who has faith. laughing. from having. Christ's cross PREFIXED before and AFTER the twenty-four letters. LUSTY. i. The mouth. TO CHOP AND CHANGE. or hurrying over any business: ex. or other ecclesiastical preferments.e. CHOPS. kibed heels. as an Irishman observed. and engraving a fictitious one in its place. and stewed together. A cough. I gave him a blow over the mouth. Erasing the name of the true maker from a stolen watch. to reprove. I gave him a wherrit. The alphabet in a horn-book: called Christ-cross Row. CHRISTIAN. TO CHOUSE. will give credit. singing. across the chops. or a souse. and WHINERS. See WHERRIT. Chouse is also the term for a game like chuck-farthing. A chairman. A blow.CHOCOLATE. and a snotty nose. CHOICE SPIRIT. a lusty child. herbs. CHRISTENING. CHOP-STICK. CHOUDER.
CHURCH WORK. Said of any work that advances slowly. as the term is. A roundabout way. boorish fellow. CHUMMAGE. surly. two or three persons are obliged to sleep in a room. thick-headed. probably from its voracity. A Sussex name fora shag. He took such a circumbendibus. To put a churl upon a gentleman.name. Money paid by the richer sort of prisoners in the Fleet and King's Bench. a journeyman who refuses to work for legal wages. A prisoner who can pay for being alone. CHUCKLE-HEADED. CHUBBY. particularly at the universities and in prison. and sleep on the stairs. a labourer or husbandman: figuratively a rude. When prisons are very full. CHUFFY. which is too often the case. The udder. A chamber-fellow. CUSTOM-HOUSE WIT. ruff it. plump. give up their share of the room. a term of endearment. or. CHUCK FARTHING. Round-faced. My chuck. Stupid. A parish clerk. CHURCHYARD COUGH. CHURCH WARDEN. CHUNK. CIT. Among printers. the same as the flint among taylors. particularly on the eve of an insolvent act. A citizen of London. called chummage. CHUCK. . CHUM. CHURL. or cormorant. who for a stipulated price. to the poorer. A cough that is likely to terminate in death. easily taken. chuses two poor chums. chubby. See FLINT. CIRCUMBENDIBUS. Round-faced. or story. Originally. A servant maid. to drink malt liquor immediately after having drunk wine. CHURK. from her business of sifting the ashes from the cinders. for their share of a room. he took such a circuit. CINDER GARBLER.
A reward claimed by bailiffs for executing their office with civility. CLANKER. A venereal taint. CLAP ON THE SHOULDER. who. CLAN. when a very large louse crept down his arm. . a bawdy-house. CLANK.CITY COLLEGE. saying he was the head of the clan. blood. or nanny-house. and figuratively of a man or woman. CLANK NAPPER. CLARET. CLAPPER. the chief: an allusion to a story of a Scotchman. A silver tankard stealer. French red wine. I tapped his claret. a word much used in Scotland. Claret-faced.e. A house of civil reception. CLAP. CLACK-LOFT. if injured. and made the blood run. figuratively. See RUM BUBBER. he went out a wenching. See NANNY-HOUSE. The head of the clan. CLAPPER CLAW. A tongue. all the rest would resent it. Newgate. A beggar born. A silver tankard. also smartly poxed or clapped. CLAPPERDOGEON. Starved. A pulpit. CIVIL RECEPTION. I broke his head. and that. CIVILITY MONEY. CLAMMED. to abuse. CLACK. A family's tribe or brotherhood. and came round by Clapham home. put him back again. i. He went out by Had'em. a simile drawn from the clack of a water-mill. To scold. CANT. so called by orator Henley. CLAWED OFF. CANT. chiefly applied to women. whence a bum bailiff is called a shoulder-clapper. Severely beaten or whipped. The tongue of a bell. and got a clap. A great lie. An arrest for debt. or claw off with the tongue. red-faced.
used of a forward or wanton woman. To click a nab. clinkers. A blow. CLINK. CLEAVER.CLEAR. A place in the Borough of Southwark. called. one who proportions out the different shares of the booty among thieves. A kind of small Dutch bricks. One that will cleave. for he was on the other side and clinched it. CLICK. Also a gaol. also irons worn by prisoners. and thence used. TO CLICK. A man swore he drove a tenpenny nail through the moon. to snatch a hat. Artificial sores. also. clever. or to clinch the nail. made by beggars to excite charity. . for that of men and women: as. To climb the three trees with a ladder. i. CLIMB. let's cheat him. the fellow is very drunk. CLICKET. Very drunk. a blow or knock in the face. The cull and the mort are at clicket in the dyke. Expert. from the place of their residence. The cull will not be clerked. in a canting sense. CANT. CANT. CLINKERS. CANT. CLEAN. from the clinking of the prisoners' chains or fetters: he is gone to clink. formerly privileged from arrests.e. to ascend the gallows. a crafty fellow. Amongst the knuckling coves he is reckoned very clean. imposed on. To snatch. funned. A salesman's servant. A click in the muns. CLEYMES. CLINCH. a bystander said it was true. let's bite him. to confirm an improbable story by another: as. the man and woman are copulating in the ditch. Soothed. he is considered very expert as a pickpocket. and inhabited by lawless vagabonds of every denomination. Copulation of foxes. CLICKER. CLERKED. The cull is clear. A pun or quibble. To clinch. the fellow will not be imposed on by fair words.
TO CLIP. the wench wants to be doing. which is. to snatch cloaks from the shoulders of passengers. CLEAVE. CANT. . from between the sheets. let the Devil transform himself into what shape he will. heavy booby. CLOUT. CLOTH MARKET. Tobacco. Rogues who lurk about the entrances into dark alleys. a name very common among the men of that nation. A blow. Picking pockets of handkerchiefs. A general name given by the mobility to Dutch seamen. CLOVEN. To clip the king's English. As close as God's curse to a whore's a-se: close as shirt and shitten a-se. CLOSE. CLOD HOPPER. i. A country farmer. I'll give you a clout on your jolly nob. To spy the cloven foot in any business. To hug or embrace: to clip and cling. being a corruption of CLAUS. CLOSE-FISTED. It also means a handkerchief. Under a cloud. or ploughman. CLOD POLE. A dull. CLOVEN FOOT. To shew a propensity for a man. CLOAK TWITCHERS. to be unable to speak plain through drunkenness. The mors chucks. Any pocket handkerchief except a silk one. to discover some roguery or something bad in it: a saying that alludes to a piece of vulgar superstition. The same. he cannot hide his cloven foot TO CHUCK. Shoes tipped with iron. A term used for a woman who passes for a maid. I'll give you a blow on your head. that. CLOUD.e. in adversity. but is not one. CLOUTED SHOON. Covetous or stingy. He is just come from the cloth market. CLOSH. the abbreviation of Nicholas. CLOD PATE. To clip the coin. and bye-lanes. or CLEFT. he is just risen from bed. CLOUTING LAY. to diminish the current coin.
gripe. CLOY. Argumentum bacculinum. To clench or shut the hand. stingy. called his club. A lump. A half crown piece is a fore coach wheel. power. CANT. so as to give a dirty pair of stockings the appearance of clean ones. Thieves. instead of darning. noise. robbers. A stir. An awkward clownish fellow. CANT. CLUB. To cloy the clout. to live luxuriously. and a crown piece a hind coach wheel. To coax a pair of stockings. CLUB LAW. the fore wheels of a coach being less than the hind ones. or COBBING. in which an oaken stick is a better plea than an act of parliament. Rogues. Clover is the most desirable food for cattle. CLOVES. COACH WHEEL. A punishment used by the seamen for petty offences. to pull down the part soiled into the shoes. To cloy the lour. A Spanish dollar. to steal the handkerchief. CLY THE JERK: To be whipped. CLOWES. A meeting or association. CLUTCHES. CLYSTER PIPE. &c. TO COAX. Clutch fisted. Money. to steal money. To be. TO CLUTCH THE FIST.CLOVER. He has filed the cly. CLUMP. he has picked a pocket. or irregularities. or racket: what a confounded clutter here is! CLY. among themselves: it consists in bastonadoing the offender on the posteriors with . lumpish. A nick name for an apothecary. or live. COB. where each man is to spend an equal and stated sum. covetous. Clumpish. CANT. Coaxing is also used. in clover. or wheedle. COB. CLUNCH. To fondle. CLUTTER. stupid. Hands. To steal. See CLOSE-FISTED. also a pocket. to hide the holes about the ancles.
forward. Wanton. COBBLERS PUNCH. COCK ALE. on which all persons present are to take off their hats. COCK ALLEY or COCK LANE. to be hanged: perhaps from the . A provocative drink. where this punishment is sometimes adopted. but given over and above. COBBLE COLTER. COCK HOIST. it is there called school butter. COCK BAWD. on pain of like punishment: the last stroke is always given as hard as possible. beginning or ending. vinegar. the number usually inflicted is a dozen. likewise to do a thing in a bungling manner. a translator. The private parts of a woman. Elevated. Ashore. To mend. A turkey. transported with joy. an improver of the understandings of his customers. WATCH and THE PURSE are not included in the number. A weak man. COBBLER. or CHIEF COCK OF THE WALK. who from the desire of being the head of the company associates with low people. A cockish wench. in the vulgar phrase. To cry cockles. COCKLES. and water. free gratis for nothing. or patch. A male keeper of a bawdy-house.a cobbing stick. the best boxer in a village or district. i. COCK OF THE COMPANY. COCK-A-WHOOP. a forward coming girl. in high-spirits. COCKISH. or. COCK AND A BULL STORY. gin. A roundabout story. Treacle. COBBLE. without head or tail. The leading man in any society or body. A kind of boat. by the school-boys. TO COBBLE. At the first stroke the executioner repeats the word WATCH. This piece of discipline is also inflicted in Ireland. on persons coming into the school without taking off their hats. among soldiers. and pays all the reckoning. COCK. A cross buttock. or pipe staff. and is called THE PURSE.e. A mender of shoes.
the next morning. so as. One fond of the diversion of cock-fighting. cried out. exclaimed. . butler. COCK YOUR EYE.--Ray says.--Gallus tuus ego. a marshal. derived from the following story: A citizen of London. A cod of money: a good sum of money. COCK-SURE. See DUGDALE'S ORIGINES JURIDICIALES. constable. when fowls go to roost. the citizen to shew he had not forgot what was told him. CODDERS. we learn from the following verses. COCK ROBIN. in the time of king Henry II. i. that it was in use. The evening. as being much more certain to fire than the match. the interpretation of the word Cockney.e. 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.--This will rejoice the cockles of one's heart. and hearing a horse neigh. or spirituous liquors. Whatever may be the origin of this appellation. being in the country. Fast by the river Waveney. when arrived a man's estate. delicately bred and brought up. is. CANT.noise made whilst strangling. a young person coaxed or conquered. Certain: a metaphor borrowed front the cock of a firelock. Was I in my castle at Bungay. &c. a saying in praise of wine. Earl of Norfolk. p. to be unable to bear the least hardship. 247. Persons employed by the gardeners to gather peas. The supposed husband of a bawd. made wanton. A soft. ale. COCKSHUT TIME. where he had his officers. COCKER. the king of London. or persons born within the sound of Bow bell. when the cock crowed. or a nestle cock. COCKNEY: A nick name given to the citizens of London. Shut one eye: thus translated into apothecaries Latin. Lord! how that horse laughs! A by-stander telling him that noise was called NEIGHING. I would not care for the king of Cockney. COCK PIMP. COD. attributed to Hugh Bigot. easy fellow.
to wheedle one out of a dinner. To cog a die. Sir. a saying of any one extremely tender or careful of himself. COFFEE HOUSE. COLD. in the cod piece or collar?--a jocular attack on a patient angler by watermen. An old codger: an old fellow. A punishment inflicted by private soldiers on their comrades for trifling offences. How the cull flashes his queer cogs. COG. He caught cold by lying in bed barefoot. The fore flap of a man's breeches. answered he. and having a bottle of . Potatoes and cabbage pounded together in a mortar. The executioner then ascends a stool. also to coax or wheedle. A stupid fellow. CODS. or whatsoever the sweeteners drop to draw in a bubble. COGUE. at your service. or breach of their mess laws. a vulgar threat or advice to desist from an attempt. Do they bite. No. with the arm which is to be burned tied as high above his head as possible. mistook him for the rector. A lie. To make a coffee-house of a woman's ****. master? where. The money. The fool in the play of Bartholomew Fair: perhaps a contraction of the word COXCOMB. COKER. A tooth. COD PIECE. COG. COLD BURNING. The scrotum. it is administered in the following manner: The prisoner is set against the wall. COLCANNON. to go in and out and spend nothing. TO COG. COKES. A dram of any spirituous liquor. how the fool shews his rotten teeth. To cheat with dice. COD'S HEAD. only Cods the curate. a rotten tooth. and accosted him with the vulgar appellation of Bol--ks the rector.CODGER. You will catch cold at that. A queer cog. Also a nick name for a curate: a rude fellow meeting a curate. &c. and then stewed with butter: an Irish dish. A necessary house. to conceal or secure a die. To cog a dinner.
or carrion hunter. COLD MEAT. COLLECTOR. 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. pours it slowly down the sleeve of the delinquent. Newgate or any other prison. COLD IRON. Post the cole: pay down the money. patting him. An undertaker of funerals. COLD COOK. COLIANDER. Money. by holding up as many fingers as the number of times the prisoner has been before arraigned at that bar. and was hanged at Newgate. if he is sentenced to be burned in both. or CORIANDER SEEDS. COLE. Execution day. A sword. COLLAR DAY. Money. COLLEGE. Prisoners of the one. The College cove has numbered him. See CARRION HUNTER. and shopkeepers of the other of those places. and if he is knocked down he'll be twisted. He has been educated at the steel. COLLEGIATES. COLD PIG. he certainly will be hanged. I gave him two inches of cold iron into his beef. This is said to settle one's love. till it runs out at his breeches knees: this is repeated to the other arm. and throwing cold water upon them. New College: the Royal Exchange. and leading the water gently down his body. COLD PUDDING. TO COLLOGUE. A highwayman. he has received his education at the house of correction. COLLEGE COVE. To wheedle or coax. King's College: the King's Bench prison. . 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. and took his last degree at college.cold water. the turnkey of Newgate has told the judge how many times the prisoner has been tried before and therefore if he is found guilty. A dead wife is the beat cold meat in a man's house. or any other weapon for cutting or stabbing.
a grand or petty juryman on his first assize. A fine or beverage paid by colts on their first entering into their offices. with lemon. COLT. also a breeding woman. Said of a person who has long been called. COOL LADY. or scold any one: a woman who lectures her husband. . to clapperclaw. To comb one's head. and burrage. COLTAGE. a person raw or unexperienced in the art of bowling. COMB. COOL CRAPE. he is just going to be hanged. Coarse red veal. COLT VEAL. also a boy newly initiated into roguery. It is principally used to signify a woman's posteriors. Has he come it. A wife. The backside. A bad cook. who sells brandy. CANT. COLT'S TOOTH. to lend. A female follower of the camp. COLQUARRON. i. Kiss my a-se. One who lets horses to highwaymen. COOLER. Laid short of the jack by a colt bowler. is said to comb his head. CANT. Coming! COMFORTABLE IMPORTANCE. has he lent it? To come over any one. Wine and water. Coming wench. A shroud. sugar. COLT BOWL. who roasted the devil in his feathers. To come.COOK RUFFIAN. COOL TANKARD. is said to have a colt's tooth in his head. Brandy.e. COME. a forward wench. A man's neck. COOLER. An old fellow who marries or keeps a young girl. COOL NANTS. to cheat or over reach him. His colquarron is just about to be twisted. and at length answers. COMING! SO IS CHRISTMAS. she threw a stool at him. A woman. more like the flesh of a colt than that of a calf. She combed his head with a joint stool. Kiss my cooler.
Will you lap your congo with me? will you drink tea with me? CONNY WABBLE. A woman's commodity. A social meeting formerly held at the Half Moon tavern Cheapside. the necessary house. COMMODITY. COMMODE. CONVENIENCY. made of milk and gingerbread. at a stated price. COMUS'S COURT. IRISH.COMMISSION. CONTENT. CONGER. CONVENIENT. CONTENT. in imitation of chocolate. &c. A mistress. CONTRA DANCE. A thick liquor. A leathern conveniency. To conger. Counterfeited. in quires. A woman's head dress. A dance where the dancers of the different sexes stand opposite each other. that whosoever of them shall buy a good copy. A superior. The house of commons. louvre. who by his influence makes his dependants act as he pleases. CANT. and now corruptly called a country dance. CANT. COMPANY. CANT. instead of side by side. CONSCIENCE KEEPER. Eggs and brandy beat up together. A necessary. . Enigmatical conceits. See CHRISTMAS. the rest shall take off such a particular number. and the public parts of a prostitute. The cull's content. A shirt. CONGO. COMPLIMENT. also booksellers joining to buy either a considerable or dangerous copy. CONUNDRUMS. a coach. as in the minuet. CONFECT. the agreement of a set or knot of booksellers of London. rigadoon. the private parts of a modest woman. To see company. COMMONS. the man is past complaining: a saying of a person murdered for resisting the robbers. to enter into a course of prostitution.
A particular lock in wrestling. CORPORATION. COSTARD MONGER. Drunk. A large belly. a colt or lamb brought up by hand. COT. CORNISH HUG. CORINTH. particularly apples. COSSET. The cove has bit the cole. CORNY-FACED. CORPORAL. COVENT. A man who meddles with women's household business. Also an impudent. Anciently. the rogue has got the money. perhaps from the Corinthian brass. CORNED. A jilt. Freemen of a corporation's work. He has a glorious corporation. A foundling. COSTARD. Cosset colt or lamb. to be guilty of onanism: the thumb is the corporal. COQUET. To mount a corporal and four. peculiar to the people of that county. brazen-faced fellow. CORINTHIANS: Frequenters of brothels. The cove was bit. CORK-BRAINED. Imprisoned.COOPED UP. Light-headed. a rogue. COVE. foolish. The magistrates. The head. A dealer in fruit. CORPORATION. the rogue was outwitted. A bawdy-house. the four fingers the privates. is pinning a greasy dishclout to the skirts of his coat. confined like a fowl in a coop. particularly in the kitchen. the garden belonging to a dissolved monastery. &c. he has a very prominent belly. A very red pimpled face. CANT. a fellow. A man. or QUOT. of a corporate town. or CONVENT GARDEN. neither strong nor handsome. Corpus sine ratione. vulgarly called COMMON GARDEN. CANT. now famous for being the chief . The punishment commonly inflicted on a quot. I'll smite your costard. I'll give you a knock on the head.
To send one to Coventry. Fair speeches and promises. married men being supposed to sleep with their backs towards their wives. according to the . A court often applied to by young women who marry old men. A prostitute. COURT PROMISES. COUNTERFEIT CRANK. COVENTRY. COURT HOLY WATER. and not long ago. An ignorant country fellow. a punishment inflicted by officers of the army on such of their brethren as are testy. COW. if the Devil would but throw his net! TO COUCH A HOGSHEAD. Said of any work that advances slowly. To lie down to sleep. as just returned from a journey to Coventry. COVENT GARDEN NUN. In its environs are many brothels. the lodgings of the second order of ladies of easy virtue were either there. assuming all sorts of characters. COUNTRY HARRY. The theatres are situated near it. one conterfeiting the falling sickness. COUNTY WORK. CANT. CANT. To sleep like a cow. COVEY. The venereal disease. What a fine covey here is. and herbs. A bawd. or have been guilty of improper behaviour.market in London for fruit. except relative to duty. with a **** at one's a-se. A gay fluttering coxcomb. he caught the venereal disorder. under penalty of being also sent to the same place. The person sent to Coventry is considered as absent. COURT OF ASSISTANTS. He broke his shins against Covent Garden rails. without performance. A waggoner. and welcomed by the mess. A general cheat. the penitent is recalled. COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. COUNTRY PUT. flowers. no one must speak to or answer any question he asks. COVENT GARDEN AGUE. not worthy the cognizance of a court martial. COURT CARD. On a proper submission. said of a married man. A collection of whores. or in the purlieus of Drury Lane.
CRABS. COW'S COURANT. A losing throw to the main at hazard. in the shape of a cock's comb. COW JUICE. I cracked his napper. Fearful. Fools. which excites an insufferable itching. wore a cap with bells. coxcomb signifies a fop. TO CRACK. on the top of which was a piece of red cloth. and take your rest. also to break. The Crack Lay. To boast or brag. ill-tempered. or ALL THE CRACK. A species of louse peculiar to the human body. Gallop and sh---e. The product of a sort of bean. IRISH. THE CRACK. difficult. to fall backwards by missing one's stroke in rowing. the go. used chiefly for playing tricks. A calf. of late is used. Milk. CRAB LOUSE. CRAB. Shoes. COW-HANDED. Anciently. Awkward. or vain self-conceited fellow. Turn a-se to a-se. CRAB LANTHORN.following proclamation: All you that in your beds do lie. CRAB SHELLS. A peevish fellow. Done to a cow's thumb. COXCOMB. At present. done exactly. COW'S THUMB. CRABBED. a fool. COW-HEARTED. in great families. Turn to your wives. and occupy: And when that you have done your best. COW ITCH. the female a hen. A bull. The fashionable theme. in the cant . A whore. I broke his head. Sour. COW'S SPOUSE. CRACK. the male is denominated a cock. COW'S BABY. To catch a crab.
such as a crow. Teeth. sea biscuit. CRACKING TOOLS. The neck. A house-breaker. Crash that cull. which stopped his jaw. TO CRASH. CRACKISH. kill that fellow. a center bit. so called from their beating their breasts in the confession of their sins. also a boat or ship's company. shackles. CRACKMANS. Implements of house-breaking. CANT. or fetters. . Such as young fellows pretend to dairymaids. lice. Crust. and BREAST FLEET. which laid him speechless. CRAW THUMPERS. The cull thought to have loped by breaking through the crackmans. See BRISKET BEATER. Bolts. false keys. The canting crew are thus divided into twenty-three orders. Whorish. CANT. CRAG. CRAMP WORDS. To kill. CANT. CANT. CRASHING CHEATS. to signify the art and mystery of house-breaking. CRANK. brisk. He has just undergone the cramp word. To slip or slide any thing into the hands of another. also the backside. &c. CREEPERS. breeches. CANT. CRANK. but we brought him back by a great blow on the head. also. The falling sickness. TO CREEME. Farting crackers. Roman catholics. Gentlemen's companions. the man thought to have escaped by breaking through the hedge. the young fellow is a very expert house-breaker. or ammunition loaf. CRACKSMAN.language. Hedges. CRAMP RINGS. A knot or gang. pert. Gin and water. Sentence of death passed on a criminal by a judge. The kiddy is a clever cracksman. CREAM-POT LOVE. sentence has just been passed on him. to get cream and other good things from them. CRACKER. CREW. but we fetched him back by a nope on the costard.
or Patricoes 10 Fresh Water Mariners. CRIM. TO FIGHT A CRIB. Blind alleys. WOMEN. or CRIBBY ISLANDS. the pits bearing a kind of resemblance to the holes in a cribbage-board. part of any thing intrusted to one's care. BEAR GARDEN TERM. CRIBBAGE-FACED. CRIBBEYS. or bye-ways. MONEY. from the similarity of sound to the Caribbee Islands.which see under the different words: MEN. TO CRIB. for . Damages directed by a jury to be paid by a convicted adulterer to the injured husband. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Demanders for Glimmer or Fire Bawdy Baskets Morts Autem Morts Walking Morts Doxies Delles Kinching Morts Kinching Coes CRIB. To purloin. or appropriate to one's own use. To make a sham fight. To crack a crib: to break open a house. or Whip Jackets 11 Drummerers 12 Drunken Tinkers 13 Swadders. or Pedlars 14 Abrams. A house. perhaps from the houses built there being cribbed out of the common way or passage. courts. Marked with the small pox. CON. 1 Rufflers 2 Upright Men 3 Hookers or Anglers 4 Rogues 5 Wild Rogues 6 Priggers of Prancers 7 Palliardes 8 Fraters 9 Jarkmen. and islands.
CRISPIN'S HOLIDAY. called also Kidders and Tranters. from which time they have been the tutelar saints of the shoemakers. that piece being commonly much bent and distorted. cod. CRISPIN'S LANCE. about the year 303. CRINKUM CRANKUM. they exercised the trade of shoemakers: the governor of the town discovering them to be Christians. to play foul or booty: also a cruel manner of cutting up fish alive. where they are said to be born with a burr in their throats. but. in order to make it eat firm. Northumberland. supposed ominous. to propagate the Christian religion.criminal conversation with his wife. as a coal crimp. from whence they travelled to Soissons in France. CROAKUMSHIRE. Forestallers. A broker or factor. ordered them to be beheaded. Every Monday throughout the year. but most particularly the 25th of October. See SPECTATOR. CRIPPLE. especially about Newcastle and Morpeth. practised by the London fishmongers. because they would not be chargeable to others for their maintenance. CROCODILE'S TEARS. To crimp. CRINKUMS. CRISPIN. about the year 303. The tears of a hypocrite. who according to the legend. A woman's commodity. Crocodiles . and other crimped fish. were brethren born at Rome. An awl. The foul or venereal disease. CRIMP. being a favourite dish among voluptuaries and epicures. thence called the gentle craft: or rather from the saints Crispinus and Crispianus. being the anniversary of Crispinus and Crispianus. A shoemaker: from a romance. which prevents their pronouncing the letter r. or play crimp. CROAKER. CROAKERS. from the particular croaking the pronunciation of the people of that county. who disposes of the cargoes of the Newcastle coal ships. Sixpence. One who is always foretelling some accident or misfortune: an allusion to the croaking of a raven. wherein a prince of that name is said to have exercised the art and mystery of a shoemaker. also persons employed to trapan or kidnap recruits for the East Indian and African companies.
A nick name for a presbyterian: from their cropping their hair. A groat. To crook one's elbow.are fabulously reported to shed tears over their prey before they devour it. Drummers of the foot guards. A nickname for a man with bandy legs. which they trimmed close to a bowl-dish. hanged. see CRIPPLE. therefore could not see to grow straight. CROKER. or Chelsea hospital. CRONY. A nick name for a surgeon of the army and navy. and beat a point of war to serenade the new married couple. to repent at the conclusion. CRONE. CROP. and his stockings in Bandy-legged Walk. CANT. An intimate companion. Sixpence. arising from drunkenness. CROPPING DRUMS. if the fact then affirmed is not true--according to the casuists of Bow-street and St. and wish it may never come straight. his legs grew in the night. or CROCUS METALLORUM. or four pence. He buys his boots in Crooked Lane. adds great weight and efficacy to an oath. Giles's. CROP. An old ewe whose teeth are worn out. See ROUNDHEADS. Sixpence. To be knocked down for a crop. jeering sayings of men with crooked legs. The croppen of the rotan. CROOK YOUR ELBOW. CROSS. to be condemned to be hanged. and thereby obtain money. for the reason of this name. Croppen ken: the necessary-house. a toothless old beldam. a comrade. The tail. CROCUS. CROOK SHANKS. also a confederate in a robbery. whence they were likewise called roundheads. CROOK. . Sickness in the stomach. CROPSICK. placed as a guide on their heads. who find out weddings. Cropped. CROPPEN. CROOK BACK. the tail of the cart. figuratively. To come home by weeping cross.
fleshy. A fiddler. CROSS PATCH. conspires with the husband. he has grown very fat. that her head lay on the ground. or with an air of consequence. to counteract or disappoint. He has picked up his crumbs finely of late. CROSS BUTTOCK. CROW FAIR. also rogues ready to snap up any booty that may offer. A particular lock or fall in the Broughtonian art. my eyes and limbs Jack.CROSS DISHONEST. CRUISERS. a mess much eaten in the north. to give intelligence of a booty. To brag. COM. or false . CROWDY. I s--k-d a woman with her a-e upwards. CROWD. to keep him in subjection: an image drawn from a cock. of late.--This is peculiarly used to signify entrapping a man so as to obtain CRIM. like privateers or pirates on a cruise. TO CROW. who crows over a vanquished enemy. any person who lives by stealing or in a dishonest manner. One who helps solicitors to affidavit men. CRUMMY. a fat woman. the Welch name for that instrument. or rich. A cross cove. Beggars. Fat. conveyed more pleasant sensations to the spectators than the patient. One who combines with a sharper to draw in a friend. A fine crummy dame. CROSS BITE. which. CROWDERO. A fiddle: probably from CROOTH. or triumph. A visitation of the clergy. CRUMP. CROWN OFFICE. I fired into her keel upwards. To pluck a crow. to reprove any one for a fault committed. A peevish boy or girl. as Mr. CANT. To crow over any one. Fielding observes. See REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS. or highway spies. also. money. to settle a dispute. to walk proudly. who traverse the road. the crown office was full. real or supposed. or milk. The head. she was so drunk. or rather an unsocial ill-tempered man or woman. in which the wife. Oatmeal and water. To strut like a crow in a gutter. boast.
without moving. chiefly on cucumbers. Taylors. you must not expect any assistance from the speaker. 'I wish I had a draught of small beer. Mrs. Mrs. as we learn by the following story: An old woman hearing a man call his dog Cuckold. Crump.--'I wish you had. CRUMP-BACKED. the wife of a substantial farmer. Crump. implying. in answer to a wish for any thing.witnesses. dining with the old Lady Coventry. An unlicked cub. and being asked by my lady where she was going. to obtain a fine complexion. honest or otherwise. A bob cull. an old man. The husband of an incontinent wife: cuckolds. CUB. during the summer. Also.' her modesty not permitting her to desire so fine a gentleman to bring it: the fellow. Crump. One that uses paint and cosmetics. A man. an unformed. A disposition liable to be cheated. a young nobleman or gentleman on his travels: an allusion to the story of the bear. It is said to have originated from the following incident: One Mrs. waiting at table.' a Gloucestershire saying. the expression became proverbial. Hump-backed. replied. called also Beating the booby. CUCKOLD. or who beats his sides to keep himself warm in frosty weather. related what had passed. CRUSTY FELLOW. CUFFIN.' These wishes being again repeated by both parties. an . 'I wish you had. quiet fellow. to bed with one's wife before she has been churched. CUFF. are not you ashamed to call a dog by a Christian's name ?' To cuckold the parson. A man. The story being told abroad. CANT. Crump got up from the table to fetch it herself. CULLABILITY. CULL. saying. are Christians. a goodnatured. said of one who is knock-kneed. CRUSTY BEAU. reproved him sharply. however. conscious that his mistress could not hear either the request or answer. said to bring its cub into form by licking. ill-educated young man. A surly fellow. who was extremely deaf. 'Sirrah. Mrs. CUCUMBERS. To cuff Jonas. said to one of the footmen. a new gamester. An old cuff. who are jocularly said to subsist.
being frequently painted . out of a patriotic zeal for the public welfare. A cheat. CUP-SHOT. Pretended love to the cook. CUNNY-THUMBED. a nasty name for a nasty thing: un con Miege. To double one's fist with the thumb inwards. A jeering name for an ugly blind man: Cupid. That good lady having acquired a fortune. at the Green Canister. of which she gave notice by divers hand-bills. but learning that the town was not well served by her successors. retired from business.unsuspecting nature. A kick or blow: from the words mea culpa. like a woman. in Half-moon-street. to prevent venereal infection. Also a false scabbard over a sword. a dupe to women: from the Italian word coglione. The chonnos of the Greek. as the vulgar term is.e. i. Drunk. This profession is frequently occupied by ladies. A punning appellation for a simple fellow. for the sake of a meal. or. or any other person. in circulation in the year 1776. I am hungry CUPID. in the Strand. These machines were long prepared and sold by a matron of the name of Philips. and the oil-skin case for holding the colours of a regiment. BLIND CUPID. A cup of good liquor. The dried gut of a sheep. CUPBOARD LOVE. said to have been invented by one colonel Cundum. A sharp fellow. being that part of the popish liturgy at which the people beat their breasts. a blockhead. likewise answers all lawful questions. CUNNING MAN. and the cunnus of the Latin dictionaries. and when. CULP. CULLY. My guts cry cupboard. she. CUNDUM. one that trims close. the god of love. who pretends by his skill in astrology to assist persons in recovering stolen goods: and also to tell them their fortunes. how often. thump their craws. A fog or fool: also. open to imposition. CUNNING SHAVER. both by sea and land. i.e. and to whom they shall be married. CUP OF THE CREATURE. C**T. worn by men in the act of coition. cheats ingeniously. CUNNINGHAM. returned to her occupation.
being ornaments to the imperial crown. the tails of women's gowns. CUR. the curb the hook. CURLE. CURTEZAN. Others say it is from its similarity to the arms of Argyle. A woman who scolds her husband when in bed. A dyachilon plaister.. CURMUDGEON. a man who had no right to the privilege of the chase. or Newgate solicitors. diamonds. According to the forest laws. and every ninth king of Scotland has been observed for many ages. applied to the parts galled by riding. to obtain the favour of a person be coaxing or servility. by some Scotch patriots. which. imply royalty. CURTAIN LECTURE. A covetous old fellow. A cur is figuratively used to signify a surly fellow. a saying of one whose wife is brought to bed of a boy: implying. CANT. that . derived. according to some. Clippings of money. CURSE OF GOD. to beat him. CURBING LAW. A prostitute. has been considered as detrimental to their country. is said to read him a curtain lecture. See BLIND CUPID. To curry favour. it is said. CUSHION. Broken petty-fogging attornies. was obliged to cut or law his dog: among other modes of disabling him from disturbing the game. CURE A-SE. The nine of diamonds. which curls up in the operation. CURRY. A cockade. Thieves who cut off pieces of stuff hanging out of shop windows. CURTAILS. the Duke of Argyle having been very instrumental in bringing about the union. CANT. A cut or curtailed dog. from the French term coeur mechant.blind. to be a tyrant and a curse to that country. thieves wearing short jackets. To curry any one's hide. He has deserved the cushion. The act of hooking goods out of windows: the curber is the thief. and by contraction a cur. one was by depriving him of his tail: a dog so cut was called a cut or curtailed dog. &c. also. CANT. CURSE OF SCOTLAND. CURSITORS.
The cull cutty-eyed at us. DAB. slightly intoxicated. CUSHION THUMPER. lend me two pence. TO CUT BENE. is to analyze the arrangement of your shoe-strings. The cut sublime.having done his business effectually. Father. to look askance. Hands. the cut indirect. A parson. TO CUTTY-EYE. and pass without appearing to observe him. CUT. CANT. CUSTARD CAP. at the approach of the obnoxious person in order to avoid him. To cut queer whiddes. A little cut over the head. An adept. when he hit his wife on the a-se with a pound of butter. to leer. Dab. give me your hand. to die rich. is to look another way. the cut infernal. Tip me a dace. Drunk. the cut sublime. To beat daddy mammy. CUSTOM-HOUSE GOODS. the first rudiments of . DACE. The cap worn by the sword-bearer of the city of London. There are several species of the CUT. because fairly entered. to give good words.) To renounce acquaintance with any one is to CUT him. To cut a bosh. The cut infernal. To cut. (Cambridge. The stock in trade of a prostitute. To cut bene whiddes. CANT. TO CUT. The cut direct. or a flash. CANT. or the beauty of the passing clouds. the fellow looked suspicious at us. DADDY. is to start across the street. To cut up well. or DUSTER. heartily belabour their cushions. &c. Two pence. a dab at any feat or exercise. till he is out of sight. DADDLES. Such as the cut direct. To look out of the corners of one's eyes. To speak gently. a familiar address to an old man. Old daddy. The cut indirect. he may now indulge or repose himself. made hollow at the top like a custard. for the same purpose. to give foul language. many of whom in the fury of their eloquence. Tip us your daddle. to make a figure. to leave a person or company. is to admire the top of King's College Chapel. quoth Dawkins.
apt to take away the appetite. DANCERS. To be hanged. A luncheon. DAIRY. An insignificant or trifling fellow. ready to fight. if they please. and who. To follow a woman without asking the question. DAGGERS. A small Indian coin. A woman's breasts. whose sole business it is to clear or swear off merchandise at the custom-house. and is therefore apt to stumble. DANDY GREY RUSSET.e. A roaring." See BARBER. That's the dandy. blustering fellow. I do not care a dam. or snap before dinner: so called from its damping. being the elements of the roll. by taking a previous oath. DAM. Also. DANCE UPON NOTHING. eating and drinking. it is said.e. or kicker up of a breeze. mad. DAISY CUTTER. i. Ostlers at great inns. DAMME BOY. guards against the crime of perjury. DAMNED SOUL. A jockey term for a horse that does not lift up his legs sufficiently. I do not care half a farthing for it. To DANGLE. being. See DIMBER. They are at daggers drawing. a scourer of the streets. an expression of similar import to "That's the barber. DAISY KICKERS.e. DANDY PRAT. i. the clever thing. His coat's dandy grey russet. derive the common expression. Stairs. the appetite. the ton. particularly one that gives suck. DAMPER. A rascal. to be hanged: I shall see you dangle in the . or goes too near the ground. She sported her dairy. the colour of the Devil's nutting bag. DAMBER. she pulled out her breast. as the proverb wisely observes. at enmity. DANDY. A dirty brown. or allaying. never to swear truly on those occasions.drum beating. mentioned in the Gentoo code of laws: hence etymologists may. i. A clerk in a counting house.
there is a sow for you! did any of you ever see such another? all the while supposing the sow had really been there. for fear of discovery. and hides himself. DARBIES. and being fearful of the consequences. DARKEE. in order to let some of the gang in at night to rob it. turned out the sow. the cove of the crib is fly. for which he used sometimes to give her due correction. DARKMAN'S BUDGE. Stow the darkee. DAVID JONES. which took its rise from the following circumstance: One David Lloyd. One who follows women in general. CANT. A tavern drawer. exclaiming. The sea. Ready money. One day David's wife having taken a cup too much. hide the dark lanthorn. A straight-armed blow in boxing. A company coming in to see the sow. The night. DART.sheriff's picture frame. CANT. such as Norway. As drunk as David's sow. little man. the master of the house knows that we are here. and run away. David ushered them into the stye. A married man that keeps a mistress. To cut a dash: to make a figure. well-made. whom he visits only at night. which was greatly resorted to by the curious. DAVID JONES'S LOCKER. DANGLER. DARK CULLY. The devil. Fetters. without any particular attachment DAPPER FELLOW. a common saying. and bolt. had a living sow with six legs. CANT. to which some of the company. DARKMANS. DAVID'S SOW. and lay down to sleep herself sober in the stye. a Welchman. DARBY. and Sweden. I shall see you hanging on the gallows. One that slides into a house in the dark of the evening. who kept an alehouse at Hereford. A dark lanthorn used by housebreakers. Denmark. he had also a wife much addicted to drunkenness. the spirit of the sea: called Necken in the north countries. A smart. DASH. seeing the state the woman .
or three-legged mare. it was the drunkenest sow they had ever beheld. CANT. A poor miserable. DEAR JOYS. See OTOMY. a sly designing fellow: in opposition to a shallow or foolish one. I'll take my davy of it. A term used by thieves. all over lace. DEFT FELLOW. DEEP-ONE. but who have not lost their virginity. A cant word among journeymen bakers. DEAD-LOUSE. A neat little man. ripe and prone to venery. vulgar abbreviation of affidavit. or DAGEN. DEATH'S HEAD UPON A MOP-STICK. Eyes. to close up a man's eyes in boxing. or sow up his sees. also empty bottles. steal the sword. Young buxom wenches. TO DAWB. replied.-He looked as pleasant as the pains of death. the rogue was hanged because he could not bribe. when they are disappointed in the value of their booty. See CARRION HUNTER. DEAD HORSE. See THREE-LEGGEB MARE. Irishmen: from their frequently making use of that expression. DEAD MEN. Dagen is Dutch for a sword. DEATH HUNTER. one who furnishes the necessary articles for funerals. The gallows. one quite an otomy. To work for the dead horse. DEADLY NEVERGREEN. DEAD CARGO. A thorough-paced rogue. To darken his day lights.was in. that bears fruit all the year round. Vulgar pronunciation of the Dedalus ship of war. whence the woman was ever after called David's sow. To bribe. DAVY. which the UPRIGHT . to work for wages already paid. for loaves falsely charged to their masters' customers. An undertaker. DAY LIGHTS. All bedawbed with lace. DEGEN. DELLS. emaciated fellow. Nim the degen. A sword. The cull was scragged because he could not dawb.
MAN claims by virtue of his prerogative. whom that saint is commonly represented as trampling under his feet: being reproved for paying such honour to Satan. As demure as an old whore at a christening. i. DEMY-REP. DERBY. a proverb signifying that we are apt to forget promises made in time of distress. and then you will have both money and company. An abbreviation of demy-reputation. DEVIL. said of any thing unlikely to happen. The name of the finisher of the law. a small streak of blue thread in the king's sails.' Ibid. . The Devil may dance in his pocket. for fear.--'For he rides his circuit with the Devil. the Devil a monk would be. to pay the money. Also a small thread in the king's ropes and cables.' Vide Bellman of London. CANT. as to the haven at which they must all cast anchor. The Devil go with you and sixpence. It rains whilst the sun shines. in art. Also a common strumpet. of breaking his shins against it. where I leave them. as it was uncertain which place she should go to. heaven or hell. who set a wax taper before the image of St. the Devil is beating his wife with a shoulder of mutton: this phenomenon is also said to denote that cuckolds are going to heaven. if Derrick's cables do but hold. DERRICK. That will be when the Devil is blind. as it is said. and Derrick must be his host. To come down with the derbies. 'Run. A printer's errand-boy. the Devil a monk was he. she answered. To hold a candle to the Devil. and Tiburne the inne at which he will lighte. or hangman about the year 1608. to be reduced to one's shifts. run!' The Devil was sick. To pull the Devil by the tail. she chose to secure a friend in both places. DEMURE. after which they become free for any of the fraternity. Michael. and he has not got sore eyes yet. whereby they may be distinguished from all others. on being informed of this. to be civil to any one out of fear: in allusion to the story of the old woman. PRIGGIN LAW. husband. The Devil was well. The Devil himself.--'At the gallows.e. a loving wife cried out with great vehemence. and another before the Devil. a woman of doubtful character. he has no money: the cross on our ancient coins being jocularly supposed to prevent him from visiting that place.
DEVIL DRAWER. devilish well. by a codicil to his will. DEVIL'S BOOKS. To alter his dial plate. Cant. A miserable painter. DEWITTED. or DEVIL DRIVER. Dover. DEWS WINS. Cant. that he has married the Devil's daughter. devilish sick. Cant. Feet. as. devilish cold. Cards. or DEUX WINS. salted and broiled: it derives its appellation from being hot in the mouth. Torn to pieces by a mob.DEVIL. devilish sour. It is said of one who has a termagant for his wife. . Very: an epithet which in the English vulgar language is made to agree with every quality or thing. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER'S PORTION: Deal. on sailors and travellers. See SNUB DEVIL. He added Helvoet and the Brill. &c. and lives with the old folks. A parson. The gizzard of a turkey or fowl. Cant. to disfigure his face. The country. DEW BEATERS. DEVIL'S DUNG. as that great statesman John de Wit was in Holland. DIAL PLATE. DEUSEA VILLE STAMPERS. Two-pence. devilish bad. anno 1672. Assafoetida. DEVILISH. a saying occasioned by the shameful impositions practised by the inhabitants of those places. devilish good. scored. devilish hot. Country carriers. DEUSEA VILLE. and Harwich. devilish sweet. DEVIL'S GUTS. The face. The Devil gave with his daughter in marriage. DEVIL CATCHER. And. A surveyor's chain: so called by farmers. peppered. who do not like their land should be measured by their landlords. &c.
it's all over with him. for passage A bale of demies A bale of long dice for even and odd A bale of bristles A bale of direct contraries. DIGGERS. q. DICKED IN THE NOB. A woman's breasts or bubbies. when their master drives. Cant. a woman's delight.e. DILBERRY MAKER. To defraud. the fellow robbed me of my sweetheart. d. DICKY. DIDDEYS. d. DICKEY. Crazed. or don't know what ails me. That happened in the reign of queen Dick. The cull diddled me out of my dearee.] . Small pieces of excrement adhering to the hairs near the fundament. [From the Italian DILETTO. The names of false dice: A bale of bard cinque deuces 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. Silly. Gin. DICK. q. i. with as many highmen as lowmen. DIDDLE. See Jeremy Diddler In Raising The Wind. e. i. drive your ass. An ass. DILDO. A sham shirt. that is. out of spirits. TO DIDDLE. a thing to play withal. It's all Dicky with him. DILBERRIES. never: said of any absurd old story. DICKEY. To cheat. or from our word DALLY. The fundament. Spurs. I am as queer as Dick's hatband.DICE. Roll your dickey. Also a seat for servants to sit behind a carriage. A woman's under-petticoat.
Bailey. some negro blood in him. or prince. to reproach or tell one something one is not desirous of hearing. a bully. THE DIP. in Middle Row. he might. put into a close-stool box. A dimber cove. in the canting lingo. it is said.Penis-succedaneus. Pretty. and. who send up sham letters to the lodgers. carrying three persons. Double diligent. to prevent being known or detected. Helter skelter. DING BOY.) A public voiture or stage. for three-pence. DING. said of one affectedly diligent. a hector. DILLY. or sharper. styled a Dinger. or the completest cheat. any one might dip. by rogues pretending to be postmen. go into the first room they see open. and other inferior limbs of the law. The dillies first began to run in England about the year 1779. whilst waiting in the entry for the postage. DIMBER DAMBER. a lick of the tar-brush. that is. A mulatto. CANT. A mode of stealing in houses that let lodgings. wigs of different sorts were. A top man. To ding it in one's ears. CANT. To dip for a wig. is. DING DONG. among the canting crew: also the chief rogue of the gang. (An abbreviation of the word DILIGENCE. into which. DILIGENT. or thrust in his hand. DINING ROOM POST. if he was dissatisfied with his prize. To knock down. A cook's shop. DIMBER. return it and dip again. commonly a post chaise. DIP is also a punning . in a hasty disorderly manner. Also to throw away or hide: thus a highwayman who throws away or hides any thing with which he robbed. DINGEY CHRISTIAN. under Furnival's Inn. and take out the first wig he laid hold of. a pretty fellow. DIP. Formerly. Holborn. or any one who has. and rob it. like the Devil's apothecary. where many attornies clerks. A rogue. Dimber mort. a pretty wench. take out the wrinkles from their bellies. on paying three halfpence. as the West-Indian term is. CANT. the name is taken from the public stage vehicles in France and Flanders. called in Lombardy Passo Tempo.
DISTRACTED DIVISION. to turn her into the street. DISMAL DITTY. is a thief who stands ready to receive goods thrown out to him by a little boy put in at a window. DIVIDE. To divide the house with one's wife. Husband and wife fighting. Offended. To dive for a dinner. to rob and cheat him.name for a tallow-chandler. To dive. DISHED UP. for the commitment of a rogue. I have done him. disobliged. just before they are turned off. a punishment often threatened by the female servants in a kitchen. A dirty. To pin a dishclout to a man's tail. Cant. to give her the outside. DISGUISED. To throw a thing in one's dish. To do any one. DO. DIVE. DIVER. A suit of ditto. Anabaptists. He has made a napkin of his dishclout. also one who lives in a cellar. DISHCLOUT. Pawned or mortgaged. he is totally ruined. DISPATCHERS. DIPPERS. The psalm sung by the felons at the gallows. DITTO. greasy woman. to reproach or twit one with any particular matter. A dive. A pickpocket. DIRTY PUZZLE. and to keep all the inside to one's self. all of one colour. and breeches. I have robbed him. A nasty slut. A mittimus.e. Loaded or false dice. waistcoat. i. to a man who pries too minutely into the secrets of that place. coat. He is completely dished up. Also to overcome in a boxing match: witness those laconic lines written on the field of . a saying of one who has married his cook maid. or justice of the peace's warrant. DISGRUNTLED. Drunk. to go down into a cellar to dinner. DIPT. to pick a pocket. DISPATCHES.
DOCTOR. with a little rum. a sea phrase. TO DOCK. The dogs have not dined.--'Sir. shift and all.battle. Cant. to make spirits appear stronger than they really are. one who has suffered an amputation of his penis from a venereal complaint. the fellow laid with the wench all night. In Germany and Flanders the boldest dogs used to hunt the boar. or dodge. petticoats. resolute fellow. To blush like a . Dog in a manger. To lie with a woman. close to their stays. Dog stealers. Stealing ribbands from haberdashers early in the morning or late at night. DOG IN A DOUBLET. that will run but two or three chances. To dog. by Humphreys to his patron. DODSEY. in their phrase. expert or accustomed to any thing. and then turning them into the street. DOBIN RIG. Carries the same meaning.' TO DO OVER. one who would prevent another from enjoying what he himself does not want: an allusion to the well-known fable. and some nutmeg. CANT. a common saying to any one whose shirt hangs out behind. so has Sneyders. Milk and water. signifying that the person spoken of must undergo a salivation. and feed the remaining dogs with their flesh. they cheated him with loaded dice. Docked smack smooth. A cloak. An old dog at it. DOASH. or. who kill those dogs not advertised for. The cull docked the dell all the darkmans. but is not so briefly expressed: the former having received the polish of the present times. They put the doctors upon him. DOG BUFFERS. Loaded dice. A woman: perhaps a corruption of Doxey. it consists in cutting off all their clothes. DOG. also the name of a composition used by distillers. He must go into dock. A daring. having a kind of buff doublet buttoned on their bodies. sell their skins. Docking is also a punishment inflicted by sailors on the prostitutes who have infected them with the venereal disease. I have done the Jew. to follow at a distance. DOCTORS. better proof. Rubens has represented several so equipped. generally practised by women in the disguise of maid servants.
or any other house of correction. PUPPY'S MAMMA. DOG'S WIFE or LADY. DOG'S RIG. DOGGESS. A beggar pretending that his tongue has been cutout by the Algerines. over-drest woman. agitates and cleanses the linen put into it. A lick and a smell. DOLL. DOG'S SOUP. Bartholomew doll. such as was formerly used by the lawyers in their pleadings. Barbarous Latin. Modern Term. by his comrades.--See DO. and then turn tail to it. See DANGLER. not at all. An impotent old fellow. a saying of one who is a distant admirer or dangler after women. convicted or hanged. to beat hemp at Bridewell. He comes in for only a dog's portion. To reprove or command in an insolent or haughty manner. a punishment inflicted in the night on a fresh prisoner. Cant. DOMINEER. a tawdry. i. DONE. To mill doll. To walk the black dog on any one. which being turned about. DOG'S PORTION. Robbed: also. or DONE OVER. DOGGED. DOMMERER. a contrivance for washing. Cant. SEA TERM. by means of a kind of wheel fixed in a tub. Rain water. or else that he yas born deaf and dumb. in case of his refusal to pay the usual footing or garnish. Jocular ways of calling a woman a bitch. Don't think as how you shall domineer here. DOG LATIN. Ruined by gaming and extravagances. . A cockade. DONE UP. DOG VANE. with soap and water. DOLLY. A Yorkshire dolly. Surly. or cruel and blood-thirsty Turks. To copulate till you are tired.blue dog. DOMINE DO LITTLE. like one of the children's dolls at Bartholomew fair.e.
perhaps. To waddle: generally applied to persons who have one leg shorter than the other. DOWSER. vulgar-looking woman. DONKEY DICK. There is NO DOWN. Sea wit. A bagpipe. or teacher of arithmetic. To tip any one the double. take the cockade out of your hat. as the sea phrase is. Also a child's penis. DOODLE SACK. go upon an uneven keel. Dowse the glim. DOUBLE JUGG. A he. TO DOWSE. A coarse. intitled also the king of Spain's trumpeter. Dowse your dog vane. which fits into the subject. Doodle doo. Roby Douglas. To take down: as. DOWSE ON THE CHOPS. and have not heard any noise to alarm them. A silly fellow. the breech. from the Spanish or don-like gravity of that animal. or that they are fast asleep. in imitation of its note when crowing. DOPEY.--Also the private parts of a woman. like the contrivance whence it takes its name: Ex. Who owns this? The dovetail is. with one eye and a stinking breath.DONKEY. A beggar's trull. . A cant phrase used by house-breakers to signify that the persons belonging to any house are not on their guard. Dowse the pendant. Also a jeering appellation for an inferior writing-master. DOWN HILLS. put out the candle. DOWN. or Cock a doodle doo. or jack ass: called donkey. Dutch. Not you by your asking. and who. Aware of a thing. DOWDY. DOUGLAS. a childish appellation for a cock. to run away in his or her debt. DOVE-TAIL. A blow in the face. DOT AND GO ONE. A man's backside. DOODLE. Knowing it. or noodle: see NOODLE. Cotton's Virgil. DOUBLE. Vulgar pronunciation of DOUCEUR. Dice that run low. A species of regular answer.
To go on the drag. CANT. &c. DRAM. Dog's dram. DRAPER. in order to rob it. sluttish whore. A glass or small measure of any spirituous liquors. DRAM-A-TICK. to spit in his mouth. An ale draper. Gin: so called from the diuretic qualities imputed to that liquor. A dram served upon credit. because. A man who occupies two branches of one profession. DRAWERS. and clap his back. To take any thing from a pocket. Stockings. which. is said to dragoon it. being originally sold by apothecaries. CANT. as it were. To beat. to tell lies. or BILL. DRAWING THE KING'S PICTURE. A bad or false bill of exchange. ON THE PUMP AT ALDGATE. DRAB. DRAG. Such is a physician who furnishes the medicines. Coining. TO DRESS. A nasty. A method of pouring out. the dice . DRAG LAY. She beggars. DRAIN. TO DRAW. and compounds his own prescriptions. DRIBBLE.DOXIES. DRAW LATCHES. One whose garments are bespattered with dag or dew: generally applied to the female sex. were estimated by drams. Robbers of houses whose doors are only fastened with latches. I'll beat him soundly. I'll dress his hide neatly. CANT. DRAUGHT. he serves in a double capacity. to follow a cart or waggon. DRAGGLETAIL or DAGGLETAIL. Waiting in the streets to rob carts or waggons. an alehouse keeper. To draw the long bow. DRAGOONING IT. To pick a gentleman's pocket of a handkerchief. like the soldier of that denomination. ounces. whores. wenches. To draw a swell of a clout. CANT. to signify a slattern. See ALDGATE.
or to purchase the article. or rope's end: perhaps a contraction of DRY RUB. . Drunk as a wheel-barrow. which drops from under them: this is also called the last drop. a bungler in the art and mystery of thieving. To let fall. CANT. and MONEY DROPPERS. It is also used to signify a good beating with any instrument. and picking it up before the person intended to be defrauded. Persons who practice the fraud of dropping a ring or other article. The venereal disorder. DROPPING MEMBER. as the kiddy dropped down when he went to be twisted. See FAWNY RIG. in order to draw in and cheat the person who sees it picked up. DROP. DRIPPER. by means of a platform. the piece so dropped is called a dropt cog. a contrivance for executing felons at Newgate. A gleet.from the box. gently. This expression is used by thieves to signify that their companion did not die game. The new drop. A man's yard with a gonorrhoea. Almost drunk. A jockey term for a horse that throws about his fore legs irregularly: the idea is taken from a kettle drummer. DROP COVES. DRUMMER. TO DRUB. See LEAF. A purple dromedary. with design. DROMMERARS. DROP IN THE EYE. To be dispirited. a piece of gold or silver. they pretend that the thing is very valuable to induce their gull to lend them money. See DOMMERER. by which an old practitioner is enabled to cog one of them with his fore-finger. DRUNK. See DAVID'S SOW. Drunk as David's sow. TO DROP DOWN. To beat any one with a stick. the young fellow was very low spirited when he walked out to be hanged. See MORNING DROP. bungling thief or rogue. DROP A COG. DROMEDARY. who in beating makes many flourishes with his drumsticks. DRURY LANE AGUE. A heavy.
he would be hustled out by the fraternity. The goods they have for sale are old shop-keepers. which being skimmed along the surface of a pond. Robbing houses by picking the locks. should he attempt it. A woman of the town. DUB O' TH' HICK. pretending to sell smuggled goods: they accost their intended dupes in a whisper. A picklock. an Exchange-alley phrase for a stock-jobber. To make ducks and drakes of one's money. DRY BOOTS. DUCE. a buck of the first head. Open the door. who either cannot or will not pay his losses. in which case he is said to WADDLE OUT OF THE ALLEY.DRURY LANE VESTAL. as he cannot appear there again till his debts are settled and paid. DUCK. DUCK LEGS. To make ducks and drakes: a school-boy's amusement. DUCKS AND DRAKES. siccus robertulus. rebound many times. CANT. practised with pieces of tile. Short legs. DUDDERING RAKE. A sly humorous fellow. CANT. to throw it idly away. CANT. or. DUCK F-CK-R. DUB LAY. or prostitute. one extremely lewd. DUB. in law Latin. or WHISPERING DUDDERS. or master-key. A smart repartee: also copulation without emission. A lick on the head. DUDDERS. Drury-lane and its environs were formerly the residence of many of those ladies. DUBBER. A thundering rake. The man who has the care of the poultry on board a ship of war. A lame duck. . DUB THE JIGGER. purchased by them of large manufactories. See DUFFER. differences. Two-pence. DRY BOB. or flattish stones. A picker of locks. Cheats who travel the country. oyster-shells. or still river. or damaged.
DUKE HUMPHREY. one long going on an errand. To dine with Duke Humphrey. Anger. A tall. . Silenced. A stupid. awkward. DUFFERS. DUMB WATCH. A woman's breasts. A queer unaccountable fellow. who died of melancholy. low-spirited. Clothes. A pick-pocket. particularly about Water-lane. Dumps are also small pieces of lead. melancholy: jocularly said to be derived from Dumpos. in the Strand. and bolt. A dummee hunter. opposite St. and run off. were said to dine with Duke Humphrey. while others were at dinner. A short thick man or woman. who lurks about to steal pocket books out of gentlemen's pockets. DUKE. DUGS. Paul's church was an aisle called Duke Humphrey's walk (from a tomb vulgarly called his. stopping all country people. also soundly beaten. or such as they think they can impose on. DUMB ARM. a king of Egypt. dumplins being a favourite kind of food in that county. In old St. DULL SWIFT. which they frequently do. Clement's church. take all the bank notes out of the pocket book." DUMPLIN. but in reality belonging to John of Gaunt). cast by schoolboys in the shape of money.DUDGEON. ill-made fellow. a jeering appellation of a Norfolk man. as they call out "stop thief. sluggish fellow. Down in the dumps. Frisk the dummee of the screens. and persons who walked there. Norfolk dumplin. to fast. DUMB-FOUNDED. A lame arm. DUMMEE. ding the dummee. DUMB GLUTTON. they sing out beef. Throw away the pocket book. by selling them Spital-fields goods at double their current price. A venereal bubo in the groin. DUMPS. or RUM DUKE. DUDS. A pocket book. A woman's privities. DUKE OF LIMBS. and pretend to deal in smuggled goods. Cheats who ply in different parts of the town.
then. DUTCH COMFORT. to repent. Down with your dust. As DUN himself could do for's heart. he grinds mustard with his knees: Durham is famous for its mustard. A dead man: your father is a dustman. DUNEGAN. that it became a proverb. Had tied it up with as much art. drink about. DUST. signifies DEAF. when a man refused to pay. And ere a cat could lick her ear. See DUB. DUNNOCK. A stealer of cows and calves. Money. before that of Jack Ketch. To raise or kick up a dust. Dust it away. Made of the best strong hempen teer. CUNT. and so dexterous in his business. in the provincial dialect of several counties. To open a door: a contraction of DO OPE or OPEN. book iv. and is now as old as since the days of Henry VII. TO DUP. A privy. A cow. Why do not you set Dun to attest him? Hence it became a cant word. therefore deemed by the flints a coward. See FLINTS. to dun. Dung. also means a journeyman taylor who submits to the law for regulating journeymen taylors' wages. a famous bailiff of the town of Lincoln. filthy man or woman. all but gamecocks being styled dunghills. Moving dunghill. or shew any signs of contrition at the gallows. A water closet. Knocker kneed. Cotton's Virgil Trav. which signifies GIVE. Dun was also the general name for the hangman. owes its birth to one Joe Dun. An importunate creditor. a dirty. deposit the money. Thank God it is no worse. To die dunghill. DURHAM MAN. perhaps may mean to deafen with importunate demands: some derive it from the word DONNEZ. Why do not you DUN him? that is. . DUNGHILL. DUNAKER. And presently a halter got. Dunny.DUN. so extremely active. to make a disturbance or riot: see BREEZE. DUSTMAN. A coward: a cockpit phrase. an abbreviation of dunghill. But the true original meaning of the word.
A woman enjoyed with her pattens on. gag or kill him. To excite. and wag his under jaw. a common Billingsgate threat from one fish nymph to another: every woman. having eight eyes. two bub-eyes. Where the entertainer gets drunk before his guest. is to shew no signs of fear or contrition at the gallows.e. let what will happen. a jocular reproach to a proud man. AGE. EARTH BATH. EASY. Elbow grease will make an oak table shine. Make the cull easy or quiet. DIE HARD. A deposit in part of payment. by their old comrades. or as it is vulgarly called. or ALLE-MAL. He has fallen down and trod upon his eye. as brought at spungiug or bawdy houses. said of one who has a black eye. to egg a man on. TO EDGE. i. A verbal or lump account. or GAME. This advice is frequently given to felons going to suffer the law. or by a man-in boots. EASY VIRTUE. from the Latin word. or provoke. Some derive to egg on. DUTCHESS. to retract what one has said. viz. Out at elbows. and a ***-eye. Fall back. DUTCH FEAST. anxious for the honour of the gang. Where every one plays or signs a different tune. not to whiddle or squeak. EARNEST. EAT. To eat like a beggar man. To die hard. I will knock out two of your eight eyes. to bind a bargain.DUTCH CONCERT. A lady of easy virtue: an impure or prostitute. said of an estate that is mortgaged. stimulate. is said to be made a dutchess. AGE. . EIGHT EYES. ELBOW ROOM. DUTCH RECKONING. two pope's eyes. fall edge. Labour. two seeing eyes. without particulars. Sufficient space to act in. a bell-eye. ELBOW GREASE. according to the naturalists of that society. A Grave. As easy as pissing the bed. To eat one's words.
e. Cant. also a listener at doors and windows. also. EVE'S CUSTOM-HOUSE. Also a wife. Sea phrase. in which there are more ditches than Stiles. who looks red in the face. EXECUTION DAY. Killed: alluding to the gunner's accounts. a little man or woman. Lord Ellenborough's teeth. wherein the articles consumed are charged under the title of expended. i. ENGLISH BURGUNDY. an old woman. ELLENBOROUGH LODGE. a beautiful woman. ETERNITY Box. ESSEX STILE. and chiefly supplying the London markets. drest like a young girl. A ditch. The King's Bench Prison. . The monosyllable. or well dressed. A coffin. Hen roosts. An old ewe. drest lamb fashion. having new clothes. EVES. to hear private conversation. full of money.ELBOW SHAKER. the dice. i. EVES DROPPER. The cull equipped me with a brace of meggs. the gentleman furnished me with. EVIL. Essex being famous for calves. Drunk as an emperor. ESSEX LION. A gamester. One that lurks about to rob hen-roosts. A white ewe. Rich. A fairy or hobgoblin. Well equipt. a couple of guineas. Washing day. ENSIGN BEARER. EQUIPT. the chevaux de frize round the top of the wall of that prison. or hoists his colours in his drink. Porter. a great part of Essex is low marshy ground. A calf. where Adam made his first entry.e. ELF. EMPEROR. one who rattles Saint Hugh's bones. EXPENDED. EWE. A drunken man. ten times as drunk as a lord. A halter.
EYE. It's all my eye and Betty Martin. It's all nonsense, all mere stuff. EYE-SORE. A disagreeable object. It will be an eye-sore as long as she lives, said by a limn whose wife was cut for a fistula in ano. FACE-MAKING. Begetting children. To face it out; to persist in a falsity. No face but his own: a saying of one who has no money in his pocket or no court cards in his hand. FACER. A bumper, a glass filled so full as to leave no room for the lip. Also a violent blow on the face. FADGE. It won't fadge; it won't do. A farthing. TO FAG. To beat. Fag the bloss; beat the wench; Cant. A fag also means a boy of an inferior form or class, who acts as a servant to one of a superior, who is said to fag him, he is my fag; whence, perhaps, fagged out, for jaded or tired. To stand a good fag; not to be soon tired. FAGGER. A little boy put in at a window to rob the house. FAGGOT. A man hired at a muster to appear as a soldier. To faggot in the canting sense, means to bind: an allusion to the faggots made up by the woodmen, which are all bound. Faggot the culls; bind the men. FAITHFUL. One of the faithful; a taylor who gives long credit. His faith has made him unwhole; i.e. trusting too much, broke him. FAIR. A set of subterraneous rooms in the Fleet Prison. FAKEMENT. A counterfeit signature. A forgery. Tell the macers to mind their fakements; desire the swindlers to be careful not to forge another person's signature. FALLALLS. Ornaments, chiefly women's, such as ribands, necklaces, &c. FALLEN AWAY FROM A HORSE LOAD TO A CART LOAD. A saying on one grown fat. FAMILY MAN. A thief or receiver of stolen goods. FAM LAY. Going into a goldsmith's shop, under pretence
of buying a wedding ring, and palming one or two, by daubing the hand with some viscous matter. FAMS, or FAMBLES. Hands. Famble cheats; rings or gloves. CANT. TO FAMGRASP. To shake bands: figuratively, to agree or make up a difference. Famgrasp the cove; shake hands with the fellow. CANT. FAMILY OF LOVE. Lewd women; also, a religious sect. FANCY MAN. A man kept by a lady for secret services. TO FAN. To beat any one. I fanned him sweetly; I beat him heartily. FANTASTICALLY DRESSED, with more rags than ribands. FART. He has let a brewer's fart, grains and all; said of one who has bewrayed his breeches. Piss and fart. Sound at heart. Mingere cum bumbis, Res saluberrima est lumbis. I dare not trust my a-se with a fart: said by a person troubled with a looseness. FART CATCHER. A valet or footman from his walking behind his master or mistress. FARTING CRACKERS. Breeches. FARTLEBERRIES. Excrement hanging about the anus. FASTNER. A warrant. FASTNESSES. Bogs. FAT. The last landed, inned, or stowed, of any sort of merchandise: so called by the water-side porters, carmen, &c. All the fat is in the fire; that is, it is all over with us: a saying used in case of any miscarriage or disappointment in an undertaking; an allusion to overturning the frying pan into the fire. Fat, among printers, means void spaces. AS FAT AS A HEN IN THE FOREHEAD. A saying of a meagre person.
FAT CULL. A rich fellow. FAT HEADED. Stupid. FAULKNER. A tumbler, juggler, or shewer of tricks; perhaps because they lure the people, as a faulconer does his hawks. CANT. FAYTORS, or FATORS. Fortune tellers. FAWNEY RIG. A common fraud, thus practised: A fellow drops a brass ring, double gilt, which he picks up before the party meant to be cheated, and to whom he disposes of it for less than its supposed, and ten times more than its real, value. See MONEY DROPPER. FAWNEY. A ring. FEAGUE. To feague a horse; to put ginger up a horse's fundament, and formerly, as it is said, a live eel, to make him lively and carry his tail well; it is said, a forfeit is incurred by any horse-dealer's servant, who shall shew a horse without first feaguing him. Feague is used, figuratively, for encouraging or spiriting one up. FEAK. The fundament. To FEATHER ONE'S NEST. To enrich one's self. FEATHER-BED LANE. A rough or stony lane. FEE, FAW, FUM. Nonsensical words, supposed in childish story-books to be spoken by giants. I am not to be frighted by fee, faw, fum; I am not to be scared by nonsense. FEEDER. A spoon. To nab the feeder; to steal a spoon. FEET. To make feet for children's stockings; to beget children. An officer of feet; a jocular title for an officer of infantry. FEINT. A sham attack on one part, when a real one is meant at another. FELLOW COMMONER. An empty bottle: so called at the university of Cambridge, where fellow commoners are not in general considered as over full of learning. At Oxford an empty bottle is called a gentleman commoner for the same reason. They pay at Cambridge 250 l. a year
for the privilege of wearing a gold or silver tassel to their caps. The younger branches of the nobility have the privilege of wearing a hat, and from thence are denominated HAT FELLOW COMMONERS. FEN. A bawd, or common prostitute. CANT. TO FENCE. To pawn or sell to a receiver of stolen goods. The kiddey fenced his thimble for three quids; the young fellow pawned his watch for three guineas. To fence invariably means to pawn or sell goods to a receiver. FENCING KEN. The magazine, or warehouse, where stolen goods are secreted. FERME. A hole. CANT. FERMERDY BEGGARS. All those who have not the sham sores or clymes. FERRARA. Andrea Ferrara; the name of a famous swordcutler: most of the Highland broad-swords are marked with his name; whence an Andrea Ferrara has become the common name for the glaymore or Highland broadsword. See GLAYMORE. FERRET. A tradesman who sells goods to youug unthrift heirs, at excessive rates, and then continually duns them for the debt. To ferret; to search out or expel any one from his hiding-place, as a ferret drives out rabbits; also to cheat. Ferret-eyed; red-eyed: ferrets have red eyes. FETCH. A trick, wheedle, or invention to deceive. FEUTERER. A dog-keeper: from the French vautrier, or vaultrier, one that leads a lime hound for the chase. TO FIB. To beat. Fib the cove's quarron in the rumpad for the lour in his bung; beat the fellow in the highway for the money in his purse. CANT.--A fib is also a tiny lie. FICE, or FOYSE. A small windy escape backwards, more obvious to the nose than ears; frequently by old ladies charged on their lap-dogs. See FIZZLE. FID OF TOBACCO. A quid, from the small pieces of tow with which the vent or touch hole of a cannon is stopped. SEA TERM. FIDDLE FADDLE. Trifling discourse, nonsense. A mere
fiddle faddle fellow; a trifier. FIDDLESTICK'S END. Nothing; the end of the ancient fiddlesticks ending in a point; hence metaphorically used to express a thing terminating in nothing. FIDGETS. He has got the fidgets; said of one that cannot sit long in a place. FIDLAM BEN. General thieves; called also St. Peter's sons, having every finger a fish-hook. CANT. FIDDLERS MONEY. All sixpences: sixpence being the usual sum paid by each couple, for music at country wakes and hops. Fiddler's fare; meat, drink, and money. Fiddler's pay; thanks and wine. FIELD LANE DUCK. A baked sheep's head. FIERI FACIAS. A red-faced man is said to have been served with a writ of fieri facias. FIGDEAN. To kill. FIGGER. A little boy put in at a window to hand out goods to the diver. See DIVER. FIGGING LAW. The art of picking pockets. CANT. FIGURE DANCER. One who alters figures on bank notes, converting tens to hundreds. FILCH, or FILEL. A beggar's staff, with an iron hook at the end, to pluck clothes from an hedge, or any thing out of a casement. Filcher; the same as angler. Filching cove; a man thief. Filching mort; a woman thief. FILE, FILE CLOY, or BUNGNIPPER. A pick pocket. To file; to rob or cheat. The file, or bungnipper, goes generally in company with two assistants, the adam tiler, and another called the bulk or bulker, Whose business it is to jostle the person they intend to rob, and push him against the wall, while the file picks his pocket, and gives'the booty to the adam tiler, who scours off with it. CANT. FIN. An arm. A one finned fellow; a man who has lost an arm. SEA PHRASE. FINE. Fine as five pence. Fine as a cow-t--d stuck with primroses.
FIRE SHOVEL. It will not suit or do.e. A seaman. FIRE SHIP. because he points out a way to others which he never goes himself. open very early in the morning. as to see a goose walk barefoot. a small coffee-house in Coven Garden. FINGER IN EYE. Like the finger post. FISH. market. To put finger in eye.FINE. said to the company. A parson: so called. FLABAGASTED. FINISH. The more you cry the less you'll p-ss. the way to heaven. i. An escape backward. Villains who rob at fires under pretence of assisting in removing the goods. and probably will never go. a transportation for seven years. flaccid. To drink a dram. the crown. Confounded. another of the same kind. not firm or solid. FIRE PRIGGERS. FIT. A man wanting to tell a particular story. I will tell you the story of one. Introducing a story by head and shoulders. i. to have other matters to mind. something else to do. was fed with a fire shovel. Relaxed. A man imprisoned for any offence. to weep: commonly applied to women. He or she when young. FIVE SHILLINGS. a saying of persons with wide mouths. The finish. Fifteen shillings. he points out a way he has never been.e. A fine of eightyfour months. Hark! did you not hear a gun?--but now we are talking of a gun. and therefore resorted to by debauchees shut out of every other house: it is also called Carpenter's coffeehouse. FINGER POST. FLABBY. the sign of the three crowns. A scaly fish. a consolatory speech used by sailors to their doxies. blunt tar. FIRING A GUN. opposite Russel-street. FIZZLE. Suitable. To have other fish to fry. It is as great a pity to see a woman cry. A wench who has the venereal disease. TO FIRE A SLUG. It won't fit. a rough. . The sign of five shillings.
to laugh and shew one's teeth. To FLARE. To flam. Houses to which thieves and prostitutes resort. to speak the slang language. a miserable weather-beaten caxon. Don't flash your ivory. a fine long wig. The gentleman saw what I was about. shine or glare. CANT. FLAM. FLASH LINGO. to deceive. so I could not draw his fogle. and therefore I could not pick his pocket of his silk handkerchief. A groat. And if she's in a FLASH PANNEY (Brothel) he swears he'll have her out. To FLASH. To flash one's ivory. FLAP DRAGON. to amuse. The swell was flash. (Wearing Apparel) and then He FRISKS (Robs) his master's LOB (Till) to take her from the bawdy KEN (House). A whore's bully. or sham story: also a single stroke on a drum. A periwig. Understanding another's meaning. To shew ostentatiously. A house that harbours thieves. Next for his favourite MOT (Girl) the KIDDEY (Youth) looks about. A bully to a bawdy house. signifying the man is drunk. A bubble. . SEA PHRASE. FLASH. to hum. A lie. FLASH MAN. idle stories. FLASH. Rum flash. FLASH KEN. To vomit. See PATTER.--The flag of defiance. but shut your potatoe trap. To blaze. So he FENCES (Pawns) all his TOGS (Cloathes) to buy her DUDS. A clap. or bloody flag is out. gull. To FLASH THE HASH. To patter flash. CANT. FLAT. or silly fellow. and keep your guts warm. and alluding to the redness of his face. Flim flams. FLASH PANNEYS. FLASH SONG. Knowing. Queer flash. the Devil loves hot tripes. The canting or slang language.FLAG. or pox.
A female. Cutting. THE FOX. or bad account. To send any one away with a flea in his ear. were by the mutineers styled dungs. FLOATING HELL. Small beer. A trifling injury. cut me some bread and cheese. FLOGGING COVE.FLAT COCK. A losing. FLEA BITE. A drinking glass. To FLAY. CANT. who used frequently to regale himself with it. in Bridewell. To whip. FLAYBOTTOMIST. FLOATING ACADEMY. and sugar: this mixture. FLEMISH ACCOUNT. dunghills. cheat. or plunder. . He flung me fairly out of it: he cheated me out of it. To FLING. to give any one a hearty scolding. or portmanteau. A bum-brusher. FLOGGER. or schoolmaster. was by sailors. or whipper. or FLEA. a bawd. See CAMPBELL'S ACADEMY. To FLEECE. A debilitated lecher. Flick the peter. FLICKING. commonly an old one. Journeymen taylors. i. To vomit. FLOGGING CULLY. FLICKERING. FLINTS. FLAWD. To trick or cheat. cut off the cloak-bag. A match-maker. CANT. Grinning or laughing in a man's face. Flick me some panam and caffan.e. Those who submitted. FLIP. formerly called Sir Cloudsly. A horsewhip. To rob. FLICKER. in memory of Sir Cloudsly Shovel. The hulks. brandy. TO FLOG. with the addition of a lemon. who on a late occasion refused to work for the wages settled by law. FLESH BROKER. The beadle. Drunk.
mounted on brooms. also to salivate. also compliments. Oatmeal and water boiled to a jelly. FLY SLICERS. The rattling cove is fly. FLUSTERED. To jeer. Knowing. an ancient term of reproach to an old woman. Life-guard men. Full of money. TO FLOUT. knock down the officer. CANT. The whipping-post. cozen. Floor the pig. or at the cart's tail. where they are frequently observed to drive away flies with their swords. FLYING CAMPS. See FLYER. the coachman knows what we are about. to enjoy a woman in a hasty manner. or over-reach. FLY. FLUMMERY. or without going to bed. A waggon. FLY-FLAPPED. to ridicule. to enjoy a woman with her clothes on. The recorder of a corporation. who were supposed to fly abroad to their meetings. FLY. Drunk. FLUTE. To cheat. from their sitting on horseback. . a recorder was an antient musical instrument. under an arch. FLYERS. To knock down. TO FLOOR. signifying that she was a witch. FLOURISH. To take a flyer. You old fly-by-night. Whipt in the stocks.FLOGGING STAKE. and alluding to the nocturnal excursions attributed to witches. to take a flyer. To flux a wig. The cull is flush in the fob. TO FLUX. FLY-BY-NIGHT. Acquainted with another's meaning or proceeding. and bake it. Shoes. FLYER. neither of which are over-nourishing. to put it up in curl. Beggars plying in a body at funerals. To take a flourish. FLUSH IN THE POCKET. The fellow is full of money.
and demand payment as porters. in opposition to a flash man. FOGEY. a fool at one end.FLYING GIGGERS. commonly used by the cavalry. FOOL. I will not be fobbed off so. FOGUS. or contrivance. FLYING STATIONERS. CANT. A bailiff. Cheats who obtain money by pretending to persons who have been lately robbed. FLYING HOUSE. FOOTMAN'S MAWND. A lock in wrestling. FOOL FINDER. A contemptuous appellation for a foot soldier. trick. or LOW PADS. A fool at the end of a stick. give me a pipe of tobacco. FOG. they may receive information respecting the goods stolen from them. and from whom. Turnpike gates. CANT. by which he who uses it throws his adversary over his head. A bank note. that they may come from a place or party where. Tip me a gage of fogus. A cheat. and a maggot at the other. An artificial sore made with unslaked . FLYING PASTY. FOOLISH. The fob is also a small breeches pocket for holding a watch. Rogues who rob on foot. An old fogram. A silk handkerchief. I will not be thus deceived with false pretences. Tobacco. Is he foolish or flash? FOOT PADS. signifying the cully who pays. Smoke. a fusty old fellow. FOOT WABBLER. fierce or fiery. Sirreverence wrapped in paper and thrown over a neighbour's wall. Old Fogey. FLYING PORTERS. FOGRAM. Ballad-singers and hawkers of penny histories. An expression among impures. FLYMSEY. gibes on an angler. FOB. FOGLE. A nickname for an invalid soldier: derived from the French word fougeux.
some say this name alluded to certain swords of remarkable good temper. Fox. and so closing them. St. lot or doom. and found. or CUNNING MAN. or speaks for the rest of the company. FOXED. FOUL. This was taken from a book written many years ago: doubtless the art of picking pockets. stiff. from the French foutue. soap. FOUNDLING. FORTUNE HUNTERS. probably a rusty one. A footy fellow. A child dropped in the streets. on the back of a beggar's hand. Indigent men. FORK. To foul a plate with a man. a despicable fellow. or PAW. . or conjuror. or metal. of the maker. A gamester's last stake. A judge. hook what can be held between them. Martin's Lane. Also an old term for a sword. FOX'S PAW. A pickpocket. FOREFOOT. FOOTY DESPICABLE. and educated at the parish expence. give us your hand.lime. probably the sign. See LAMBSKIN MEN. The name of a public house. or rebus. which is.B. FORTUNE TELLER. like all others. and the rust of old iron. cunning fellow. lambskin men. to thrust the fingers strait.' N. Let us fork him. seeking to enrich themselves by marrying a woman of fortune. Intoxicated.--'The newest and most dexterous way. FOUL-MOUTHED. Give us your fore foot. FORLORN HOPE. The vulgar pronunciation of the French words faux pas. who tells every prisoner his fortune. where the Eccentrics assemble in May's Buildings. let us pick his pocket. He made a confounded fox's paw. FOREMAN OF THE JURY. open. FOUSIL. To go before the fortune teller. must have been much improved since that time. Abusive. into the pocket. marked with the figure of a fox. and very quick. as if hurt by the bite or kick of a horse. to take a dinner with him. to be tried at an assize. One who engrosses all the talk to himself. or else from its being dyed red with blood. A sharp.
To take French leave. A pickpocket. FREEMAN'S QUAY. FOYST. Stinking. FRATERS. TO FOYST. The mort is Frenchified: the wench is infected. Words or passages surreptitiously interpolated or inserted into a book or writing. FREE BOOTERS. To pick a pocket. Lawless robbers and plunderers: originally soldiers who served without pay. FREEZE. A thin. . The venereal disease. FREE. A freezing vintner. fires. or rogue. FOXING A BOOT. and sing bawdry. hard cider. &c. FRENCH DISEASE. Infected with the venereal disease. or briefs. to go off without taking leave of the company: a saying frequently applied to persons who have run away from their creditors. FREEHOLDER. Fleet-street. FRENCH LEAVE. FOYSTED IN. said to have been imported from France. To lush at Freeman's Quay. a saying of one who cannot get his wife with child.e. small. the same. Free of expence. much used by vintners and coopers in parting their wines. and to advance their gain. inundations. cheat. a vintner who balderdashes his wine. See WOTTON'S GANG. Vagabonds who beg with sham patents. Free of fumblers hall. He suffered by a blow over the snout with a French faggot-stick. i. he lost his nose by the pox. so called by the old tabbies and dowagers when drank in their tea. FRENCH CREAM. FRENCHIFIED. to lower the price of them. for the privilege of plundering the enemy. He whose wife accompanies him to the alehouse. Rank. French gout. Mending the foot by capping it. FREE AND EASY JOHNS.FOXEY. to tipple porter. for hospitals. Brandy. to drink at another's cost. A society which meet at the Hole in the Wall.
A dismal countenance. prohibiting all publicans from dressing any suppers on a Friday. fiddle-faddle fellow. and bears fruit in nine months. FRUITFUL VINE. FROGLANDER. FROSTY FACE. A trifling. Blast his eyes! frisk him. A fubsey wench. A Dutchman. healthy wench. or hanged.FRESH MILK. FROE. DUTCH. FRIG PIG. This is rum fuddle. a plump. Used by thieves to signify searching a person whom they have robbed. Immediately after the restoration of king Charles II. that has FLOWERS every month. Friday was a day of abstinence. One pitted with the small pox. and sooth and coax her out of some money. this is excellent tipple.e. FRISK. Figuratively used for trifling. Choaked. An effeminate fop. FUDGE. Fuddle. To dance the Paddington frisk. Gin. Nonsense. or VROE. A woman. and wheedle for crop. FRIBBLE. One just entered a member of the university. suffocated. or mistress. a drunkard. Loaded dice are called high and lowmen. FROG'S WINE. run to your mistress. Cambridge new comers to the university. a proclamation was issued. A well-rigged frigate. FRESHMAN. a name borrowed from a celebrated character of that kind. FRIDAY-FACE. to be hanged. TO FRIG. drunk. FUBSEY. Garrick. FUDDLE. written by Mr. Brush to your froe. CANT. A woman's private parts. FRIGATE. Fuddle cap. a well-dressed wench. wife. Before. or . or jour maigre. i. TO FRISK. or drink. Drunk. and even long after the Reformation. in the farce of Miss in her Teens. strangled. Plump. FRUMMAGEMMED. FULHAMS. or bloss.
To simper like a furmity kettle: to smile. Bombast language. by Ben Jonson and other writers of his time. The Scotch greys are in full march by the crown office. To shuffle cards minutely: also. I was in a cursed funk. The mouth. or manual operation. also means to go awkwardly about any work. FUSTIAN. which are stuffed into a pipe: the cotton being lighted. sluttish woman. Aldermen. to smoke or stink through fear. TO FUZZ. FUNK. Red fustian. FULL OF EMPTINESS. Jocular term for empty. or look merry about the gills. Gift of the gab. an unnecessary to do about trifles. or GOB. FULL MARCH. I'll kick your fun. FURMEN. To fumble. A lazy fat woman. a hurry. FUSTY LUGGS. GAB. FUN. or trick. To smoke. a frowsy old woman. Do you think to fun me out of it? Do you think to cheat me?--Also the breech.high and low fulhams. TO FUNK. port wine. performed with assafoettida and cotton. CANT. either because they were made at Fulham. An old fussock. FURMITY. To funk the cobler. figuratively. or FROMENTY. A cheat. A beastly. Wheat boiled up to a jelly. the lice are crawling down his head. A confusion. to change the pack. FUSS. through the crannies of a cobler's stall. a facility . FUSSOCK. perhaps from being the abbreviation of fundament. a schoolboy's trick. FUMBLER. and the bowl of the pipe covered with a coarse handkerchief. An old or impotent man. the smoke is blown out at the small end. or from that place being the resort of sharpers. SCHOOLBOY'S TERM. To use an unfair motion of the hand in plumping at taw.
A bridle. observes he is a fierce-looking fellow. and fit for the lion. STRING. GALL. or freshwater sailor. the ring-droppers cheated the countryman at the fair. See RUM GAGGER. he next puts in the ribs or knees. also a pipe. that is. he accordingly places him at the head. GAGGERS. who appears dejected. or GOB. A fair. thereby to prevent his calling out for assistance. GALIMAUFREY. observes the lion is not gilt. a game formerly used at sea. to confess. A quart pot. and another the merchant or contractor: the builder first begins by laying the keel. GAGE. and on each side of. impose on the credulity of well meaning people. To blow the gab. by making a number of men sit feet to feet. GAG. one after another. which consists of a number of men laid all along on their backs. or a pint. An exclamation said to be derived from the Italian word cazzo. on which the builder . among other faults and objections. His gall is not yet broken. the keel: he now fixing on the person intended to be the object of the joke. nimble tongued eloquence. GAGE. or peach. head to foot. CANT. It being agreed to play at that game. one sailor personates the builder. A pipe of tobacco. A foolish fellow. GALLEY.of speech. GAFF. who by sham pretences. GABBY. in order to put a trick upon a landsman. representing the ribs. his arms being held or locked in by the two persons next to him. Building the galley. or FOGUS. GAD-SO. The drop coves maced the joskins at the gaff. TO GAFF. After several other dispositions. High and Low. To game by tossing up halfpence. the builder delivers over the galley to the contractor as complete: but he. An instrument used chiefly by housebreakers and thieves. A hodgepodge made up of the remnants and scraps of the larder. a saying used in prisons of a man just brought in. for propping open the mouth of a person robbed. and wonderful stories of their sufferings. Cheats. at right angles to. GAB.
or pickpocket. What rum gamon the old file pitched to the flat. or forward girl in the way of becoming one. To humbug. The toby is now a queer game. To deceive. GALLEY FOIST. Thin. perhaps like a galley slave. used in Devonshire instead of boots. at bawdy-houses. thrusts it into the face of the lion. GALLOPER. A nick namefor an apothecary. vexed. and gentlemen travel with little cash in their pockets. ill-shapped legs: a corruption of the French word jambes. Breeches. Any mode of robbing. GAME. Leathern cases of stiff leather. GALLIPOT. to rob on the highway is now a bad mode of acting. have you any girls? To die game. GAMON. Hurried. GALLORE. This observation is frequently made by thieves. GALLIGASKINS. Fancy gambs. runs to the head. The toby gill clapped his bleeders to his galloper and tipped the straps the double. or GOLORE. The highwayman spurred his horse and got away from the officers. To tell lies. GAMBLER. mother. GALLOWS BIRD. GAMES. GAME. and admit the leg. lewd women. A blood horse. Game pullet. how finely the knowing old fellow humbugged the fool. A hunter. GALLIED. also one that associates with them. of tricking. and dipping a mop in the excrement. Mother have you any game. Bubbles or pigeons drawn in to be cheated. Also. . the roads being now so well guarded by the horse patrole.name was at first jocularly given.or one of his assistants. they are fastened to the saddle. shoe and all: the . A grief. a young whore. sore or swelled legs. when he was sworn in at Westminster. A city barge. gamester. A sharper. to suffer at the gallows without shewing any signs of fear or repentance. over-fatigued. used formerly on the lord mayor's day. Plenty. GAMBADOES.
is empty. awkward young man or woman. . as the gamon and patter of a horse-dealer. GAP STOPPER. His garret.e. GAPESEED. A ludicrous ceremony. or UPPER STORY. the qualification of a voter is. A tall. pickpockets. As this brings a prodigious concourse of people to Wandsworth. It won't gee. the four feet of a sheep. the publicans of that place jointly contribute to the expence. GANG. 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). having enjoyed a woman in the open air within that district: the candidates are commonly fellows of low humour. I am come abroad for a little gapeseed. i. GANDER MONTH. which is sometimes considerable. GEE. during that time. sailor. thin. A gang of sheep trotters. The mouth or lips. Common place talk of any profession. or unfurnished. Cant. GARNISH. it does not suit or fit. An entrance fee demanded by the old prisoners of one just committed to gaol. a body of sailors. The penis. &c. to the place of execution.GAMON AND PATTER. he is a fool. A whoremaster. a knot of thieves. &c. Sights. husbands plead a sort of indulgence in matters of gallantry. or upper story. That month in which a man's wife-lies in: wherefore. GARRET ELECTION. GAN. GAOLER'S COACH. GAZEBO. GARRET. GAYING INSTRUMENT. on a hurdle or sledge. who dress themselves up in a ridiculous manner. GAWKEY. A hurdle: traitors being usually conveyed from the gaol. any thing to feed the eye. The head. An elevated observatory or summer-house. he has no brains. A company of men. it won't hit or do.
and in danger of remaining there for life: or. i. A highway robber. GIB CAT. gentlemen commoners not being deemed over full of learning. GELT. Giles's Greek: see ST.GELDING. GENTRY MORT. without credit. That is. GET. Aristotle says. castrated. GEORGE. without money. The cant language of thieves and gypsies. called Pedlars' French. without wit. whence they always return scratched. Also the mystic language of Geber. and without manners: some add another out. Omne animal post coitum est triste. A louse. GENTLE CRAFT. A gentlewoman. Brown George: an ammunition loaf. used by chymists.--Also. in gaol. GENTLEMAN OF THREE OUTS. stand and deliver. there commonly called Gilbert. GENTRY COVE KEN. CANT. CANT. one of his offspring. and out of spirits. because he makes a gentleman obey his commands. i. One of the gentle craft: a shoemaker: so called because once practised by St. GILES'S GREEK. An eunuch. GERMAN DUCK.e. Money. indicted. as melancholy as a he cat who has been caterwauling. Yellow George. A gentleman. GIBBERISH. Gibberish likewise means a sort of . GENTLEMAN'S MASTER. in gaol. and St. hungry. GERMAN. Haifa sheep's head boiled with onions. GENTLEMAN OF THREE INS. preter gallum gallinaceum. et sucerdotem gratis fornicantem. to which an anonymous author has given the following exception. As melancholy as a gib cat. In debt. Crispin. a guinea. The art of shoeniaking. an university joke.e. A gentleman's house. GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION. An empty bottle. or begetting. GENTRY COVE. GENTLEMAN COMMONER. One of his get. A northern name for a he cat. and in danger of being hanged in chains.
as in the sentence How do you do? Howg dog youg dog. said of a man and woman who cohabit as husband and wife. Every jack has his gill. To look rosy about the gills. and a woman's privities. open the door. GIGG. Newton and Dyot streets. GIBBE. To suppress a laugh. Dub the gigger. GIBSON. called also Slang. To join giblets. the turnkey of a jaol. St. to have a fresh complexion. ragged. GILES'S BREED. used to support the body of a coach whilst finishing. without being married. The abbreviation of Gillian. the grand head-quarters-of most of the thieves and pickpockets about London. Giles's Greek. said to portend gifts or presents. and Flash. every jack has his gillian. formed by inserting any consonant between each syllable of an English word. GILLY GAUPUS. GIGGER. To look merry about the gills: to appear cheerful. A latch.e. Fat. in which case it is called the gibberish of the letter inserted: if F. to hamstring an over-drove ox. A stingy man is said to be as full of gifts as a brazen horse of his farts. and saucy. To GIGGLE. or SIR JOHN GIBBON. Small white specks under the finger nails. if G. wanton women. fillip his nose.disguised language. or door. Giles's Giles's parish. Gigglers. GILL. Snitchel his gigg. also to copulate. a hog's snout. The cheeks. A facility of speech. figuratively used for woman. Pedlars' French. Grunter's gigg. vulgarly called a mad bullock. A two-legged stool. Gigger dubber. i. GILES'S or ST. or female mate. it is the F gibberish. A horse that shrinks from the collar and will not draw. A Scotch term for a tall awkward . are in St. the G gibberish. the cant language. GILFLURT. GILLS. A nose. GIFT OF THE GAB. To gigg a Smithfield hank. A proud minks. Gigg is also a high one-horse chaise. a vain capricious woman. GIBLETS. GIFTS.
where they open any bureaus or trunks they happen to find there. Quips. also money. To go gingerly to work: to attempt a thing gently. so called from the gilt or picklock key: many of them are so expert. Squinting. Softly. they will find means to open it. . GINGERBREAD. from the lock of a church door to that of the smallest cabinet. or RUM DUBBER. GILT. he is rich. where red cocks are called gingers. taunts. pretending business. See THINGAMBOBS. to the decorations of the sterns and quarters of West-Indiamen. A distiller. A spruce wench. Gilding and carving: these terms are particularly applied by seamen on board Newcastle colliers. bawbles. or JIMCRACK. and grated ginger. that. GINGERBREAD WORK. He has the gingerbread. in order to steal what is in the window. to be secretly displeased. GINNY. GIN SPINNER. GINGAMBOBS. A servant at college. gently. severe or biting reflections. Red haired: a term borrowed from the cockpit.fellow. An instrument to lift up a great. or cautiously. GINGER-PATED. or GINGER-HACKLED. A thief who picks locks. they contrive to get into private rooms. GIRDS. these go into reputable public houses. A nick name for one wearing spectacles. up stairs. GINGERLY. a gimcrack also means a person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances. CANT. GLASS EYES. also a man's privities. flour. GIMCRACK. tenderly. where. either in man or woman. Toys. To grumble in the gizzard. which they have the greatest joy in defacing. GIP from gups a WOLF. GIMBLET-EYED. GIZZARD. A cake made of treacle.
slippery. or GLAIVE. GLIM JACK. CANT. A Highland broad-sword. who stands between the speaker and the candle. to kiss a man whilst he sleeps: for this a pair of gloves is due to any lady who will thus earn them. To glim. GLUEPOT. GLOVES. to burn in the hand. CANT. A term used by bruisers to signify a man who will bear a great deal of beating. also fire. A window. Fire. A candlestick. Andirons. eyes. CANT. A candle. GLOBE. Persons begging with sham licences. Glaziers. GLIMMER. talkative. GLUM. GLUTTON. to make them a present or bribe. A parson: from joining men and women together in matrimony. a question asked of a lad or young man. GLIMFLASHY. and MORE. or fire. from the Erse GLAY. GLIMMERERS. great. CANT. or in a passion.-Is your father a glazier. Sullen. to steal goods exposed for sale. that he might make a window through your body. Smooth. CANT. GNARLER. GLIB. GLIM.GLAYMORE. If it is answered in the negative. A link-boy. Pewter. pretending losses by fire. or dark lantern. CANT. GLAZE. Eyes. the rejoinder is-I wish he was. . GLAZIER. to enable us to see the fire or light. used in housebreaking. Angry. One who breaks windows and shew-glasses. GLIMFENDERS. To win a pair of gloves. a sword. Glib tongued. CANT. A little dog that by his barking alarms the family when any person is breaking into the house. GLIMSTICK. CANT. GLIMMS. To give any one a pair of gloves.
Two giants. He who pays the reckoning. The mode. A bridle. GOGGLES. GLYBE. A pimp or bawd. The Queen's Head in Duke's court. He is quite the go. GO BETWEEN. GOG. To goggle. whether felony. GOING UPON THE DUB. THE. . making the beast with two backs. Bow street. the gin was called Arrack. or sings well. he is prime. Will you stand godfather. GOAT. also a bit or morsel: whence gobbets. are synonimous expressions. man or woman. because they name the crime the prisoner before them has been guilty of. repay you another time. Covent Garden. large prominent eyes. GO SHOP. A lascivious person. wide-mouthed. as. the fashion. CANT. i. copulation. or desirous of a thing. or one who speaks fluently. Eyes: see OGLES. petit larceny. Those who wheedle in chapmen for horse-dealers. when they hear the clock strike one. called Goes. Goats jigg. London. Goggle eyes. Going out to break open. All-a-gog. GOB. whose effigies stand on each side of the clock in Guildhall. GODFATHER. A writing. he is bang up. he is quite varment. and we will take care of the brat. The mouth. The go. or answers for the rest of thecompany: as. of whom there is a tradition. GOBBLER. on the first of April. impatient. A little short person. A turkey cock. that. GO BY THE GROUND. GOG AND MAGOG. anxious. to stare. Gift of the gob.e. &c. GOB STRING. large hats are all the go. houses. GOADS. The dash.GO. Jurymen are also called godfathers. they will walk down from their places. or pick the locks of. frequented by the under players: where gin and water was sold in three-halfpenny bowls.
called also a tom-turd-man. and night-man: the latter. be he ever so poor. where the heads of houses sit. and sometimes. a saying of a bashful or sheepish fellow. from that business being always performed in the night. GOLD FINDER. or some other game. according to the place where it is spoken: in the city it means a rich man.e. i. for whom the trap is laid. or St. is always sure to have a goose at his fire. Part of the Theatre at Oxford. a smoothing iron used to press down the seams. at an alehouse or tavern. this they pretend to have found. A goose. those gentlemen being by the wits of the university called sculls. GOOSE. and propose cards. GOLOSHES. A taylor's goose. A word of various imports. which they pick up in the presence of some unexperienced person. though but rarely. at a bagnio in Covent Garden. one who loves his pot or bottle. One who has commonly a purse full of gold. GOLLUMPUS. Sharpers who drop a piece of gold. . a virtuous man GOOD WOMAN.GOLD DROPPERS. GOOD MAN. Large leathern clogs. GOLDFINCH. Giles's. but without a head. for which purpose it must be heated: hence it is a jocular saying. GOODYER'S PIG. GOOSE RIDING. Goldfinches. represented on a famous sign in St. a vigorous fornicator. being suspended by the legs to a cord tied to two trees or high posts. GOLGOTHA OR THE PLACE OF SCULLS. whose neck is greased. an expert boxer. One whose employment is to empty necessary houses. never well but when in mischief. Like Goodyer's pig. A nondescript. as he saw them pick it up. A large. they invite him to a public house to partake of it: when there. as if by accident. guineas. in the form of a common woman. Giles's. Goliah's shoes. at Hockley in the Hole. clumsy fellow. He cannot say boh to a goose. two or three of their comrades drop in. and. when they seldom fail of stripping their prey. worn by invalids over their ordinary shoes. that a taylor.
GOTCH-GUTTED. CANT. eight legs. said of a person who. The pigs grabbed the kiddey for a crack: the officers. GOOSEBERRY WIG. GOOSECAP. Money. GOOSEBERRY. beg child beg. CANT. GRANNUM'S GOLD. Pot bellied: a gotch in Norfolk signifying a pitcher. chiefly gold: perhaps from the traffic carried on at that place. GOSPEL SHOP. A large frizzled wig: perhaps from a supposed likeness to a gooseberry bush. This has been practised in Derbyshire within the memory of persons now living. suddenly puts an end to a riot or disturbance. a man on horseback. i. A well dressed man. Corn. He played up old gooseberry among them. having horns grafted on his head. with a woman behind him. GOREE. live on one side and three on the other. GORMAGON. to seize any one's money. attempt to pull off the head: which if they effect. TO GOUGE. A silly fellow or woman. of the gentleman. three mouths. A monster with six eyes.a number of men on horseback. and a *** upon its back. GRANNAM. Mung kiddey. the goose is their prize. Cuckolded. which is chiefly for gold dust. To seize. A gentleman. by force or threats.e. GOOSEBERRY-EYED. To grabble the bit. GRAFTED. Mung the gorger. To seize a man. like boiled gooseberries. three arses. GORGER. four arms. To GRAB. To squeeze out a man's eye with the thumb: a cruel practice used by the Bostonians in America. Hoarded money: supposed to have . or large round jug. One with dull grey eyes. To GRABBLE. A church. seized the youth for a burglary. riding full speed. two tarses.
Go teach your granny to suck eggs. St. How ignorant the booby was not to perceive how the old sharper placed the cards in such a manner as to insure the game. grass: a physician. when they have no deeds to carry. How green the cull was not to stag how the old file planted the books. To bribe. . her eye. or any other trumpery. As great as shirt and shitten a-se. or gibberish. cant. found very successful in curing most disorders to which horses are liable. inexperienced. Eating a child. A surtout. I shall send him to Doctor Green. to give to a rich man. Greasy chin. said to such as would instruct any one in a matter he knows better than themselves. GREEN BAG. My horse is not well. Giles's Greek. GREEN. who died Nov. GRAVE DIGGER. Like a grave digger. GREEK. An attorney: those gentlemen carry their clients' deeds in a green bag. GRAPPLE THE RAILS. A covetous or voracious person. Handcuffs. the slang lingo. a treat given to parish officers in part of commutation for a bastard: called also. Young. To grease a fat sow in the a-se. GREAT JOSEPH. to bribe him. it is said. GRAPPLING IRONS. Blear-eyed. GREAT INTIMATE. 14. unacquainted. GREEN. one whose eyes have a running humour. To grease a man in the fist. GRANNY. CANT. Doctor Green. TO GREASE. An abbreviation of grandmother. A cant name used in Ireland for whiskey. also the name of an idiot. GREEDY GUTS. frequently fill them with an old pair of breeches. ignorant. i. and don't know which way to turn. and.belonged to the grandmother of the possessor.e. to give themselves the appearance of business. up to the a-se in business. famous for licking. GRAVY-EYED. or rather medicine. 1719.
To give a girl a green gown. to tumble her on the grass. A farmer who rents the tithes of the rector or vicar. GREGORIAN TREE. GREENHORN. whence probably they took the name: see BEN JONSON'S PLAYS. GREEN SICKNESS. A foolish grinning fellow. are at this time called grey beards. Old Mr. GREY PARSON. Grim. To grin in a glass case. GRINAGOG. just initiated into the society of bucks and bloods. GREY MARE. Earthen jugs formerly used in public house for drawing ale: they had the figure of a man with a large beard stamped on them. an undebauched young fellow. A farthing. granted a coat of arms. GRIM. THE CAT'S UNCLE. The gallows: so named from Gregory Brandon. a herald). a fellow as merry as a grig: an allusion to the apparent liveliness of a grig. a famous finisher of the law. or young eel. at Surgeons' hall. &c. GREENWICH BARBERS. to whom Sir William Segar. GRIMALKIN. Dutch earthen jugs. one who grins without reason. in Kent: perhaps they are styled barbers. A cat: mawkin signifies a hare in Scotland. A pensioner of Greenwich Hospital. garter king of arms (being imposed on by Brooke. &c. GREENWICH GOOSE. A novice on the town. Retailers of sand from the pits at and about Greenwich.GREEN GOWN. GRIN. from their constant shaving the sandbanks. used for smuggling gin on the coasts of Essex and Suffolk. An inexperienced young man. GREY BEARD. . The grey mare is the better horse. death. GRIG. A merry grig. GREENHEAD. said of a woman who governs her husband. The disease of maids occasioned by celibacy. BARTHOLOMEW FAIR. to be anatomized for murder: the skeletons of many criminals are preserved in glass cases.
by Admiral Vernon. GROGGED. GRUB STREET NEWS. Blind men. A horse. GRUMBLETONIAN. or spirits. Grog was first introduced into the navy about the year 1740. To save his groats. A carbuncle. or pimple in the face. To make foul or dirty. Rum and water. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. by every person standing for a degree. Victuals. Groggy. nine groats are deposited in the hands of an academic officer. He grumbled like a bear with a sore head. CANT. A grave. to grunt. to dine. A discontented person. Lying intelligence. which if the depositor obtains with honour. GRUNTER'S GIG. or complain of sickness. caused by drinking. A grogged horse. formerly the supposed habitation of many persons who wrote for the booksellers: hence a Grub-street writer means a hackney author. the gooseberry grinder. GROGHAM. TO GRUBSHITE. Gooseberry grinder. who manufactures booss for the booksellers. drunk. or groggified. GRUNTER. GROUND SQUIRREL. a foundered horse. to come off handsomely: at the universities. to prevent the sailors intoxicating themselves with their allowance of rum. A smoaked hog's face. GROG-BLOSSOM. A street near Moorfields. GRUMBLE. Ask bogey. to groan. to murmur or repine. GROG. A hog. Teeth. GRUB. SEA TERM. GROUND SWEAT. To grub. also midwives. the groats are returned to him. TO GRIND.GRINDERS. one who is always railing at the times or ministry. or pig. A hog. To grumble in the gizzard. GROATS. . the breech. GRUB STREET. GROPERS. ask mine a-se.
The throat. GUT SCRAPER. unfeeling person. GRUTS. but no bowels: said of a hard. GUTTER LANE. One easily imposed on. GUNDIGUTS. capacity. to be tied to a gun and flogged on the posteriors. Come. Clumsy: particularly applied to the ancles of men or women. Usurers who lend money to the gamesters. A simple credulous fellow. My great guts are ready to eat my little ones. which is easily taken. he is drunk: perhaps from an allusion to a vessel called a gun. a mode of punishing boys on board a ship of war. or any kind of hog's flesh. He has plenty of guts. More guts than brains. GUMMY. easily cheated. merciless. cheated. the swallow. A fiddler. a silly fellow. To gudgeon. He is in the gun. Docility. my guts curse my teeth: all expressions signifying the party is extremely hungry. Tea. An old Woman. or RUM GUMPTION. GULLGROPERS. GUTS. let us have no more of your gum. See RED LANE. A fat. my guts begin to think my throat's cut. GUNNER'S DAUGHTER. or TORMENTOR of CATGUT. or fall into a trap: from the fish of that name. GUTFOUNDERED. pursy fellow. GULLED. Pork. Exceeding hungry. CANT. A very fat man or woman. GUMPTION. GUNPOWDER. GUDGEON. Deceived. comprehension. GUTS AND GARBAGE. used for ale in the universities. the red lane. . and the legs of horses.GRUNTING PECK. imposed on. Abusive language. GUN. To kiss the gunner's daughter. bacon. GUM. to swallow the bait. GULL.
he repeats the following oath. and directing his face to the dimber damber. To guzzle. Gutting a house. GUY. A set of vagrants. One greedy of liquor. and that I will in all things obey the commands of the great tawney prince. GUZZLE GUTS. to the great disgrace of our police. called at Oxford a scout. to the great terror of the farmers. e. When a fresh recruit is admitted into the fraternity. to drink greedily. Jeering or ridiculing. the principal actor in the gunpowder plot. who were famous for their knowledge in astronomy and other sciences. They rove up and down the country in large companies. they artificially discolour their faces. they take very considerable contributions. a nick name for a lame person: St. Hopping Giles. find means to rob or defraud the ignorant and superstitious. See SCOUT. Liquor. GYPSIES. administered by the principal maunder. are suffered to wander about the country. To colour their impostures. eating it. Giles was the tutelar saint of cripples. . A college runner or errand-boy at Cambridge. and speak a kind of gibberish peculiar to themselves. See POULTERER. a new name is given him by which he is ever after to be called. GUZZLE. which is dictated to him by some experienced member of the fraternity: I. after going through the annexed forms: First. Stow the guy: conceal the lanthorn. clearing it of its furniture. GYBING. and. Any writing or pass with a seal. he is to take the following oath. GYBE. turkeys. do swear to be a true brother.GUTTING A QUART POT. and fowls. Crank Cuffin. and keep his counsel and not divulge the secrets of my brethren. A dark lanthorn: an allusion to Guy Faux. under the pretence of fortune-telling. who. They pretend that they derive their origin from the ancient Egyptians. from whose geese. or principal man of the gang. Taking out the lining of it: i. Gutting an oyster. or GILES. drinking it off. then standing up in the middle of the assembly. GYP. or JYBE. GYLES.
either by day or by night. or any one belongiug to us. together promiscuously. The canters have. it seems. which detestable union is farther consolidated by the above oath. entertaining one another all the time with songs in the canting dialect. nor will I suffer him. or tibs of the buttery. 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. but will defend him. and having made holes in the ground under some remote hedge in an obscure place. a tradition. As they live. and that their pretended derivation from the first Adam is a forgery. dommerars. or curtals. Their morts are their butchers. pailliards. to make themselves merry on the occasion. nor will I disclose any of our mysteries to them. it being only from the first Adam Tiler: see ADAM TILER. for while some are sent to break the ruffmans. so they lie. I will take my prince's part against all that shall oppose him. and pigs. and will bring her duds. jarkmen. patricoes. to be abused by any strange abrams. in every place whatever. I will not conceal aught I win out of libkins or from the ruffmans. rufflers. chickens. As for peckage or eatables. they can procure without money. that from the three first articles of this oath. worshipful fraternity (who pretend to derive their origin from the earliest times) borrowed both the hint and form of their establishment. grunting cheats. a general stock is raised for booze. I will not teach any one to cant. ducks (or mallards). hookers. bawdy baskets. clapper dogeons. the first founders of a certain boastful. or drink. or any thing else I can come at. who presently make bloody work with what living things are brought them. swaddlers. to bind them indissolubly from a separation. they drink more like swine than human creatures. but will preserve it for the use of the company. but observe and keep all the times of appointment. goblers. Lastly. according to the utmost of my ability. as much as I can. marjery praters. others are detached to filch geese. . they make a fire and boil or broil their food. hens. I will cleave to my doxy wap stiffly. and when it is enough. swigmen. as winnings for her weppings. or woods and bushes.I will never leave nor forsake the company. or any of us. or them. whip jacks. At the admission of a new brother. Irish toyles. for firing. against all other outliers whatever. fall to work tooth and nail: and having eaten more like beasts than men.
&c. or HAMCASES Breeches. while the wretches with imprecations. HALBERT. which they get. One who writes for attornies or booksellers. a saying of one promoted from a serjeant to a commission officer. He has been at Had'em. HACKUM. we lost a sailor. and. HAND. HABERDASHER OF PRONOUNS. and protestations. being commonly tied to three halberts. That by which they are said to get the most money. when young gentlewomen of good families and reputation have happened to be with child before marriage. when flogged. disclaim the thievery. while they are telling of fortunes. to be flogged a la militaire: soldiers of the infantry. A schoolmaster. are instantly conveyed from one hand to another. so the disgrace is kept concealed from the world. it is impossible to recover it.They stroll up and down all summer-time in droves. a bravo. set up in a triangle. if the child lives. and the money. till the remotest person of the gang (who is not suspected because they come not near the person robbed) gets possession of it. HALF A HOG. a slasher. said of one who has caught the venereal disease. HALF SEAS OVER. Captain Hackum. A high constable. HAMS. We lost a hand. or usher. HAMLET. a round sum is often bestowed among the gypsies. to be appointed a serjeant. To be brought to the halberts. Sixpence. A sailor. and Dexterously pick pockets. HACKNEY WRITER. oaths. in the strictest search. so that. and came home by Clapham. is. and as that is never heard of more by the true mother and family. A man's yard. silver thirribles. rings. Almost drunk. He carries the halbert in his face. with a fourth fastened across them. HAD'EM. for some one mort to take the child. HAIR SPLITTER. To get a halbert. it never knows its parents. A weapon carried by a serjeant of foot. Bear a . Cant.
and the value of that piece was settled by a proclamation of James I. was thus allotted: one shilling for the executioner. This. which. in advertisements. The true state of this matter is. To HANG AN ARSE. is said to have a hand-basket portion. and three halfpence for the rope. HANG IT UP. An eating house. are frequently. HANDSOME REWARD. the gibbet is commonly placed on or near the place where the crime was committed. He has a hank on him. HAND AND POCKET SHOP. A woman whose husband receives frequent presents from her father. or cheek by joul. make haste. an ascendancy over him. or a hold upon him. hanged on a gibbet. like other artificers.e. the hangmen of the present day having. that a Scottish mark was the fee allowed for an execution. HANGMAN'S WAGES. after execution. A thievish. or family. He is a handsome-bodied man in the face. HANG IN CHAINS. A vile. opposite: the same as tete-a-tete. HANDLE. Score it up: speaking of a reckoning. Persons guilty of murder. means a horse-whipping. Handsome is that handsome does: a proverb frequently cited by ugly women. HANG OUT. The cove flashes a rare handle to his physog. HANGER ON. the fellow has a large nose. Hand to fist. The traps scavey where we hang out. HAND BASKET PORTION. A dependant. HANDSOME. HANK. --N. a jeering commendation of an ugly fellow. desperate fellow.hand. Thirteen pence halfpenny. the officers know where we live. This refers to former times. A Smithfield hank. at thirteen pence halfpenny. i. or other atrocious crimes. or villainous appearance. To know how to handle one's fists. to which they are fastened by iron bandages. an ox. to be skilful in the art of boxing. B. To hang back. . where ready money is paid for what is called for. to hesitate. according to the vulgar tradition. raised their prices. HANG GALLOWS LOOK.
sometimes likewise called music. To hanker after any thing. CANT. A country fellow. a miserable. A hagged old woman. HANKER. loitering fellow: an allusion to the . passionate.e. my blind harpers. to dwell upon a subject. Stale beer. CANT. HARD. worn-out harlot. HARRIDAN. is said to be hard. hard fate. scraggy. and in a hurry.e. See BULL HANK. HASH. Close after him. to vomit. Precipitate. being represented with a harp on the reverse of the copper coins of that country. HARK-YE-ING. HANS IN KELDER. HARP. HARRY. CANT. He was running harum scarum. which requires washing down. To harp upon. HARUM SCARUM. a worn-out jade of a horse or mare. nearly sour. i. used in tossing up in Ireland: from Hibernia. a hard master. Harp is also the Irish expression for woman. CANT. Whispering on one side to borrow money. for which it is. in hoisting the copper. said of any one running or walking hastily. a saying of a slow. to have a longing after or for it. the child in the womb: a health frequently drank to breeding women or their husbands. HARMANS. he is drunk. tossing up. A constable. i. after they know not what. He has swallowed a hare. HARMAN. HARE. more probably a HAIR. A beadle. Jack in the cellar. HASTY. He is none of the Hastings sort. CANT. Hard also means severe: as. the Devil. fit to take her bawd's degree: derived from the French word HARIDELLE. or tail.rendered furious by overdriving and barbarous treatment. Have among you. an expression used in throwing or shooting at random among the crowd. HARMAN BECK. HARD AT HIS A-SE.--Old Harry. The stocks. To flash the hash.
Teeth. HEART'S EASE. HEAD RAILS. The top tilter of that gang throughout the whole army. HEARING CHEATS. or debt. HEATHEN PHILOSOPHER. is a common feat at wakes and fairs. and eaten with sugar and butter. HEARTY CHOAK. shilly shally. the word to look sharp. HAT. likewise the sellers of news-papers. a woman's privities: because frequently felt. HAVY CAVY. Figuratively. HAVIL. he will be hanged. Ware hawk. a punning allusion to the Act of hawkers and pedlars. A long thin face. HAWKERS. HAWK. HATCHES. Old hat. See PIGEON. doubtful. Gin. called OYSTERS: whence it is wit upon record. SEA PHRASE. To eat hot hasty pudding for a laced hat. who demands and receives contribution from all the pass banks in the camp.e. A sheep. CANT. HASTY PUDDING. CANT. He will have a hearty choak and caper sauce for breakfast. muddy road: as. or some other prize. Under the hatches. Oatmeal and milk boiled to a moderate thickness. Ears. Hawking. a bye-word when a bailiff passes. which is the first in season. One whose breech may be seen through his pocket-hole: this saying arose from the old philosophers. Wavering. distress. to ask the person so doing whether he has a licence. called also pedlars. Hawk also signifies a sharper. many of whom depised the vanity of dress to . To HAZEL GILD. in opposition to pigeon. a wet. an effort to spit up the thick phlegm. The way through Wandsworth is quite a hasty pudding. HEAD CULLY OF THE PASS. or PASSAGE BANK. Licensed itinerant retailers of different commodities. in trouble. HATCHET FACE. See WARE HAWK. i. To beat any one with a hazel stick.Hastings pea.
CANT. HEDGE WHORE. A lewd graceless youth. To he laid by the heels. HEDGE. To turn up his heels. a low beggarly prostitute. or hedged in. Out at heels. or wager. a furious scolding woman. CANT. A robber of hedges. a certain gain is secured. who is then said to be on velvet. To heave a case. so that. the Trojan hero. An illiterate unbeneficed curate. To heave a bough. to rob a booth. A small obscure alehouse. . is frequently called upon by the toast-master to take off his heel-tap. TO HEAVE. HEDGE ALEHOUSE. let what will happen. a vixen. See TERMAGANT and VIXEN. to secure a bet. A taylor's repository for his stolen goods. under a hedge. HEAVER. HELL CAT. bully. to turn up the knave of trumps at the game of all-fours. probably from such persons affecting the valour of Hector. worn. An itinerant harlot.such a point. HEELS. one naturally of a wicked disposition. To hector. by taking the odds on the other. HECTOR. by disposing of her favours on the wayside. a swaggering coward. HELL. laid on one side. called cabbage: see CABBAGE. as often to fall into the opposite extreme. a small dark covered passage. HEAVERS. A termagant. HEDGE PRIEST. The breast. to rob a house. or put in prison. who bilks the bagnios and bawdy-houses. HEDGE CREEPER. HEEL TAP. To rob. To make a hedge. HELL-BORN BABE. A peg in the heel of a shoe. taken out when it is finished. A person leaving any liquor in his glass. Thieves who make it their business to steal tradesmen's shop-books. a patrico. Little hell. by the person who takes this precaution. leading from London-wall to Bell-alley. to bully. to be confined. CANT. or diminished: his estate or affairs are out at heels.
To cross the herring pond at the king's expence. i. Bridport being a place famous for manufacturing hemp into cords. Young hemp. HELTER SKELTER.e. Drinking twice to the same person. One who has no settled place of residence. is said to be henpecked. The devil a barrel the better herring. HICK. CANT. the captain of which had his wife on board. Hickenbothom. to have been stabbed with a Bridport dagger. HEMPEN FEVER. A man who was hanged is said to have died of a hempen fever. HENPECKED. and HEN FRIGATE: the latter a sea phrase.HELL HOUND. A husband governed by his wife. HERRING GUTTED. similar to that of Mr. called also a SHE HOUSE. a corruption of the German . A woman. to be transported. Thin. in defiance of order. Cowardly. a ludicrous name for an unknown person. Mr. as a shotten hering. The Cambridge driver of the Telegraph. The sea. HEN. HERRING POND. A house where the woman rules. HEMPEN WIDOW. and the only tutor to whose precepts they attend. HERTFORDSHIRE KINDNESS. HEN-HEARTED. HERRING. A cock and hen club. A wicked abandoned fellow. a club composed of men and women. To run helter skelter. an ignorant clown. HICKENBOTHOM. supposed to command him. A country hick. One whose husband was hanged. HEN HOUSE. in Dorsetshire. Thingambob. HELL FIRE DICK. originally applied to a ship. HERE AND THEREIAN. all equally bad. Hickenbothom. The favorite companion of the University fashionables. an appellation for a graceless boy. HEMP. and. hand over head.
HIND LEG. to make a rustic bow. See SKULK. To kick out a hind leg. Confusedly mixed. or apprehended for some crime. with him.word ickenbaum. he is full of money. or cockloft HIGH PAD. HICKEY. To eat skylarks in a garret. A highwayman. to all which was added the saving cause of "unless you like it best. HIDEBOUND. and therefore does not chuse to appear in public. Sworn at Highgate--a ridiculous custom formerly prevailed at the public-houses in Highgate. i. HIGH FLYERS. to run away. to administer a ludicrous oath to all travellers of the middling rank who stopped there. CANT. but secretly skulks up and down. under the penalty of a bottle. never to kiss the maid when he could kiss the mistress. fastened on a stick: the substance of the oath was. To be on the high ropes. HIGH LIVING. HIGH SHOON. A country clown. is said to have a hidebound muse. and he. HIGH JINKS. HIGH ROPES. Tories. The party was sworn on a pair of horns. or pigeon. who. A gambler at dice. He plays at hide and seek. hickupping. Tipsey. or CLOUTED SHOON. To hike off. having a strong head.e. To lodge in a garret. It is high water. A childish game. a poet poor in invention. drinks to intoxicate his adversary. quasi. . to be in a passion. a saying of one who is in fear of being arrested for debt. never to drink small beer when he could get strong. HIDE AND SEEK. oak tree. with many other injunctions of the like kind. HIGH WATER. hard of delivery. Stingy. in return. HIGH EATING. HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY." The person administering the oath was always to be called father by the juror. HIGHGATE. HIKE. Jacobites. was to style him son. CANT.
interrupted. MY HONEY. A pack of cards. Bantering. HOBBY HORSICAL. or beer from the nob. one that is apt to be strongly attached to his systems of amusement. UNIVERSITY WIT. Impeded. HISTORY OF THE FOUR KINGS. joking an odd fellow. hinney is the general term of endearment. one nice or whimsical in his clothes.HINNEY. A man who is a great keeper or rider of hobby horses. Hoaxing a quiz. particularly a Northumbrian: in that county. To hobble. such as is given to children. said to have been called the nob. Will you hob or nob with me? a question formerly in fashion at polite tables. is called his hobby horse. to walk lamely. HOBBLEDYGEE. HOBBERDEHOY. HOB.e. called the hob. or HOBBINOL. HOB OR NOB. A country clodhopper: from the shoes of country farmers and ploughmen being commonly stuck full of . HOAXING. He studies the history of the four kings assiduously. In winter time the beer was placed on the hob to warm: and the cold beer was set on a small table. HOBBY. signifying a request or challenge to drink a glass of wine with the proposer: if the party challenged answered Nob. Half a man and half a boy. there was at each corner of the hearth. It also means a particular kind of small Irish horse: and also a wooden one. or study. A north country hinney. or CHILD'S BEST GUIDE TO THE GALLOWS. and behind it a seat. Will you have warm or cold beer? i. a clown. ridiculing. or grate. a lad between both. beer from the hob. they were to chuse whether white or red. a small elevated projection. Sir Posthumous's hobby. A pace between a walk and a run. HOBBY HORSE. This foolish custom is said to have originated in the days of good queen Bess. HOBBLED. a dog-trot. HOBNAIL. he plays much at cards. A man's favourite amusement. Will you have hob or nob? seems only to have meant. puzzled. so that the question. thus: when great chimnies were in fashion.
this has been by law made felony. Nonsensical words used by jugglers. HOCKING. He has brought his hogs to a fine market. HOCKS. HOD. A short clumsy person. or incantation. he is quite hocus. and is spoken ironically to signify the contrary. a saying of any one who has been remarkably successful in his affairs. ALL A-SE AND NO BODY. to snore: the noise made by some persons in snoring.hob-nails. The Devil ran over his face with hobnails in his shoes. either male or female. HODMANDODS. said of one pitted With the small pox. and even often clouted. or tipped with iron. a famous carrier of Cambridge. but never permitted them to chuse. A celebrated writer supposes it to be a ludicrous corruption of the words hoc est corpus. Brother Hod. called old hock. To hog a horse's mane. To drive one's hogs. an awkward or mean looking man or woman. . An irregular mixture of numerous things. HODGE. You have left the marks of your dirty hocks on my clean stairs. HOCKEY. he is quite drunk. a familiar name for a bricklayer's labourer: from the hod which is used for carrying bricks and mortar. by cutting the tendon of Achilles. being not much unlike the notes of that animal. who used to let horses to the students. A shilling. a frequent complaint from a mop squeezer to a footman. That or none. HODGE PODGE. to cut it short. from old Hobson. used by the popish priests m consecrating the host. on soldiers. A hog in armour. as a kind of charm. previous to their deceptions. HOCUS POCUS. HOBSON'S CHOICE. An abbreviation of Roger: a general name for a country booby. HODDY DODDY. or HOUGHING. always allotting each man the horse he thought properest for his manner of riding and treatment. Snails in their shells. vulgar appellation for the feet. is said to look like a hog in armour. HOG. A piece of cruelty practised by the butchers of Dublin. Also Hell Hocus is used to express drunkenness: as. See HICKEY. Drunk with strong stale beer. finely dressed.
watch. making his back a kind of step or ascent. always ride backwards. He was then hoisted on the shoulders of two strong fellows. as some conceive to increase the ignominy. commonly said of flesh somewhat tainted. it was placed on his head. Corruption of haut goust. may fall out of his pockets. had grounded their arms to rest a while. and carried round the arms. who leans his head against the wall. but more probably to prevent them being shocked with a distant view of the gallows. called the hoist. The last execution at Tyburn. as. in amputations. See REVERSED. to represent horns. and hold to be no robbery. HOITY-TOITY. an appellation given to the members of St. A hoity-toity wench. or flavour. HOIST. John's College. setting a man on his head. it stinks confoundedly. and consequently of this procession. surgeons conceal the instruments with which they are going to operate. three or four men of the same company to which the bridegroom belonged. that his money. high taste. the back part foremost. was practised by the officers on their brethren. in some regiments. Jonian hogs. was in the year 1784. HOG GRUBBER. a drum and fife beating and playing the pioneers call. the first time he appeared in the field after being married. these they pick up. romping girl. Criminals going to suffer. is. HOLBORN HILL. he was to take off his hat: this. was up that hill. but on this occasion styled the Cuckold's March. To go upon the hoist. seized upon him. filthy. to get into windows accidentally left open: this is done by the assistance of a confederate. unmannerly. To ride backwards up Holborn hill. Hoisting. HOGGISH. to go to the gallows: the way to Tyburn. since which the criminals have been executed near Newgate . HOGO. A mean stingy fellow.so that the ends of the hair stick up like hog's bristles. &c. it was thus managed: As soon as the regiment. thoughtless. a giddy. Cambridge. A ludicrous ceremony formerly performed on every soldier. and putting a couple of bayonets out of the two corners of his hat. Rude. It has a confounded hogo. HOISTING. among pickpockets. or company. named Round Heads and Cuckolds. the place of execution for criminals condemned in London. in passing the colours.
or other ligature. said of persons who are either in the extremity of friendship or enmity. I dare not call thee rogue for fear of the law. either kissing or fighting. left uncovered in paying it. . Dublin. The first month after marriage. SEA TERM. having the virtue to chase away the Devil and his imps. is common. a certainty. It was quiet a hollow thing. by the Holy Father (meaning the Pope). HONEST MAN.HOLIDAY. He hoofed it or beat the hoof. A poor honey. making an honest woman of her. i. a bad bowler. bound over the eyes. a knave. is termed. A holiday is any part of a ship's bottom. WITH NIX THE BUFFER. HOLY FATHER. HONEY MOON. if thou canst find any creditable person who wilt say thou art an honest man. HOOF. Patrick's Market. HOOK AND SNIVEY. go to a public house: the two well men make a bargain with the landlord for their dinner. foolish. goodnatured fellow. It is all holiday. but I wil give thee five pounds. to travel on foot. It is all honey or a t--d with them. HOLY WATER. according to the Roman Catholics. Blindfolded by a handkerchief. one of who pretends to be sick and unable to eat. HONEST WOMAN. Holy water. HOOD-WINKED. i. HOLY LAMB. hates him mortally.e.e. or other Irish blackguard. HOLLOW. said a quaker to an attorney. darkness. Blind man's holiday. A term frequently used by superiors to inferiors. and is carried on thus: Three men. or oath. See ALL HOLIDAY. A holiday bowler. night. or decided business. To beat the hoof. among whom the exclamation. every step of the way from Chester to London.e. A butcher's boy of St. a harmless. To marry a woman with whom one has cohabitated as a mistress. IRISH. As honest a man as any in the cards when all the kings are out. This rig consists in feeding a man and a dog for nothing. i. A thorough-paced villain. He loves him as the Devil loves holy water.
HOPPER-ARSED. HOOP. but each irritated by the strokes from the boy behind him. and every one does the same: at first the blows are but gently administered. at length lays it on in earnest. HORNS. To beat. An expression signifying that the story is not true. HOP MERCHANT. he strikes the boy before him. and each of them a rope.and when he is out of sight. a ludicrous address to a lame or limping man. I'll beat him or her soundly. HOPPING GILES. This was anciently practised when a ship was wind-bound. being naked to the waist. draws in his horns. TO HOP THE TWIG. sitting on her shoulder. in their right. A diminutive person. Mr. man or woman. HOOKEE WALKER. fingers. tricked. TO HOOP. Giles was the patron of cripples. being a pun on the word hop. I'll well hoop his or her barrel. or that the thing will not occour. might pick a pea out of her a-se. To run away. to retract an assertion through fear: metaphor borrowed from a snail. given by the boatswain to one of the boys. Over-reached. St. **** hooks. Churches dedicated to that saint commonly stand out of town. Having large projecting buttocks: from their resemblance to a small basket. To draw in one's horns. HOOKED. and retires to . many of them having been chapels to hospitals. A dancing master. See GYLES. that a pigeon. HOOKERS. lepers. CANT. an ancient marine custom. feed their pretended sick companion and dog gratis. She was such a-hop-o-my thumb. worn by husbandmen for containing seed corn. HOPKINS. caught: a simile taken from fishing. wait the signal to begin: this being made by a stroke with a cat of nine tails. when they sow the land. Hopkins. or is lame. HOP-O-MY-THUMB. called a hopper or hoppet. who on the apprehension of danger. See ANGLERS. called a nettle. To run the hoop. Four or more boys having their left hands tied fast to an iron hoop. See CAPER MERCHANT. &c. A jeering appellation given to any person who limps.
which consists in sending some raw lad. and threatening to kill them both. the 18th of October. even the gingerbread figures have horns. then a mean hamlet. HORN MAD. HORSE COSER. and the occasion of it. and having been out a hunting one day. the husband returning suddenly. or some other of our ancient kings. in the sense of bartering or exchanging. HORNIFIED. King John. is said to be horn mad. rambled from his company to this place. HORN WORK. A kiss with a loud smack. and to compound for his safety by a purse of gold. who does not cut or breed his horns easily. and march from thence in procession. A sermon is preached at Charlton church on the fair day. A person extremely jealous of his wife. surprised them together. who after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns. near Deptford. for the sale of horns. HORSE GODMOTHER. to Charlton. and a grant of the land from this place to Cuckold's Point. meet at Cuckold's Point. this fair was established. through that town and Greenwich. in this neighbourhood. It is added that. in Kent. on St. Also a cuckold. Luke's day. being at the palace of Eltham. and every sort of toy made of horn. or simpleton. when entering a cottage to inquire his way. Cuckolded. and all sorts of goods made with that material. with horns of different kinds upon their heads.his shell. to a neighbouring . A piece of Wiltshire wit. A temporary priapism. An annual fair held at Charlton. the king was obliged to discover himself. The vulgar tradition gives the following history of the origin of this fair. whom he found alone. HORN FAIR. The verb TO COSE was used by the Scots. also a bite. A large masculine woman. HORSE BUSS. It consists of a riotous mob. and having prevailed over her modesty. a gentlemanlike kind of a lady. Cuckold-making. and at the fair there are sold rams horns. HORN COLIC. A dealer in horses: vulgarly and corruptly pronounced HORSE COURSER. in memory of this grant. besides making the husband master of the hamlet. HORSE LADDER. he was struck with the beauty of the mistress.
the rogue was soundly lashed in bridewell. bounce. that he burns all the clothes off his back. HUCKSTERS. To lash. A romping girl. inns being in old English styled hostels. TO LET. HOUSE. TO HUE. to fire quick and irregularly. set up on the outside of a mansion: both supposed to indicate that the dolorous widow wants a male comforter. He is in hucksters hands. or TENEMENT. from the French signifying the same.farm house. The cove was hued in the naskin. egg. To reprove. to borrow a horse ladder. a noted bully. riot. i. HOYDON. HUBBUB. Itinerant retailers of provisions. HUBBLE DE SHUFF. Ale and brandy made hot. to finish a hay-mow. A widow's weeds. said of one who pawns his clothes to purchase liquor. HOT STOMACH. To stand the huff. HUG. Beer. or serve as a private soldier. TO HUFF. oat stealer. A captain huff. whose words sound like water bubbling out of a bottle. To fire hubble de shuff. He has so hot a stomach. in order to get up the horses. A meal without drinking. CANT. called likewise a caloon. HOT POT. ding. . To hug brown bess. Confusedly. or scold at any one. HOSTELER. He hugs it as the Devil hugs a witch: said of one who holds any thing as if he was afraid of losing it. Hosteler was originally the name for an inn-keeper.e. A hubble-bubble fellow. HORSE'S MEAL. to be answerable for the reckoning in a public house. or one thick of speech. also to bluster. HUBBLE-BUBBLE. made hot. a man of confused ideas. Also an instrument used for smoaking through water in the East Indies. he is in a bad way. HUCKLE MY BUFF. and brandy. to carry a firelock. OLD MILITARY TERM. or disturbance. also an atchievement marking the death of a husband. A noise. and hooker. or swagger. Confusion.
or HUMBUG. signifying holly. HUMMUMS.HUGGER MUGGER. or bathing house. thence also called a bladder . A humbug. HULVER-HEADED. A hum drum fellow. in the Norfolk dialect. and less of mystery. nothing ails him except low spirits. an over-grown clumsy lout. See PHARAOH. To deceive. TO HUM.e. called also stingo. a rapper. who (Bailey says) used to meet near the Charter House. also a set of gentlemen. in Goodman's Fields. An imaginary illness. privately. a hard and solid wood. also to delay. HUMMER. He has got the humdurgeon. HUGOTONTHEONBIQUIFFINARIANS. A great hulky fellow. HUM DURGEON. HUM DRUM. HUM BOX. Very old and strong beer. There is a great number of hums in the autem. HUMS. or fellow. A musical instrument made of a mopstick. The brethren of the venerable society of humbugs was held at brother Hallam's. hulver. a jocular imposition. and some packthread. or at the King's Head in St. the thickest part of his thigh is nearest his a-se. Having a hard impenetrable head. See STINGO. or be with difficulty brought to consent to any matter or business. or HULKING. Persons at church. A society existing in 1748. See RAPPER. there is a great congregation in the church. A great lye. a bore. or deception. or impose on one by some story or device. a dull tedious narrator. HUM CAP. HUMBUGS. to hesitate in speech. stout pharaoh. who had more of pleasantry. i. HULKY. than the free masons. A bagnio. HUMMING LIQUOR. To hum and haw. By stealth. a bladder. HUM TRUM. Double ale. John's-street. They spent their money in a hugger mugger way. without making an appearance. A pulpit.
and by other means terrifying any woman or person that may be in it. whereupon Hunt exclaimed loudly against his dog's obstinacy. how the turnkey beat the fellow with a bull's pizzle. howled so terribly as to disturb the whole village. HUNT'S DOG. A covetous miserable fellow. kept a mastiff. before he has emptied his former glass. who on being shut up on Sundays. HUNTING THE SQUIRREL. passing close to it. which consists in following a one-horse chaise. originally made perhaps out of a gourd. sometimes. refused to enter. a miser. An amusement practised by postboys and stage-coachmen. HURDY GURDY. so as to brush the wheel. will neither go to church nor stay at home. To hump. See HUMSTRUM. which is sometimes ludicrously called a humstrum. To jostle. Drawing in unwary persons to play or game. and hurdy gurdy. HUNG BEEF. A little humpty dumpty man or woman. A man whose turn comes for him to drink. the dog having perhaps formerly been whipped out by the sexton. a labouring man at a small town in Shropshire. or thrust. A kind of fiddle. also the name of a famous bear mentioned by Ben Jonson. HUNTSUP. CANT. One Hunt. a tin canister is used.and string. HUNCH-BACKED. A dried bull's pizzle. whilst his master went to church. Hump-backed. instead of a bladder. who would neither go to church nor stay at home. This shortly became a bye-word for discontented and whimsical persons. anddriving it before them. it is played on like a violin. He is like Hunt's dog. How the dubber served the cull with hung beef. is said to be hunted. HUMP. HUMPTY DUMPTY. HUNKS. sounded on the French horn. once a fashionable word for copulation. . or other instrument. HUNTING. a short clumsy person of either sex: also ale boiled with brandy. TO HUNCH. The reveillier of huntsmen. wherefore his master resolved to take him to church with him: but when he came to the church door.
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. JAPANNED. Ordained. To be japanned; to enter into holy orders, to become a clergyman, to put on the black cloth: from the colour of the japan ware, which is black. JARK. A seal. JARKMEN. Those, who fabricate counterfeit passes, licences, and certificates for beggars. JARVIS. A hackney coachman. JASON'S FLEECE. A citizen cheated of his gold. JAW. Speech, discourse. Give us none of your jaw; let us have none of your discourse. A jaw-me-dead; a talkative fellow. Jaw work; a cry used in fairs by the sellers of nuts. JAZEY. A bob wig. IDEA POT. The knowledge box, the head. See KNOWLEDGE BOX. JEFFY. It will be done in a jeffy; it will be done in a short space of time, in an instant. JEHU. To drive jehu-like; to drive furiously: from a king of Israel of that name, who was a famous charioteer, and mentioned as such in the Bible.
JEM. A gold ring. CANT. JEMMY FELLOW. A smart spruce fellow. JEMMY. A crow. This instrument is much used by housebreakers. Sometimes called Jemmy Rook. JENNY. An instrument for lifting up the grate or top of a show-glass, in order to rob it. CANT. JERRYCUMMUMBLE. To shake, towzle, or tumble about. JERRY SNEAK. A henpecked husband: from a celebrated character in one of Mr. Foote's plays, representing a man governed by his wife. JESSAMY. A smart jemmy fellow, a fopling. JESIUT. See TO BOX THE JESUIT. JESUITICAL. Sly, evasive, equivocal. A jesuitical answer; an equivocal answer. JET. A lawyer. Autem jet; a parson. JEW. An over-reaching dealer, or hard, sharp fellow; an extortioner: the brokers formerly behind St. Clement's church in the Strand were called Jews by their brethren the taylors. JEW. A tradesman who has no faith, i.e. will not give credit. JEW BAIL. Insufficient bail: commonly Jews, who for a sum of money will bail any action whatsoever, and justify, that is, swear to their sufficiency; but, when called on, are not to be found. JEW'S EYE. That's worth a Jew's eye; a pleasant or agreeable sight: a saying taken from Shakespeare. JIBBER THE KIBBER. A method of deceiving seamen, by fixing a candle and lanthorn round the neck of a horse, one of whose fore feet is tied up; this at night has the appearance of a ship's light. Ships bearing towards it, run on shore, and being wrecked, are plundered by the inhabitants. This diabolical device is, it is said, practised by the inhabitants of our western coasts. JIG. A trick. A pleasant jig; a witty arch trick. Also a lock or door. The feather-bed jig; copulation.
JIGGER. A whipping-post. CANT. JILT. A tricking woman, who encourages the addresses of a man whom she means to deceive and abandon. JILTED. Rejected by a woman who has encouraged one's advances. JINGLE BOXES. Leathern jacks tipped with silver, and hung with bells, formerly in use among fuddle caps. CANT. JINGLE BRAINS. A wild, thoughtless, rattling fellow. JINGLERS. Horse cosers, frequenting country fairs. IMPOST TAKERS. Usurers who attend the gaming-tables, and lend money at great premiums. IMPUDENT STEALING. Cutting out the backs of coaches, and robbing the seats. IMPURE. A modern term for a lady of easy virtue. INCHING. Encroaching. INDIES. Black Indies; Newcastle. INDIA WIPE. A silk handkerchief. INDORSER. A sodomite. To indorse with a cudgel; to drub or beat a man over the back with a stick, to lay CANE upon Abel. INEXPRESSIBLES. Breeches. INKLE WEAVERS. Supposed to be a very brotherly set of people; 'as great as two inkle weavers' being a proverbial saying. INLAID. Well inlaid; in easy circumstances, rich or well to pass. INNOCENTS. One of the innocents; a weak or simple person, man or woman. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. The inside of a **** and the outside of a gaol.
JOCKUM GAGE. A chamber-pot. To hit a joint in carving. CANT. JOB'S DOCK. A reproof. . To reprove or reprehend. JOB'S COMFORT. I'll lump your jolly nob for you. CAMBRIDGE TERM. A merry facetious fellow. to get on with a slow but regular pace. A jeering appellation for a north country seaman. JOLLY. i. A large head. JOINT. particularly a collier. who never flinches from his glass. of the lower order of the people in Northumberland. JOB'S COMFORTER. Any robbery. JOLLY DOG. Reproof instead of consolation. A he or jack ass: so called by a lady that affected to be extremely polite and modest. JOBATION. TO JOB. JOBBERNOLE. are called Job's ward. TO JOCK. and crowdy the chief food. metaphorically a stupid fellow. To put one's nose out of joint. To enjoy a woman. or JOLLY NOB. He is laid up in Job's dock. nor cries to go home to bed. JOCK. Bartholomew's hospital. a BON VIVANT. JOGG-TROT. I'll give you a knock on the head. One who brings news of some additional misfortune. jordan. To do a job. The apartments for the foul or venereal patients in St. To keep on a jogg-trot. A guinea. the operator must think of a cuckold. to commit some kind of robbery. The head. JOB. to rival one in the favour of a patron or mistress. who would not say Jack because it was vulgar. JOHNNY BUM. Jock being a common name. or member-mug. nor ass because it was indecent. in a salivation. or JOCKUM CLOY.JOB. The head.e. or CROWDY-HEADED JOCK. JOLTER HEAD. looking-glass.
A woman with two black eyes. It is said of the Irish women. To polish the king's iron with one's eyebrows. and under the pretence of offering their goods to sale. JORUM. A jugg. Iron doublet. To keep an ironmonger's shop by . My eyes how the cull sucked the blowen's jowl. that is. JOSEPH. whence arises the saying of an impudent Irishman. CANT. A woman's great coat. as the Irishman expresses them. IRISH TOYLES. joking.e. The dropcove maced the Joskin of twenty quid. A great blow. IRON. A countryman. A chamber-pot. A false witness. IRISH LEGS. to say they are loaded with fruit and timber.JORDAIN. that they have a dispensation from the pope to wear the thick end of their legs downwards. e. You are Josephus rex. See STONE DOUBLET. rob houses. he kissed the wench handsomely. The cheek. The ring dropper cheated the countryman of twenty guineas. or. Also. jocularly styled the Irish arms. to look out of grated or prison windows. Thick legs. if I come near him. IRISH EVIDENCE. IRISH APRICOTS. a prison. i. JOSKIN. a sheepish bashful young fellow: an allusion to Joseph who fled from Potiphar's wife. Irish assurance. or pilfer any thing they can lay hold of. I'll give him a blow with my staff. you are jo-king. close together. JORDAN. Potatoes. a bold forward behaviour: as being dipt in the river Styx was formerly supposed to render persons invulnerable. IRISH BEAUTY. Cheek by jowl. i. I'll tip him a jordain if I transnear. laces. Thieves who carry about pins. JOWL. or cheek to cheek. that he has been dipt in the Shannon. or large pitcher. It is a common joke against the Irish vessels. or staff. and other pedlars wares. so it is said that a dipping in the river Shannon totally annihilates bashfulness. IRONMONGER'S SHOP. the iron glass windows. potatoes and broomsticks. Money in general.
How the swell flashed his ivories. Persons who rob houses by getting in at the windows. ISLAND. the island is the rising bottom of a wine bottle. An iron-bound hat. a simile for a meagre or weasel-faced man. IVORIES. A rough road or lane. or any other accident. or dining-room jump. laced. JUG. A licence. before the bottle is quite empty. A punning appellation for a justice. Like an owl in an ivy bush. A picklock. KATE. SEA PHRASE. A round scolding bout. or SCRATCHLAND. He drank out of the bottle till he saw the island. JURY LEG. The jump. JUGGLER'S BOX. The engine for burning culprits in the hand. JUST-ASS. to be hanged in chains. IVY BUSH. a silver-laced hat. a mast for the day or occasion. it is a clever picklock. JUMPERS. the thief who ascended the ladder has no means of escaping but that of jumping down. Iron-bound. Also a set of Methodists established in South Wales. JUKRUM. See DOUBLE JUG. Teeth. 'Tis a rum kate. against the house intended to be robbed.e. JUNIPER LECTURE. with a large wig. which appears like an island in the centre. JUMP. .the side of a common. JUMBLEGUT LANE. It is so called. CANT. where the sheriff sets one up. A wooden leg: allusion to a jury mast. how the gentleman shewed his teeth. a species of robbery effected by ascending a ladder placed by a sham lamplighter. JURY MAST. i. should the lamp-lighter be put to flight. ITCHLAND. or very bushy hair. A JOURNIERE mast. which is a temporary substitute for a mast carried away by a storm. because. Scotland.
A bob ken. out of order. We kept it up finely last night. KEEPING CULLY. KELTER. Would I had Kemp's shoes to throw after you. D. where do you keep? i. the delinquent is drawn once. throwing an old shoe. Biting the ken. KEELHAULING. also a house that harbours thieves. CANT. Money. Out of kelter. where are your rooms? ACADEMICAL PHRASE. KEMP'S SHOES. Men employed to load and unload the coal vessels. under the ship's keel: ludicrously defined. TO KEEP IT UP. A punishment in use among the Dutch seamen.e. KENT-STREET EJECTMENT. when their tenants are above a fortnight's rent in arrear. or shoes. being by the vulgar deemed lucky. KEN MILLER. A horse. A house. KEEL BULLIES. A housebreaker.CANT. CANT. your daughter will not preserve her virginity. danced a morris from London to Norwich in nine days: of which he printed the account. but really for that of the public. a well-furnished house. William Kemp. Kemp's Nine Days Wonder. in which. KELTER. after any one going on an important business. as he supposes. A. Southwark. undergoing a great hard-ship. metaphor drawn from the game of shuttlecock. said to have been the original Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing. KEN. your tit won't keep. Mother. KEFFEL. robbing the house. or a bowman ken. BEN JONSON. To take away the street door: a method practised by the landlords in Kent-street. Perhaps Kemp was a man remarkable for his good luck or fortune. or oftener. Condition. To inhabit. KEMP'S MORRIS. &c. Lord. for his own use. order. TO KEEP. . intitled. WELSH. or KEN CRACKER. One who keeps a mistress. 1600. for certain offences. To prolong a debauch.
Jack Ketch. In open hall the tribute dunn'd. oath. a general name for the finishers of the law. sixpence. KICKS. pull off your breeches. has always entitled the operator to that distinction. When a person has perplexed his affairs in general. for we must have them as well as your money. And in his profits much abus'd. The addition of 'squire. it is the present mode. The predecessor of Dun was Gregory Brandon. that any bungler might put a man to death. and keep the money. Ketch had not long been elevated to his office. &c. when the office was filled by a famous practitioner of that name. A high kick. by which name it is mentioned in the prologue to Mercurius Pragmaticus.KERRY SECURITY. is a mark that he had beheaded some state criminal for high treason. we'll have them as well as your lour. for the name of his predecessor Dun occurs in the former part of this poem. 1641: This trembles under the black rod. and he Doth fear his fate from the Gregorian tree. Gregory Brandon succeeded Derrick. This officer is mentioned in Butler's Ghost. published about the year 1682. To do his office. a woman's breasts. KETCH. Such ignominy ne'er saw the sun. from whom the gallows was called the Gregorian tree. or hangmen. according to custom for time out of mind. page 54. in the following lines: Till Ketch observing he was chous'd. half-a-crown. KETTLEDRUMS. of whom his wife said. Tip us your kicks. or refund. tragi-comedy acted at Paris. or any particular business. Two and a kick. called by sailors chest and bedding. he is said to have made a fine kettle of fish of it. See DERRICK. an operation which. Mr. A kick in the . pledge. page 29: For you yourself to act squire Dun. ever since the year 1682. but only her husband knew how to make a gentleman die sweetly.' with which Mr. Cupid's kettle drums. KETTLE OF FISH. A kick. Bond. the top of the fashion. Dun is here dignified. Breeches. It is all the kick.
a strange whim or peculiarity. when cross-legged on their board. He kicked the bucket one day: he died one day. An odd kick in one's gallop. KICKERAPOO. The sneaksman kidded the cove of the ken. KIDDER. to send them to the colonies. a disturbance. called also spiriting: but now used for all recruiting crimps for the king's troops. To die. while his pall frisked the panney. and agents for indenting servants for the plantations. Disposition. NEGRO WORD. Breeches. Kidders are also persons employed by the gardeners to gather peas. KIDNAPPER. or errand-boys. KICKSEYS. of goods committed to their charge. principles. A child. also a hop or dance. KIDDEYS. KICKSHAWS.guts. who cut off the waistcoat pockets of their brethren. to be hanged. A little dapper fellow. in cant terms. pretending to take care of their parcels till they come back. KID LAY. thereby grabbling their bit. CANT. while his companion robbed the house. Taylors out of work. To amuse a man or divert his attention while another robs him. The girl is with child. To KICK THE BUCKET. or any other spirituous liquor. i. A forestaller: see CROCKER. The blowen has napped the kid. humour. . the thief amused the master of the house. KIDDY NIPPERS. or those of the East India company. To coax or wheedle. KID. these are. French dishes: corruption of quelque chose. Young thieves. said to be on the kid lay. KIDNEY. Dead. a dram of gin. a man of different principles. To kick the clouds before the hotel door. &c.e. A kick up. Rogues who make it their business to defraud young apprentices. by prevailing on them to execute some trifling message. TO KID. Originally one who stole or decoyed children or apprentices from their parents or masters. To inveigle. of an odd or unaccountable humour. Of a strange kidney. A man of a different kidney.
in the language of the Excise-office. KING'S PLATE. The prison of Newgate. cheat or cozen. or soldier who shirks his duty. The members of this club. a little man. Kinchin coes. KILL CARE CLUB. KISS MINE A-SE. or coes in slates. as Fielding observes. in Paternoster-row. Port wine. CANT. KING'S PICTURES. Kinchin morts. One of the king's bad bargains. let's bully the fellow. vulgarly pronounced a-kimbo. or CHEQUER INN. An old frize coat. keeping the elbows square. Let's kimbaw the cull. or ringleader of the gang of misrule: in the cant language called also the upright man. New still-burnt rum. he is dead. The skin of a large calf. young girls under the like circumstances and training. styled also the Sons of Sound Sense and Satisfaction. CANT. He is gone to kingdom come. a malingeror. KING OF THE GYPSIES. KINCHIN. the Castle-tavern. and sticking out from the body.KILKENNY. Kinchin morts. educated in thieving. To set one's arms a-kimbaw. very . is to rest one's hands on the hips. A little child. KING'S BAD BARGAIN. KING JOHN'S MEN. KILL PRIEST. money. beggars' children carried at their mother's backs in sheets. KING'S HEAD INN. also to beat or to bully. KILL DEVIL. IN NEWGATE STREET. orphan beggar boys. Coin. chief. KIP. An offer. An Ass. To KIMBAW. Kingswood is famous for the great number of asses kept by the colliers who inhabit that place. The captain. Kinchin cove. Fetters. KINGDOM COME. To trick. met at their fortress. eight score to the hundred: a saying of a little undersized man. He is one of king John's men. KING'S WOOD LION. an insolent bullying attitude.
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.frequently made. Kittle pitchering is often practised in confederacy. A knave of the first rate: a phrase borrowed from the dyehouse. to take his sticks. called grain. where certain colours are said to be in grain. Knave in grain is likewise a pun applied to a cornfactor or miller. but never. a sycophant. of one size. good meat roasted or boiled. Food. so called from his kit or cittern. or rather not suffering him to enter into. To seize one's kittys. KITCHEN PHYSIC. met at a house kept by one Christopher Cat. as being dyed with cochineal. A toy-shop. That part where the loaves have touched the oven. i. Effects. furniture. KIT-CAT CLUB. stock in trade. the main story. take all. CANT. The portraits of most of the members of this society were painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller. A kiss mine a-se fellow. to denote their superiority. . KNACK SHOP. the objections to which being settled. KNIGHT OF THE BLADE. to play to their scholars. The kit is likewise the whole of a soldier's necessaries. A little kitchen physic will set him up. which dancing-masters always carry about with them. the contents of his knapsack: and is used also to express the whole of different commodities: as. others are immediately started to some new particular of like consequence. KITTYS. A society of gentlemen. KITTLE PITCHERING. thus impeding. as he could learn. A dancing-master. take the whole kit. KNAVE IN GRAIN. by which the design is rendered less obvious. he has more need of a cook than a doctor. KNAPPERS POLL. who in the reign of queen Anne and George I. Here. KIT. KISSING CRUST. A bully. thence still called the kit-cat size. literally accepted.e. a nick-nack-atory. a small fiddle. A sheep's head. one relieving the other. eminent for wit and learning.
are supposed to be in the secret. to submit. A saying of any low pretender to precedency. to know the true merits or powers of each horse. Strong ale or beer. notwithstanding which it often happens that the knowing ones are taken in. to submit. or NEEDLE.KNIGHT OF THE POST. To knock a woman. . A coachman. TO KNUCKLE ONE'S WIPE. that he cannot untie with his teeth: i. KNIGHT AND BARROW PIG. To steal his handkerchief. A footman: from the variety of colours in the liveries and trimming of gentlemen of that cloth. A false evidence. that is. KNUCKLE-DABS. KONOBLIN RIG. more hog than gentleman. KNOWLEDGE BOX. one that is ready to swear any thing for hire. Sportsmen on the turf. KNOCK ME DOWN. KNOCK. To knock off. To knock under. A crew. A taylor. A great eater. KNIGHT OF THE SHEERS. a superior kind of pickpockets. Stealing large pieces of coal from coalsheds. The head. or fraternity. or KNUCKLE-CONFOUNDERS. To knuckle to.e. to have carnal knowledge of her. The head. gang. KNIGHT OF THE ROAD. He has tied a knot with his tongue. KNOB. KNIGHT OF THE RAINBOW. KNIGHT OF THE WHIP. KNIGHT OF THE THIMBLE. who from experience and an acquaintance with the jockies. Ruffles. Pickpockets who attend the avenues to public places to steal pocket-books. KNIGHT OF THE TRENCHER. See NOB. watches. he is married. A highwayman. A taylor or stay-maker. to conclude: phrase borrowed from the blacksmith. &c. KNOWING ONES. KNOT. KNUCKLES. stingo.
pretend illness. Pawned. Apples roasted and put into strong ale. I'll lace your jacket handsomely. Light or lewd women. To beat. A woman of the town. to keep back. Beating. Lamb pye. LADY DACRE'S WINE. The man has a blind or squinting eye. Lag last. LAMB'S WOOL. A man transported. A term of ridicule applied to men who being under sentence of transportation. a prostitute. A crooked or hump-backed woman. Water. LAMBSKIN MEN. TO LAG. LAID ON THE SHELF. Vagabonds lurking about the country who subsist by pilfering. To LAMB. LAG FEVER. LADYBIRDS. A buck of linen. The judges: from their robes lined and bordered with ermine. LADY. LAG. or LAND LUBBERS. LAMP. an impure. or who does not ciculate it in due time. LADY OF EASY VIRTUE. An eye. or LAMBASTE. The cove was lagged for a drag. to avoid being sent from gaol to the hulks. a beating: from lambo. To go up the ladder to rest. CANT. 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. LAGE OF DUDS. LAND. to be hanged. LACING. LAGE.LACED MUTTON. To drop behind. The cove has a queer lamp. Gin. A prostitute. . LADDER. The man was transported for stealing something out of a waggon. or LAID UP IN LAVENDER. LAND LOPERS. the last of a company.
LAW. one doing the duty without the pay of a corporal. Or else. signifying to give the animal a chance of escaping. Laid up in lavender. from the name of a writ. by the title of lansprisado. a servant or agent at court. To laugh on the wrong side of the mouth. a broken lance. or horseman. LATITAT. who receives a bribe for his principal or master. who being dismounted by the death of his horse. having the jaws of one emaciated by a too rigid observation of Lent. To give law to a hare. LANSPRISADO. i. LANTHORN-JAWED. a girl almost as slender as a lath. of a pregnant woman. to cry. pawned. . Highwaymen. A nick-name for an attorney. Also a lance. A boat. CANT.LAND PIRATES. slender. a man who has lost an arm. Dark lanthorn. LARRY DUGAN'S EYE WATER. Blacking: Larry Dugan was a famous shoe-black at Dublin. or deputy corporal. A lathy wench. LATCH. LAP. Formerly a lancier.e. LAUNCH. One who has only two-pence in his pocket. Butter-milk or whey. LARK. A piece of merriment. a crying out or groaning. that is. lenten jawed. or labour. Thin. Thin-visaged: from their cheeksbeing almost transparent. LARK. LAUGH. or lancepesato. Let in. served in the foot. The empty sleeve of a one armed man. I'll make him laugh on the wrong (or t'other) side of his mouth. by not setting on the dogs till the hare is at some distance. A fellow with a lank sleeve. LAVENDER. LATHY. The delivery. People playing together jocosely. a sporting term. LANK SLEEVE. it is also more figuratively used for giving any one a chance of succeeding in a scheme or project.
like the leaf of a table. or. IRISH TERM. who laid down his budget to f--t. LAZY MAN'S LOAD. An ancient ceremonial said to constitute a military marriage. who leaned against the wall to bark. A dunghill about London. to hide. i. TO LEAK. company repeated these words: Leap rogue. to be hanged: criminals in Dublin being turned off from the outside of the prison by the falling of a board. LAYSTALL. and moving on a hinge. LAY. To play least in sight. Apt to blab. one who cannot keep a secret is said to be leaky. A sword being laid down on the ground. and the parties were ever after considered as man and wife. when the corporal or serjeant of the. And then you are married for evermore. To go off with the fall of the leaf.LAWFUL BLANKET. propped up. LEAPING OVER THE SWORD. CANT. and jump whore. LEAST IN SIGHT. An instrument like a pair of tongs. Enterprize. for old or very fat people to take any thing from the ground without stooping. is stored. Lazy people frequently take up more than they can safely carry. on which the soil brought from necessary houses is emptied. To make water. or make one's self scarce. where the old gold collected at weddings by the Tom t--d man. the parties to be married joined hands. LAZY. the drum beating a ruffle. A wife. or attempt: to be sick of the lay. As lazy as the tinker. he is in danger. LEAF. As lazy as Ludman's dog. Whereupon the happy couple jumped hand in hand over the sword. . to save the trouble of coming a second time. It also means a hazard or chance: he stands a queer lay. LAZYBONES. keep out of the way.e. pursuit. LEAKY. in more technical terms.
but in reality only deal in old shop-keepers or damaged goods. LICKSPITTLE. To lift . To lie together. CANT. LEGGERS. you won't miss--. A whim of the amorous kind. A good hand at a dead lift. On one's guard. A parasite. To fight at the leg. cheats who pretend to sell smuggled goods. or a woman greatly his inferior. to be saddle sick. To give leg-bail and land security. To give one a lift. to bow.LEATHER. LENTEN FARE. To lose leather. stupid. he gave her his left hand. or. out of the common way. an allusion to an ancient German custom. when a man married his concubine. A concubine. and licked him neatly. CANT. a good hand upon an emergency. If you lick me all over. LEERY. a woman who has had a bastard. Jack tumbled into a cow t--d. LEFT-HANDED WIFE. as the Scotch express it. To leather also meant to beat.--I'll lick you! the dovetail to which is. is said to have broken a leg. I'll give you a good stroke or blow on the face. Leathern conveniency. CANT. LIBBEGE. LIBBEN. LIFT. LIBKEN. and nastied his best clothes. I'll give you a good lick o' the chops. or talebearer. CANT. To beat. to run away. TO LICK. A house to lie in. To make a leg. LEG. to assist. also to wash. A private dwelling-house. Spare diet. LETCH. or to paint slightly over. perhaps originally with a strap: I'll leather you to your heart's content. Sham leggers. for which his father stept up. To break a leg. to be galled with riding on horseback. Leatherheaded. term used by quakers for a stage-coach. according to which. A priest or parson. A bed. TO LIB. to take unfair advantages: it being held unfair by back-sword players to strike at the leg. LEVITE. See PEERY.
A flash of lightning. A diminutive man or woman: from Gulliver's Travels. LIG.one's hand to one's head. An inferior or pettyfogging attorney. A phrase used by thieves when the officers or turnkeys are examining their countenance. LIFTER. LIGHT-FINGERED. To LINE. one who is apt. written by Dean Swift. A soldier of the light infantry company. by the flying up of her heels. A prison. A bed. A crutch. LIGHT TROOPS. LIMBS. A term for the act of coition between dog and bitch. where an imaginary kingdom of dwarfs of that name is described. LIGHT-HEELED. LIKENESS. LIGHT BOB. LIGHT HOUSE. A man with a red fiery nose. See LIB. the light troops are in full march. LILY SHALLOW. LIMB OF THE LAW. CANT. As the traps are taking our likeness. a glass of gin. Swift in running. LIFT. the lice are crawling about. LINE OF THE OLD AUTHOR. Lice. &c. Gin. to fall flat on her back. the officers are attentively observing us. LIMBO. to drink to excess. or to drink drams. LIGHTNING. A chimney-sweeper. A dram of brandy. A light-heeled wench. confinement. the same. . The day. LTGHTMANS. LILY WHITE. apt to pilfer. LILIPUTIAN. (WHIP SLANG) A white driving hat. Duke of limbs. To lift or raise one's elbow. a tall awkward fellow. a willing wench. Thievish. See SHOPLIFTER.
flat to his face with the thumb. To humbug. To liquor one's boots. LITTLE CLERGYMAN. on the first of April. to see the lions washed. to divert his attention by a ridiculous or absurd story. LIVE STOCK. to act the ciceroni: an allusion to Westminster Abbey. to rob a till. or in trouble. To shew the lions and tombs. to be in a disagreeable situation. A small dark cell in Guildhall. to point out the particular curiosities of any place. LITTLE SNAKESMAN. A till in a tradesman's shop. LINEN ARMOURERS. LOAF. The parlezvous lingo. in order to work himself through the narrow passage. An outlandish lingo. . LION. the French language. Taylors.LINE. to squeeze the nose of the party tipped. 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. To frisk a lob. a foreign tongue. and then opens the door for his accomplices: he is so called. to the Tower-ditch. LITTLE EASE. LIQUOR. To tip the lion. A young chimney-sweeper. Lice or fleas. A term used by sailors. A little boy who gets into a house through the sink-hole.e. To get a man into a line. LIVE LUMBER. to signify all landsmen on board their ships. Wapping. To be in bad loaf. See FLASH PANNEY. to administer the extreme unction. where the tombs and lions are shewn. A lion is also a name given by the gownsmen of Oxford to an inhabitant or visitor. London. to drink before a journey: among Roman Catholics. from writhing and twisting like a snake. LOB. LINGO. i. Language. LITTLE BREECHES. A familiar appellation used to a little boy. and the Tower. It is a standing joke among the city wits to send boys and country folks. LITTLE BARBARY.
An hospital for venereal patients. A nick name for a soldier. LOBONIAN SOCIETY. which are of a bluish black. from the colour of his clothes. I must try that scheme. A scheme. and had made himself a retreat by means of a trap door at the bottom of his pulpit. A house to lie in: also a lodging. composed of salt beef. A large relaxed penis: also a dull inanimate fellow. LOB'S POUND. from whence they could not find their way out. for a churchman to become a soldier: lobsters. and secreting some of the change. Once being pursued by the officers of justice. A society which met at Lob Hall. LOCK HOSPITAL. Norton Falgate. LOBCOCK. A nick name for the surgeon's servant on board a man of war. at the King and Queen. who used to hold forth when conventicles were prohibited. Character. He stood a queer lock. I must fight that lock. well peppered. biscuit and onions. he bore but an indifferent character. Going on the lob. and stewed together. which is called loblolley. Dr. by order of Lob the great. sometimes for the surgeon himself: from the water gruel prescribed to the sick. in his notes on Hudibras. going into a shop to get change for gold. being made red by boiling. .LOB. explains it to allude to one Doctor Lob. but calling to some of their companions. swore they had got into Lob's Pound. LOCK. I will not make a lobster kettle of my ****. A prison. LOBSTER. a reply frequently made by the nymphs of the Point at Portsmouth. To boil one's lobster. LOBKIN. when requested by a soldier to grant him a favour. as well as the receptacle for them. A lock is also a buyer of stolen goods. a dissenting preacher. till they got into a dark cell. LOCK. LOBLOLLEY BOY. they followed him through divers subterraneous passages. a mode. LOBSCOUSE. Grey. A dish much eaten at sea.
LONG STOMACH. A loggerhead is also a double-headed. a great price. LONG SHANKS. LONG ONE. LOLLPOOP. or stupid fellow. he has been salivated. Great. . A long-legged person. Mother's loll. To lean with one's elbows on a table. where they practise every species of imposition and extortion with impunity. Sweet lozenges purchased by children. or bar shot of iron. a term used by poachers. A long price. LONG MEG. or rather trundling. A spunging house.LOCK UP HOUSE. LOLLIPOPS. LONG GALLERY. LOLL TONGUE. or rather trepan. LOCKERAM-JAWED. A lazy. To go to loggerheads. Loquacious. LONG. He is as long-tongued as Granny: Granny was an idiot who could lick her own eye. called Long Meg of Westminster. A key. idle drone. a favourite child. LOMBARD FEVER. A hare. Also houses kept by agents or crimps. A jeering name for a very tall woman: from one famous in story. He has been playing a game at loll tongue. LOLL. i. men to serve the East India or African company as soldiers. LOGGERHEAD. and the reader by repeating it makes himself the third. A voracious appetite. to which they convey the persons they have arrested. the mother's darling.e. See GRANNY. the dice the whole length of the board. not able to keep a secret. to fall to fighting. a public house kept by sheriff's officers. who enlist. Sick of the lombard fever. of the idles. Thin-faced. or lanthorn-jawed. TO LOLLOP. LOCKSMITH'S DAUGHTER. We three loggerheads be: a sentence frequently written under two heads. A blockhead. LONG TONGUED. See LANTHORN JAWED. Throwing.
He loped down the dancers. A gentleman's companion. An opening. for he has got his knapsack at his back. Uneven. Thirteen pence halfpenny. that the title of lord was first given to deformed persons in the reign of Richard III. Looking like a simpleton.' adds a by-stander. A bastard.' 'Don't abuse the gemman. 'you have the drum at your back. LOOKING-GLASS. ignorant fellow. or LOUT. LOOKING AS IF ONE COULD NOT HELP IT. having one side larger or heavier than the other: boys' paper kites are often said to be lop-sided. or member mug. He will never louse a grey head of his own. but it is more probably derived from the Greek word [GREEK: lordos]. LOUSE. For the good of the loo. 'Did you come straight from home? if so. tedious sermons. A crooked or hump-backed man. . An awkward. you have got confoundedly bent by the way. A long-winded paymaster. LORD. A chamber pot. jordan. 'he has been grossly insulted already. from several persons labouring under that misfortune being created peers by him. or means of escape. don't you see his back's up?' Or someone asks him if the show is behind. LOON. a method of evading it.' Another piece of vulgar wit is let loose on a deformed person: If met by a party of soldiers on their march. one who preached long. LOOPHOLE. A country bumkin. A long-winded parson. or as if one could not say boh! to a goose. LOONSLATE. LOP-SIDED. LOOBY. he ran down stairs. These unhappy people afford great scope for vulgar raillery. 'because I see. crooked. one of them observes that that gentleman is on his march too. such as. he will never live to be old. It is said in the British Apollo. TO LOPE. to run away. one who takes long credit. LOO. for the benefit of the company or community. To leap. or clown. LOVE BEGOTTEN CHILD. To find a loophole in an act of parliament.LONG-WINDED. i.' adds he.e.
or LOW WATER. LOUSE HOUSE. Cant. . A black bag worn to the hair or wig. To tread in a surreverence. LOUSE LADDER. Ludgate prison. Ears or wattles. or GOOD LUCK. Money. Cant. to be bewrayed: an allusion to the proverb. LOWRE. or gossiping shop. An awkward fellow: a name given by sailors to landsmen. A footpad. LUBBER. LOW PAD. LUMBER. LOUSE TRAP. LUMB. LUCK. A house appropriated by thieves for the reception of their stolen property. LOW TIDE. LOUSE BAG. LULLABY CHEAT. Stealing oxen or cows. LUMBER HOUSE. Cant. Cant. Thieves who steal wet linen. A loitering place. LUMBER TROOP. or any other place of confinement.LOUNGE. A clumsy stupid fellow. Live lumber. LUGS. LOWING RIG. When there is no money in a man's pocket. LULLIES. Too much. LOUT. cage. soldiers or passengers on board a ship are so called by the sailors. Wet linen. An infant. Sh-tt-n luck is good luck. LOUSE LAND. A small toothed comb. The round house. LULLY TRIGGERS. See WATTLES. LUD'S BULWARK. A club or society of citizens of London. Scotland. A stitch fallen in a stocking.
. He has'got a lumping penny-worth. To be transported. MACCARONI. See CUNDUM. An Italian paste made of flour and eggs. MACHINES. and got very drunk. Persons who contract to unload ships. LUMPING. a cheat. urine. long-backed. a great quantity for the money. TO LUSH. a bargain. To beat. to be left in a scrape. frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. LURCHER. LURCHED. To drink. Strong beer. Phillips's ware. was supposed a member of that club. and by contraction styled a Maccaroni. LUN. Those who lose a game of whist. the dashing lads went on a party of pleasure. without scoring five. are said to be lurched. and got bloody lushey. The rolling kiddeys hud a spree. whence a man foppishly dressed. Mrs. or his setter. A lurcher of the law. LYE. A bawd: from the French maquerel. also thieves who lurk about wharfs to pilfer goods from ships. lighters. To LUMP THE LIGHTER. Great. instituted by some of the most dressy travelled gentlemen about town. LURRIES.To LUMP. LUSHEY. who led the fashions. watches. LURCH. called the Maccaroni Club. Chamber lye. Mackerelbacked. A swindler. Money. MACE COVE. Drunk. also to include a number of articles under one head. MACKEREL. a sharper. Also a fop: which name arose from a club. On the mace. or other moveablcs. A lumping penny worth. &c. rings. LUMPERS. a bum bailiff. to live by swindling. LUSH. to be abandoned by one's confederates or party. To be left in the lurch. Harlequin.
A rogue that counterfeits madness. A bottle containing two quarts of wine. likewise an awkward woman. CANT. MAKE WEIGHT. MADGE. MAHOMETAN GRUEL. also a figure set up in a garden to scare the birds. MALMSEY NOSE. MAGGOT BOILER. a kept mistress. One in a dismal garb. Whimsical. MAKE. CANT. A small candle: a term applied to a little slender man. also a parcel of rags fastened to the end of a stick. MAIDEN SESSIONS. The private parts of a woman. . MALINGEROR. A whore. rich in carbuncles and rubies. A red pimpled snout. MADGE CULLS. MALKINTRASH. The cove's so scaly. A halfpenny. evades his duty. A sessions where none of the prisoners are capitally convicted. that he would rob a scare-crow of his old wig. See SCOTCH PINT. MAGNUM BONUM. MAGGOTTY. A kept madam.MAD TOM. otherwise an Abram Man. A rake. Stolen. A general name for a cat. MADAM RAN. Sodomites. MADE. CANT. Coffee: because formerly used chiefly by the Turks. MAGG. MAN OF THE TOWN. a debauchee. capricious. A halfpenny. he'd spice a malkin of his jazey: the fellow is so mean. under pretence of sickness. A military term for one who. to clean an oven. MADAM. or TOM OF BEDLAM. MALKIN. CANT. or MAULKIN. A tallow-chandler. CANT.
SEA WIT. MARRIAGE MUSIC. A woman's commodity. A spoil sport. To bring any one down on his marrow bones. borrowing of one man to pay another. He first disciplined the French infantry. CANT. (CAMBRIDGE. He has found a mare's nest. MARE'S NEST. The squalling and crying of children. A horse racer. An empty bottle: marine officers being held useless by the seamen. and is laughing at the eggs. A hen. MARTINET. on marriages. and regulated their method of encampment: he was killed at the siege of Doesbourg in the year 1672.MAN OF THE TURF. MAN. MARPLOT. Liquors prepared from materials of English growth. elections. i. A knowing man. or jockey. A military term for a strict disciplinarian: from the name of a French general. .e. famous for restoring military discipline to the French army. MARRIED. riding skimmington. i. in order to be conveyed to gaol. said of one who laughs without any apparent cause. but this seems rather farfetched. MARGERY PRATER. The knees. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. As a man of Emanuel--a young member of Emanuel. MARINE OFFICER.e. the bones bent in honour of the Virgin Mary. and other public or joyous occasions. are in the cant language said to be married together.) Any undergraduate from fifteen to thirty. MAN TRAP. MARROWBONES. to make him beg pardon on his knees: some derive this from Mary's bones. Marrow bones and cleavers. principal instruments in the band of rough music: these are generally performed on by butchers. MANOEUVRING THE APOSTLES. Persons chained or handcuffed together. MAN OF THE WORLD. MANUFACTURE. or on board the lighters for transportation.
MAULED. TO MELT. and then it is not worth a f--t. Asking or begging. Fam the mawley. sufficient to provoke vomiting. The sugar-stick. vulgarly called an open a-se. To spend. MEALY-MOUTHED. MAY BEES. A vulgar slattern. to counterfeit a broken arm by a fall from a scaffold. May bees don't fly all the year long. A gardener. Crying drunk: perhaps from Mary Magdalene. or arbor vitae. Almost drunk. A hand. MAUNDERING BROTH. called Maudlin. MAUDLIN DRUNK. Over-modest or backward in speech. Tip us your mawley. MAWLEY. . MASTER OF THE ROLLS. A sham sore above the elbow. with me. the gentleman spent a couple of crowns upon us. A fruit. Gin. MASTER OF THE MINT. It may be. of which it is more truly than delicately said. One who pawns his clothes to purchase liquor. who is always painted in tears. MASTER OF THE WARDROBE. CANT: MAWKES. Will you melt a borde? will you spend a shilling? The cull melted a couple of decusses upon us. MEDLAR. MATRIMONIAL PEACE-MAKER. Scolding. shake hands. MAW-WALLOP. MAX. or soundly beaten.MASON'S MAUND. A filthy composition. shake hands. an answer to any one who prefaces a proposition with. MELLOW. Extremely drunk. that it is never ripe till it is as rotten as a t--d. MELTING MOMENTS. MAUNDING. A baker. A fat man and woman in the amorous congress.
Bartholomew Lane. companion or comrade. Also a society held at the Fountain Tavern. MESS JOHN. so called from having straw stuck in their shoes to distinguish them. and thereby obtaining a confirmation of their ancient privileges. MERRYMAN. The jack pudding. One who eats at the same mess.D. MEMBER MUG. The inhabitants of Kent are divided into Kentish men and men of Kent. Michael. . To fetch mettle. the whole appearing like a moving wood. Hired bail.CANT. Mettle is also figuratively used for courage. a term used by gaolers. MILCH COW. METTLE. A knowing man. MERRY-BEGOTTEN. Both ends of the busk. the act of self pollution. for prisoners who have money and bleed freely. A chamber pot. MESSMATE. who are said to have met the Conqueror in a body. Men born east of the river Medway. One who is easily tricked out of his property. MERKIN. MERRY A-SE CHRISTIAN. MEN OF KENT. Counterfeit hair for women's privy parts. MEN OF STRAW. Bold. usually dressed in a party-coloured coat. A bastard. MAN OF THE WORLD. your head's on fire. courageous. MICHAEL. TO MILK THE PIGEON. A whore. To endeavour at impossibilities. or zany of a mountebank. 1743. MIDSHIPMAN'S WATCH AND CHAIN. A Scotch presbyterian teacher or parson. See HYP. METTLESOME. MERRY ANDREW. MILK AND WATER. each carrying a green bough in his hand. The semen. or MR. Hip. See BAILEY'S DICT. jester. A sheep's heart and pluck. A.
or kill. MISH. A mint of money. A little man or woman: also the smallest sort of pin. MISS. also to break. also a necessary house. MINE UNCLE'S. CANT.MILLING COVE. I'll mill your glaze. An answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is wanted. A miss or kept mistress. or petticoat. The monosyllable. MINT. Bailiffs. smock. A chisel. MITE. common phrase for a large sum. when they leave their wives soon after the honey moon. MIX METAL. A shirt. MINIKIN. CANT. A pawnbroker's shop. . A silversmith. a harlot. MILL LAY. To rob. or Philistines. MINE A-SE ON A BANDBOX. Gold. a man with his wife on his back. To mill a ken. How the milling cove served the cull out. To mill doll. MISS LAYCOCK. Young chimney sweepers. MOABITES. MISCHIEF. MINOR CLERGY. to rob a house. MILLER. or sheet. i. beat out. A murderer. To MILL.e. I'll beat out your eye. A nick name for a cheesemonger: from the small insect of that name found in cheese. MILL. pawned. just as a bandbox would be if used for a seat. to kill a sheep. to beat hemp in bridewell. To mill a bleating cheat. A boxer. A man loaded with mischief. A coat. how the boxer beat the fellow. New-married men are also said to go to their uncle's. MISH TOPPER. To force open the doors of houses in order to rob them. Carried to my uncle's.
A rogering bout. or any others not in the army. MONEY DROPPERS. MONKEY. by means of a straw. and by way of giving him a share of their good luck. MOLL PEATLY'S GIG. or mechanic. commonly applied to little children: as. To suck the monkey. from the mohair buttons worn by persons of those descriptions. A man in the civil line. Half. to suck or draw wine. Cheats who drop money. which are therefore white or faint. those letters where the ink has failed touching the type. M. A hanger on among cheats. MOLLY. A girl's private parts. MOLL THOMPSON'S MARK. A wench. Who put that monkey on horseback without tying his legs? vulgar wit on a bad horseman. it has Moll Thompson's mark upon it. or printed too black.e. Monkey's allowance. or MAB. a sodomite. tradesman. MOHAIR. Terms used by printers: monks are sheets where the letters are blotted. Saint Monday. T. Take care. meaning a bourgeois. MONDAY. MOIETY. but vulgarly used to signify a share or portion: as. Take away this bottle. which they pretend to find just before some country lad. MOBILITY. A Miss Molly. See SAINT.MOB. an effeminate fellow. MONKS AND FRIARS. or harlot. MONEY. a spunger. privately out of a cask. or any other liquor. . A whore. Miss. entice him into a public house. MOLL. a townsman. The mob: a sort of opposite to nobility. i. the buttons of military men being always of metal: this is generally used as a term of contempt. or you will shew your money. MONGREL. where they and their confederates cheat or rob him of what money he has about him. or small tube. more kicks than halfpence. or tradesman: a military term. He will come in for a small moiety. friars. empty: as. also a child whose father and mother are of different countries.
A link-boy: link-boys are said to curse the moon. great or broad. A woman's commodity. endeavoured to pull it out with a rake. The gallows. i. Gypsies. under colour of lighting passengers over kennels. seeing the reflection of the moon in a pond. or Moorish dancing. MORRIS. melancholy for want of society. or kind of halbert. A woman or wench. A kind of annual fair in the west of England. MOPSQUEEZER. MOON RAKERS. MOONSHINE. particularly a housemaid. to be confounded. dance off. nothing. A dowdy. where farmers usually hire their servants. A matter or mouthful of moonshine. Come. assist in robbing them. To drink up. or homely woman. Stupid. morris off. A maid servant. A squinting wench. MOP. MOSES. MOPUSSES. a trifle.e. Wiltshire men: because it is said that some men of that county. and GLAVE. or through dark passages. surprised. He napped the king's pardon and escaped the morning drop. MOPED. or motionless through fear. because it renders their assistance unnecessary. formerly carried by watchmen. MORT. these gentry frequently. MOONCURSER. To stand Moses: a man is said to stand Moses . and the gin in the north of Yorkshire. also a yeoman's daughter. MORNING DROP. he was pardoned. allusion to morris. Cant. The white brandy smuggled on the coasts of Kent and Sussex. blade. MORGLAG. MOPSEY. A brown bill. Money. MORISCO. To be taken all-a mort. To MOP UP. and was not hanged.MONOSYLLABLE. are also called moonshine. corruption of MORE. To empty a glass or pot. MOON-EYED HEN. or get you gone. MOON MEN.
A noisy fellow. A cant term for lead. to be duped. or t'other side of his mouth. one gaping and staring at every thing he sees. PATRICK. MOUSE. To MOW. The same. The same. The parson's mousetrap. mothers in law being supposed not apt to overload the stomachs of their husband's children. or wench. and he is obliged by the parish to maintain it. MOTHER OF ALL SOULS. The Monosyllable. MOT. a small piece.e. MOUCHETS. Mother in law's bit. a midwife. IRISH. Mother midnight. faintly or indistinctly. CANT. MOVEABLES. MOW HEATER. to make him cry or grieve. Rings. Mouth half cocked. MOUSETRAP. MUCK. Small patches worn by ladies: from the French word mouches. watches. A Scotch word for the act of copulation. A bawd. To make any one laugh on the wrong. A cow. MOTHER OF ST.when he has another man's bastard child fathered upon him. MOUTH. MOTHER. A bawd. The mother of all saints. See MORT. A girl. MOSSY FACE. MOTHER OF THE MAIDS. A silly fellow. A dupe. because both are found on the tops of buildings.e. i. To stand mouth. . i. MOTHER OF ALL SAINTS. To speak like a mouse in a cheese. MOUTH. the state of matrimony. also dung. Money. MOSS. MOWER. A drover: from their frequent sleeping on hay mows. or any toys of value. IRISH. Mother abbess: the same. or THE MOTHER.
but since used for beggars in general. nails. MUD LARK. MUMPERS HALL. in the following manner: A cock sparrow whose wings are clipped. in memory of the great fire in 1666. The sect or disciples of Lodowick Muggleton. who was hanged for saying nothing. MUM. The monument erected on Fish-street Hill. A miser. As mute as Mumchance. attempts to bite off the sparrow's head. MUM GLASS. London. having an imaginary sickness. also. To the well wearing of your muff. by the many pecks and pinches he receives from the enraged bird. MUMMER.MUCKWORM. MUFFLING CHEAT. MUMCHANCE. a man having his arms tied behind him. A cruel sport practised at wakes and fairs. . MUFF. A napkin. See DUNG. among printers the same as dung among journeymen taylors. mort. played with dice: probably so named from the silence observed in playing at it. Originally beggars of the genteel kind. to the happy consummation of your marriage. An alehouse where beggars are harboured. MUGGLETONIANS. I shall be silent as to that. a friendly reproach to any one who seems low-spirited and silent. MUD. An interjection directing silence. MUCKINDER. An ancient game like hazard. MULLIGRUBS. a health. or thick-sculled fellow. or other articles in the mud. but is generally obliged to desist. Also a duck. A fool. is put into the crown of a hat. A child's handkerchief tied to the side. Sick of the mulligrubs with eating chopped hay: low-spirited. MUMBLE A SPARROW. The private parts of a woman. The mouth. girl. A fellow who goes about by the water side picking up coals. MUMPERS. Mum for that.
which starts up in a night. MUTE. MUZZLER. MUSIC. To beg. MUNG. or the uncleaned entrails of a beast. to express the harp side. MUSHROOM. The face. Bad or rank tobacco: from mondongo.e. full of filth. The milling cove tipped the cull a muzzler. MUZZLE. The constable's assistants. MUTTON-HEADED. of a farthing or halfpenny. The watch-word among highwaymen. the mouth. i. he looked angrily. In her mutton. Stupid. MUNSTER HEIFER. signifying the person is a friend. or reverse. . the boxer gave the fellow a blow on the mouth. MYNT. MUNS. An undertaker's servant. or rather the mouth: from the German word MUND. He looked like God's revenge against murder. Toute his muns. look at his face. A person or family suddenly raised to riches and eminence: an allusion to that fungus. having carnal knowledge of a woman. Music is also an Irish term. MUTTON MONGER. MYRMIDONS.e. A woman with thick legs is said to be like a Munster heifer. MURPHIES. beef to the heels. A man addicted to wenching. See MINT. IRISH. a Spanish word signifying tripes. MURDER. watchmen. Potatoes. who stands at the door of a person lying in state: so named from being supposed mute with grief. opposed to the head. and must pass unmolested. in tossing up.MUNDUNGUS. A beard. A violent blow on the mouth. MUTTON. &c. An Irish woman. i. Potatoes. MUNSTER PLUMS.
Sussex. A bridle. he offered me a crown. An abbreviation of damnation: a vulgar term used in Kent. The new nask. to be privately whipped. Secured. A natural son or daughter. and I struck or fixed him. To cheat at dice by securing one chance. and the adjacent counties. or NOB GIRDER. To have a nack. for very. NASK. To take any one napping. A prison or bridewell. NAILED. NATION. NAPPER OF NAPS. also a cheat or thief.e. as Morse caught his mare. NAPPER. to have a turn-for it. . NATTY LADS. NAPPING. Young thieves or pickpockets. NANNY HOUSE. a jockey term for a horse that becomes restive. the bridewell at Tothil-fields. you are infected. He offered me a decus. CANT. Clerkenwell bridewell. also an idiot. Tothil-fields nask. To nab the rust. Strong ale. CANT. To NAB. A brothel. NACK. The head. fixed. To nab the teaze. a very long way. Nation good. You've napt it. a bastard. to stand in the pillory. TO NAP. very good. To NAB GIRDER. NACKY. a child. A mistress. a large hat. a love or merry-begotten child. to come upon him unexpectedly. to be ready at any thing. A hat. and I nailed him. or NAB CHEAT. NATURAL. CANT.NAB. To nab the stoop. NAPPY ALE. Ingenious. Penthouse nab. or NASKIN. CANT. i. Also to catch the venereal disease. A nation long way. A sheep stealer. or catch unawares. To seize. He caught him napping. to find him asleep: as. To nab the snow: to steal linen left out to bleach or dry.
Vulgarly termed a neggledigee. NEB. Drunken. The boy who collects the pots belonging to an alehouse. the students proceed to the schools. 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. NECK WEED. She holds up her neb: she holds up her mouth to be kissed.&c. A woman's undressed gown. NECK VERSE. The foretop of a wig made in imitation of Christ's head of hair. was termed their neck verse: it was the first verse of the fiftyfirst psalm. Figuratively. NAY WORD. NEGLIGEE. . NESCIO. NEGROE'S HEADS. proverb. He sports a Nescio. A sharper. I do not know. A black-a-moor: figuratively used for a slave. the face and mouth of a woman. Nazy nabs. drunken coxcombs. The bill of a bird. According to custom immemorial the answers MUST be Nescio. or NIB. Miserere mei. NECK STAMPER. After the senate house examination for degrees. NAZAKENE FORETOP. What is the name of this university?--Ans. to be questioned by the proctor. the warden of the Fleet prison. and the slit of a pen. The Fleet prison. Commander of the Fleet. NEGROE. as. Ques. I will be no man's slave. A bye-word. Who was your father?-Ans. as represented by the painters and sculptors. Nazy cove or mort. Hemp. I do not know. What is your name?--Ans.NAVY OFFICE. Ques. sent out with beer to private houses. he pretends not to understand any thing. NEEDLE POINT. I do not know. Brown leaves delivered to the ships in ordinary. The following is a translated specimen: Ques. a drunken rogue or harlot. NAZY. I'll be no man's negro.
Teized. The gallows. NIKEY or NIZEY. NEWGATE BIRD. the use of that vulgar vehicle. A name given in ridicule or contempt: from the French nom de niqne. Niqne is a movement of the head to mark a contempt for any person or thing. One of the new light. or NINCUMPOOP. or curiosities. also a diminutive of Isaac. and leaden masters. also one who never saw his wife's ****. NICKNAME. Newgate. NEWMAN'S LIFT. NEW DROP. who attends the gaols to assist villains in evading justice. NEWMAN'S TEA GARDENS. A toyshop. A thief or sharper. NEW LIGHT. To NICK. To win at dice. By this improvement. out of temper. is entirely left off. Newgate. to hit the mark just in the nick of time. He or she has pissed on a nettle. A simpleton. or at the critical moment. . NICKUMPOOP. NlCKNACKATORY. provoked. NEWGATE SOLICITOR. a cart. baubles. which dropping down. NICKNACKS. frequently caged in Newgate. A soft simple fellow. A petty fogging and roguish attorney. NICKIN. Toys. a methodist. the Devil. NICK NINNY. NICK. said of one who is peevish or out of temper. NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS. A foolish fellow.This last is probably the only true answer of the three! NETTLED. silver bachelors. The scaffold used at Newgate for hanging of criminals. Old nick. Golden scholars. NEWMAN'S HOTEL. leaves them suspended.
NIGGLING. The sheers used in clipping money. See WEDDING. Cutting awkwardly. i. to avoid which. NIX. NIGHTINGALE. One whose business it is to empty necessary houses in London. TO NIM. steal a cloak. It is also applied to stingy persons in general. Cant.NIFFYNAFFY FELLOW. A soldier who. become nightingales. NO CATCHY NO HAVY. particularly those who cure the venereal disease. whilst under the discipline of the cat of nine tails. I cannot be hurt. It is a point of honour in some regiments. Nothing. A cheat. clipping. A hair-dresser. in that and every other article. NIMGIMMER. among the grenadiers. or diminish. NINE LIVES. Bung nipper. NIGHT MAGISTRATE. trifling. A small measure. or NINNYHAMMER. The clippings of money. to take. NINNY. as the term is. NIGMENOG. Nigging. NIT SQUEEGER. sings out at the halberts. A constable. NIGHTMAN. a cutpurse. NIG. . NIPPERKIN. A physician or surgeon. also accompanying with a woman. If I am not caught. the operation is called a wedding. which is always done in the night. a clipper. NIP CHEESE. Cats are said to have nine lives. the allowance of the seamen. A trifler. and women ten cats lives. A very silly fellow. SQUEEZER.e. NIPPS. NIP. never to cry out. they chew a bullet. A simpleton. A nick name for the purser of a ship: from those gentlemen being supposed sometimes to nip. Nim a togeman. Nigler. To steal or pilfer: from the German nemen.
repeatedly set together by the ears by lawyers of different denominations: two fictitious names formerly used in law proceedings. NON-CON. NOOZED. the old-fashioned name for the knave of trumps. He is gone to the land of nod. John Doe and Richard Roe. A simpleton or fool. NONSENSE. A ninny. A blow: as. as it is called. A man of rank. namely. or any other dissenter. NODDY. John-a-Nokes and Tom-a-Stiles. NOB. in the manner of a hackney coach: the fare is just half that of a coach. A king. Stealing brass knockers from doors. or fool. Also a kind of low cart. NODDLE. NOKES. Melting butter in a wig. The head. presbyterian. hanged. NOISY DOG RACKET. Oliver Cromwell. The breech. he is asleep. of a mile and half. NOCK. NOD. NOB. NOBTHATCHER. with a seat before it for the driver. A nonconformist. from NOCK. . having for several years past been supplanted by two other honest peaceable gentlemen. A peruke-maker. NOCKY BOY. two honest peaceable gentlemen. Old Noll. for the same distance. Married. so that for sixpence one may have a set down. Knave noddy. a notch. The head. NONE-SUCH. but now very seldom. NOPE. and frequently a tumble down into the bargain: it is called a noddy from the nutation of its head. One that is unequalled: frequently applied ironically.Negro saying. A dull simple fellow. used in and about Dublin. I took him a nope on the costard. NOLL.
I see the hose bag in his face. evidently to be seen. He cut off his nose to be revenged of his face. and he was hanged for burglary. NORWAY NECKCLOTH. A man who informs or turns king's evidence. a black eye: so called in the last century. to smell it. i. To nose a stink. his confederate turned king's evidence. NORFOLK DUMPLING. To make a bridge of any one's nose. being famous for making them. he has been a private man. To bully. A nun. a quack medicine. A red herring. usually made of Norway fir. that place. NOSE. A nick name. to be revenged on his neighbour. like Rippon. or rode private. to pass by him in drinking. NOSTRUM. As plain as the nose on your face. The head. NOSE. dumplings being a favourite food in that county. in which the soldiers of the cavalry put the oats given to their horses: whence the saying. NOSE GENT. NOUS-BOX. to go strait forward. NOTE. TO NOSE. NOTCH. To follow one's nose. . The pillory. A bag fastened to the horse's head. A medicine prepared by particular persons only. Lord Northumberland's arms. Spurs. To give evidence. He is led by the nose. NORTHUMBERLAND. To put one's nose out of joint. or term of jocular reproach to a Norfolk man. NOSE BAG. His pall nosed and he was twisted for a crack. To inform.e. he is governed. TO NOSE. He changed his note. The private parts of awoman. NORTH ALLERTONS. said of one who. he told another sort of a story. has materially injured himself.NORFOLK CAPON. to rival one in the favour of any person.
He nulled him heartily. she's pleased with her cully. NUTCRACKERS. The pillory: as. denoting a courtesan. It was nuts for them. NUB. To cheat: as. The cull peeped through the nutcrackers. Nubbing cove. Hanging. She's nuts upon her cull. the man is trying to please the girl. instead of answering or confuting a pressing argument. An endearing word: as. a nip of ale: whence the nipperkin. also coition. for the payment of bdebts. TO NURSE. NUGGING-HOUSE. The Peacock in Gray's Inn Lane. The cove's nutting the blowen. or NIP. Testicles. NYP SHOP. NUMMS. where Burton ale is sold in nyps. puts the matter to the vote. A half pint.e. NUTS. NUMBERS. is said to be at nurse. NUGGING DRESS. A sham collar. NYP. my dear love. To consult the book of numbers: a term used in the House of Commons. NUNNERY. i. . To beat: as. the hangman. or rather a loose kind of dress. NUBBING. it was very agreeable to them. NUMBSCULL. a small vessel. A stupid fellow. the minister calls for a division.NOZZLE. A bawdy house. NUG. to be worn over a dirty shirt. Fond. i. the sessions house. TO NULL. The nose of a man or woman. NUTMEGS. Nubbing cheat: the gallows. pleased. A brothel. NUTS. Nubbing ken. they nursed him out of it. An estate in the hands of trustees. The neck. when. An out-of-the-way old-fashioned dress. My dear nug.e.
NYPPER. A cut-purse: so called by one Wotton, who in the year 1585 kept an academy for the education and perfection of pickpockets and cut-purses: his school was near Billingsgate, London. As in the dress of ancient times many people wore their purses at their girdles, cutting them was a branch of the light-fingered art, which is now lost, though the name remains. Maitland, from Stow, gives the following account of this Wotton: This man was a gentleman born, and sometime a merchant of good credit, but fallen by time into decay: he kept an alehouse near Smart's Key, near Billingsgate, afterwards for some misdemeanor put down. He reared up a new trade of life, and in the same house he procured all the cut-purses about the city, to repair to his house; there was a school-house set up to learn young boys to cut purses: two devices were hung up; one was a pocket, and another was a purse; the pocket had in it certain counters, and was hung about with hawks bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. The purse had silver in it; and he that could take out a counter, without noise of any of the bells, was adjudged a judicial NYPPER: according to their terms of art, a FOYSTER was a pick-pocket; a NYPPER was a pick purse, or cut-purse. O BE JOYFUL. I'll make you sing O be joyful on the other side of your mouth; a threat, implying the party threatened will be made to cry. To sing O be easy; to appear contented when one has cause to complain, and dare not. OAF. A silly fellow. OAFISH. Simple. OAK. A rich maa, a man of good substance and credit. To sport oak; to shut the outward door of a student's room at college. An oaken towel; an oaken cudgel. To rub a man down with an oaken towel; to beat him. OATS. He has sowed his wild oats; he is staid, or sober, having left off his wild tricks. OATHS. The favourite oaths of the thieves of the present day are, "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. To put in one's oar; to intermeddle, or give an opinion unasked: as, To be sure, you must put in your
oar! OBSTROPULOUS. Vulgar misnomer of OBSTREPEROUS: as, I was going my rounds, and found this here gemman very obstropulous, whereof I comprehended him as an auspicious parson. OCCUPY. To occupy a woman; to have carnal knowledge of her. ODDFELLOWS. A convivial society; the introduction to the most noble grand, arrayed in royal robes, is well worth seeing at the price of becoming a member. ODDS PLUT AND HER NAILS. A Welch oath, frequently mentioned in a jocular manner by persons, it is hoped, ignorant of its meaning; which is, By God's blood, and the nails with which he was nailed to the cross. ODD-COME-SHORTLYS. I'll do it one of these odd-come-shortly's; I will do it some time or another. OFFICE. To give the office; to give information, or make signs to the officers to take a thief. OGLES. Eyes. Rum ogles; fine eyes. OIL OF BARLEY, or BARLEY BROTH. Strong beer. OIL OF GLADNESS. I will anoint you with the oil of gladness; ironically spoken for, I will beat you. OIL OF STIRRUP. A dose the cobler gives his wife whenever she is obstropulous. OI POAAOI (Proofreaders Note: Greek Letters). (CAMBRIDGE.) The many; the multitude; who take degrees without being entitled for an honor. All that is REQUIRED, are three books of Euclid, and as far as Quadratic Equation's in Algebra. See PLUCKED. OLD. Ugly. CANT. OLD DOG AT IT. Expert, accustomed. OLD HAND. Knowing or expert in any business. OLD HARRY. A composition used by vintners to adulterate their wines; also the nick-name for the devil.
OLD DING. See OLD HAT. OLD MR. GORY. A piece of gold. OLD NICK. The Devil: from NEKEN, the evil spirit of the north. OLD ONE. The Devil. Likewise an expression of quizzical familiarity, as "how d'ye do, OLD ONE?" OLD PEGG. Poor Yorkshire cheese, made of skimmed milk. OLD POGER. The Devil. OLD STAGER. One accustomed to business, one who knows mankind. OLD TOAST. A brisk old fellow. CANT. OLD DOSS. Bridewell. OLIVER'S SCULL. A chamber pot. OLLI COMPOLLI. The name of one of the principal rogues of the canting crew. CANT. OMNIUM GATHERUM. The whole together: jocular imitation of law Latin. ONE IN TEN. A parson: an allusion to his tithes. ONE OF US, or ONE OF MY COUSINS. A woman of the town, a harlot. ONION. A seal. Onion hunters, a class of young thieves who are on the look out for gentlemen who wear their seals suspended on a ribbon, which they cut, and thus secure the seals or other trinkets suspended to the watch. OPEN ARSE. A medlar. See MEDLAR. OPTIME. The senior and junior optimes are the second and last classes of Cambridge honors conferred on taking a degree. That of wranglers is the first. The last junior optime is called the Wooden Spoon. ORGAN. A pipe. Will you cock your organ? will you smoke your pipe?
ORTHODOXY AND HETERODOXY. Somebody explained these terms by saying, 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. OSCHIVES. Bone-handled knives. CANT. OSTLER. Oatstealer. OTTOMY. The vulgar word for a skeleton. OTTOMISED. To be ottomised; to be dissected. You'll be scragged, ottomised, and grin in a glass case: you'll be hanged, anatomised, and your skeleton kept in a glass case at Surgeons' Hall. OVEN. A great mouth; the old woman would never have looked for her daughter in the oven, had she not been there herself. OVERSEER. A man standing in the pillory, is, from his elevated situation, said to be made an overseer. OUT AT HEELS, OR OUT AT ELBOWS. In declining circumstances. OUTRUN THE CONSTABLE. A man who has lived above his means, or income, is said to have outrun the constable. OUTS. A gentleman of three outs. See GENTLEMAN. OWL. To catch the; a trick practised upon ignorant country boobies, who are decoyed into a barn under pretence of catching an owl, where, after divers preliminaries, the joke ends in their having a pail of water poured upon their heads. OWL IN AN IVY BUSH. He looks like an owl in an ivy bush; frequently said of a person with a large frizzled wig, or a woman whose hair is dressed a-la-blowze. OWLERS. Those who smuggle wool over to France. OX HOUSE. He must go through the ox house to bed; a saying of an old fellow who marries a young girl. OYES. Corruption of oyez, proclaimed by the crier of all courts of justice. OYSTER. A gob of thick phlegm, spit by a consumptive man; in law Latin, UNUM VIRIDUM GOBBUM
P'S. To mind one's P's and Q's; to be attentive to the main chance. P.P.C. An inscription on the visiting cards of our modern fine gentleman, signifying that they have called POUR PRENDRE CONGE, i.e. 'to take leave,' This has of late been ridiculed by cards inscribed D.I.O. i.e. 'Damme, I'm off.' PACKET. A false report. PACKTHREAD. To talk packthread; to use indecent language well wrapt up. PAD. The highway, or a robber thereon; also a bed. Footpads; foot robbers. To go out upon the pad; to go out in order to commit a robbery. PAD BORROWERS. Horse stealers. TO PAD THE HOOF. See To BEAT THE HOOF. PADDINGTON FAIR DAY. An execution day, Tyburn being in the parish or neighbourhood of Paddington. To dance the Paddington frisk; to be hanged. PADDY. The general name for an Irishman: being the abbreviation of Patrick, the name of the tutelar saint of that island. PAINTER. I'll cut your painter for you; I'll send you off; the painter being the ropfe that holds the boat fast to the ship. SEA TERM. PAIR OF WINGS. Oars. CANT. TO PALAVER. To flatter: originally an African word for a treaty, talk, or conference. PALLIARDS. Those whose fathers were clapperdogens, or beggars born, and who themselves follow the same trade: the female sort beg with a number of children, borrowing them, if they have not a sufficient number of their own, and making them cry by pinching in order to excite charity; the males make artificial sores on different parts of their bodies, to move compassion. PALL. A companion. One who generally accompanies another, or who commit robberies together.
which frequently pants in time of danger. CANT. also the food of infants. and nailed my screws. A hart: that animal is. whose office is to announce the dinner. bay salt. A thin-scull'd foolish fellow. he is still a baby. PARISH. A butler. Bread sauce. A parson. PANNAM. A presbyterian. PARINGS. a prison. PANTLER. PANTER. PAPER SCULL. Manger. A servant belonging to the Temple and Gray's Inn. PARISH BULL. frequently covered with pantiles: called also a cock-pit. CANT. This in the Temple. Whites of eggs.e. in each of the three courts. i. Milk pottage. His stockings are of two parishes. and seized my picklock keys. is done by blowing a horn. spoons. they are not fellows. See the Sessions Papers. Manger. milk. .PAM. PAPLER. beat together. PARELL. Bread. A house. Probably. PANTILE SHOP. are usually kept The pigs frisked my panney. CANT. His mouth is full of pap. PARENTHESIS. PAP. said to pant after the fresh water-brooks. Also the human heart. and pump water. panny originally meant the butler's pantry. An iron parenthesis. or other dissenting meeting house. To put a man's nose into a parenthesis: to pull it. A wooden parenthesis. and poured into a vessel of wine to prevent its fretting. in the Psalms. the fingers and thumb answering the hooks or crochets. The knave of clubs. PANNIER MAN. where the knives and forks. To do a panny: to rob a house. The chippings of money. the officers searched my house. the pillory. PANNY. &c. and in Gray's Inn proclaiming the word Manger.
PARSON. the confused sound of a number of persons praying together. . or term of reproach. PARK PAILING. Also the stock or fund. Pattering of prayers. because. PATTERING. as it is said was done by a parson of that name whose cellar was under his pulpit. PAT. TO PATTER. Carroty-pated. crooked. and talks flash. A jocular name. or PATER-COVE. To talk. all o' one hugh. red-haired. A jeering name for a militiaman: from substitutes being frequently hired by the parish from which one of its inhabitants is drawn. hand or finger post by the road side for directing travellers: compared to a parson. it sets people in the right way. The place for playing at passage. the wedding is ended. How the blowen lushes jackey. so shaking hands. to pass or win. or the language used by thieves. PARTIAL. or to the purpose. to one who stops the circulation of the glass by preaching over his liquor. To patter flash. like him. PARSON'S JOURNEYMAN. A camp game with three dice: doublets. to speak flash. The head.PARISH SOLDIER. PASS BANK. and patters flash. without gospel or common prayer book: the couple standing on each side of a dead beast. A curate. PARSON PALMER. also talk or palaver in order to amuse one intended to be cheated. The fifteenth rank of the canting tribe. Teeth. Apposite. any other chances lose. how the wench drinks gin. cut into the ground almost like a cock-pit. are bid to live together till death them does part. PASSAGE. must kiss a parson's wife. The maundering or pert replies of servants. A guide post. Also any minister or parson. He that would have luck in horse-flesh. See GUIDE POST. PATE. Inclining more to one side than the other. PATRICO. making up ten or more. strolling priests that marry people under a hedge.
PECCAVI. to smear it over with pitch: The devil to pay. To conceal in the hand. now called Mr. to touch or handle clumsily. to scold at him: his wife rang him such a peal! PEAR MAKING. PECKISH. PECK. he cheats. victuals and drink. Don't pretend to paum that upon me. A hand or foot. To cry peccavi. 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. . that both the name and character were taken from a celebrated Italian comedian. to fight manfully. Some think paunch was the original name of that facetious prince of puppets. To paw.PAVIOUR'S WORKSHOP. I will pay you as Paul paid the Ephesians. Hungry. also to eat voraciously. PEAK. To smear over. Fore paw. PAW PAW TRICKS. Victuals. Punch. called Polichenello. Taking bounties from several regiments and immediately deserting. To PEACH. the hand. as he is always represented with a very prominent belly: though the common opinion is. PAUNCH. To impeach: called also to blow the gab. He paums. over the face and eyes. To pay away. or turn stag.--Also to beat: as. Any kind of lace. to acknowledge one's self in an error. To pay through the nose: to pay an extravagant price. to own a fault: from the Latin PECCAVI. &c. To pay the bottom of a ship or boat. TO PAY. SEA TERM. and no pitch hot or ready. The street. Hind paw. look at his dirty paws. To paum a die: to hide a die in the palm of the hand. and all your d---d jaws. the foot. PEAL. To ring a peal in a man's ears. I have sinned. squeak. Peck and booze. The belly. TO PAUM. PAW. Naughty tricks: an expression used by nurses. to children.
The pillory. or the haltering-place. To look about. stomach.PECULIAR. The cant language. PEDLAR'S FRENCH. PENANCE BOARD. and pike with the peeper. dead. There's a peery. PEG. PEEPY. Track up the dancers. Inquisitive. tis snitch we are observed. What a pelt he was in! Pelt is also the skin of several beasts. A spying glass. A peg in the day-light. . poor hard Suffolk or Yorkshire cheese. To PEEL. who. CANT. Gone to Peg Trantum's. To strip: allusion to the taking off the coat or rind of an orange or apple. PEERY. peeping out of a window. helter skelter. in order to procure certain immunities for the inhabitants. for which he was miraculously struck blind. when Godiva countess of Chester rode at noon quite naked through that town. CANT. a blow in the eye. PEEPING TOM. derived from an old legendary tale. or under the ear. Single peeper. as. The penis of man or beast. the victualling office. The cull's peery. His figure. a walking-stick. PEG TRANTUM'S. Drowsy. there's nothing to be done. a one-eyed man. to be circumspect. also a looking-glass. that fellow suspects something. To PEER. (notwithstanding the rest of the people shut up their houses) shly peeped out of his window. jumbled together. told of a taylor of Coventry. A peg is also a blow with a straightarm: a term used by the professors of gymnastic arts. or passion. is still kept up in remembrance of the transaction. Pedlar's pony. PED. whip up stairs. Tumultuously. A nick name for a curious prying fellow. and run off with the looking-glass. suspicious. chafe. A heat. PEEPERS. A mistress. PEGO. PELL-MELL. A basket. Eyes. PEEPER. Old Peg. PELT.
PENNY-WISE AND POUND FOOLISH. Infected with the venereal disease. PERSUADERS. in a passion or miff. PETTISH. ready to undertake any litigious or bad cause: it is derived from the French . with a gun in his hand. Saving in small matters. A good pennyworth. passionate. the highwayman spurred his horse hard. PERRIWINKLE. Passionate. called the apron-string hold. PETER LUG. PETER LAY. Biter of peters. A wig. PENNYWORTH. PENTHOUSE NAB. &c. cheap bargain. PETTY FOGGER. and extravagant in great. PETER GUNNER. An equivalent. trunks. A portmanteau or cloke-bag. to borrow of one man to pay another: styled also manoeuvring the apostles. The kiddey clapped his persuaders to his prad but the traps boned him. one that makes it a trade to steal boxes and trunks from behind stage coaches or out of waggons. Who is Peter Lug? who lets the glass stand at his door. PEPPERED. Warm. The department of stealing portmanteaus. PET. PEPPERY. will kill all the birds that died last summer. but the officers seized him. A broad brimmed hat. To rob Peter to pay Paul. In a pet. or before him. One who has an estate during his wife's life. Spurs. PETER. PETTICOAT HOLD. One kept by a woman forsecret services. A piece of wit commonly thrown out at a person walking through a street or village near London. PERKIN. Water cyder. PETTICOAT PENSIONER. A little dirty attorney.
Mammy. To make water: a childish expression.words petit vogue. May we never have a PIECE (peace) that will injure the constitution. PIECE. throw away the bottle of phosphorus. The face. a girl who is more or less active and skilful in the amorous congress. NEGRO TERM. or little reputation. See JACK PUDDING. or is prepared for him. PHRASE OF PAPER. PHYSOG. bottle of phosphorus: used by housebreakers to light their lanthorns. of small credit. Firemen belonging to an insurance office. also drunkards. A tale-bearer or mischief maker. A wench. I want to piddle. PHOS BOTTLE. or pickle. a punishment awaits him. PHARAOH. To PIDDLE. PICKING. as. See VESSEL. A pirate. A vulgar abbreviation of physiognomy. PICKTHANK. the zany or merry andrew of a mountebank. also a sharper. petty larceny. in a salivation. an odd face or countenance. Hence the (CAMBRIDGE) toast. PHYSOG. Half a quarter of a sheet. Bailiffs. PHOENIX-MEN. Ding the phos. The sheriff's picture frame. A damned good or bad piece. To go to the manor of pickt hatch. PICKT HATCH. Pickle herring. for him. PHYZ. PICKLE. and used by him in that sense. Rum phyz. An arch waggish fellow. The face. PICAROON. A young child. or in the pickling tub. Strong malt liquor. There are rods in brine. PICKANINY. which gave a badge charged with a phoenix: these men were called likewise firedrakes. PICTURE FRAME. the gallows or pillory. Piece . a cant name for some part of the town noted for bawdy houses in Shakespeare's time. or doing any thing in a small degree: perhaps from peddling. Pilfering. an infant. PHILISTINES. Piddling also means trifling. A. or officers of justice. In pickle.
to purchase any thing without seeing. and becomes the property of him who can catch and hold him by the tail. or other females of the house. on persons lying over long in bed: it consists in pulling off all the bed clothes. a mark of being master of his own house: an allusion to a well known poem and story. to be put to shifts for want of money. a sow's baby. ride with them full speed to some distant insurance office. It will be unnecessary to say that his arguments were soon acceded to. A weak silly fellow easily imposed on. is hunted by the young men and boys. a simpleton. to cheat. commonly a decent looking woman. wait ready mounted near Guildhall. being turned out. To fly a blue pigeon. where there is another of the gang. and both soaped and greased.likewise means at Cambridge a close or spot of ground adjacent to any of the colleges. &c. to attempt impossibilities. He can have boiled pig at home. &c. To pig together. abpve the height of his head. PIGEONS. which being refused by the provost of King's. PIG. as Clare-hall Piece. who. PIG. wakes. an apology for drinking a dram after either. and. to steal lead off a church. PIGEON. whose tail is cut short. which they receive from a confederate on a card. Sharpers. two or more in a bed. the master of Clare-hall proposed a swop. Sixpence. Brandy is Latin for pig and goose. A piece of game frequently practised at fairs. knock down the officer and run away. and leaving them to pig or lie in the cold. A China street pig. Pigsnyes. Obstinate. before fixed on. A large pig. which she insures for a considerable sum: thus biting . a jocular punishment inflicted by the maid seryants. A police officer. To pigeon. a Bow-street officer. While Clare Piece belonged to King's. who takes care to be at the office before the hour of drawing: to her he secretly gives the number. PIG-HEADED. Floor the pig and bolt. as soon as the first two or three numbers are drawn. he erected before their gates a temple of CLOACINA. small eyes. To buy a pig in a poke. Cold pig. To milk the pigeon. to lie or sleep together. Pig-widgeon. during the drawing of the lottery. The spot of ground before King's College formerly belonged to Clare-hall. the same: a vulgar term of endearment to a woman. PIG RUNNING. Pig's eyes.
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. human excrement. Hence when a person was a little elevated with liquor. to change some of the good shillings for bad ones. and when the silver is received. Said originally to mean one whose skin or hair had fallen off from some disease. was to swallow the quantity contained between two pins. The youngest child.e. Also to ask for change for a guinea. there stood I. The Irish cry or howl at funerals. Boys and novices are frequently sent on the first of April to buy pigeons milk. PIMP. PIN. PIN MONEY. chiefly the venereal one. Pike off. In or to a merry pin. PIN BASKET. run away. also a small faggot used about London for lighting fires. PILL. To go into a tradesman's shop under the pretence of purchasing rings or other light articles. formerly used in the north. on an exigency. To run away. or cock bawd. A top trader in pimping. almost drunk: an allusion to a sort of tankard. but now commonly used by persons speaking of themselves: as. PILGRIM'S SALVE. PILLALOO. or PEELE GARLICK. every person drinking out of one of these tankards.the biter. To PIKE. PIMPLE. there stood poor pill garlick: i. PIMP WHISKIN. A male procurer. then suddenly pretending to recollect that you had . PINCH. PIGEON'S MILK. if he drank more or less. At a pinch. The head. named from introducing the fire to the coals. and while examining them to shift some up the sleeve of the coat. he was said to have drunk to a merry pin. A sirreverence. having silver pegs or pins set at equal distances from the top to the bottom: by the rules of good fellowship. PINCH. An allowance settled on a married woman for her pocket expences.
A great drinker. but his--was only pissproud. PISS PROPHET. To PINK. He will piss when he can't whistle. A physician who judges of the diseases of his patients solely by the inspection of their urine. he will be hanged. He shall not piss my money against the wall.sufficient silver to pay the bill. PISCINARIANS. A broken winded horse. in the bottom of which the portrait of Dr. Pink of the fashion. ask for the guinea again. Queer pins. This species of roguery is called the pinch. 1743. built by a potter chiefly out of the profits of chamber pots. PISS. and return the change. Having a false erection. A. PIPER. He who once a good name gets. Flattering him. Rogues who. PINCHERS. Sacheverel was depicted. . A club or brotherhood. ill shapen legs. That old fellow thought he had an erection. To defraud the parson of his tithe. near Hackney. in changing money. PISS POT HALL. or pinching lay.D. IRISH. PISSING DOWN ANY ONE'S BACK. PISS-BURNED. the top of the mode. PISS-PROUD. and say he sweats. To PINCH ON THE PARSON'S SIDE. said of any old fellow who marries a young wife. A house at Clapton. he shall not have my money to spend in liquor. frequently winking the eyes through a weakness in them. by which means several bad shillings are passed. Discoloured: commonly applied to a discoloured grey wig. May piss a bed. one much given to liquor. To pink and wink. PINKING-DINDEE. PISS MAKER. by dexterity of hand frequently secrete two or three shillings out of the change of a guinea. To stab or wound with a small sword: probably derived from the holes formerly cut in both men and women's clothes. A sweater or mohawk. called pinking. Legs. PINS.
the same. To lay pit and boxes into one. PLATE. 1744. PARTY WIT PIT-A-PAT. at the sign of the Tower. PITT'S PICTURE. To lay. a receipt frequently prescribed for different disorders. silver. The miraculous pitcher. Any place where stolen goods are concealed. to hide. to be . To play least in sight. or let slip. A society held. on Tower Hill: president. i. PIT. One warm belly'dapped to another. Stuck fast. D. confounded. he has won the KEAT. to play with an intention to lose.PISSING PINS AND NEEDLES. that holds water with the mouth downwards: a woman's commodity. To play the devil. To play booty. To play the whole game. PLAY. and demolished: a simile borrowed from the playhouse. He drew a rare thimble from the swell's pit. as. my heart went pit-a-pat. he was planted by the parson. she has lost her maidenhead. She has crack'd her pitcher or pipkin. for the benefit of some favourite player. PLAISTER OF WARM GUTS. an operation in midwifery or copulation. broken. to cheat. PITCHER. or hide. PIZZY CLUB. Also to bury. to save the tax imposed in that gentleman's administration. The pit is also the hole under the gallows. where poor rogues unable to pay the fees are buried. PLANT. The place in the house of the fence where stolen goods are secreted. Don Pizzaro. Plant your wids and stow them. A. when money comes to hand. or keep out of the way. Pintledy-pantledy. PLATTER-FACED. PITCH-KETTLED. Broad-faced. when. To have a gonorrhea. PIT. A window stopt up on the inside. He is in for the plate. place. be careful what you say.e. A watch fob. prize. The palpitation of the heart: as. He took a handsome watch from the gentleman's fob. is infected with the venereal disorder: a simile drawn from hofse-racing. To PLANT. the pit and boxes are laid together. whereby the division between the anus and vagina is cut through. When the plate fleet comes in. Money.
full. fleshy. A crutch. Drunk. or shoot. To pluck a rose. PLUG TAIL. the legion of honor. To plump. He wants pluck: he is a coward. Big with child: that wench is poisoned. to exceed some usual limit. to take a great stride. It is all plummy. such as the twelve apostles. against the inclination. Contrivances said to be formerly worn by old maids. a single vote at an election. wise men of the East. Plump his peepers. PLYER.guilty of some great irregularity or mismanagement. To pluck also signifies to deny a degree to a candidate at one of the universities. which in the country usually stands in the garden. or exactly. under the denomination of tags: by taking a great stride these were stretched. will save a man from being plucked. also a trader. PLUMPERS. a kind of short laces. all is right. for filling out a pair of shrivelled cheeks. ring the bell. Breeches were usually tied up with points. Against the pluck. or day-lights. to reprove one for some past transgression. A man's penis. it fell plump upon him: it fell directly upon him. as. an expression said to be used by women for going to the necessary house. formerly given away by the churchwardens at Whitsuntide. or as it ought to be. to settle a dispute. PLUMP. Plump in the pocket. see . To pluck a crow with one. or the victualling office: I'll give you a blow in the stomach. I am not plump currant. POISONED. he drew out his pistols and shot him. PLUMB. &c. The three first books of Euclid. to strike. on account of insufficiency. give him a blow in the eyes. and as far as Quadratic Equations in Algebra. He pulled out his pops and plumped him. An hundred thousand pounds. PLUMMY. i. I am out of sorts. Pluck the Ribbon. Courage.e. A plumper. These unfortunate fellows are designated by many opprobrious appellations. full in the pocket. I'll give you a plump in the bread basket. Fat. To stretch a point. PLUCK. PLUMP CURRANT. Plump also means directly. POINT. POGY.
the number of pompkins raised and eaten by the people of that country. A sword. Aqua pompaginis. Come and polish a bone with me. one who like him can say. POMPKIN. POLT. Also (Cambridge) a Mr. is to score five before the adversaries are up. or knowledge box. A man or woman of Boston in America: from. PONTIUS PILATE. POKE. Fore pokers. To polish the king's iron with one's eyebrows. or win the game: originally derived from pimp. POKER.e. or Royal Scots: so intitled from their supposed great antiquity. POMP.how her belly is swelled. Pompkinshire. POMPAGINIS. Shepherd of Trinity College. to be in gaol. called pomelle. which is Welsh for five. Poison-pated: red-haired. to catch the venereal disease. To polish a bone. to buy a pig in a poke. POLE. PONEY. lead at both ends. Lend him a polt in the muns. The head. To beat: originally confined to beating with the hilt of a sword. TO POMMEL. A poke likewise means a sack: whence. come and eat a dinner or supper with me. Non invenio causam. also a wig. Boston and its dependencies. and should be. To burn your poker. napper. See AQUA. As the clenched fist likewise somewhat resembles an apple. To save one's pomp at whist. A pawnbroker. Pontius Pilate's guards. aces and kings at cards. perhaps that might occasion the term pommelling to be applied to fisty-cuffs. i. from its similarity to a small apple. a saying of a stupid sluggish fellow. give him a knock in the face. to eat a meal. A blow. jolly nob. He is like a rope-dancer's polo. to buy any thing without seeing or properly examining it. I can find no cause. in Spanish it is still called the apple of the sword. lay down the money. Money. pump water. Pontius Pilate's counsellor. I have saved my pimp. POLL. the first regiment of foot. Post the poney. the knob being. who disputing with a brother parson on the comparative . and look through the iron grated windows. A blow with the fist: I'll lend you a poke. POLISH.
i. who occasionally paints or anoints posts. to give intelligence to the undertaker of a funeral. backwards and forwards. POSSE MOBILITATIS. The mob. Martin's church-yard to Round-court. whose note sounds like the word pork. to pawn: also to shoot. had always a nosegay to smell to. or POESY. one ready to swear any thing for hire. and a posey in t'other. who cut off ready-dressed meat of all sorts. PORRIDGE. CANT. The prime minister. To cry pork. I popped my tatler. with a book in one hand.e. POPE'S NOSE. Pistols. Ravens are said to smell carrion at a distance. POPE. in memory of the gunpowder plot. i. chiefly inhabited by cooks. POPS. The rump of a turkey. Knight of the post. A nosegay. POSEY. who has the patronage of all posts and places. . His means are two pops and a galloper. POST MASTER GENERAL. To pop. and also sell soup. PORRIDGE ISLAND. which is said to have been carried on by the papists. Keep your breath to cool your porridge. Malefactors who piqued themselves on being properly equipped for that occasion. POST NOINTER. I shot the man. I shall see you ride backwards up Holborn-hill.rapidity with which they read the liturgy. although they could not read. A house painter. held your tongue. PORKER. a false evidence. I popt the cull. Pottage. A parson who hurries over the service. metaphor borrowed from the raven. A hog: also a Jew. he is a highwayman. offered to give him as far as Pontius Pilate in the Belief. POSTILION OF THE GOSPEL. A figure burned annually every fifth of November. I shall see you go to be hanged. POPLERS. that is. An alley leading from St. I pawned my watch. From post to pillar. Popshop: a pawnbroker's shop. PORK. e. and a prayer book.
e. POUND. POTHOOKS AND HANGEKS. How the milling cove pounded the cull for being nuts on his blowen. made by the distribution of victuals and money. Prancer's nab. Persons entitled to vote for members of parliament in certain boroughs. IRISH WIT. The same as pickling tub. POT HUNTER. Shut up in the parson's pound. POULTERER. POT. The kiddey was topped for the poultry rig. FRENCH. PRANCER. married. POULAIN. Pounded. POUND. at stool. A horse. opens them and secretes the money. Pot valiant.e. used . A prison. PRAD LAY. The swell flashes a rum prad: the e gentleman sports a fine horse. One who hunts more tor the sake of the prey than the sport. Cutting bags from behind horses. A person that guts letters. i. The pot calls the kettle black a-se.. imprisoned. The mouth. A boy on board a ship of war. See LOB'S POUND. To beat. Potwallopers: persons entitled to vote in certain boroughs by having boiled a pot there.POT. bad writing. Shut your potatoe trap and give your tongue a holiday. CANT. how the boxer beat the fellow for taking liberties with his mistress. whose business is to fetch powder from the magazine. be silent. the young fellow was hanged for secreting a letter and taking out the contents. POTATOE TRAP. Proselytes to the Romish church. a horse's head. POWDERING TUB. courageous from drink. See PICKLING TUB.e. These boroughs are called pot-wabbling boroughs. On the pot. i. POWDER POWDER MONKEY. POT CONVERTS. A horse. from having boiled their pots therein. A bubo. PRAD. one rogue exclaims against another. A scrawl. POT-WABBLERS. i.
also lying with a woman. A thief taker. PRIG. who considered long hair as the mark of the whore of Babylon. Tea. Riding. PRIGGERS. Buttocks. Married.e. See CHATTER BROTH. The pulpit. PRATE ROAST. or priests. PRICKLOUSE. PRAY. PRIGGING. PRIGSTAR. saying of an old maid. PRIG NAPPER. Thieves in general. PRIEST-CRAFT. A talkative boy. At the sign of the prancer's poll. At her last prayers.as a seal to a counterfeit pass. A taylor. . SCANDAL BROTH. the nag's head. i. said of a woman much given to gallantry and intrigue. also a tinder box. A rival in love. This great and laudable society (as they termed themselves) held their grand chapter at the Coal-hole. horse stealers. &c. PRIEST-LINKED. P---K. CANT. a cheat: also a conceited coxcomical fellow. Governed by a priest. managing their consciences. A thief. PRIEST-RIDDEN. PRATTS. She prays with her knees upwards. Priggers of cacklers: robbers of henroosts. A prick-eared fellow. PRATTLING BOX. The tongue. The virile member. PRATING CHEAT. PRICK-EARED. PRATTLE BROTH. The art of awing the laity. PREADAMITE QUACABITES. Priggers of prancers. and diving into their pockets. one whose ears are longer than his hair: an appellation frequently given to puritans.
PRINCOX. screwed up. formal madam. Well done. PROPS. PRINT. from PREMUNIRE. Excellent. to write or speak false grammar. to use him as one's own. A pincushion. PRIMINAKY. All in print. styled them the young princes. that to speak false Latin in his company. to be on the hunt for provision: called in the military term to forage. forward fellow. PRINCES. PRINCOD. set in a formal manner. set. PRISCIAN. Quite the thing. PRINCUM PRANCUM. Insignificant talk: generally applied to women and children. Crutches. lively. When the majesty of the people was a favourite terra in the House of Commons. she is very skilful in the venereal act.PRIME. i. Princum Prancum. Bang up. She's a prime article. To break Priscian's head. tool. PROG. SCOTCH--Also a round plump man or woman. a nice. PRINCE PRIG. to make him a conveniency. Rum prog. A pert. To make a property of any one. quite neat or exact. seeing chimney sweepers dancing on a May-day. who flourished at Constantinople in the year 525. was as disagreeable to him as to break his head. Quite in print. PRITTLE PRATTLE. A king of the gypsies. precise.e. PROPERTY. To prog. Priscian was a famous grammarian. Dressing over nicely: prinked up as if he came out of a bandbox. Mrs. into trouble. Prime post. also the head thief or receiver general. PRINKING. Provision. I had like to be brought into a priminary. . choice provision. a celebrated wit. She's a prime piece. and who was so devoted to his favourite study. or cat's paw. or fit to sit upon a cupboard's head.
Mr. or other astringents. as above. a man of impertinent curiosity. A stupid fellow. PUDDING TIME. not with an intent to buy. PUCKER. A proud bitch. A fat man. PUBLIC LEDGER. A prostitute: because. PUFF. PRUNELLA. to die. to settle your love. The guts: I'll let out your puddings. PUDDING SLEEVES. in a dishabille. One who bids at auctions. or provider. The prophet. PUDDING-HEADED FELLOW. a parson: parson's gowns being frequently made of prunella. PUCKER WATER. In good time. the Cock at Temple Bar: so called. like that paper. she is open to all parties. she was in a terrible pucker. used by old experienced traders to counterfeit virginity. or PUFFER. You must eat some cold pudding. Water impregnated with alum. as. or at the beginning of a meal: pudding formerly making the first dish. A parson. or desirous of a dog. Prunella. CANT. also praising . PUBLIC MAN. PUFF GUTS. for which purpose many are hired by the proprietor of the goods on sale. He from whom any money is taken on the highway: perhaps provider. but only to raise the price of the lot. PROPHET. by the bucks of the town of the inferior order. apt to peep and inquire into other men's secrets. in 1788.PROUD. To PRY. Bidding at an auction. PUFFING. a bitch at heat. A bankrupt. To examine minutely into a matter or business. one whose brains are all in confusion. A prying fellow. PUDDINGS. Desirous of copulation. All in a pucker. Also in a fright. PROVENDER. To give the crows a pudding.
or PUGIFIED. A girl that is ripe for man is called a punchable wench. PULLY HAWLY. The art of puffing is at present greatly practised. lemon juice to make it sour. PUG. from interested motives. professions. PUGNOSED. PUNCH. to make water. A . and essentially necessary in all trades. Your pump is good. To punch it. a weak little child. PUG CARPENTETER. old passable money. generally where a person has some superiority at a game of chance or skill. To have a pull is to have an advantage. said by one to a person who is attempting to pump him. Pumping was also a punishment for bailiffs who attempted to act in privileged places. An inferior carpenter. SEA PHRASE. to romp with women. anno 1695. A thin shoe. To puff and blow. to be arrested by a police officer. Cobler's Punch. formerly much in vogue. A person with a snub or turned up nose. A puny child. is a cant term for running away. and sugar to make it sweet. also a soldier's trull. commonly said of a person that has a red face. and callings. PUG DRINK. To have a game at pully hawly. A Dutch pug. To pump. PUMP WATER. PUNK. Punch is also the name of the prince of puppets. Weak. such as the Mint. To be pulled. It is also a piece of discipline administered to a pickpocket caught in the fact. Urine with a cinder in it. one employed only in small jobs. Punchable. from its being composed of spirits to make it strong. to endeavour to draw a secret from any one without his perceiving it. &c. PUNY. when there is no pond at hand. also a general name for a monkey.any thing above its merits. A liquor called by foreigners Contradiction. PULL. See TRULL. He was christened in pump water. Watered cyder. PUMP. to be out of breath. and sometimes to vomit. Temple. To pump ship. but your sucker is dry. water to make it weak. a kind of lap-dog. the chief wit and support of a puppet-show. A whore.
PUPPY. also a device to take birds of that name by imitating their call. PURL. by young spendthrifts. One that is vain of his riches. boots resembling a quail pipe. To put upon any one. PUT. or to make him the but of the company. or PURSIVE. Quail pipe boots. with a dash of tincture of wormwood. Short-breathed. PURSENETS. marshy moorish around. Puny. A woman's tongue. PURSER'S PUMP. Goods taken up at thrice their value. A duck. PUSHING SCHOOL. A country put. PURL ROYAL. an ignorant awkward clown. A fencing school. Dim-sighted. Abbreviation of quagmire. QUACKING CHEAT. Canary wine. An affected or conceited coxcomb. Persons at the universities who make it their business to instruct and superintend a number of pupils. A mountebank: a seller of salves. to attempt to impose on him. QUAIL-PIPE. PUZZLE-CAUSE. Ale in which wormwood has been infused. also a brothel. QUACK-SALVER. An ignorant blundering parson. PURSE PROUD. PUPIL MONGERS. a vender of nostrums. or ale and bitters drunk warm. a weak stomach. QUAG. called a purser's pump. A lawyer who has a confused understanding. A bassoon: from its likeness to a syphon. from being over fat. or puisne judge. or foggy. upon trust. An ungraduated ignorant pretender to skill in physic. PURSY. QUACK.puny stomach. PUZZLE-TEXT. the last made judge. from the number of . PURBLIND.
how roguishly the fellow looks. TO QUEER. QUANDARY. A mart governed by his wife. Also one so over-gorged. A slut. QUEEN DICK. 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.. are said to be quartered on him. To puzzle or confound. naught or worthless. bad. or QUARRON. Persons receiving part of the salary of an office from the holder of it. drawn. never. or at the sign of the Queen's Head. a strumpet. QUEER AS DICK'S HATBAND. annul or overthrow. Large buckles. I have queered the old full bottom. by virtue of an agreement with the donor. A body. It also means odd. I have puzzled the judge. is the sentence on traitors and rebels. or worthless woman. QUARREL-PICKER. A glazier: from the small squares in casements. Divided into four parts. How queerly the cull touts. QUEEN STREET. sh--e or spew. QUARTERED. A religious sect so called from their agitations in preaching. CANT. to darken one's day lights. Base. To the tune of the life and death of Queen Dick. QUEER. they were much worn in the reign of Charles II. is said to live in Queen street. QUAKING CHEAT. Soldiers billetted on a publican are likewise said to be quartered on him. To be in a quandary: to be puzzled. That happened in the reign of Queen Dick. i. or QUIRE. . without knowing one's disease.e.plaits. called CARREUX. QUAKERS. uncommon. and quartered. Out of order. TO QUASH.e. as to be doubtful which he should do first. QUEER WEDGES. vulgarly quarrels. CANT. roguish. i. To suppress. to be hanged. vulgarly pronounced squash: they squashed the indictment. To queer one's ogles among bruisers. A calf or sheep. QUEAN. QUARROMES.
CANT. QUEER BIT-MAKERS. also a churl. CANT. Insolvent sharpers. Among strolling players. CANT. A prison. Rogues relieved from prison. from that branch of business being chiefly carried on by the sons of Judah. The lowest sort of these. out-of-the-way fellow. QUEER COLE FENCER. or utterer. brass or iron hilted. who carry them to one of the houses appointed by the Humane Society for the recovery of drowned persons. are called Mounters. QUEER CUFFIN. a cut-throat inn or alehouse keeper. An ordinary sword. The master of a public-house the resort of rogues and sharpers. door-keepers who defraud the company. A putter off. who borrow or hire clothes to appear in. A diseased strumpet. QUEER KICKS. An odd. CANT. CANT. An empty purse. A maker of bad money. by falsely checking the number of people in the house. and the supposed drowned persons. Coiners. A rogue. QUEER NAB. and returned to their old trade. QUEER BIRDS. or other bad hat. A felt hat. QUEER BLUFFER. pretending . QUEER BITCH. QUEER DEGEN.QUEER BAIL. who make a profession of bailing persons arrested: they are generally styled Jew bail. in order that they may be taken up by their accomplices. QUEER CHECKERS. Cheats who throw themselves into the water. QUEER MORT. QUEER KEN. QUEER BUNG. where they are rewarded by the society with a guinea each. QUEER COLE MAKER. A bad pair of breeches. A justice of the peace. of bad money. from their mounting particular dresses suitable to the occasion. QUEER PLUNGERS. QUEER COVE.
To quid tobacco. An informer that pretends to be sleeping. QUIM. QUEER STREET. (CAMBRIDGE) A piece's furbelow. Rogering. A clerk. See TO ROGER. one that will both carry and draw. LAW WIT. QUILL DRIVER. also to play upon words. . the gentleman gave fifty pounds for the horse. a cant phrase. or hackney writer. Half a quid. Aquitam horse. gaols. one that has sung in different choirs or cages. and thereby overhears the conversation of thieves in night cellars. scribe. to chew tobacco. A politician: from a character of that name in the farce of the Upholsterer. The private parts of a woman: perhaps from the Spanish quemar. Cash. half a guinea. A complete rogue. or CHOIR BIRD. jests. to signify that it is wrong or different to our wish. Contrary to one's wish. worn-out. QUIRE. TO QUIBBLE. money. CANT.e. QUINSEY. to burn. The swell tipped me fifty quid for the prad. Choked by a hempen quinsey. also frequently sent away with a contribution in his pocket. a guinea. QUEER PRANCER. foundered horse. i. taunts. QUICK AND NIMBLE. The quantity of tobacco put into the mouth at one time. QUITAM. It is queer street.he was driven to that extremity by great necessity. A bad. also a cowardly or faint-hearted horse-stealer. More like a bear than a squirrel. Girds. QUIDS. To make subtle distinctions. Can you tip me any quids? can you lend me some money? QUIFFING. QUIDNUNC. QUID. QUIPPS. Wrong. hanged. Improper. Quid est hoc? hoc est quid. QUEER ROOSTER. Jeeringly said to any one moving sluggishly on a business or errand that requires dispatch.
CANT. share. See GORMAGON. RAG CARRIER. give me part of the winnings. Rent strained to the utmost value. An ensign. RAG. subtle distinctions and evasions. to be in great disorder. RAGAMUFFIN. RABBIT SUCKERS. RACKABACK. A ragged fellow. or ragged him off heartily. RAG WATER. Newgate. Quirks in law. To lie at rack and manger. the fellow has no money. a Welch rare bit. A Welch rabbit. QUOTA. or dividend. A gormagon. An inspection of the linen and necessaries of a company of soldiers. or any other common dram: these liquors seldom failing to reduce those that drink them to rags. RABBIT. OXFORD. The dab's in quod. bread and cheese toasted.e. Gin. The cove has no rag. RACK RENT. one all in tatters. QUIZ. booty. A strange-looking fellow. part. Money in general. Rabbits were also a sort of wooden canns to drink out of. now out of use. QUOD. or plunder. A farthing. Young spendthrifts taking up goods on trust at great prices. a . an odd dog. Snack. RAG.QUIRKS AND QUILLETS. RAG FAIR. Tip me my quota. commonly made by their officers on Mondays or Saturdays. TO RAG. i. A midwife. RAFFS. To abuse. Tricks and devices. and tear to rags the characters of the persons abused. An appellation given by the gownsmen of the university of Oxford to the inhabitants of that place. RABBIT CATCHER. the poor rogue is in prison. Bank notes. or any other prison. proportion. She gave him a good ragging.
a lecture. To lay up something for a rainy day. RAMMER. CANT. and fillips. A meeting of gentlemen. and young people. unruly. The busnapper's kenchin seized my rammer. A set of nonsensical verses. RANDY. also strong. to provide against a time of necessity or distress. The arm. A rank knave. RAM CAT. rammish. i. Obstreperous.e. Stinking. great. was advertised to be held at the Foppington's Head. Intriguing with a variety of women. RANTALLION. Rank. RAMMISH. RAKE. a rank coward: perhaps the latter may allude to an ill savour caused by fear. RAINBOW. RAILS. A highwayman. RALPH SPOONER. rampant. repeated in Ireland by schoolboys. ill-flavoured. styled of the most ancient order of the rainbow. jobation. plundered. who have been guilty of breaking wind backwards before any of their companions. Moorfields. or RAKESHAME. debauched fellow.tatterdemallion. a footman: from being commonly clothed in garments of different colours. which are accompanied with divers admonitory couplets. if they neglect this apology. RAMSHACKLED. One whose scrotum is so relaxed as to be . See HEAD RAILS. RAINY DAY. i. To snatch. perhaps a corruption of RANSACKED. A ramshackled house. A fool. or scolding from a married woman to her husband. RANK. a sturdy virago. TO RAMP. A lewd. pinches.e. RANK RIDER. Knight of the rainbow. or tear any thing forcibly from the person. the watchman laid hold of my arm. RAKEHELL. they are liable to certain kicks. A he cat. RANDLE. Rammish woman. Out of repair. A dish of rails. RANGLING.
RATTLE-TRAPS. and confined in the. he swore a whole volley of oaths. in the vulgar acceptation. RATTLE-PATE. i. or an eunuch. unsteady. to talk without consideration. means also to exchange or barter: a rap is likewise an Irish halfpenny. penis. RASCAL. a rascal originally meaning a lean shabby deer. A volatile. See ST. whence. GEORGE. &c. To rap. RANTIPOLE. CANT. To smell a rat. Of these there are the following kinds: a black rat and a grey rat. or whimsical man or woman. who in the time of Oliver Cromwell were armed with short weapons. RAPPER. To ride rantipole. whose shot pouch is longer that the barrel of his piece. or philosophical apparatus. or unfair design. RATS. RAREE SHEW MEN.e. RANTUM SCANTUM. who subsist by shewing the magic lantern and marmots about London. A contemptuous name for any curious portable piece of machinery. also to curse. Rap on the knuckles. called in Irish RAPIERS. RAT. A drunken man or woman taken up by the watch. A dice-box. without testicles. also to move off or go away. To rattle. He rapped out a volley. also a gadabout dissipated woman. a py-rat and a cu-rat. or outlaws. Some derive it from RASCAGLIONE. rascal is conceived to signify a man without genitals: the regular vulgar answer to this reproach. making the beast with two backs. A swinging great lie. an Italian word signifying a man. i. watch-house. . to rate or scold him. Irish robbers. a reprimand. George. Playing at rantum scantum. at the time of changing his horns. RAPPAREES.e. A rude romping boy or girl. RATTLE. to suspect some intended trick. A rogue or villain: a term borrowed from the chase. is the offer of an ocular demonstration of the virility of the party so defamed. used for ripping persons up. if uttered by a woman. To rattle one off.longer than his penis. Poor Savoyards. the same as riding St. To RAP To take a false oath.
RECRUITING SERVICE. swallowed. marked in the calendars with red letters. RATTLING COVE. RED FUSTIAN. and a ton. Port wine. or scarechild. Brandy. RECEIVER GENERAL. expressed in sculpture or painting. TO RECRUIT. for Morton. money. A coachman. chiefly young Jews. A pocket-book. to vomit. Too much of the red rag (too much tongue). RED LATTICE. A public house. to make an erroneous judgment in one's own favour. RED LANE.e. CANT. To get a fresh supply of money. Shut your potatoe trap. RED RAG. and a tun. To cast-up one's reckoning or accounts. i. A coach. RATTLING MUMPERS. READER MERCHANTS. .RATTLER. A riddle or pun on a man's name. Pickpockets. The tongue. Beggars who ply coaches. RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES. Red letter men. death's head. and let your tongue rest. RED RIBBIN. shut your mouth. The throat. Rattle and prad. READY. The ready rhino. CANT. A bull beggar. a coach and horses. Gone down the red lane. READER. CANT. A prostitute. with which foolish nurses terrify crying brats. and give your red rag a holiday. Roman Catholics: from their observation of the saint days marked in red letters. To reckon with one's host. RECKON. RED LETTER DAY. REBUS. for Bolton. Robbing on the highway. CANT. who ply about the Bank to steal the pocket-books of persons who have just received their dividends there. thus: a bolt or arrow. A saint's day or holiday.
RED SAIL-YARD DOCKERS. Buyers of stores stolen out of the royal yards and docks. RED SHANK. A Scotch Highlander. REGULARS. Share of the booty. The coves cracked the swell's crib, fenced the swag, and each cracksman napped his regular; some fellows broke open a gentleman's house, and after selling the property which they had stolen, they divided the money between them. RELIGIOUS HORSE. One much given to prayer, or apt to be down upon his knees. RELIGIOUS PAINTER. One who does not break the commandment which prohibits the making of the likeness of any thing in heaven or earth, or in the waters under the earth. THE RELISH. The sign of the Cheshire cheese. RELISH. Carnal connection with a woman. REMEDY CRITCH. A chamber pot, or member mug. REMEMBER PARSON MELHAM. Drink about: a Norfolk phrase. RENDEZVOUS. A place of meeting. The rendezvous of the beggars were, about the year 1638, according to the Bellman, St, Quinton's, the Three Crowns in the Vintry, St. Tybs, and at Knapsbury: there were four barns within a mile of London. In Middlesex were four other harbours, called Draw the Pudding out of the Fire, the Cross Keys in Craneford parish, St. Julian's in Isleworth parish, and the house of Pettie in Northall parish. In Kent, the King's Barn near Dartford, and Ketbrooke near Blackheath. REP. A woman of reputation. REPOSITORY. A lock-up or spunging-house, a gaol. Also livery stables where horses and carriages are sold by auction. RESCOUNTERS. The time of settlement between the bulls and bears of Exchange-alley, when the losers must pay their differences, or become lame ducks, and waddle out of the Alley. RESURRECTION MEN. Persons employed by the students
in anatomy to steal dead bodies out of church-yards. REVERENCE. An ancient custom, which obliges any person easing himself near the highway or foot-path, on the word REVERENCE being given him by a passenger, to take off his hat with his teeth, and without moving from his station to throw it over his head, by which it frequently falls into the excrement; this was considered as a punishment for the breach of delicacy, A person refusing to obey this law, might be pushed backwards. Hence, perhaps, the term, SIR-REVERENCE. REVERSED. A man set by bullies on his head, that his money may fall out of his breeches, which they afterwards by accident pick up. See HOISTING. REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS. A visitation of the clergy. See CROW FAIR. RHINO. Money. CANT. RIB. A wife: an allusion to our common mother Eve, made out of Adam's rib. A crooked rib: a cross-grained wife. RIBALDRY. Vulgar abusive language, such as was spoken by ribalds. Ribalds were originally mercenary soldiers who travelled about, serving any master far pay, but afterwards degenerated into a mere banditti. RIBBIN. Money. The ribbin runs thick; i.e. there is plenty of money. CANT. Blue ribbin. Gin. The cull lushes the blue ribbin; the silly fellow drinks common gin. To RIBROAST. To beat: I'll ribroast him to his heart's content. RICH FACE, or NOSE. A red pimpled, face. RICHAUD SNARY. A dictionary. A country lad, having been reproved for calling persons by their christian names, being sent by his master to borrow a dictionary, thought to shew his breeding by asking for a Richard Snary. RIDER. A person who receives part of the salary of a place or appointment from the ostensible occupier, by virtue of an agreement with the donor, or great man appointing. The rider is said to be quartered upon the possessor, who often has one or more persons thus riding behind him. See
QUARTERED. RIDGE. A guinea. Ridge cully; a goldsmith. CANT. RIDING ST. GEORGE. The woman uppermost in the amorous congress, that is, the dragon upon St. George. This is said to be the way to get a bishop. RIDING SKIMMINGTON. A ludicrous cavalcade, in ridicule of a man beaten by his wife. It consists of a man riding behind a woman, with his face to the horse's tail, holding a distaff in his hand, at which he seems to work, the woman all the while beating him with a ladle; a smock displayed on a staff is carried before them as an emblematical standard, denoting female superiority: they are accompanied by what is called the ROUGH MUSIC, that is, frying-pans, bulls horns, marrow-bones and cleavers, &c. A procession of this kind is admirably described by Butler in his Hudibras. He rode private, i.e. was a private trooper. RIFF RAFF. Low vulgar persons, mob, tag-rag and bob-tail. RIG. Fun, game, diversion, or trick. To run one's rig upon any particular person; to make him a butt. l am up to your rig; I am a match for your tricks. RIGGING. Clothing. I'll unrig the bloss; I'll strip the wench. Rum Rigging; fine clothes. The cull has rum rigging, let's ding him and mill him, and pike; the fellow has good clothes, let's knock him down, rob him, and scour off, i.e. run away. RIGHT. All right! A favourite expression among thieves, to signify that all is as they wish, or proper for their purpose. All right, hand down the jemmy; every thing is in proper order, give me the crow. RIGMAROLE. Roundabout, nonsensical. He told a long rigmarole story. RING. Money procured by begging: beggars so called it from its ringing when thrown to them. Also a circle formed for boxers, wrestlers, and cudgel-players, by a man styled Vinegar; who, with his hat before his eyes, goes round the circle, striking at random with his whip to prevent the populace from crowding in. TO RING A PEAL. To scold; chiefly applied to women. His wife rung him a fine peal!
RING THE CHANGES. When a person receives silver in change to shift some good shillings and put bad ones in their place. The person who gave the change is then requested to give good shillings for these bad ones. RIP. A miserable rip; a poor, lean, worn-out horse. A shabby mean fellow. RIPPONS. Spurs: Rippon is famous for a manufactory of spurs both for men and fighting cocks. ROARATORIOS AND UPROARS. Oratorios and operas. ROARING BOY. A noisy, riotous fellow. ROARER. A broken-winded horse. ROARING TRADE. A quick trade. TO ROAST. To arrest. I'll roast the dab; I'll arrest the rascal.--Also to jeer, ridicule, or banter. He stood the roast; he was the butt.--Roast meat clothes; Sunday or holiday-clothes. To cry roast meat; to boast of one's situation. To rule the roast; to be master or paramount. ROAST AND BOILED. A nick name for the Life Guards, who are mostly substantial house-keepers; and eat daily of roast and boiled. ROBERT'S MEN. The third old rank of the canting crew, mighty thieves, like Robin Hood. ROBY DOUGLASS, with one eye and a stinking breath. The breech. ROCHESTER PORTION. Two torn smocks, and what nature gave. ROCKED. He was rocked in a stone kitchen; a saying meant to convey the idea that the person spoken of is a fool, his brains having been disordered by the jumbling of his cradle. ROGER. A portmanteau; also a man's yard. Cant. ROGER, or TIB OF THE BUTTERY. A goose. Cant. Jolly Roger; a flag hoisted by pirates. TO ROGER. To bull, or lie with a woman; from the name of Roger being frequently given to a bull.
ROGUES. The fourth order of canters. A rogue in grain; a great rogue, also a corn chandler. A rogue in spirit; a distiller or brandy merchant. ROGUM POGUM, or DRAGRUM POGRAM. Goat's beard, eaten for asparagus; so called by the ladies who gather cresses, &c. who also deal in this plant. ROMBOYLES. Watch and ward. Romboyled; sought after with a warrant. ROME MORT. A queen. ROMEVILLE. London. Cant. ROMP. A forward wanton girl, a tomrig. Grey, in his notes to Shakespeare, derives it from arompo, an animal found in South Guinea, that is a man eater. See HOYDEN. ROOK. A cheat: probably from the thievish disposition of the birds of that name. Also the cant name for a crow used in house-breaking. To rook; to cheat, particularly at play. ROOM. She lets out her fore room and lies backwards: saying of a woman suspected of prostitution. ROOST LAY. Stealing poultry. ROPES. Upon the high ropes; elated, in high spirits, cock-a-hoop. ROSE. Under the rose: privately or secretly. The rose was, it is said, sacred to Harpocrates, the God of silence, and therefore frequently placed in the ceilings of rooms destined for the receiving of guests; implying, that whatever was transacted there, should not be made public. ROSY GILLS. One with a sanguine or fresh-coloured countenance. ROTAN. A coach, cart, or other wheeled carriage. ROT GUT. Small beer; called beer-a-bumble--will burst one's guts before it will make one tumble. ROVERS. Pirates, vagabonds. ROUGH. To lie rough; to lie all night in one's clothes: called also roughing it. Likewise to sleep on the bare deck of a ship, when the person is commonly advised to
A mode of signing remonstrances practised by sailors on board the king's ships. A term of reproach to the puritans and partizans of Oliver Cromwell. Brother round mouth. and the Rump Parliament. made to hold exactly 20. ROUND SUM. To give a Rowland for an Oliver. beaten upon and sounded in ludicrous processions. An instrument used in housebreaking. or 100 guineas. To row in the same boat. A considerable sum. Rowland and Oliver were two knights famous in romance: the wonderful achievements of the one could only be equalled by those of the other. who it is said made use of a bowl as a guide to trim their hair. Saucepans. or was. Highwaymen who never rob any but . ROW. It will cut a round piece about five inches in diameter out of a shutter or door. A disturbance. a term used by the students at Cambridge. directing the march and quartering of soldiers. wherein their names are written in a circle. A modern card meeting at a private house. This instrument has not been long in use. so that it cannot be discovered who first signed it. &c. to give an equivalent. in other words. from twenty to fifty or more. to be embarked in the same scheme. ROUND ROBIN. ROUT. ROULEAU. ROUND MOUTH. The fundament. bulls horns. ROUGH MUSIC. Plain. ROYAL SCAMPS. ROWLAND. A number of guineas. honest dealing. frying-paps.chuse the softest plank. ROUND DEALING. ROUNDHEADS. for the more ready circulation at gaming-tables: sometimes they are inclosed in ivory boxes. speaks. wrapped up in paper. the ringleader. also an order from the Secretary at War. he has let a fart. marrow-bones and cleavers. ROW. 50. poker and tongs. ROUND ABOUT.
rich persons. to refresh: to rub up one's memory. CANT. Newgate-street. A fat wether sheep. Handcuffs. Wooden ruff. RUM BLEATING CHEAT. TO RUB. CANT. at seven o'clock. the people of the house are fast asleep. CANT. A rude boisterous fellow. Fine. . may the Devil take the justice. also notorious rogues pretending to be maimed soldiers or sailors. RUFFLES. near the Hospital Gate. RUM BECK. The woods. RUFF. RUBY FACED. Asleep.--To rub up. An ornament formerly worn by men and women round their necks. The ruffian cly thee. To run away. A justice of the peace. and let the harmanbeck trine with his kinchins about his colquarren. To win a rubber: to win two games out of three. at the Three tuns. RUM. hedges. RUFFLERS. it is all right and safe. CANT. The whole gill is safe at rug. the best two out of three. good. the game is secure. RUFFMANS. A rubber. Was held every Monday evening. a clean trick. who scalded the Devil in his feathers. CANT. A rub: an impediment. don't send us to Newgate. a justice. RUFFIAN. The first rank of canters. and let the constable be hanged with his children about his neck. the Devil take thee. See SCAMP. a saying of a bad cook. also a hound that opens on a false scent. CANT. Ruffian cook ruffian. Ruffian sometimes also means. valuable. A clever cheat. ROYSTER. Don't rub us to the whit. RUM BITE. RUG. The devil. It is all rug. RUG. and that without ill treating them. Red-faced. or bushes. CANT. the pillory. ROYAL STAG SOCIETY.--May the ruffian nab the cuffin queer.
Among butchers. RUM COD. RUM BUNG. CANT. CANT. particularly by his mistress. CANT. A good purse of gold. RUM DUKE. A valuable dog. CANT. RUM BUBBER. RUM CHANT. CANT. Wine. A fine wench. or any other good liquor. A rich fool. A handsome wench. Rum boozing welts. See RUM DOXY. or medals. CANT. RUM DIVER. A fine silk. RUM BOB. A vintner. CANT. RUM DRAWERS. A young apprentice. RUM DROPPER.RUM BLOWEN. RUM BUGHER. Silk. or holland handkerchief. A jolly host. A dextrous pickpocket. RUM BOOZE. RUM DELL. or other fine stockings. A dexterous or clever rogue. also an odd eccentric fellow. CANT. A full purse. RUM DEGEN. a customer easily imposed on. CANT. RUM BLUFFER. A dexterous fellow at stealing silver tankards from inns and taverns. CANT. also a sharp trick. RUM COLE. as to the quality and price of meat. RUM CULL. likewise the boldest and stoutest fellows lately . CANT. CANT. RUM CLOUT. bunches of grapes. RUM DOXY. CANT. RUM CHUB. A song. RUM COVE. cambric. A jolly handsome fellow. New money. easily cheated. An expert picklock. A handsome sword. RUM DUBBER.
or great lady. CANT. Much wine. RUM QUIDS. RUM MAWND. Minters. Westphalia ham. or richly laced with gold or silver. and other inhabitants of privileged districts. One that counterfeits a fool. RUM TILTER. See RUM COLE. or when taken by the Algerines. RUM FILE. Fine looking-glasses. CANT. See RUM DIVER. RUM NED. RUM SQUEEZE. Highwaymen well mounted and armed. Cheats who tell wonderful stories of their sufferings at sea. RUM NANTZ. RUM RUFF PECK. RUM GLYMMER. The highway. A sharp trick. A smart fillip on the nose. CANT. Breeches of gold or silver brocade. CANT. CANT. or good liquor. RUM PRANCER. CANT. CANT. sent to remove and guard the goods of such bankrupts as intended to take sanctuary in those places. CANT. CANT. RUM KICKS. Good French brandy. Savoyards. A great booty. RUM FUN. CANT. CANT. RUM PAD. CANT. RUM SNITCH. A good hat. given among fiddlers. RUM GAGGERS. CANT RUM MORT. A very rich silly fellow. . CANT. CANT.among the Alsatians. A queen. CANT. RUM PADDERS. A fine horse. CANT. King or chief of the link-boys. RUM GHELT. RUM NAB. RUM PEEPERS. See RUM DEGEN.
RUNNING HORSE. Rump and a dozen. or confusion. See RUM CLOUT. RUMBUMTIOUS. See ROMEVILLE. Hawker of newspapers. trials. a calf. . Rum. A clap. and live chiefly on the remnants. water. also housebreakers who enter lone houses by force. RUM VILLE. RUNNING SMOBBLE. Rump and kidney men. to have a pair of new leather breeches. or NAG.e. RUNT. RUM WIPER. Snatching goods off a counter. rush in and rob the house. Obstreperous. A ward or watch. weddings. A riot. To ride to Rumford to have one's backside new bottomed: i. RUMP. an Irish wager. A rich commode. See RUM DEGEN. To rump any one. fairs. RUNNING STATIONERS. a rump of beef and a dozen of claret. or gleet. when the families are gone out of town. and sugar. RUMFORD. who brushes off with them. and dying speeches. and for the same reason. called also buttock and trimmings. Rumford was formerly a famous place for leather breeches. fiddlers that play at feasts. of Bungay. quarrel. being a commodity never entered.--Rumford lion. A maidenhead. RUSHERS. in summer time. A like saying is current in Norfolk and Suffolk. RUMBOYLE. or woman's head-dress. &c. also a prison. and on the door being opened by a woman.RUM TOL. RUN GOODS. RUMPUS. to turn the back to him: an evolution sometimes used at court. RUM TOPPING. See ESSEX LION. A short squat man or woman: from the small cattle called Welsh runts. RUMBO. Thieves who knock at the doors of great houses in London. and throwing them to an accomplice.
particularly among the gentle craft. SADDLE. one of the ancient family of the sad dogs. that Evangelist being always represented with an ox. to give a dinner or supper. Covent Garden. RUSTY GUTS. when two Sundays come together. An Irishman observed. To saddle a place or pension. To saddle the spit. SAINT GEOFFREY'S DAY. To buy the sack: to get drunk. and other inferior mechanics. RUTTING. who made himself famous for blowing the coals of dissension in the latter end of the reign of queen Ann. to be sullen. is punishable by a line. to oblige the holder to pay a certain portion of his income to some one nominated by the donor. SAD DOG. A piece of spoilt timber in a coach-maker's shop. to the mouth of a stove: from a divine of that name. called also to ride grub. and figuratively to the human species. SACK. SACHEVEREL. Swift translates it into Latin by the words TRISTIS CANIS. A wicked debauched fellow. to wear spectacles. A pocket. The Brown Bear in Bow-street. SAINT MONDAY. RUSTY. by working. To break a bottle in an empty sack. To ride rusty. The iron door. To saddle one's nose. a bubble bet. devoted to the flames. to pick a pocket. like a saint. Out of use. that this saint's anniversary happened every . having lost leather. there being no saint of that name: tomorrow-come-never. Rutting time. SAINT. a sack with a bottle in it not being an empty sack. Never. a house of call for thief-takers and runners of the Bow street justices. properly applied to a restive horse. when deer go to rut.RUSSIAN COFFEE-HOUSE. Saddle sick: galled with riding. To dive into the sack. Copulating. the season. An ox. A blunt surly fellow: a jocular misnomer of RESTICUS. To nab the rust. a profanation of that day. to be refractory. SAINT LUKE'S BIRD. A holiday most religiously observed by journeymen shoemakers. or blower.
Salt eel. SALMON-GUNDY. but the general and most probable opinion is. Sappy. SANDY PATE. to burn snuffs and ends of candles. SANKY. The beggars'sacrament or oath. SANK. An abbreviation of SALIVATION. of France. or proud bitch. SAVE-ALL. and eaten with oil and vinegar. used to correct boys. signifying a bold or forward person. and by her brought into France. A libidinous fellow: those imaginary things are by poets reported to be extremely salacious. A barker. veal or chicken. A term of familiar raillery. In a high sal. Vide BARKER. wife of King Henry IV. dried tongue. SAUCE BOX. SALT. because the proportions of the different ingredients are regulated by the palate of the maker. A salt bitch: a bitch at heat. others say it bears the name of the inventor. at sea: you shall have a salt eel for supper. or some other salted meat. SAPSCULL. who was a rich Dutch merchant. boys running about gentlemen's houses in Ireland. one of the ladies of Mary de Medicis. Apples. a rope's end. A kind of candlestick used by our frugal forefathers. Figuratively. some derive the name of this mess from the French words SELON MON GOUST. Lecherous. or CENTIPEE'S. Foolish. and pickled herrings. in the pickling tub. minced fine. cut thin and put between two slices of bread and butter: said to be a favourite morsel with the Earl of Sandwich. . A red haired man or woman. A simple fellow. SANGAREE. foolish. or under a salivation. Ham. &c.week. SAMMY. SATYR. onions. Rack punch was formerly so called in bagnios. that it was invented by the countess of Salmagondi. SALMON or SALAMON. SANDWICH. A taylor employed by clothiers in making soldier's clothing. Silly. SAL. SALESMAN'S DOG. who are fed on broken meats that would otherwise be wasted.
A wild dissolute fellow. An honest. SCANDAL PROOF. to steal away. SCALDER. Royal scamp: a highwayman who robs civilly. Tea. TO SCAMPER. Some derive it from persons devoted to the Holy Land. A. A highwayman. made a ludicrous procession in ridicule of the Free Masons. a slip-gibbet. SAW. One who deserves and has narrowly escaped the gallows. or would blush at being ashamed. SCALY FISH. An idle. One who has eaten shame and drank after it. a footpad who behaves in like manner. A clap. SCALD MISERABLES. an ancient proverbial saying. To make one's self scarce. SCARLET HORSE. a very favourite name among the Scottish nation. An old saw. as waiting for company. hired or hack horse: a pun . SCAPEGALLOWS. having no lands or home. lingered and loitered about. rough. Sordid. Sawny or Sandy being the familiar abbreviation or diminution of Alexander. A general nick-name for a Scotchman. Royal foot scamp. A worthless man or woman. how mean the fellow is. SCANDAL BROTH. SAUNTERER. SCAMP. To run away hastily. who loitered about. SCALY. 1744. SCARCE. blunt sailor. who. the fellow has got a clap. SCAPEGRACE. applied to persons. A high red. by some derived from SANS TERRE. who. SAWNY or SANDY. lounging fellow. A set of mock masons. Mean. as Paddy is for an Irishman. The cull has napped a scalder. or Taffy for a Welchman.D. one for whom the gallows is said to groan.also a miser. How scaly the cove is. SCAB. SAINT TERRE.
because wearing scours them. i. The head. To build a sconce: a military term for bilking one's quarters. SCOTCH BAIT. "Massa. SCOTCH CHOCOLATE. me no scavey. Sense. probably as being the fort and citadel of a man: from SCONCE. SCOTCH PINT. A coffin. SCAVEY. SCOUNDREL. SCOTCH MIST. A dissenting meeting house. SCHEME. fetters. The blowen has napped the scold's cure. Cobbing. Lice. SCHISM SHOP. I don't know (NEGRO LANGUAGE) perhaps from the French SCAVOIR. to impose a fine. or as fast as legs would carry one. SCOTCH FIDDLE. To scour or score off.on the word HIRED. derived from a Dutch word of the same signification. SCOT.e. A party of pleasure. also a fart. knowledge. full speed. A man void of every principle of honour. whipping. A dissenting teacher. A sober soaking rain. or handcuffs. A halt and a resting on a stick." master. A bawdy-house. an old name for a fort. The headquarters of the Scotch greys: the head of a man full of large lice. SCHISM MONGER. ACADEMICAL PHRASE. the bitch is in her coffin. A bottle containing two quarts. A young bull. SCOTCH WARMING PAN. The itch. He will scour the . Also to wear: chiefly applied to irons. SCONCE. Brimstone and milk. A wench. as practised by pedlars. A SCOLD'S CURE. SCHOOL BUTTER. To sconce or skonce. SCOTCH GREYS. a Scotch mist will wet an Englishman to the skin. SCOUR. SCHOOL OF VENUS. to run away: perhaps from SCORE.
bony. He whiddles the whole scrap. or sermon. practised at Oxford by the students. SCRAPER. forged bank notes. SCRATCH LAND. A college errand-boy at Oxford. he will be in fetters. SCRATCH PLATTER. he discovers the whole plan or scheme. from which. A mode of expressing dislike to a person. Old Scratch. or TAYLOR'S RAGOUT. A fiddler. beating the watch. SCRAPE. who amuse themselves with breaking windows. Lean. SCRAGG'EM FAIR. SCRAGGY. A skeleton key used by housebreakers to open a lock. also one who scrapes plates for mezzotinto prints. to wear bolts or fetters. Also a watchman or a watch. the Devil: probably from the long and sharp claws with which he is frequently delineated. in scraping their feet against the ground during the preachment. as they think. SCRAGGED. CANT. as well as from coffin hinges. the fellow was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. The cove was twisted for smashing queer screens. To get into a scrape. Bread sopt in the oil and vinegar in which cucumbers have been sliced. SCREW. SCRAPING. Hanged. Scotland. . Queer screens. A villainous scheme or plan. SCRAP. SCOUT. too rigorous. Riotous bucks. SCREEN. and assaulting every person they meet: called scouring the streets. SCOURERS. To stand on the screw signifies that a door is not bolted. called a gyp at Cambridge. rings supposed to prevent the cramp are made. A public execution. A bank note. To scour the cramp ring.darbies. SCRATCH. frequently done to testify their disapprobation of a proctor who has been. to be involved in a disagreeable business. but merely locked.
employed in all sorts of dirty work. SCRUB. A sailor. A female screw. SEALER. The itch. The riff-raff. A peruke-maker. A wry-mouthed man or woman. SCULL THATCHER. SEA LAWYER. To screw one up. A scrap or slip of paper. and bob-tail. To copulate. A shark. The cully freely blotted the scrip. CANT. to be whipt before the justices. . He or she is in the grand secret. SCUM. also a one-horse chaise or buggy. He has been let into the secret: he has been cheated at gaming or horse-racing. tag-rag. SCRIP. The tail of a hare or rabbit. SECRET. or master of a college. to run away. and tipt me forty hogs. SCROPE. also that of a woman. To be tipt the scroby. and gave me forty shillings. or lowest order of people. a common prostitute. To scuttle a ship. One ready to give bond and judgment for goods or money. SEA CRAB. SCREW JAWS. To scuttle off. What does scrip go at for the next rescounters? what does scrip sell for delivered at the next day of settling? SCROBY. SCUTTLE. A head of a house.e. A farthing.TO SCREW. at the universities. SCULL. SCUT. A boat rowed by one man with a light kind of oar. SCULL. to exact upon one in a bargain or reckoning. SCRUBBADO. to make a hole in her bottom in order to sink her. dead. A low mean fellow. the man freely signed the bond. called a scull.--Scrip is also a Change Alley phrase for the last loan or subscription. i. or SCULLER. or SQUEEZE WAX.
stiver-cramped. A gallon pot full of wine. Found guilty. SHAFTSBURY. Also sometimes an exciseman. The eyes. . SEVEN-SIDED ANIMAL. SET. SETTER. or SHAKE-BAG. apply the crow to the door. the name of that part of the Great Turk's palace where the women are kept. To shake one's elbow. SEND. To SHAG. To knock down or stun any one. to be hanged in chains. A bawdy-house. like a setting dog follows and points the game for his master. to beat a man soundly. To copulate. he robbed the gentleman of his silk handkerchief. an outside. and a blind side. A simple fellow. He shook the swell of his fogle. A dead set: a concerted scheme to defraud a person by gaming. each having a right side and a left side. a fore side and a back side. To draw any thing from the pocket. A poor sneaking fellow. Convicted. To drive or break in. TO SETTLE. SHAKE. We settled the cull by a stroke on his nob. See DAYLIGHTS. Ordered to be punished or transported. SERAGLIO. SHABBAROON. Poor. To shake a cloth in the wind. An ill-dressed shabby fellow. we stunned the fellow by a blow on the head. To serve a cull out. a man of no spirit: a term borrowed from the cock-pit. exhausted. He is but bad shag. with a cock. SHAKE. A bailiff's follower. SERVED. an inside. A one-eyed man or woman. Hand down the Jemmy and send it in. pennyless. to game with dice. he is no able woman's man. also a meanspirited person. SHALLOW PATE. SEES.SEEDY. and drive it in. who. SHAG-BAG.
SHARK. BOWSTREET TERM. A hat: corruption of CHAPEAU. Sharp's the word and quick's the motion with him. to counterfeit sickness. SHAPES. A house where the wife rules. Sharpers tools. said of any one very attentive to his own interest. and apt to take all advantages. SHAPPO. SEA TERM. to be stript. SHANKS. or tide-waiter. dupe. To ride shanks naggy: to travel on foot. or made peel. the first order of pickpockets.D. CANT. false sleeves to put on over a dirty shirt. The clippings of money. one who trims close. acute. SHANKER. and shuffles about his feet. SHARP. in opposition to a flat. as the term is. TO SHAMBLE. 1785. at the whipping-post. SHARPER. SCOTCH. or trick. To shew one's shapes. a subtle fellow. or gams. SHE HOUSE. To cut a sham. Subtle. SHAVER. or gull. A venereal wart. A shilling. or SHAP. SHANKS NAGGY. To walk awkwardly. To sham Abram. wears the breeches. SHE LION. Also a custom-house officer. A river in Ireland: persons dipped in that river are perfectly and for ever cured of bashfulness. hungry. quick-witted. or. A cheat. a fool and false dice. one that lives by his wits. a WHITE Whip hat. or false sleeves with ruffles to put over a plain one. LILLY SHALLOW. Sharp set. a boy. A sharper: perhaps from his preying upon any one he can lay hold of. SHANNON. A young shaver. SHAVINGS. an acute cheat. Shamble-legged: one that walks wide. also a sharper or cheat. to cheat or deceive. . SHAM. A cheat. A WHIP hat. Shams. A cunning shaver.SHALLOW. so called from the want of depth in the crown. Legs. A. Sharks.
A dastardly fellow: also a non-conformist. a halter. saying of a talkative man or woman. all jaw. or stand in doubt. An oaken sapling. To run away: sherry off. Shifting cove. SHINDY. SHEEPSKIN FIDDLER. Handcuffs. It shines like a shitten barn door. To evade or disappoint: to sherk one's duty. passengers. A woman thief-catcher. SHILLALEY. to signify soldiers. i. SEA PHRASE. pawned. This appellation is said to have originated from the . to hesitate. SHEEPISH. i. or cudgel: from a wood of that name famous for its oaks. Proper. IRISH.e. SHIFTING BALLAST. An execution. A dance. and loll out one's tongue at the company. SHERIFF'S BALL. SHIFTING. SEA PHRASE.SHE NAPPER.e. SHINE. The gallows. SHILLY-SHALLY. SHERIFF'S PICTURE FRAME. SHERIFF'S HOTEL. or any landsmen on board. TO SHERK. A sheepish fellow. Like a sheep's head. or go to rest in a horse's night-cap. TO SHERRY. A drummer. SH-T SACK. The hangman. Irresolute. a person who lives by tricking. to be hanged. also a bawd or pimp. Shuffling. as it ought to be.e. SHIP SHAPE. To cast a sheep's eye at any thing. Bashful. i. A prison. to look wishfully at it. Tricking. A term used by sailors. SHELF. To stand shilly-shally. On the shelf. SHERIFF'S BRACELETS. a bashful or shamefaced fellow. SHERIFF'S JOURNEYMAN. To dance at the sheriff's ball. SHEEP'S HEAD.
SHOTTEN HERRING. . The effects of his terror are said to have appeared at the bottom of the sack. Shot betwixt wind and water. A prison. SHOT. when he receives a hat-band. i. TO SHOOLE. SH-T-NG THROUGH THE TEETH. for want of a ladder or tub. SHOEMAKER'S STOCKS. They sometimes met in very obscure places: and there is a tradition that one of their congregations were assembled in a barn. poxed or clapped. SHORT-HEELED WENCH. was suspended in a sack fixed to the beam. SHOP. To be whipped at the cart's tail. Hark ye. A girl apt to fall on her back. called also catting. who had taken refuge in that barn. To go skulking about. His discourse that day being on the last judgment. confined. I was in the shoemaker's stocks. friend. Vomiting.following story:--After the restoration. A thin meagre fellow. SHOPLIFTER. and scarf: many shoeings being only partial. TO SHOOT THE CAT. fled in an instant from the place. and lay hid under the straw. the laws against the non-conformists were extremely severe. that you sh-te through your teeth? Vulgar address to one vomiting. imprisoned. To SHOVE THE TUMBLER. where the preacher. had on a new pair of shoes that were too small for me. the rendezvous of beggars and other vagrants. on which a trumpeter to a puppet-show. he particularly attempted to describe the terrors of the wicked at the sounding of the trumpet. To vomit from excess of liquor.e. struck with the utmost consternation. and to have occasioned that opprobrious appellation by which the non-conformists were vulgarly distinguished. have you got a padlock on your a-se. gloves. A parson who attends a funeral is said to be shod all round. One that steals whilst pretending to purchase goods in a shop. leaving their affrighted teacher to shift for himself. To pay one's shot. or strait shoes. Shopped. SHOD ALL ROUND. sounded a charge. New. The congregation. to pay one's share of a reckoning.
to those who have carried the corpse. A taylor. To silence a man. He has as much need of a wife as a dog of a side pocket. SHOULDER FEAST. SICK AS A HORSE. from being unable to relieve themselves by vomiting. SHRIMP. A widow's weeds. to knock him down. Silence in the court. the cat is pissing. SHRED. arrested. Sixpence. Shoulder-clapped. See FILE. One who keeps within doors for fear of bailiffs. SHY COCK. A little diminutive person. but by a means which he says would make the Devil vomit. SIGN OF THE: FIVE SHILLINGS. Such as may have occasion to administer an emetic either to the animal or the fiend. The three crowns. in his Farriery. FIFTEEN SHILLINGS. He or she was fed with a fire-shovel. SHOVEL. SICE. a slippery shifting fellow. a gird upon any one requiring silence unnecessarily. to be buried. a simile used for one who desires any thing by no means necessary. Crooked. Bracken. The crown. or unfair shifts. SIGN OF A HOUSE TO LET. TO SHUFFLE. a saying of a person with a large mouth. or member of the catch club. SIDE POCKET. TEN SHILLINGS.SHOVE IN THE MOUTH. gives an instance of that evacuation being procured. A dram. SILENCE. To make use of false pretences. Horses are said to be extremely sick at their stomachs. or stun him. SIDLEDYWRY. SHOULDER SHAM. To be put to bed with a shovel. A shuffling fellow. SHOULDER CLAPPER. A bailiff. indeed. . The two crowns. said of a weak old debilitated man. A partner to a file. A dinner given after a funeral. may consult his book for the recipe. He wants it as much as a dog does a side pocket.
Sixpence. SIMON. SINGLE PEEPER. also follies. SIMPLES. sold his wife for an addle duck-egg. SIMKIN. He must go to Battersea. at that time. SUGAR STICK. SINGLETON. TO SING. or abashed. his screws are remarkable for their excellent temper. A person having but one eye. SIMEONITES. Abbreviation of simple Tony or Anthony. SILK SNATCHERS. TO SING SMALL. a foolish fellow. made by a famous cutler of that name. SIMPLETON. whence it became a popular joke to advise young people to go to Battersea. Physical herbs. To be humbled. they are in fact rank methodists. or to be cut for the simples. a silly fellow. A corkscrew. to be cut for the simples--Battersea is a place famous for its garden grounds. &c. who lived in a place called Hell. To call out. A very foolish fellow. Charles Simeon. To smile: to simper like a firmity kettle. they call out stop thief. fellow of King's College. Thieves who snatch hoods or bonnets from persons walking in the streets. to have little or nothing to say for one's-self. and preacher at Trinity church.) the followers of the Rev. Simple Simon: a natural. author of Skeletons of Sermons. See PEGO. in Dublin. to have their simples cut. SINGLETON. . at which time the gardeners were said to cut their simples. A foolish fellow. who at a certain season used to go down to select their stock for the ensuing year. TO SIMPER.SILENT FLUTE. Simon Suck-egg. the coves sing out beef. The cove's kickseys are silver laced: the fellow's breeches are covered with lice. some of which were formerly appropriated to the growing of simples for apothecaries. confounded. Replete with lice. also a particular kind of nails. (at Cambridge. SILVER LACED.
commonly said of a room where the furniture. Left at sixes and sevens: i. as the term is. you pay for what you eat--liquors ONLY being provided by the inviter. SIXES AND SEVENS. that they may have more money to lavish on their dogs. whose fee on several occasions is fixed at that sum. About fifty years ago they were on a footing with the servitors at Oxford. but by the exertions of the present Bishop of Llandaff. in confusion. a certain quantity. One who stays late in company. One who. pieces. An attorney. The chief difference at present between them and the pensioners. if to SIZE. IRISH. he treats you. Whisky and small beer. who was himself a sizar. or upper loin. The saving thus made induces many extravagant fellows to become sizars. . consists in the less amount of their college fees.e. SIZE OF ALE. &c. SIZAR (Cambridge). SIX AND EIGHT-PENCE. called at Oxford battles. or. The old title for a country parson: as Sir John of Wrotham.SIR JOHN. is said to have his sitting breeches on. (CAMBRIDGE) To sup at one's own expence. Formerly students who came to the University for purposes of study and emolument. they were absolved from all marks of inferiority or of degradation. &c. is scattered about. Strong beer. SIR REVERENCE. Human excrement. SIR TIMOTHY. or of a business left unsettled. SIR JOHN BARLEYCORN. But at present they are just as gay and dissipated as their fellow collegians. SIX AND TIPS. SITTING BREECHES. The sur. Half a pint. pays the reckoning. If a MAN asks you to SUP. from a desire of being the head of the company. stands squire. Sizings: Cambridge term for the college allowance from the buttery. mentioned by Shakespeare. or that he will sit longer than a hen. SIR LOIN. To SIZE. See SQUIRE. a t--d. Size of bread and cheese.
a sailor who keeps below in time of danger. or some such public calamity: or else called sky farmers from their farms being IN NUBIBUS. A satirical hint. TO SKIT. or other pretences. evades his duty. ring the bell. SKIN. to avoid labour or duty. to hide one's self. or some other remote place.SKEW. 'in the clouds. in the civil line. or upper story. SKINK. A footman. In a bad skin. CANT.--Also the captain of a Dutch vessel. SKY FARMERS. in an ill humour. To skulk. SKULKER. SKY BLUE. an empty purse. empty the money out of the purse. SKIT. inclining to one side. SKIN. is to wait on the company. The garret. Frisk the skin of the stephen. A cup. . when any work is to be done. SKIN FLINT. A purse. one who keeps out of the way. SKRIP. CANT. and were ruined by a flood. SKIP KENNEL. Cheats who pretend they were farmers in the isle of Sky. Also a plaything made for children with the breast bone of a goose. SKEWVOW. the duty of the youngest officer in the military mess. An avaricious man or woman. horsedealers boys. To wheedle. peevish. stir the fire. See SCRIP.' SKY PARLOUR. Youngsters that ride horses on sale. A soldier who by feigned sickness. hurricane. or ALL ASKEW. See BOOTS. SKINS. Queer skin. Gin. SKIPPER. Thin-skinned: touchy. or beggar's wooden dish. A tanner. SKIP JACKS. To skink. A barn. out of temper. Crooked. and snuff the candles. A joke.
SLANG. immediately. because a slice off a cut loaf is not missed. A fetter. for which he receives a share of the profit. he is double ironed in the condemned cells. A woman sluttishly negligent in her dress. SLANG. A fool's errand. Half a crown. A parson or lawyer's band. to shut it with violence. SLASHER. A bullying. but what is had must be paid DOWN WITH THE READY SLAP-BANG. double ironed. SLATTERN. IRISH. particularly with a married woman. Immediately. A petty cook's shop. and sometimes for a stage coach or caravan. Now double slanged into the cells for a crop he is knocked down. A sheet. A partner in a trade. to intrigue. SLICE. . instantly. The gaol at Kingston in Jamaica: Slater is the deputy Provost-marshal. CANT. a careless trapes. SLAMKIN. for it has not had a nap this long time. and ordered to be hanged. riotous fellow. one whose clothes seem hung on with a pitch-fork.e. SLEEPY. Cant language. A trick. suddenly. SLAM. To slam to a door. Double slanged. or shop. i. where there is no credit given. one not ready to resent an affront. SLAT. SLAP-BANG SHOP. without doing any part of the business. SLEEPING PARTNER. SLATE. A slack-mettled fellow. This is a common appellation for a night cellar frequented by thieves. Much worn: the cloth of your coat must be extremely sleepy. also a game at whist lost without scoring one. SLAPDASH. who lends his name and money. in search of what it is impossible to find. A female sloven. SLEEVELESS ERRAND.SLABBERING BIB. SLAG. CANT. To take a slice. SLATER'S PAN.
A drone. A dirty nasty fellow. A slouched hat: a hat whose brims are let down. or SNABBLED. to kiss the book. from the character of Mrs. in Fielding's Joseph Andrews. one that eats much greasy food. to scandalize. To fire a slug. is a method of cheating at dice: also to cast a reflection on any one's character. A cunning fellow.SLIPGIBBET. A dealer in those articles. Killed in battle. SLUR. A piece of lead of any shape. SLIPPERY CHAP. a negligent slovenly fellow. A stooping gait. but I only bussed my thumb. To slur.e. SLOP SELLER. SLUG. but I only kissed my thumb. one that cannot rise in the morning. to be fired from a blunderbuss. A foul feeder. I had a smack at her muns: I kissed her mouth. How the blowens lush the slop. or the skimmings of a pot where fat meat has been boiled. See SCAPEGALLOWS. SLUSH BUCKET. to hang down one's head. to drink a dram. SLOUCH. or any innocent beverage taken medicinally. SLIPSLOPS. to take an oath. Tea. The queer cuffin bid me smack calves skin. SLOP. Slipslop. who keeps a slop shop. SMABBLED. Greasy dish-water. water-gruel. SLUICE YOUR GOB. TO SMACK. the justice bid me kiss the book. Wearing apparel and bedding used by seamen. To smack calves skin. i. SLIPSLOPPING. SLUBBER DE GULLION. Tea. To slouch. SLY BOOTS. . under the mask of simplicity. SLUG-A-BED. a shuffling fellow. How the wenches drink tea! SLOPS. Misnaming and misapplying any hard word. SLUSH. To kiss. One on whom there can be no dependance. Take a hearty drink.
A finical spruce fellow. Spruce. CANT. Level with the surface. A bribe. A smock. An arm. where the fair sex are bought and sold like cattle in Smithfield. SMELLING CHEAT. A coachman. An orchard. to smile. CANT. SMART. A person who lives by passing base coin. To smite one's tutor. SMASH. GERMAN. SMELLER. A plasterer. on one or both sides. or other hurt received in the service. To smash. SMASHER. and articles. CANT. SMICKET. or look pleasantly. The cove was fined in the steel for smashing. Smellers: a cat's whiskers. SMELTS. Breeches: a gird at the affected delicacy of the present age. Half guineas. SMACKING COVE. . To pass counterfeit money. A nose. A bargain whereby the purchaser is taken in. Leg of mutton and smash: a leg of mutton and mashed turnips. also to kick down stairs. SMART MONEY. or small clothes. To smirk. SMITER. SMITHFIELD BARGAIN. or woman's shift. Money allowed to soldiers or sailors for the loss of a limb. waistcoat. SEA TERM. ACADEMIC TERM. SMEAR GELT. or garden. SMEAR. the fellow was ordered to be imprisoned in the house of correction for uttering base coin. every thing cut away. TO SMASH. To break. also a nosegay. fine: as smart as a carrot new scraped. to get money from him. SMIRK. a suit being called coat. This is likewise frequently used to express matches or marriages contracted solely on the score of interest.SMACKSMOOTH. SMALL CLOTHES.
also neat and spruce. To rifle or plunder. A nick name for a blacksmith. SMUT. To snatch. A highwayman. TO SNAFFLE. A share. To observe. to suspect. suspicious. or seize suddenly. the spirit is set on fire. Old iron. Curious. SNAP DRAGON. To steal. . they shortly decamp. SNAKESMAN. and the company scramble for the raisins. Persons who pretend to be smugglers of lace and valuable articles. A grate. also to kill. used by the smugglers for adulterating the black or bohea teas. To snaffle any ones poll. TO SMOKE. A bawdy-house. inquisitive. to steal his wig. To go snacks. SMOUS. Smutty story. Snaffler of prances. and on opening the pretended treasure. an indecent story. See LITTLE SNAKESMAN. TO SMUSH. A tobacconist. to be partners. SMOKY. Dried leaves of the ash tree.SMOCK-FACED. Fair faced. A German Jew. also snails. SMUGGLING KEN. SNAGGS. SMOUCH. Bawdy. SMUG LAY. SMOKER. a horse stealer. these men borrow money of publicans by depositing these goods in their hands. A copper. and the candles extinguished. TO SNABBLE. The cove was lagged for a smut: the fellow was transported for stealing a copper. SMUG. he finds trifling articles of no value. Large teeth. SMUT. and the publican discovers too late that he has been duped. SNACK. SNAFFLER. A Christmas gambol: raisins and almonds being put into a bowl of brandy.
to turn informer. wipe his nose. A pilferer. a sneaking cur. caught. or snitcher. SNEAKING BUDGE. to steal into houses whose doors are carelessly left open. TO SNIVEL. To sleep. TO SNITE. to throw the snot or snivel about. to snuffle. Morning sneak. A glandered horse. SNEERING. or look at any thing attentively: the cull snilches. . Upright sneak: one who steals pewter pots from the alehouse boys employed to collect them. A taylor. SNITCH.TO SNAP THE GLAZE. one that whines or complains. or in one's sleeve. A small bowl. To go upon the sneak. i. Snivelling. SNAPT. CANT. TO SNOOZE. A snivelling fellow. To speak through the nose. A nick name for a shoemaker. To turn snitch. or SNOODGE. CANT. SNIP. or slap. To snooze with a mort. To wipe. one who pilfers early in the morning. To cry. One that robs alone. Jeering. A mean-spirited fellow. SNEAKER. SNEAKSBY. Evening sneak. or SNIGGER. TO SNICKER. give him a good knock. Pistols. To eye. flickering. TO SNOACH. SNAPPERS. Taken. before it is light. SNEAK. To break shop windows or show glasses. to sleep with a wench. SNATCH CLY. an evening pilferer.e. CANT. laughing in scorn. Snite his snitch. A thief who snatches women's pockets. To laugh privately. SNICKER. SNOB. TO SNILCH. crying.
To drink. by a married man caught in an intrigue. SNUFFLES. SOLDIER. because no one will stay in the . A parson. All's snug. SNUG. Spice the snow. one that moistens his clay to make it stick together. SNUB DEVIL. The swell was spiced in a snoozing ken of his screens. SOLDIER'S POMATUM. to be offended. or hire: also money paid for a treat. the gentleman was robbed of his bank notes in a brothel. A short nose turned up at the end. SNUB NOSE. To check. all's quiet. TO SNUFFLE. A pretended soldier. A piece of tallow candle. who always plays alone. SNUFF. attended with a running at the nose. Linen hung out to dry or bleach. A hogshead. An old soaker. A red herring. A jeering appellation for a negro. TO SOAK. SOLFA. which he pretends to have received at some famous siege or battle. A large one. A whore's fee. SOLDIER'S MAWND. A parish clerk. a drunkard. To speak through the nose. A thief who hides himself under a bed. To take snuff. A brothel. SOLDIER'S BOTTLE.SNOOZING KEN. SNOW. A miserable performer on any instrument. CANT. SOLO PLAYER. or rebuke. A cold in the head. SNUDGE. SNOUT. in Order to rob the house. to steal the linen. TO SNUB. begging with a counterfeit wound. SNOWBALL. SOCKET MONEY.
SOUNDERS. i. (Cambridge) An undergraduate in his second year. he wounded him. he altered his account or evidence. A female child. His morning and his evening song do not agree. or gaoler. or hussy. called a sooterkin. A yellowish red. A herd of swine. SOW'S BABY. Vile. which they place under their petticoats. SOPH. A lawyer. A sop for Cerberus. Not a souse. SOLOMON. CANT. Tobacco. A sucking pig. He shall repent this. A joke upon the Dutch women. A fat woman. SORROW SHALL BE HIS SOPS. SOUL CASE.e. see DAVID'S SOW. a worthless man or woman. SORRY. SONG. SOT WEED. a bribe for a porter. very cheap. . worthless. FRENCH. A bribe. Sorrel pate. SOW CHILD. not a penny. turnkey. he tells a different story. SON OF PRATTLEMENT. It was bought for an old song. a common expletive used by presbyterians in Ireland. supposing that.room to hear him. A sorry fellow. SORREL. SOOTERKIN. SOP. SOUSE. which when mature slips out. The mass. The body. one having red hair. A parson. He has got the wrong sow by the ear. Drunk as David's sow. or DRIVER. SOW. SOUL DOCTOR. he mistakes his man. of the size of a mouse. mean. by their constant use of stoves. He made a hole in his soul case. He changed his song. they breed a kind of small animal in their bodies. Sorrow go by me.
A nail: so called by carpenters when they meet with one in a board they are sawing. gay. and he is obliged to desist: to prevent the bird from getting away. Fine. SPARKISH. mouth it: used figuratively for words previous to a quarrel. SPANGLE.SPADO. A seven shilling piece. SPARKING BLOWS. SPANISH GOUT. trim. the bird defends itself surprisingly. Blows given by cocks before they close. without any other assistance than the motion of his lips. SPANISH. SPARROW. or SPANKERS. as the term is. he is to get the sparrow's head into his mouth: on attempting to do it. The spanish. Money. SPANISH FAGGOT. (WHIP) To run neatly along. he . SPANISH PADLOCK. or smart fellow. ready money. a booby having his hands tied behind him. Mumbling a sparrow. SPANISH COIN. has the wing of a cock sparrow put into his mouth: with this hold. Fair words and compliments. to secure the chastity of their wives. or. beteeen a trot and gallop. The tits spanked it to town. A spruce. SPARK. is said to have a spark in his throat. A man that is always thirsty. The sun. the horses went merrily along all the way to town. SPANISH. frequently pecking the mumbler till his lips are covered with blood. SPANKS. SPANKING. also blows with the open hand. An ass when braying. SPANISH WORM. The pox. SPANISH. Large. SPANK. a cruel sport frequently practised at wakes and fairs: for a small premium. A sword. or KING OF SPAIN'S TRUMPETER. A kind of girdle contrived by jealous husbands of that nation.
SPILT.is fastened by a string to a button of the booby's coat. Spice the swell. TO SPIFLICATE. SPECKED WHIPER. SPINDLE SHANKS. that they do not hold their mouths by lease. and immediately skinned. Slender legs. [Abbreviation of DISPATCH COCK.] A hen just killed from the roost. pettish. SPATCH COCK. said of a child much resembling his father. or dumbfound. He has made a good speak. To rob. I robbed the man on the black horse. or yard. rob the gentleman. Thrown from a horse. Wide-mouthed. He is as like his father as if he was spit out of his mouth. SPLICED. SPIT. To confound. Any thing stolen. i. TO SPIRIT AWAY. he has stolen something considerable. Thin-legged. but have it from year to year. To kidnap. and broiled: an Irish dish upon any sudden occasion. SPIRITUAL FLESH BROKER. I spoke with the cull on the cherry-coloured prancer. One whose mouth cannot be enlarged without removing their ears. A small reward or gift. from ear to ear. A sword. SPIT. SPICE.e. SPIT FIRE. A privy. silence. SPARROW-MOUTHED. or inveigle away. or overturned in a carriage. A violent. pray. SPILT. SPEAK. TO SPEAK WITH. A coloured hankerchief. coachee. don't spill us. or passionate person. SPIDER-SHANKED. The fundament. SPICE ISLANDS. To rob. Stink-hole bay or dilberry creek. and who when they yawn have their heads half off. A parson. CANT. like the mouth of a sparrow: it is said of such persons. CANT. split. Married: an allusion to joining two ropes ends by .
SPOUTING CLUB. A meeting of apprentices and mechanics to rehearse different characters in plays: thus forming recruits for the strolling companies. That tit is damned spooney. A thirsty fellow. or a kind of fungus prepared for tinder. till they find bail. The sign of the spread eagle. a great drinker. (WHIP) Thin. TO SPOUT. SPLIT IRON. To spunge. A grocer. SPOON HAND. Theatrical declamation. SPLIT CAUSE.splicing. A parson who preaches long sermons. SPLIT CROW. SPOIL PUDDING. haggard. SPLIT FIG. keeping his congregation in church till the puddings are overdone. The right hand. Jack Jehu sported a new gig yesterday: I shall sport a new suit next week. SPUNGE. To sport or flash one's ivory. The nick-name for a smith. N. To exhibit: as. To rehearse theatrically. gives it somewhat the appearance of being split. like the shank of a spoon. She's a spooney piece of goods. also delicate. longing for sweets. to keep one's outside door shut. SPOONEY. to eat and drink at another's cost. Spunging-house: a bailiff's lock-up-house. Pawned. craving for something. to shew one's teeth. figuratively. The word SPORT was in great vogue ann. or have spent all their money: a house where every species of fraud and extortion is practised under the protection of the law. 1783 and 1784. Avaricious. He's a spooney old fellow. . TO SPORT.B. To sport timber. or repository. spirit. SPOUTING. SPUNK. to which persons arrested are taken. this term is used in the inns of court to signify denying one's self. A lawyer. Rotten touchwood. which being represented with two heads on one neck. courage. SPOUTED. SEA TERM.
to murder a bastard. SQUELCH. A narrow escape. not roguish. called also a squab. a man who does not steal. Fun. The squeakers are meltable. Newgate. To squeak. A bar-boy. was liable by custom to have three tosses in a blanket. . Formerly a bailiff caught in a barrackyard in Ireland. or turn stag. under hand and seal. A new-hatched chicken. the squelch was given by letting go the corners of the blanket. diminutive fellow. They squeak beef upon us.e. and suffering him to fall to the ground. SQUEAKER. Honest. SPREE. also a bastard or any other child. A fall. as painted on signs. or throw It into the necessary house. Squelch-gutted. a chance: he had a squeak for his life. SPREAD EAGLE. and long retained by old men. A party of pleasure.--Organ pipes are likewise called squeakers. to confess. An old man: square toed shoes were anciently worn in common. his attitude bearing some likeness to that figure. having a prominent belly. A sour-looking. peach. SQUAB. To stifle the squeaker. which. SQUEAK. A small satirical or political temporary jeu d'esprit. SQUIB. ready to become security for another. CANT. or any other gaol: IRISH. the small pipes are silver.SPREAD. CANT. SQUEEZE WAX. SQUARE TOES. A soldier tied to the halberts in order to be whipped. A square cove. A fat man or woman: from their likeness to a well-stuffed couch. A good-natured foolish fellow. shrivelled. A frolic. fat. A drinking bout. sparkles. SQUARE. and a squelch. Butter. they cry out thieves after us. i. like the firework of that denomination. SPRING-ANKLE WAREHOUSE. SQUEEZE CRAB. or get his living by dishonest means.
A prostitute: because she like that animal.C. A. A broker's shop. A squinting man or woman. and the other up the chimney. or observe. looking nine ways at once. discover. one who pays the whole reckoning. STAGGERING BOB. a pot of strong drink. fit for a cook. --I.e. ii. Stalling to the rogue. an ancient ceremony of instituting a candidate into the society of rogues. . STALLING. who are said to turn their horns against any of their number who is hunted. SQUIRREL HUNTING. CANT. STALLING KEN. Meretrix corpore corpus alit. one eye in the pot. the squire of the company. covers her back with her tail. A weak profligate spendthrift. and unable to stand. saying. STAG. to the rogue. called standing squire. CANT. to impeach one's confederates: from a herd of deer. somewhat similar to the creation of a herald at arms. or born in a hackney coach. A calf just dropped. To cant. and vanishes. and looking out of both windows. A bastard. To turn stag. SQUINT-A-PIPES. It is thus described by Harman: the upright man taking a gage of bowse. or treats the company. stinks. 128. STALL WHIMPER. To find.B. TO STAG.bounces. said to be born in the middle of the week. killed for veal in Scotland: the hoofs of a young calf are yellow. or that of a receiver of stolen goods. SQUIRISH. Making or ordaining. SQUIRREL. Foolish. and looking both ways for Sunday. SQUIRE OF ALSATIA. STAM FLESH. STALLION. See HUNTING. WITH HIS YELLOW PUMPS. A man kept by an old lady for secret services. and from henceforth it shall be lawful for thee to cant for thy living in all places. i. pours it on the head of the rogue to be admitted. Menagiana. do stall thee B.
a long pipe. Breaking shop-windows. To lie in state. and its coadjutor buckram. STARCHED. A particular manner of throwing the dice out of the box. formal. STAND-STILL. CANT. or the old start.STAMMEL. STAMP. he is no starter. STASH. A coarse brawny wench. STARTER. To break and rob a jeweller's show glass. Legs. To stop. to be in bed with three harlots. ROB'EM. One who leaves a jolly company. . prim. An ox cheek. Stroud. A swell steamer. To finish. Stiff. and not without good reason. affected. he gave the prosecutor fifty guineas to stop the prosecution. so called by soldiers and sailors. from that article. till he could no longer move.e. Rochester. by striking it with violence against the table. he will sit longer than a hen. TO STAR THE GLAZE. Shoes. a milksop. STAY. CANT. STARING QUARTER. such as is used by gentlemen to smoke. To end. STAMPS. STAYTAPE. The cove tipped the prosecutor fifty quid to stash the business. STEAMER. Newgate: he is gone to the start. A taylor. or THE OLD START. and stealing some article thereout. STAR GAZER. A cuckold. which make no small figure in the bills of those knights of the needle. A pipe. A horse who throws up his head. i. or STRAMMEL. STAR LAG. He was run to a stand-still. START. also a hedge whore. STARVE'EM. AND CHEAT'EM. STAMPERS. STATE. and Chatham.
Proud. Burnt rum. drank on horseback by the person taking leave. or other liquor. CANT. A decoction of raisins of the sun and lemons in conduit water. STOCK. STIVER-CRAMPED. Needy. A good stock. Stephen's at home. STOCK DRAWERS. stately. A name given to the church by Dissenters.e. STEENKIRK. hide your pistols. wanting money. Strong ale. The house of correction. of impudence. has money. STIRRUP CUP. STICKS. A stiver is a Dutch coin. a taylor. with a piece of butter: an American remedy for a cold. STEEL BAR. Stow your sticks. A nick name for a taylor: also a term for lying with a woman. STITCH. A needle. sweetened with sugar. A steel bar flinger. STEEPLE HOUSE. Strong beer. A niggard. the whole: he has lost stock and block. STICKS. Pops or pistols. STEWED QUAKER. A muslin neckcloth carelessly put on. Household furniture. by pretending to buy and sell the public funds. i. Persons who gamble in Exchange Alley. Stockings. STIFF-RUMPED. STOCK JOBBERS. STICK FLAMS. or any other person using a needle. from the manner in which the French officers wore their cravats when they returned from the battle of Steenkirk. STINGRUM. A pair of gloves. STEPNEY. i. A parting cup or glass. and bottled up.e.STEEL. worth somewhat more than a penny sterling. STITCHBACK. Stock and block. STINGO. staymaker. Money. but in . See POPS. STEPHEN.
and lame ducks. Stow you. &c. STRAMMEL. STOUP. The pillory. at a particular time. I am hungry. for the cove of the ken can cant'em. STRANGER. Stone doublet. and put in the pillory.reality only betting that they will be at a certain price. having strings for binding them behind the back of the wearer: these waistcoats are used in madhouses for the management of lunatics when outrageous. See STAMMEL. puritanical. with long sleeves coming over the hand. A vessel to hold liquor: a vessel containing a size or half a pint. STRANGLE GOOSE. or OVERSEERS OF THE NEW PAVEMENT. or any other prison. . Tip him a stoter in the haltering place. is so called at Cambridge. over nice. an eunuch. Stow your whidds and plant'em. The stomach worm gnaws. STOP HOLE ABBEY. STONE. CANT. gypsies. STOMACH WORM. STOTER. STOW. bears. give him a blow under the left ear. A great blow. or wanting. or hold your peace. Ditto. STOOP. STOOP-NAPPERS. STONE JUG. Persons set in the pillory. Two stone under weight. the man of the house understands you. be silent. nor money sufficient to make good the payments for which they contract: these gentlemen are known under the different appellations of bulls. STRAIT-LACED. The nick name of the chief rendzvous of the canting crew of beggars. STONE TAVERN. A tight waistcoat. he was convicted of swindling. STRAIT WAISTCOAT. possessing neither the stock pretended to be sold. Precise. A guinea. Newgate. dead as a stone. cheats. a prison. A poulterer. Stone dead. thieves. &c. you have said enough. The cull was served for macing and napp'd the stoop.
A good woman in the straw. or he is almost asleep: one eye draws straw. A strummer of wire. so he went on the scamp: the lad would not work. to push the cart and horses too. STROMMEL. i. STRIKE. Lying with a woman. he will be hanged for it. His eyes draw straw. CANT. Pitted with the smallpox: the devil ran over his face with horse stabs (horse nails) in his shoes. Also telling a great lie: he stretched stoutly. STROKE. To play the part of the strong man. also to play badly on the harpsichord.e.To STRAP. the fellow was transported for stealing a trunk. containing several yards of ribband. STROLLERS. STRETCHING. The cove was lagged for prigging a peter with several stretch of dobbin from a drag. from a waggon. and therefore robbed on the highway. Straw. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. or any other stringed instrument. CANT. beggars or pedlars pretending to be widows. STRONG MAN. STRUMPET. his eyes are almost shut. Rum strum: a fine large wig. to be whipt at the cart's tail. STRUM. and t'other serves the thatcher. CANT. Itinerants of different kinds. A yard. (CAMBRIDGE) To do a piece. . A harlot. A large man or woman. Twenty shillings. To work. Foeminam subagitare. He'll stretch for it. STRIP ME NAKED. STRAW. CANT. Hanging. Gin. A perriwig. To STRUM. The kiddy would not strap. a player on any instrument strung with wire. STRETCH. a lying-in woman. Strolling morts. STUB-FACED. STRAPPER. To take a stroke: to take a bout with a woman. STRAPPING.
To draw from a man all be knows. The flower of fermenting wine. STUMPS. SUCH A REASON PIST MY GOOSE. See STALLING KEN. SUNBURNT. SUCK. The fifth and last of the most ancient order of canters. for fear of arrests. Strong liquor of any sort. In the suds. To suck the monkey. SUDS. SUNNY BANK. Toasted bread soked in ale. said of one that is drunk. Sucky. capable of holding but one person: called by the French a DESOBLIGEANT. STULING KEN. SUGAR SOPS. used by vintners to adulterate their wines. SULKY. Said when any one offers an absurd reason. drunk. To stir one's stumps. Hold your tongue. CANT. A good fire in winter.STUBBLE IT. STUM. SUNDAY MAN. SUCCESSFULLY. or MY GOOSE PIST. To SUCK. SUCKING CHICKEN. IRISH. The file sucked the noodle's brains: the deep one drew out of the fool all he knew. see MONKEY. To pump. to walk fast. SUN. STURDY BEGGARS. also haying many male children. Used by the vulgar for SUCCESSIVELY: as three or four landlords of this house have been ruined successfully by the number of soldiers quartered on them. A one-horse chaise or carriage. sweetened with sugar. beggars that rather demand than ask CANT. CANT. Clapped. in trouble. A young chicken. SUGAR STICK. or involved in some difficulty. . in a disagreeable situation. Legs. and grated nutmeg: it is eaten with cheese. One who goes abroad on that day only. The virile member. To have been in the sun.
and often murder passenges.e. Hanged: persons who have been hanged are thus entered into the jailor's books. A soldier. which obliged him to be constantly turning round. One in a deadly suspence. CANT. As. SUPERNACOLUM. . Sweating was also a diversion practised by the bloods of the last century. SUPOUCH. conceal the goods. The ace of hearts. also to strut. SURVEYOR OF THE HIGHWAYS. A shop. this they continued till they thought him sufficiently sweated. SWAGGER. SUTRER. CANT. and clean the ship. A camp publican: also one that pilfers gloves. knave of clubs. CANT. a shop full of rich goods. SWADDLERS. plant the swag. or SWADKIN. all his geese are swans. i. SURVEYOR OF THE PAVEMENT. put to swab. or hostess. Any quantity of goods. SUSPENCE. He keeps a swannery. Prosperity. who styled themselves Mohocks: these gentlemen lay in wait to surprise some person late in the night. Good liquor. practiced chiefly by the Jews. One standing in the pillory.SUNSHINE. brag. SWEATING. SWANNERY. SUS PER COLL. Rum swag. A landlady of an inn. To bully. who not only rob. A mode of diminishing the gold coin. or boast. tobacco boxes. a man just turned off at the gallows. they with their swords pricked him in the posteriors. The tenth order of the canting tribe. of which there is not even a drop left sufficient to wet one's nail. and such small moveables. but beat. SWABBERS. ace and duce of trumps. To SWADDLE. who corrode it with aqua regia. Swaddlers is also the Irish name for methodist. One reeling drunk. when surrouding him. at whist: also the lubberly seamen. To beat with a stick. SWAD. SWAG.
is mentioned by either Bracken. SWIGMEN. the girl's bully frightened the gentleman out of all his money. CANT. A hearty draught of liquor. SWEETNESS. He seemed sweet upon that wench. SWILL TUB. dexterous clever. mops. TO SWING. to coax. SWELLED HEAD. N. sharpers. A well-dressed map. Easy to be imposed on. A disorder to which horses are extremely liable. wheedle. A drunkard. particularly those of the subalterns of the army. old clothes. A term applicable to either the masculine or feminine gender. or draw in. To drink greedily. Guinea droppers. or taken in. SWIMMER. A hog. SWEET HEART. or any of the modern writers on farriery. A gentleman. also expert. &c. Bartlet. he will be hanged for it. Sweet's your hand. or selling brooms. court. or a man's mistress: derived from a sweet cake in the shape of a heart. a cant phrase used by thieves to signify that they will be sent on board the tender. cheats. or allure. but to the palm of the master of the inn or stable. To be hanged. A ship. . he seemed to court that girl. Thieves who travel the country under colour of buying old shoes. nor its remedy. SWING TAIL. The most certain cure is the unguentum aureum--not applied to the horse. a sot. SWIMMER. A counterfeit old coin. said of one dexterous at stealing.SWEET. This disorder is generally occasioned by remaining too long in one livery-stable or inn. He will swing for it. SWELL. and often arises to that height that it prevents their coming out at the stable door. SWIG. &c. I shall have a swimmer. Neither this disorder. TO SWILL. To sweeten to decoy. signifying a girl's lover. The flashman bounced the swell of all his blunt. To be sweet upon. B.
A. a formal antiquated name. A great swinging fellow. a mixture of spruce beer. One who obtains goods on credit by false pretences. to totter. also good clothes. SWIPES. A schoolmaster. or just ready to break. SWINGING. where it is furnished by the purser. To beat stoutly. This name is derived from the German word SCHWINDLIN. The cull has tipt his tackle rum gigging. To enlist in different regiments. SWORD RACKET. Squinting. Silence. to go out on a party of pleasure with a wife and family. An exchange. SWIZZLE. A man's tackle: the genitals. small beer: so termed on board the king's ships. The 17th regiment had a society called the Swizzle Club. a lusty lie. SWINDLER. 1760. old maids being often compared to cats. To drive Tab. rum. A swinging lie. in order to make up a purse. SYNTAX. or any brisk or windy liquor. Drink. and on receiving the bounty to desert immediately. SWOP. the fellow has given his mistress good clothes. To copulate. TACKLE. to be ready to fall. and sells them for ready money at any price. The term SWINDLER has since been used to signify cheats of every kind. SWISH TAIL. A pheasant. In North America. or else from a tabby cat. Purser's swipes. TO SWIVE. A mistress. TACE. D. these arts being generally practised by persons on the totter. and sugar. was so called. a jocular admonition to be silent on any subject. so called by the persons who sell game for the poachers. a great stout fellow. SWIVEL-EYED. TABBY. . Sixpence. TACE is Latin for a candle. SYEBUCK. either from Tabitha. hold your tongue.TO SWINGE. at Ticonderoga. An old maid.
the city trained bands. Anthony is followed by his pig. The kiddey tipped the rattling cove a tanner for luck. or noddy. drawn by two horses. or that of a post horn. Pet. TALE TELLERS. mischief makers. Tantwivy was the sound of the hunting horn in full cry. AT LENGTH. Brokers that let out clothes to the women of the town. cheated. St. to be the first seducer: in allusion to a beer . TALLY MEN. A gentle blow. A man's testicles. hence called Tangerines. Persons said to have been formerly hired to tell wonderful stories of giants and fairies. A room in Newgate. To tag after one like a tantony pig: to follow one wherever one goes. and my talesman. to live familiarly in a family with which one is upon a visit. Tame army. TAG-RAG AND BOBTAIL. human excrement. To tap a girl. Taffy's day. TAME. TANNER.TAFFY.-an-arrest. i. David's day. Also. TANTADLIN TART. where debtors were confined. TALLYWAGS. the first of March. the lad gave the coachman sixpence for drink. TANGIER. the author of a story or report: I'll tell you my tale. TANTWIVY. a sword. Talesman. TAKEN IN. to lull their hearers to sleep. or passion: madam was in her tantrums. one before the other: that is. incendiaries in families. A two-wheeled chaise. the mobility of all sorts. A bottle. TALL BOY. Away they went tantwivy. or two-quart pot. A general name for a Welchman. TANTRUMS. TAIL. St. See RABBIT SUCKERS. A sixpence. Tale bearers.e. A tap on the shoulder. or TARRYWAGS. TAP. An expression meaning an assemblage of low people. Imposed on. away they went full speed. A sirreverence. TANDEM. David being the tutelar saint of Wales. Davy. just as St. buggy. To run tame about a house. A prostitute.
TAPE. Red tape. One that uses false dice. To catch a Tartar. an equivalent. The devil's tattoo. beating with one's foot against the ground. or game: he is quite a Tartar at cricket. who.'--A Tartar is also an adept at any feat. of loyalty: such delinquents being "stripped naked". Shoulder tappers: bailiffs.' answered Paddy. A jack tar. TAT MONGER. called out to his comrade that he had caught a Tartar. to get it changed. TARADIDDLE.' said he. TATS. A coarse cloth tarred over: also. TART. Sour. To flash a tatler: to wear a watch.' cried he. gin. and a direction to the sutlers to close the tap. a sailor. anddtew nomore liquor for them. A beat of the drum. 'He won't come. TARTAR. TATTOO. and afterwards put into a hogshead of feathers. 'Bring him along then. figuratively. A punishment lately infliced by the good people of Boston on any person convicted. to attack one of superior strength or abilities. TAPPERS. TAT. of signal for soldiers to go to their quarters. 'Arrah. TARPAWLIN. Thick and bad beer. Don't lose a sheep for a halfpennyworth of tar: tar is used to mark sheep. TAR. TATLER. 'but he won't let me. TAPLASH. sharp. TARRING AND FEATHERING.barrel. as done . A ragged fellow. or billiards. TATTERDEMALION. This saying originated from a story of an Irish-soldier in the Imperial service. pert. it is generally beat at nine in summer and eight in winter. A watch. were daubed all over wilh tar. or falsity. A fib. To tap a guinea. or suspected. 'Then come along yourself. False dice. quick. in a battle against the Turks. brandy.' replied his comrade. a sailor. Tit for tat. Blue or white tape. whose clothes hang all in tatters.
--A taylor is frequently styled pricklouse. and a miller into a sack. . And the first that. TEIZE. assaults on those vermin with their needles. CANT. or. TAWED. from the speech of a woollendraper. journeymen and and apprentice. originating from the effeminacy of their employment. By sending four.by persons in low spirits. an ancient and common saying. rated to furnish half a man to the Trained Bands. catted marbles. Nine taylors make a man. played with small round balls made of stone dust. gawdy. asking how that could possibly be done? was answered. puts out his head is certainly a thief. TAWDRY. Beaten. with lace or staring and discordant colours: a term said to be derived from the shrine and altar of St. He drew the cull's tayle rumly. TAYLORS GOOSE. Audrey (an Isle of Ely saintess). TEDDY MY GODSON.--Puta taylor. I'll be one upon your taw presently. shake them well. TEA VOIDER. or nysey. taylors would make or enrich one man--A London taylor. An iron with which. Ireland. whence any fine dressed man or woman said to be all St Audrey. and by contraction. a weaver. TEA GUELAND. A schoolboy's game. Irishmen. from nine taylors having been robbed by one man. See TAIL. which for finery exceeded all others thereabouts. To-nap the teize. all tawdry. so as to become proverbial. TEARS OF THE TANKARD. TAW. a species of threat. he snatched away the gentleman's sword cleverly. when heated. Thieves who snatch gentlemens swords from their sides. according to others. An address to a supposed simple fellow. TAYLE DRAWERS. press down the seams of clothes. as some have it. TAYLE. Teaguelanders. to receive a whipping. meaning that the custom of nine. The drippings of liquor on a man's waistcoat. TAYLOR. Garish. A chamber pot.
which falling on the tallow. THIEF. he will not make any wonderful discoveries. you have killed a baboon and stole his face. THICK. Pumping a bailiff. Fellows who associate with all kinds of villains. Intimate. in order to betray them. TENANT FOR LIFE. possessed of a woman for life. TESTER. or man of bad character. An estate in land. TERRA FIRMA. An usurer. in long clothes.e. when they have committed any of those crimes which entitle the persons taking them to a handsome reward. TERMAGANT. TETBURY PORTION. An outrageous scold from Termagantes. TEN TOES. THIEF IN A CANDLE. A rogue. A **** and a clap. A married man. he was mistaken for a furious woman. vulgar abuse. Part of the wick or snuff. THAMES. THATCH-GALLOWS. a coin with a head on it. You are a thief and a murderer. a punishment formerly administered to any of that fraternity caught exercising their functions within the limits of Temple. THIEF TAKERS.TEMPLE PICKLING. A sixpence: from TESTON. As tender as Parnell. One whose wife usually fetches him from the alehouse. where being dressed a la Turque. and causing it to gutter. thus steals it away. a cruel Pagan. formerly represented in diners shows and entertainments. They are as thick as two inkle-weavers. burns and melts it. It is . TEN IN THE HUNDRED. called blood money. See BAYARD OF TEN TOES. A tender creature. He will not find out a way to set the Thames on fire. fearful of the least puff of wind or drop of rain. more than five in the hundred being deemed usurious interest. he is no conjuror. TENANT AT WILL. who broke her finger in a posset drink. TENDER PARNELL. i.
a violent purging. and out at the other. at the end of every sessions. Mr. THIRTEENER. THOMAS. One who being asked to sit down. THINGUMBOB. THORNBACK. will lie down. to stick at nothing. THORNS. THOROUGH COUGH. What-d'ye-cal'em. being entrusted with some cocks which were matched for a considerable sum. A looseness. A person who goes in at one door of a church. to be uneasy. impatient. Thingumbob. THOMOND. THIRDING. THOROUGH STITCH. the same as Mr. all on one side. THOROUGH-GOOD-NATURED WENCH. THINGSTABLE. without stopping. Mr. The swell flashes a rum thimble. THIMBLE. the night before the battle shut them all together in one room. Thingumbobs. which there passes for thirteen pence. the gentleman sports a fine watch. An old maid. where two thirds of the original price is allowed by the upholsterers to the students for household goods returned to them within the year. THOROUGH GO NIMBLE. Lord Thomond's cock-feeder. A shilling in Ireland. Thingstable. To be or sit upon thorns. anxious for an event. A watch. To go thorough stitch. an Irishman. a vulgar address or nomination to any person whose name is unknown. concluding that as they were all on the same side. they were most of them either killed or lamed before the morning. Man Thomas. testicles. Constable: a ludicrous affectation of delicacy in avoiding the pronunciation of the first syllable in the title of that officer. they would not disagree: the consequence was. . A custom practised at the universities. Mr.the business of these thief takers to furnish subjects for a handsome execution. Like Lord Thomond's cocks. THOROUGH CHURCHMAN. a man's penis. which in sound has some similarity to an indecent monosyllable. Coughing and breaking wind backwards at the same time.
A blow. harpsichord. This is better than a thump on the back with a stone. Threepence. or STOOL. who. An instrument formerly used in Scotland. Half common ale. or gullet. To strangle. TO THRUM. and thump. THREE TO ONE. for the sum mentioned. of guitar. THOUGHT. Threepence. though sure to lose. THUMP. called the NEW DROP. THROTTLE. over boots. a player on the spinet. over which were laid three transverse beams. said of one engaged in the amorous congress. by pleading that he thought to the contrary. and thought he was up. To play on any instrument sttfnged with wire. like a vice. A retailer of love. reproof to any one who excuses himself for any breach of positive orders. By rule of thumb: to do any thing by dint of practice. He is playing three to one. This clumsy machine has lately given place to an elegant contrivance. THCMMIKINS. The gallows.over shoes. THREPS. This invention was first made use of for a peer. THREE-PENNY UPRIGHT. THREE-LEGGED MARE. is also avoided. mixed with stale and double beer. . THRUMS. thunder. or mechanical instrument a ladder. THREE THREADS. to pinch the thumbs of persons accused of different crimes. The throat. THUMB. dispenses her favours standing against a wall. What did thought do? lay'in bed and beshat himself. formerly consisting of three posts. a vulgar expedient to avoid perjury in taking a false oath. by which the use of that vulgar vehicle a cart. See DROP. TO THROTTLE. To kiss one's thumb instead of the book. said on giving any one a drink of good liquor on a cold morning. A thrummer of wire. in order to extort confession. the patients being left suspended by the dropping down of that part of the floor on which they stand. Thatch. thistle.
Tick. A parson. A thirsty fellow. give me a shilling. CANT. or day of judgment: he will pay you on St. disputing or falling out. A sword. Tip me a hog. TILBUKY. a watch. To run o'tick. THUMPING. the evening of the last day. Tip me your daddle. with the fingers. A licence. To give or lend. TICKLE PITCKEB. thereby giving him a sort of lion-like countenauce. To tip the . To tilt. A goose. allusion to the ancient tilling with the lance. at the same time to extend his mouth.words to the Irish. to flatten a man's nose with the thumb. Great! a thumping boy. TIM WHISKY. A light one--horse chaise without a head. A young lass TIBBY. Eating or drinking out of meal time. TIDY. THWACK. to run in debt. To run full tilt against one. TINY. IRISH. TILTER. A great blow with a stick across the shoulders. SEE SESSIONS PAPERS. a sot. TO TIP. TICKRUM. like the Shibboleth of the Hebrews. a small bowl of punch. Neat. A man with a wooden leg. to fight with a sword. also lying with a wench. A cat. Sixpence. or schoolmaster. TIB. give me your hand. TIFFING. TILT. Saint Tibb's evening. Little. take up goods upon trust. TICK. TICKLE TEXT. TIB OF THE BUTTERY. A rod. To tip the lion. TIMBER TOE. A tiff of punch. Tibb's eve. TICKLE TAIL. so called from its formerly being the fare for Crossing over from Gravesend to Tilbury Fort. A man's penis. and.
and ballinocack. The best: perhaps from fruit. Tiring women. TOAD EATER. is slightly touching the tops of the pins with the bowl. A horse. and all ill humours vented. or reduced gentlewoman. a pretty little tit. to knock down all the nine pins at once. at the game of bows or skittles: tipping. Tip. Almost drunk. or canter. A tip-top workman. TO TITTER. Two town lands. called also see-saw. This appellation is derived from a mountebank's servant. scandal. poised upon the prop underneath its centre. a smart little girl. the best. a *** or tid bit. TIRING. A poor female relation. a draught. tonguing woman. women's talk. Sots who are continually sipping. or tire women: women that used to cut ladies hair. To suppress a laugh. said of Irish women without fortune. in a great family. a delicate morsel. TITTER TATTER. TIT FOR TAT. and dress them. TITTUP. as partaking most of the sun. that growing at the top of the tree being generally the best. the standing butt. or small talk. Idle discourse. An equivalent. Dressing: perhaps abbreviation of ATTIRING. also the childish amusement of riding upon the two ends of a plank. Tommy tit. Sixpence. Perhaps tatter is a rustic pronunciation of totter. A gentle hand gallop. TIPPERARY FORTUNE. To tip all nine. on whom all experiments . a smart lively little fellow. and humble companion. One reeling. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off. TIP-TOP. TIPPLERS.velvet. TIT. don't spoil his tip. TIPSEY. at these gaines. TIZZY. stream's town. and ready to fall at the least touch. or most excellent Workman. TITTLE-TATTLE. TIPPLE. Liquor.
A coat. Originally the juice of the cocoa tree. TOGE. or CHEESE TOASTER. Cant. CANT. said of a person who desires any thing for which he has no real occasion. He or she sits like a toad on a chopping-block. formerly supposed poisonous. Low toby man. TOBY LAY. The highway. Clothes. meat baked or boiled in pye-crust. TOASTING IRON. As full of money as a toad is of feathers. Tobacco hic If you be well will make you sick. and nutmeg. The plague: also the venereal disease. The gentleman is handsomely dressed. a highway-man. Swallowing toads is here figuratively meant for swallowing or putting up with insults. a footpad. The same. once in great estimation as a medicine: Tobacco hic Will make you well if you be sick. TOBACCO. The swell is rum-togged. one of her admirers out of gallantry drank some of the water: whereupon another of her lovers observed. A sword. As much need of it as a toad of a side-pocket. A plant. his master. TODDLE. but he would kiss the toast. he never drank in the morning. To walk away. She tipped . TOKEN. and immediately saluted the lady. sugar. also a beautiful woman whose health is often drank by men. A health. TOGEMANS. TOAD. and afterwards rum. and feeing the officers he walked away. a saying of any who sits ill on horseback. TODDY. The cove was touting. water. but stagging the traps he toddled.used to be made in public by the doctor. as disagreeable to a person of feeling as toads to the stomach. among which was the eating of toads. TOGS. Beat all to a todge: said of anything beat to mash. be was looking out. The origin of this term (as it is said) was this: a beautiful lady bathing in a cold bath. Toad in a hole. TODGE. TOAST. High toby man.
TOMMY. A large stick. A night man. TOM LONG. A silly fellow. TOM T--DMAN. TONY. assuming the character of a dumb and deaf conjuror. TOMBOY. or white Tommy. TOL. See CATS PAW. Tongue enough for two sets of teeth: said of a talkative person. How old are you? Tongue pad. TOM CONY. one who empties necessary houses. An ironical expression. a scold. or ninny. When two Sundays come together. and a little older than my teeth. TOOTH-PICK. a cat's paw. TOOTH Music. TONGUE. or brown bread given to convicts at the hulks. said of any thing that has been long expected. The same as Abram man. she gave him a clap or pox. A sword: from Spanish swords made at Toledo. A species of cheat carried on by a woman. bread is so called by sailors. A simple fellow. A tiresome story teller. The private parts of a man. Brown Tommy: ammunition bread for soldiers. A dwarf. TOOLS.him the token. TOM THUMB. TOOL. It is coming by Tom Long. never. a dovetail in answer to the question. A mere tony: a simpleton. the carrier. . or TOLEDO. TO-MORROW COME NEVER. Soft Tommy. or nimble-tongued person. The instrument of any person or faction. As old as my tongue. Chewing. A romping girl. TOLLIBAN RIG. a little hop-o'my-thumb. TOM OF BEDLAM. to distinguish it from biscuit. which place was famous for sword blades of an extraordinary temper. who prefers the amusement used by boys to those of her own sex.
Or rapparee. The hangman. or trick: also to insult: he thought to have topped upon me. Blast your top lights. sea and left them unpaid. To sway away on all top ropes. the wrong side upwards. A fiddler. TORCHECUL. A drunkard.-to be topped. TOPPING COVE. CANT. some explain it. TOPER. a soaker. CANT. The gallows. turf being always laid the wrong side upwards. TOFSY-TURVY. he went to. One at the top or head of his profession. TORMENTER OF SHEEP SKIN. i. The cove was topped for smashing queerscreens. TOPPING CHEAT. TOSS POT.TOPPER. TOP LIGHTS. An advocate for absolute monarchy and church power.e. also an Irish vagabond. TOP DIVER. by marching away. TOPPING FELLOW. Bumfodder. TORY. TOP ROPES. A drummer. TOP HEAVY. TORMENTER OF CATGUT. the top side turf ways. A rich man. A lover of women. to be hanged. SEE TO SOAK. TO TOP. The eyes. Top.e. . See CURSE. A violent blow on the head. is obliged to get up and perform the operation. the signal among taylors for snuffing the candles: he who last pronounces that word word. Top SAIL. The top side the other way. SCT soldiers are said to pay off their scores with the drum. An old top diver. To cheat. to live riotously or extravagantly. He paid his debts at Portsmouth with the topsail. Drunk. One that loves his bottle. he was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. TOPPING MAN. that is. one who has loved old hat in his time. i. robber.
Clipped money: they have been round the tower with it. To overlook. An oaken towel. A common whoremaster. to have carnal knowledge of her. insane. and other low fellows. smuggled into the commission of the peace. TOWEL. Manual pollution. hare-brained. the bar of a public house. TOWN. to beat or cudgel him. discharged footmen. TOUCH. a club or society of the grenadier officers of the line. TOW ROW. and otherwise retailing justice. broken winded. according to the vulgar law. CANT. To go. To touch. Giddy. crazy. To rub one down with an oaken towel. Touting ken. may be pinched by any of the company till he has touched bone (i. also to arrest. To be on the town: to live by prostitution.TOSS OFF. To touch up a woman. A look-out house. TOUCH BUN FOR LUCK. Touched in the wind. and a kick on the breech. a cudgel. to cry or bellow aloud. to get money from any one. A grenadier. or meeting them on the road. TOTTY-HEADED. his teeth) and whistled. Track up the dancers. granting warrants. TO TRACK. See BUN. TRADING JUSTICES. A woman of the town. and begging their custom. also thieves or smugglers looking out to see that the coast is clear. go up stairs. TOUTING. TOWN BULL. (From TUERI. or eminence. Touched in the head. To roar like a town bull. CANT. TOVT. a prostitute. TOWER. any one having broken wind backwards. to the honour . A slap on the face. Broken mechanics.e. TO TOWER. TOWER HILL PLAY. The tow row club. to rise aloft as in a high tower. Touch bone and whistle. to look about) Publicans fore-stalling guests. who subsist by fomenting disputes.
woman. CANT. . to know one's own interest. Thieves. TRAPES. these nuisances are by no means. TRAPS. A horseman. witholue furniture. A man or woman walking. a careless sluttish woman. to romance. according to the following estimation: A parson riding a grey horse. To inveigle. game. TRAY TRIP. See CROCKER. To tip the traveller. A slatternly woman. TRAVELLING PIQUET. to tell wonderful stories. Thin legs. A man with a woman behind him. 20. TO TRAPAN. A flock of sheep. good thieves. played on a pavement marked out with chalk into different compartments. 1. or alter. A flock of geese. or TRANSMIGRIFY.of the present times. practised by two persons riding in a carriage. A cat looking out of a window. A post chaise. Sellers of old mended shoes and boots. To understand trap. so common as formerly. gambs: from the sticks with which boys play at trap-ball. 2. An ancient game like Scotch hop. TRANTER. TRANSLATORS. TRAP STICKS. TO TRANSMOGRAPHY. TRAP. in a buggy. 10. Constables and thief-takers. between coblers and shoemakers. TRAVELLER. To patch up vamp. or ensnare. and child. T0 TRANSNEAR. 40. To come up with any body. An old woman under a hedge. A man. Clever tradesmen. 30. each reckoning towards his game the persons or animals that pass by on the side next them. ditto. 60. A mode of amusing themselves. TRADESMEN. 5.
to be shaved. Double Tripe. Tripes and trullibubs. . like man. TRIP. changing side. To be trimmed. A stout trencher man. Like master. or maggot. TRIGRYMATE. plays a good knife and fork. The point at which schoolboys stand to shoot their marbles at taw. She has made a trip. Toys. TRIMMING. Coarse lace once much in fashion. The square cap worn by the collegians. TRINGUM TRANGUM. bawbles. TRIPE. as the term is. TRESWINS. TRINING.TRENCHER CAP. TRIM TRAM. TRINKETS. To lay a man trigging. A whim. TRINE. A quirk or quibble in the law. also the spot whence bowlers deliver the bowl. To loiter or saunter about. a bastard. I'll thresh him. Mr.--Also spruce or fine: a trim fellow. also Tyburn. Cheating. A short voyage or journey. I'll trim his jacket. Threepence. To hang. TRIM. A prison: perhaps from tribulation. or. State. I'll just step and get trimmed. The belly. TO TRIG IT. TRENCHER MAN. the entrails: also a jeering appellation for a fat man. An idle female companion. TRIG. a false step or stumble. a fat man. or beating. or nicknacks. an error in the tongue. she has had a bastard. To play truant. dirty. one who has a good appetite. Hanging. to knock him down. In a sad trim. TO TROLL. at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. dress. TRICKUM LEGIS. or guts. TROLLY LOLLY. TRIB.
How fares your old trunk? does your nose still stand fast? an allusion to the proboscis or trunk of an elephant. RANDLE HOLM'S ACADEMY OF ARMORY. i. You will die the death of a trooper's horse. TRULL.--Guteli. An old whore. also a wheel such as ship's guns are placed upon. Something may turn up trumps. TRUNDLERS. a braying ass. swop. Trunk-maker like. TROT. His trumpeter is dead. which shew great kindness to men. . that is. To sound one's own trumpet. TRUNK. To TROUNCE. A lusty coarse sluttish woman. he is therefore forced to sound his own trumpet. A soldier or a tinker's trull. Peas.TROLLOP. are spirits like women. the ball of fetters: fetters and stocks were anciently called the bilboes. TROOPER. to praise one's self. or put to one's shifts. said of one having a foetid breath. A nose. for he has a strong breath. To shove a trunk: to introduce one's self unasked into any place or company. Feet. TRUMPS. TRUMPET. or trulli. or goods of no value. To shake one's trotters at Bilby's ball. something lucky may happen. perhaps the Bilboes ball. and hereof it is that we call light women trulls. TROTTERS. rubbish. TRUMPERY. or barter. a gentle pace. A dog trot. To be put to one's trumps: to be in difficulties. To punish by course of law. a jocular method of telling any one he will be hanged. with your shoes-on. An old trot. TRUCK. He would make an excellent trumpeter. a soldier or tinker's female companion. where the sheriff pays the fiddlers. more noise than work. TRUMPETER.e. All his cards are trumps: he is extremely fortunate. The king of Spain's trumpeter. a decrepit old woman. To exchange.
a cuckold. he will never make a good seaman. TUB THUMPER. or from a comparison with the disagreeable sounds of instruments when tuning. likewise a posture-master. He will never sh--e a seaman's t--d. Lambeth. A presbyterian parson. . TUMBLER. one who courts the acquaintance of nobility. TO TUP. To endeavour. TRYNING. Coves who try it on. also a sharper employed to draw in pigeons to game. whose caps are adorned with a gold tuft. hard-hearted man. with mustard. is to have him for his own. Southwark. TU QUOQUE. any one that can take him by the tail. The mother of all saints. To beat: his father tuned him delightfully: perhaps from fetching a tune out of the person beaten. or rope-dancer. A rural sport practised at wakes and fairs in Derbyshire. barbarous usage. professed thieves. TUP RUNNING. To shove the tumbler. a supposed mistress. is turned out to the multitude. On the turf. A it anniversary parasite. feet and chitterlings. a hog's face. or perhaps tumbril. whose tail is well soaped and greased. tread t--d. A cruel. A ram: figuratively. a ram. A tucker up to an old bachelor or widower. or attend and bet at horse-races. TUP.e. TRY ON. Turkish shore. TO TUNE. TUFT HUNTER. and mus-t--d: to wit. There were four t--ds for dinner: stir t--d. Turkish treatment. or TRUSTY TROUT. are said to be on the turf. TURF. See TRINING.TRUSTY TROJAN. Hanged. TUCKED UP. and Rotherhithe side of the Thames. i. and hold him fast. A true friend. TURK. persons who keep running horses. hold t--d. T--D. to-be whipt at the cart's tail. To live by thieving. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. A cart.
A poulterer. peevish. A Mr. Perplexity. To twig the darbies. TURNIP-PATED. One who has changed his party from interested motives. thought proper to christen this utensil by his name--suffice it to say that the baptismal rites were not wanting at the ceremony. TURNED UP. In a great tweague: in a great passion. TUZZY-MUZZY. discharged.TURKEY MERCHANT. to knock off the irons. byway of revenge. On a nephew of this gentleman the following epigram was made by a friend of ouis: Perish the country. See BORE. or pot de chambre. TWIDDLE-DIDDLES. or break off. To pull: to tweak any one's nose. or STANGEY. The monosyllable. . A parson. IN TWIG. the inhabitants of Dublin. TWADDLE. A north country name for a taylor. TO TWEAK. or any thing else: a fashionable term that for a while succeeded that of BORE. yet my name Shall ne'er in STORY be forgot. A shilling. Acquitted. TWEAGUE. Also to disengage. he is watching us. snap asunder. Testicles. TO TWIG. Richard Twiss having in his "Travels" given a very unfavourable description of the Irish character. Twig the cull. observe the fellow. Tweaguey. confusion. To observe. because the clergy collect their tolls at our entrance into and exit from the world. TURNPIKE MAN. TWANGEY. the fellow is dressed in the fashion. stilish. The cove is togged in twig. TURNCOAT. TWISS. White or fair-haired. An effeminate looking fellow. Handsome. TWELVER. (IRISH) A Jordan. he is peery. passionate. TWIDDLE POOP.
to eat heartily. TWIST. Frolics. &c. Edward VI. A young thief or pickpocket. divers. called also beating the booby. TWITTER. or remind him of favours conferred. TWO-HANDED. 1549. hanged. TWO THIEVES BEATING A ROGUE. TYBURN BLOSSOM. scamps. D. Great. who in time will ripen into fruit borne by the deadly never-green. All in a twitter. such as the robin. A halter. To twist it down apace. TWITTOC. The amorous congress. in a fright. TYBURN TOP. A mixture of half tea and half coffee. also a clown. TYE.But still the more increase in fame. VAIN-GLORIOUS. A dog. such being much worn by the gentlemen pads. One who . CANT. Two. See TINEY. TYBURN TIPPET. a Yorkshire tykeTYNEY. wild rambles. see Latimer's sermon before. TWO TO ONE SHOP. or FORETOP. likewise brandy. TWO HANDED PUT. The more the country GOES TO POT. and cuffing Jonas. A. and other knowing hands. Executed. A wig with the foretop combed over the eyes in a knowing style. a good appetite. A pawnbroker's: alluding to the three blue balls. A good twist. TWISTED. A two-handed fellow or wench. To reproach a person. and eggs. A man beating his hands against his sides to warm himself in cold weather. beer. TYKE. a great strapping man orwoman. A neckcloth. Twittering is also the note of some small birds. or OSTENTATIOUS MAN. TO TWIT. the sign of that trade: or perhaps to its being two to one that the goods pledged are never redeemed. VAGARIES.
Stockings. To give one's vardy. Half a quarter of a sheet. VICAR OF BRAY. dashing. i. likewise to put new feet to old boots. A bawdy-house. Also to refit. pisses more than he drinks. To be upon velvet. Applied more particularly to a quack bookseller. and tip you the cole: I'll pawn it. e. VICE ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. To tip the velvet. the mole that threw up the hill that caused Crop (King William's horse) to stumble. VELVET. a woman with large breasts. VARLETS. VAMPER. He is quite varment. (Whip and Cambridge. Pudendum muliebre. when it is said every bird chuses his mate for the ensuing year. VAULTING SCHOOL. as the canters say. or. shoes or other wearing apparel. VARMENT. The first woman seen by a man. To pawn any thing. VAN-NECK. To the little gentleman in velvet. I'll vamp it. verdict or opinion.) Natty. VAN. VARDY. or rub up old hats. he is dressed like a gentleman Jehu.. to put one's tongue into a woman's mouth. a toast frequently drank by the tories and catholics in Ireland. new dress. He sports a varment hat. see MADAM. i. VENERABLE MONOSYLLABLE. Madam Van. VALENTINE. on St. TO VAMP. and give you the money. . also an academy where vaulting and other manly exercises are taught. See BRAY. Miss or Mrs. The venereal disease.boasts without reason. he is quite the go. VESSELS OF PAPER. coat. Now rogues and rascals. Van-Neck.e. A drunken man that pisses under the table into his companions' shoes. to have the best of a bet or match. a bushel bubby. the 14th of February. or man seen by a woman. &c. Valentine's day. VENUS'S CURSE. formerly yeoman's servants.
composed of the following associates: bankers. unfortunate gentlemen. UNDERSTRAPPER. VINCENT'S LAW. O. the sum and name of the debtor being added. UNGRATEFUL MAN. where the acknowledgment of the debt is expressed by the letters I. UNDER DUBBER. also. or laid up in lavender. also a she fox. He is gone to visit his uncle. and the person cheated. who thus named themselves in Germany. UNFORTUNATE GENTLEMEN. at boxing-matches and cudgel-playing. The art of cheating at cards. A coach drawn by three horses. A turnkey. A bribe.VICTUALLING OFFICE. An inferior in any office. the devil. Mine uncle's. those who play booty. a cloak. U. UNFORTUNATE WOMEN. . is deemed a sufficient security among gentlemen. A name given to the person who with a whip in his hand. to which some of them answered. saying of one who leaves his wife soon after marriage. he that betteth. A rude uncouth young fellow. in cant terms. termage. is remarkably fierce. A parson. VINEGAR. i. UNICORN. U. The horse guards. keeps the ring clear. The stomach. Prostitutes: so termed by the virtuous and compassionate of their own sex. who at least once a week abuses his best benefactor. UNCLE. who. by repeating the vowels I. VIXEN. or perhaps from giving his note for the money according to the Irish form. the gains acquired. A termagant. O.e. asked what the devil they were. UNLICKED CUB. UNGUENTUM AUREUM. when she has cubs. It likewise means a pawnbroker's: goods pawned are frequently said to be at mine uncle's. who is styled the vincent. or department. A gamester who does not immediately pay his losings. the gripe. which. a necessary house. where a general officer seeing them very awkward in bundling up their forage. TO VOWEL. is said to vowel the winner. and a hat held before his eye.
Laces were at the same given to the girls. See THREEPENNY UPRIGHT. stoutest rogue in the pack is generally chosen to this post. False dice that run high. ruined. UPPING BLOCK. UNTWISTED. . or in the secret. Three-penny upright. a word used by shoemakers. He sits like a toad on a jossing block. His upper story or garrets are unfurnished. To untruss a point. when any money is given to make them drink. UPPER STORY. or some of his money. CANT. Figuratively used to signify the head. said of one who sits ungracefully on horseback. UPRIGHT MAN.UNRIGGED. UNWASHED BAWDRY. Breeches were formerly tied with points. and signifies. A great coat. I will repay him in kind. which till lately were distributed to the boys every Whit Monday by the churchwardens of most of the parishes in London. taylors and their servants. to be returned. done up. Unrig the drab. or GARRET. under the denomination of tags: these tags were worsteds of different colours twisted up to a size somewhat thicker than packthread. in others a jossing block. to let down one's breeches in order to ease one's self. and tagged at both ends with tin. Undressed. Bring it all out in liquor. The vilest. or stripped. An upright man signifies the chief or principal of a crew. UPPISH. To be a match for one who attempts to cheat or deceive.] Steps for mounting a horse. who afterwards are used in common among the whole fraternity. and has the sole right to the first night's lodging with the dells. UPPER BENJAMIN. UPHILLS. UPRIGHT. Go upright. I'll be up with him. strip the wench. though the donor intended less. UNTRUSS. and expects change. [Called in some counties a leaping stock. Rank bawdry. to be on a footing.e. he is an empty or foolish fellow. Undone. UP TO THEIR GOSSIP. i. apt to take offence. Testy.
An arch-frolicsome fellow. on the expedition at Carthagena. frolicsome. Sometimes the women and children who are unable to travel. Ireland: so called from the frequent rains in that island. URINAL OF THE PLANETS. abram men. He often travels in company with thirty or forty males and females. where he desired the commander in chief to order him some more grenadiers. WAG. or two. and therefore absents himself from it. a little fellow. Musicians of the lower order. and others. called Late Wake. for those he had were all used up. and has a larger share than ordinary in whatsoever is gotten in the society. for which they collect a christmas-box from house to house. also a hedgehog. a term for one who has not been able to pay his gaming debts. or fatigued. over whom he presides arbitrarily. commonly on the anniversary of the tutelar saint of the village. UPSTARTS. WABLER. that is. who in most towns play under the windows of the chief inhabitants at midnight. frequently used by those of the cavalry. a contemptuous term for a foot soldier. Also a custom of watching the dead. are by turns carried in panniers by an ass. Persons lately raised to honours and riches from mean stations. A child. To waddle out of Change alley as a lame duck. Arch. URCHIN. originating from a message sent by the late General Guise. called his differences. 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. Killed: a military saying. USED UP. TO WADDLE. a short time before Christmas. or by some poor jades procured for that purpose. in use both in Ireland and . WAKE. Footwabler.He carries a short truncheon in his hand. WAITS. which he calls his filchman. the saint to whom the parish church is dedicated. A lewd woman. A country feast. WAGTAIL. To go like a duck. on the Stock Exchange. gamesome. WAGGISH.
a woman of experience. WAPPER-EYED. One that is security for goods taken up on credit by extravagant young gentlemen. WALKING THE PLANK. WALL. if she won't lie with a man for a penny. To copulate. amuse themselves with all kinds of pastimes and recreations: the consequence is generally more than replacing the departed friend. by this means. Cunny warren. WARM. An ensign of foot. &c. to beat. and obliging them to walk on a plank laid over the ship's side. and hawks them from door to door. let her hang for a halfpenny. also a bawdy-house. A hawker of pamphlets. a girl's boarding-school. the younger part of them. TO WAP. WARREN. See CHAFED. with a plate of salt on its breast. WALKING UP AGAINST THE WALL. If she wont wap for a winne. to beat him. Mort wap-apace. where the corpse being deposited under a table. or give a man a warming. An exclamation used by thieves to inform their confederates that some police officers are at hand. WALKING CORNET. having an eye with little or no sight. as the mutineers suppose. let her trine for a make. A large old-fashioned watch. To run up a score. One who steals fowls. by blindfolding them. WARE. A Scotch warming-pan. WARMING-PAN. in good circumstances. Wall-eyed. a female bedfellow. or very expert at the sport. and the guests. WARE HAWK. WALKING POULTERER. her commodity. To walk or crawl up the wall. . which in alehouses is commonly recorded with chalk on the walls of the bar. all white like a plaistered wall. avoiding the penalty of murder. to be scored up at a public-nouse. To warm. A woman's ware. Rich. Sore-eyed. A mode of destroying devoted persons or officers in a mutiny or ship-board. the table is covered with liquor of all sorts.Wales. particularly. WALKING STATIONER.
In hot water: in trouble. CHAIN. You have been at an Irish wedding. To watch his waters.WASH. WASTE. One that robs ships in the river Thames. WATTLES. a weasel is a thin long slender animal with a sharp face. WATERPAD. WATER SCRIGER. WEASEL-FACED. A woman's private parts. WATER. CANT. His chops watered at it. where black eyes are given instead of favours. A doctor who prescribes from inspecting the water of his patients. See PISS PROPHET. Very weak punch or beer. spiteful. AND SEALS. because melted by the receivers of stolen goods into wedges. thick and bad beer. Thin. engaged in disputes. to keep a strict watch on any one's actions. the youth took some of the gentleman's bank . thin-bodied. An infected prostitute. he longed earnestly for it. saying to one who has a black eye. House of waste. meagre-faced. To take a part. Peevish. Apt to shed tears. A one-horse chaise. WATCH. WATER-MILL. Ears. The emptying of a neoessary-hovise. WATER BEWITCHED. A sheep's head And pluck. Hog-wash. WATER SNEAKSMAN. A man who steals from ships or craft on the river. Weasel-gutted. TO WEED. or cosmetic water. WEDGE. CANT. WEDDING. who like a wasp carries a sting in her tail. Paint for the face. WASPISH. WATERY-HEADED. particularly in London. WEAR A--E. a tavern or alehouse. where idle people waste both their time and money. WASP. The kiddey weeded the swell's screens. Silver plate.
A paddy whack. long and tedious. to repent. A large man or woman. A sharper. To divide unfairly. that in cases of difficulty their midwives apply a piece of toasted cheese to the janua vita to attract and entice the young Taffy. WEEPING CROSS. A share of a booty obtained by fraud. His story is like a Welch mile. The thumb and four fingers. To unroof the house. e. The itch. [i. TO WELL. a method practised by landlords in Wales to eject a bad tenant. See RABBIT. who on smelling it makes most vigorous efforts to come forth. WELCH FIDDLE. the girl is pleased with the youth because his genitals are large. WHACK. instead of dividing it fairly amongst his confederates. One who moistens his clay freely. Like a Welch mile. a stout brawney Irishman. WELCH EJECTMENT. WELCH COMB. A cant phrase used by thieves. See SCOTCH FIDDLE. to decoy by fawning or insinuation. Cant. The blowen was nutts upon the kiddey because he is well-hung. WELCH RABBIT. where one of the party conceals some of the booty. long and narrow. . A match between a whore and a rogue. Regular drinking over the left thumb. To come home by weeping cross. WELL-HUNG. One of that sect who has no objection to the spirit derived from wine. WHAPPER. in order to make it stick together. WET PARSON. WET QUAKER.--The Welch are said to be so remarkably fond of cheese. WESTMINSTER WEDDING. To cut a wheedle. WELCH MILE. a Welch rare-bit] Bread and cheese toasted. WHEEDLE. WHEELBAND IN THE NICK. To conceal part.notes.
An impudent whelp. A piece of sport practised at wakes. it becomes his property. WHIMPER. to figure among princes and potentates: the notice given in the Gazette that a commission of bankruptcy is issued out against any trader. To tell or discover. or one that betrays the secrets of the gang. A relaxation of the scrotum. WHIDDLER. after being turned thrice about. The tenth order of the canting crew. A morning's draught. which if any one strikes so as to make it cry out. WHIDS. TO WHIP THE COCK. He whiddles the whole scrap. commonly white wine. a saucy boy. the joke is.WHELP. rogues . or WHINDLE. WHET. A lane between Holborn and Lincoln's-inn Fields. to become a bankrupt. A sword. To follow a whereas. WHETSTONE'S PARK. WHINYARD. and fairs in Leicestershire: a cock being tied or fastened into a hat or basket. he discovers all he knows. that instead of whipping the cock they flog each other heartily. Cant. A low cry. He whiddles. a small yelping cur. half a dozen carters blindfolded. he peaches. Ancient name for fifers. TO WHINE. Cant. WHIP JACKS. supposed to whet or sharpen the appetite. An informer. They whiddle beef. WHEREAS. and we must make off. and we must brush. horse-races. To complain. begin to whip the cock. also persons at the universities who examine candidates for degrees. He will soon march in the rear of a whereas. A whiffling cur. always beginning with the word whereas. The cull whiddled because they would not tip him a snack: the fellow peached because they would not give him a share. formerly famed for being the resort of women of the town. Words. are placed round it. TO WHIDDLE. they cry out thieves. WHIFFLES. who. WHIFFLERS. and armed with their cart whips.
A shallow brown drinking bowl. A great lie. A flimsy. . to drink off greedily. [i. or pinch-gut vengeance. WHIRLYGIGS. he is a coward. WHIT. and on their way to the port from whence they sailed. WHIPSHIRE. WHISTLE. TO WHIP OFF. WHITE FEATHER. to snatch.who having learned a few sea terms. Weak or sour beer. Whittington's. A man of intrigue. and are piked into the deuseaville. WHITE RIBBIN. WHISTLING SHOP. Yorkshire. Gin. WHIPSTER. He whipped away from home. to drink. went to the alehouse. WHISKY. of which he that gets the most has the worst share. five highwaymen broke out of Newgate in the night. Rooms in the King's Bench and Fleet prison where drams are privately sold. Cant. WHIPT SYLLABUB. He has a white feather. beg with counterfeit passes. WHISKER SPLITTER. where having a white leather is a proof he is not of the true game breed. without solidity. WHIP-BELLY VENGEANCE.--Five rum-padders are rubbed in the darkmans out of the whit. To wet one's whistle. pretending to be sailors shipwrecked on the neighbouring coast. A malt spirit much drank in Ireland and Scotland. e. frothy discourse or treatise. also a one-horse chaise. A sharp or subtle fellow. WHIPPER-SNAPPER. and are gone into the country. To run away. Testicles. WHISKER. an allusion to a game cock. A diminutive fellow. See TIM WHISKY. WHISKIN. where he whipped off a full tankard. and coming back whipped off a fellow's hat from his head. The throat.] Newgate.
who kept a female friend. Whitechapel breed. A wife: wives being sometimes apt to question their husbands whither they are going. A woman big with child is said to have a white swelling. being reproved by the parson of the parish. GILES'S BREED. and what nature gave. A debauched fellow. A follower of George Whitfield.e. WHITE WOOL. WHITE LIE. one not told with a malicious intent. and being answered in the affirmative. Cowardly. is said to have been whitewashed. WHITE SWELLING. A piece of gold coin. He sings more like a whore's bird than a canary bird. a Methodist. to defraud his creditors. WHITE TAPE. A bastard. malicious. A harmless lie. is said to be arrested by the white serjeant.' . A man fetched from the tavern or ale-house by his wife. or WHORE'S SON. WHORE'S BIRD. said of one who has a strong manly voice. WHOHE'S KITLING. and saucy: see ST. the largest of all birds. i. WHORE'S CURSE. WHITE SERJEANT. WHITEWASHED. two smocks. aces and kings first. WHITFIELITE. and who before the introduction of those pieces always gave half a guinea. asked the parson whether he had a cheese in his house. Geneva. ragged. A man that keeps more than one mistress. To play at whist Whitechapel fashion. one who dresses with a needle and thread. and undresses with a knife. Whitechapel portion. fat. 'Pray. Newgate. value five shillings and three pence. One who has taken the benefit of an act of insolvency. Geneva. built or repaired by the famous lord mayor of that name. WHORE-MONGER. Whitechapel beau. and styled a whore-monger.WHITE-LIVERED. A country gentleman. frequently given to women of the town by such as professed always to give gold. WHITTINGTON'S COLLEGE. a lie told to reconcile people at variance. WHITHER-GO-YE. WHITECHAPEL.
WIFE IN WATER COLOURS. WIBBLE. A fetter fixed to one leg. A mistress. Poor. A casement. WILLOW. Mourning clothes of a peculiar fashion. . WIBLING'S WITCH. a man wearing a wig. and said. to make the cow stand still in milking. TO WIN. but not certainly known. WICKET. and of no reputation. To steal. a discarded mistress. grew rich by private gaming. who are remarkably shy. WILD ROGUES. easily effaced. WHOW BALL. or a coming girl. WIGSBY. A free horse. A grass widow. Rogues trained up to stealing from their cradles. A milk-maid: from their frequent use of the word whow. a widow bewitched.says he. like their engagements. and was commonly observed to have that card. also a little door. 'does that one cheese make you a cheese-monger?' WHORE PIPE. who in the reign of King James I. the fellow has stolen a pair of fine candlesticks. A penny. to be dead. Bad drink. or dissolved. WIGANNOWNS. Ball is the supposed name of the cow. A man wearing a large wig. water colours being. WILD SQUIRT. to be abandoned by a lover or mistress. A tedious uncertain pursuit. The cull has won a couple of rum glimsticks. denoting her state. Wigsby. a woman whose husband is abroad. WILD-GOOSE CHASE. WIN. To wear the willow. like the following a flock of wild geese. A looseness. The penis. WIDOW'S WEEDS. WILLING TIT. WIFE. The four of clubs: from one James Wibling. or concubine. and never to lose a game but when he had it not.
a simple fellow.WIND. WISE. Transportation for life. WIPER. to give a signal by winking the eye. he picked a pocket of a broad. To tip one the wink. WINTER'S DAY. The blowen has napped a winder for a lift. To raise the wind. or discourse. i. the wench is transported for life for stealing in a shop. A taylor. WIPE. A pickpocket. to procure mony. WINDFALL.e. The fundament. cambrick. is still shewn in support of the tradition. its magistrates are said to have attempted to hedge in a cuckow. He drew a broad. She has no fortune but her mills. one who steals handkerchiefs. or any accidental accession of property. WINDWARD PASSAGE. A windy fellow. Plunder. WINNINGS. WIND-MILL. Gotham is a village in Nottinghamshire. CANT. One who uses or navigates the windward passage. WINDER. WINTER CRICKET. WIPER DRAWER. narrow. Foolish. I'll give you a wipe on the chops. Foolish projects. As wise as Waltham's calf. To lengthen out or extend any book. He is like a winter's day. she has nothing but her **** and a*se. or specked wiper. letter. goods. A legacy. that ran nine miles to suck a bull. a sodomite. TO WIREDRAW. Also a handkerchief. A blow. WINDMILLS IN THE HEAD. or coloured handkerchief. short and dirty. That story gave him a fine wipe. A collector of the window tax. called the cuckow's bush. A thousand other ridiculous stories are told of the men of Gotham. cam. a bush. or money acquired by theft. WINDOW PEEPER. WISE MEN OF GOTHAM. A handkerchief. WINK. or reproach. narrow. . WINDY.
This horse consisted of two or more planks about eight feet long. one who boils a pot. about six feet long. to stand in the pillory. a silver bowl. neck. pretending to have a small animal called a wolf in their breasts. a silver-hilted sword. and tail. WITCHES. in a peck of troubles. for legs. WOODEN HORSE. A taylor with a long bill. to ascend the pulpit. WOODEN SPOON. Up to the arms in wood. He has as much wit as three folks. i. WOLF IN THE BREAST. a silversmith. To look over the wood. A coffin. To fide the wooden horse was a military punishment formerly in use. Witcher cully. Pot wobbler. See WRANGLER. or at a loss what course to take in any business. in a maze. WOODEN HABEAS. Witcher tilter. which is continually gnawing them. (Cambridge. in the pillory. He went out with a wooden habeas. WOODCOCK. WOOD PECKER. Gresham college. which answered to the body of the horse. TO WOBBLE. Witcher bubber. two fools and a madman.e. On this sharp ridge delinquents were mounted. who have the knack of counterfeiting extreme pain. WISEACRE'S HALL. A bystander. puzzled. with their hands tied behind them. WIT. It was supported by four posts. bewildered. sometimes practised in the country by strolling women. to preach: I shall look over the wood at St. WOOD. were added. A monstrous or canine appetite. fixed together so as to form a sharp ridge or angle.) The last junior optime. his coffin. James's on Sunday next. which completed the appearance of a horse. A head. WOLF IN THE STOMACH. OPTIME. An extraordinary mode of imposition. A man who dies in prison is said to go out with a wooden habeas. rudely cut in wood. To boil.WISEACRE. In a wood. who bets whilst another plays. A foolish conceited fellow. Silver. To look through the wood. and to steady them .
one in a reverie. a great company. WORD OF MOUTH. At CAMBRIDGE the first class (generally of twelve) at the annual examination for a degree. it was left off about the time of the accession of King George I. but at length it having been found to injure the soldiers materially. and sometimes to rupture them. WOOLLEY CROWN. WOOLBIRD. Never satisfied. To worm out. where the woman is bigger than her husband. Verbal critics. A prostitute. The pillory. i. and also persons who use hard words in common discourse. WOMAN'S CONSCIENCE. or absorbed in thought. A coilin. of a glass. To drink by word of mouth. or gone to Rothisbone. Your wits are gone a woolgathering.(as it was said). A wooden horse was standing in the Parade at Portsmouth as late as the year 1750. also to undermine or supplant. A sheep. WORLD. There . WORD PECKER. A punster. A married couple.e. WOODEN RUFF. or WOMAN OF PLEASURE. who refuses none of her master's commands. to obtain the knowledge of a secret by craft. and lest the horse should kick them off. every body. WORD GRUBBERS. out of the bowl or bottle instead. All the world and his wife. WOOL GATHERING. In this situation they were sometimes condemned to sit an hour or two. WOMAN OF THE TOWN. saying to an absent man. A soft-headed fellow. WRANGLERS. one or more firelocks were tied to each leg. WOODEN SURTOUT. WORM. WOMAN OF ALL WORK. WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND. He is gone to the diet of worms. he is dead and buried. Sometimes applied to a female servant. See NORWAY NECKCLOTH. one who plays upon words. CANT.
A wrinkle-bellied whore. A booby. Wranglers are said to be born with golden spoons in their mouths. TO YAM. XANTIPPE. to fill it out by a hearty meal. To be wrapt up in any one: to have a good opinion of him. called also a roquelaire. or country lout: a name given to the New England men in North America. but not deserving of being in the three first classes) or among the pollot [Proofreaders Note: Greek Letters] the many. A red herring: Yarmouth is a famous place for curing herrings. WRY NECK DAY. He was wrapt up in the tail of his mother's smock. WRAP RASCAL. Hanging day. You have one wrinkle more in your a-se. and the junior with leaden ones. i. WYN.are three classes of honours. CANT. senior optimes.e. WRY MOUTH AND A PISSEN PAIR OF BREECHES. YANKEY. or to be under his influence. . or YANKEY DOODLE. Hanging. every fresh piece of knowledge being supposed by the vulgar naturalists to add a wrinkle to that part. WRINKLE. you have one piece of knowledge more than you had. A kind of low two-wheeled cart drawn by one horse. saying of any one remarkable for his success with the ladies. The last junior optime is called the wooden spoon. and junior optimes. Eating. wranglers. Those who are not qualified for honors are either in the GULF (that is. A red cloak. WRAPT UP IN WARM FLANNEL. See PLUCK. the senior optimes with silver. To eat or stuff heartily. one who has had a number of bastards: child-bearing leaves wrinkles in a woman's belly. The name of Socrates's wife: now used to signify a shrew or scolding wife. APOSTLES. A general appellation for an American. meritorious. YARMOUTH CAPON. not much unlike an Irish car. See WIN. YAFFLING. YARMOUTH COACH. Drunk with spirituous liquors. To take the wrinkles out of any one's belly. &C.
to a mountebank. or merry andrew. YEA AND NAY MAN. jack pudding. young one? TO YOWL. a little yellow. YELLOW BOYS. which the city of Norwich is by charter bound to present annually to the king. A yoke. Milk. To cry out. YORKSHIRE TYKE. YELLOW BELLY. A contraction of yesterday. A native of the Fens of Licoinshire. also one apt to make great complaints on trifling occasions. to cheat him. The jester. Yelper. an allusion to the eels caught there. ZANY. a description of a very crooked or deformed person. YELLOW. Married. CANT. who was out: on coming home. the quantum of labour performed at one spell by husbandmen. A quaker. zun for sun. YARUM. or no. A familiar expression of contempt for another's ignorance. To come Yorkshire over any one. Kentish term. I happened to call on Mr. as "ah! I see you're a young one. To look yellow. I thought. a town cryer. ZAD. where the letter Z is substituted for S. YOUNG ONE. To cry aloud. and was.YARMOUTH PYE. He is a mere zad. Green. A pye made of herrings highly spiced. Crooked like the letter Z. the day's work being divided in summer into three yokes. TO YELP. ZEDLAND. a simple fellow. YOKED. or perhaps zed. to be jealous. and finding me with his wife. . Great part of the west country. as zee for see. or howl. Guineas. he began to look confounded blue. one who can only answer yes." How d'ye do. YEST. A Yorkshire clown.
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