A Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



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.


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.²Campbell'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.²See THREE-LEGGED MARE. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. A military term for small beer, five pints of which, by an act of parliament, a landlord was formerly obliged to give to each soldier gratis. ACTEON. A cuckold, from the horns planted on the head of Acteon by Diana. ACTIVE CITIZEN. A louse. ADAM'S ALE. Water. ADAM TILER. A pickpocket's associate, who receives the stolen goods, and runs off with them. CANT.

ADDLE PATE. An inconsiderate foolish fellow. ADDLE PLOT. A spoil-sport, a mar-all. ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE, who carries his flag on the main-mast. A landlord or publican wearing a blue apron, as was formerly the custom among gentlemen of that vocation. ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him. SEA PHRASE. ADRIFT. Loose, turned adrift, discharged. SEA PHRASE. AEGROTAT, (CAMBRIDGE), A certificate from the apothecary that you are INDISPOSED, (i. e.) to go to chapel. He sports an Aegrotat, he is sick, and unable to attend Chapel. or Hall. It does not follow, however, but that he can STRUM A PIECE, or sport a pair of oars. AFFIDAVIT MEN. Knights of the post, or false witnesses, said to attend Westminster Hall, and other courts of justice, ready to swear any thing for hire. AFTER-CLAP. A demand after the first given in has been discharged; a charge for pretended omissions; in short, any thing disagreeable happening after all consequences of the cause have been thought at an end. AGAINST THE GRAIN. Unwilling. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck. AGOG, ALL-A-GOG. Anxious, eager, impatient: from the Italian AGOGARE, to desire eagerly. AGROUND. Stuck fast, stopped, at a loss, ruined; like a boat or vessel aground. AIR AND EXERCISE. He has had air and exercise, i.e. he has been whipped at the cart's tail; or, as it is generally, though more vulgarly, expressed, at the cart's a-se. ALDERMAN. A roasted turkey garnished with sausages; the latter are supposed to represent the gold chain worn by those magistrates. ALDGATE. A draught on the pump at Aldgate; a bad bill of exchange, drawn on persons who have no effects of the drawer. ALE DRAPER. An alehouse keeper. ALE POST. A may-pole. ALL-A-MORT. Struck dumb, confounded. What, sweet one, all-a-mort? SHAKESPEARE.

ALL HOLIDAY. It is all holiday at Peckham, or it is all holiday with him; a saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to. ALL HOLLOW. He was beat all hollow, i.e. he had no chance of conquering: it was all hollow, or a hollow thing, it was a decided thing from the beginning. See HOLLOW. ALL NATIONS. A composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied. ALLS. The five alls is a country sign, representing five human figures, each having a motto under him. The first is a king in his regalia; his motto, I govern all: the second, a bishop in pontificals; motto, I pray for all: third, a lawyer in his gown; motto, I plead for all: fourth: a soldier in his regimentals, fully accoutred; motto, I fight for all: fifth, a poor countryman with his scythe and rake; motto, I pay for all. ALTAMEL. A verbal or lump account, without particulars, such as is commonly produced at bawdyhouses, spunging-houses, &c. Vide DUTCH RECKONING. ALTITUDES. The man is in his altitudes, i.e. he is drunk. AMBASSADOR. A trick to duck some ignorant fellow or landsman, frequently played on board ships in the warm latitudes. It is thus managed: A large tub is filled with water, and two stools placed on each side of it. Over the whole is thrown a tarpaulin, or old sail: this is kept tight by two persons, who are to represent the king and queen of a foreign country, and are seated on the stools. The person intended to be ducked plays the Ambassador, and after repeating a ridiculous speech dictated to him, is led in great form up to the throne, and seated between the king and queen, who rising suddenly as soon as he is seated, he falls backwards into the tub of water. AMBASSADOR OF MOROCCO. A Shoemaker. (See Mrs. Clarke's Examination.) AMBIDEXTER. A lawyer who takes fees from both plaintiff and defendant, or that goes snacks with both parties in gaming. AMEN CURLER. A parish clerk. AMEN. He said Yes and Amen to every thing; he agreed to every thing. AMINADAB. A jeering name for a Quaker. AMES ACE. Within ames ace; nearly, very near. TO AMUSE. To fling dust or snuff in the eyes of the person intended to be robbed; also to invent some plausible tale, to delude shop-keepers and others, thereby to put them off their guard. CANT. AMUSERS. Rogues who carried snuff or dust in their pockets, which they threw into the eyes of any person they intended to rob; and running away, their accomplices (pretending to assist and pity the halfblinded person) took that opportunity of plundering him. ANABAPTIST. A pickpocket caught in the fact, and punished with the discipline of the pump or horsepond.

Anthony). St. APOSTLES. Barbarous Latin.e. and it was in those days considered an act of charity and religion to feed them. To let go an anchor to the windward of the law. or one whose knees knock together.e. who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language. whose swine were permitted to feed in the streets. ANGLERS. A bed made apple-pye fashion. A woman's bosom. it is said. APOTHECARY'S BILL. Pilferers. TO KNOCK ANTHONY. and is always represented with a swine's bell and a pig. ANODYNE NECKLACE. A long bill. Anthony's pig. 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. male relations. ANGLING FOR FARTHINGS. &c.²To follow like a tantony pig. in Ireland Bog Latin. or LAW LATIN. also those who draw in or entice unwary persons to prick at the belt. A halter. is said to have sprained her ankle.. APOSTLES.e. APPLE DUMPLIN SHOP. Said of an in-kneed person. Bring your a-se to an anchor. till they obtained some of them. These swine would follow any one having greens or other provisions. St. with a stick having a hook at the end. A girl who is got with child. let down at the end of a long string. An old maid. See JONAS. to keep within the letter of the law. refused their degree. i. that is. or petty thieves. i. The favourite or smallest pig in the litter. leading apes in hell. APOTHECARY. i. grates. to use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession. or such like devices. SEA WIT.) Men who are plucked. ANTHONY or TANTONY PIG. like what is called a turnover apple-pye. to cuff Jonas. their punishment after death. sit down. Anthony the hermit was a swineherd. Down with his apple-cart. Begging out of a prison window with a cap. to follow close at one's heels. knock or throw him down. To talk like an apothecary. APOTHECARY'S. APE LEADER. rob Peter to pay Paul. to borrow money of one man to pay another. APPLE-PYE BED. or visitors. steal goods out of shopwindows. who. APPLE CART. Some derive this saying from a privilege enjoyed by the friars of certain convents in England and France (sons of St.ANCHOR. (CAMBRIDGE. . ANKLE. for neglecting increase and multiply. vulgarly called Dog Latin. or box. To manoeuvre the apostles. will be.

king Arthur! if during this ceremony the person introduced laughs or smiles (to which his majesty endeavours to excite him. An unmeaning expletive. To hang an arse. let us take a sculler. is seated on the side. i. To fall arsy varsey. and sometimes murdered. on the first of April. ARRAH NOW. and servants. A man's penis. he changes place with. sending persons on absurd messages.APRIL FOOL. said of a careless person. Rogues who. boarding it. turn round. who has as little command over his muscles as himself. waistcoat. APRON STRING HOLD. KING ARTHUR. ARD. head over heels. A game used at sea. Every person in his turn is to be ceremoniously introduced to him. to impose on every one they can. ARSE. ARTHUR. ARS MUSICA. DIMBER DAMBER UPRIGHT MAN. A-e about. &c. Any one imposed on.e. and throwing them overboard. or over a large vessel of water. hail. pot valiant: to fight in armour. to be afraid to advance. robbed. AQUA PUMPAGINIS. crying. and to pour a bucket of water over him. In his armour. Hot. having a large wig made out of oakum. king Arthur. ARCH DUKE. CANT. This is also practised in Scotland under the title of Hunting the Gowke. when near the line. He would lose his a-e if it was loose. frequently used by the vulgar Irish. A bum fiddlle. or ARCH DOXY. It is performed thus: A man who is to represent king Arthur. to hang back. CANT. ARSY YARSEY. by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat. CANT. ARBOR VITAE. till relieved by some brother tar. which day it is the custom among the lower people. ARMOUR. Breeches. APOTHECARIES LATIN. and then to salute them with the title of April Fool. and articles. plundering. on the water. A comical or eccentric fellow. or some old swabs. Let us take an ark and winns. ARCH DELL. to make use of Mrs. A species of badger. or sent on a bootless errand. stripping. by all sorts of ridiculous gesticulations). ARK. See C²D²M. He would lend his a-e and sh-te through his ribs. children. An estate held by a man during his wife's life. Pump water. a saying of any one who lends his money inconsiderately. in conjunction with watermen. by dropping empty papers carefully doubled up. or in a hot latitude. . and then becomes. A boat or wherry. coat. signifies the same in rank among the female canters or gypsies. The chief of a gang of thieves or gypsies. and such like contrivances. Philips's ware. ARCH ROGUE. ARTICLES. ridiculously dressed. ARK RUFFIANS.

and formerly at court.ARTICLE. A common reply to any question. CANT. A prime article. A conventicle or meeting-house for dissenters. Acquainted with. AUTEM. AUTEM GOGLERS. &c. A married woman. Mine aunt. who serve for instructresses. CANT. An assignation. CANT. A parson. Confused. the culls are awake.e. See DELLS. knowing the business. One who slanders another behind his back. ASK. ATHANASIAN WENCH. BABES IN THE WOOD. a hell of a GOER. unintelligible talk. AUTEM QUAVERS. Stealing brass weights off the counters of shops. Pickpockets who practice in churches. Pretended French prophets. in his absence. midwives. or QUICUNQUE VULT. Criminals in the stocks. Anabaptists. still deemed wit at sea. CANT. AUTEM DIPPERS. A wench. i. also churchwardens and overseers of the poor. for the dells. CANT. CANT. AUTEM BAWLER. AUNT. His bosom friends are become his back biters. AUTEM QUAVER TUB. AUTEM DIVERS. or pillory. A handsome girl. . a bawd or procuress: a title of eminence for the senior dells. She's a prime article (WHIP SLANG). CANT. Stow the books. or AX MY A-E. also a female beggar with several children hired or borrowed to excite charity. AUTEM CACKLERS. CANT. CANT. AUTEM MORT. ASSIG. the fellows know what we intended to do. AUTEM PRICKEARS. CANT. AWAKE. A church. under the denomination of selling bargains. AVOIR DU POIS LAY. A forward girl. AUTEM CACKLETUB. such as was used at the building the tower of Babel. Dissenters of every denomination. Quakers. she's a devilish good piece. A Quakers' meeting-house. BABBLE. See BARGAIN. ready to oblige every man that shall ask her. hide the cards. BACK BITER. said of a lousy man.

and is at liberty. He has saved his bacon. a malingeror. . i. Fourteen. His brains are in his ballocks. One whose knees knock together in walking. BACON FED. &c. BACON-FACED. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man. So. BAGGAGE. He has a good voice to beg bacon. greasy. He has got his badge. Cant. Also a familiar epithet for a woman. A term used for one burned in the hand. BAG OF NAILS. Fat. an expression or idea taken from a cat. a worthless soldier. and piked. originally the BACCHANALS. as if kneading dough. Parish Pensioners. he has escaped. BAKERS DOZEN. as. that animal. A sodomite. One of his majesty's bad bargains. that number of rolls being allowed to the purchasers of a dozen. I see somebody has offended you. BACK DOOR (USHER. BAG. He squints like a bag of nails. BALLOCKS. His back is up. he longs to have his father on six men's shoulders. BACK GAMMON PLAYER. Sir. See MALINGEROR.BACKED. BACON. BADGE-COVES. or GENTLEMAN OF THE). that is. left them. for your back is up. The same. i. BAKER-KNEE'D. or old square-toes. The old BAG OF NAILS at Pimlico. his eyes are directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails. BALDERDASH. always raising its back. BADGE. carrying to the grave. women and children. when angry. i. Full-faced. a saying in ridicule of a bad voice. Adulterated wine. Heavy baggage. BAD BARGAIN. wanton baggage. backed. He gave them the bag. The testicles of a man or beast. BACK UP. he is offended or angry. A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers. a cant saying to designate a fool. as. Cant.e. He wishes to have the senior. also a vulgar nick name for a parson. into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered. Cant.e. cunning baggage. Dead. e. BADGERS. he was burned in the hand.

an Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories. A hop or dance. The company dance in their birthday suits. 178. a bandbox. BANTLING.) Quite the thing. the same as a humbug. also to jeer or make fun of any one. Well done. A one-horse chaise. the gentleman sports an elegant carriage and fine horses. the property of one Banks. of the World. CANT. hellish fine. A young child. A jocular imposition. BANDOG. an answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered. A nick name for a thresher. Great. nonsensical story. 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.BALUM RANCUM. BANGING. like offering a bandbox for a seat. but applied to all the servants of a farmer. He beats Banaghan. B. said to be so called by a Lord Chief Justice. also a very fierce mastiff: likewise. BANKRUPT CART. BANAGHAN. N. TO BANG. A bailiff or his follower. See HUMBUG. also by Sir Kenelm Digby and Ben Jonson. To make a fool of any one. Dashing. BALSAM. BANDBOX. TO BAMBOOZLE. a fine banging boy. p. In a handsome stile. A horse famous for playing tricks. BANG STRAW. Mine a-se on a bandbox. where the women are all prostitutes. Money. A bang up cove. Perhaps Banaghan was a minstrel famous for dealing in the marvellous. (WHIP. It is mentioned in Sir Walter Raleigh's Hist. to humbug or impose on him. BANG UP. BANBURY STORY OF A COCK AND A BULL. from their being so frequently used on Sunday jaunts by extravagant shop-keepers and tradesmen. To impose on any one by a falsity. To beat. Compleat. BANKS'S HORSE. BAM. A roundabout. TO BAM.

OR CHRISTENED. a nick name for spectacles. who walks before his master's door. A standing pole and two wash balls. Bounce cry the port-holes. A good job. And make the world dance Barnaby. in his Virgil Travesti. BARGEES. The shopman of a bow-wow shop. apparently in a fright. said of a prostitute. BARNACLE. he killed himself by drinking. What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. BAPTIZED. She is as common as a barber's chair. alluding to the convicts at Woolwich. IRISH. An old dance to a quick movement. like the dolls or babies sold at Bartholomew fair. out they fly. Mine a-e. who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt. BARROW MAN. a bird of the goose kind. probably from an allusion to barley. in answer to the question. crying out. said of one troubled with a cough. from their explosion resembling the bow-wow or barking of a dog. Bit by a barn mouse. Pistols.) Barge-men on the river. BARKER. where. or snack easily got: also shellfish growing at the bottoms of ships. . A parson's barn. particularly about Monmouth-Street. 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. and deafens every passenger with his cries of² Clothes. an instrument like a pair of pincers. BARKSHIRE. coats. to fix on the noses of vicious horses whilst shoeing. and also for the gratuity given to grooms by the buyers and sellers of horses. It is white. BARBER'S SIGN. in which a whole parish sit to be trimmed. BARTHOLOMEW BABY. a cast that eat nothing that had life. See Cotton. or any other spirits. Rum. and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift. gemmen?²what d'ye buy? See BOW-WOW SHOP. vulgarly styled barking. much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne. A member or candidate for Barkshire. What? she sold him the bargain. tipsey. BARBER'S CHAIR. or dealer in second hand clothes. by saying. As a specimen. BARKING IRONS. who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. a species of wit.BANYAN DAY. A man under sentence of transportation. BARN. BARGAIN. A person dressed up in a tawdry manner. take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company. never so full but there is still room. and follows me! On any of the company asking. BARNABY. To sell a bargain. (CAMBRIDGE. for more. BARREL FEVER. He died of the barrel fever. brandy. or gowns²what d'ye want. speaking of Eolus he has these lines. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts. that have been lowered with water.

Scotch. A low whore: so called from moving out like bats in the dusk of the evening. An exclamation frequently made use of in cock-pits. ballads. The child of an unmarried woman. Batch originally means the whole quantity of bread baked at one time in an oven. or BAWBLES. A very small bottle. I'll beat him heartily. BATCHELOR'S FARE. BATCHELOR'S SON. in that particular. a man's testicles. A halfpenny. BATTNER. A female procuress. copulation. BASTING. and obscene books to sell. BASTONADING. A bastard. BASTARDLY GULLION. where persons refusing or unable to pay their losings. Trinkets. BATTLE-ROYAL. but live mostly by stealing. who carry pins. An ox: beef being apt to batten or fatten those that eat it. BAT. A beating. the kinder they behave to him. The cove has hushed the battner. The good old trade of basket-making. the less they give a man of their infernal beverages for his money. Basket is vociferated in terrorem. BAWDY-HOUSE BOTTLE. Cant. or making feet for children's stockings. a stick. Bread and cheese and kisses. i. there to remain during that day's diversion: on the least demur to pay a bet. The twenty-third rank of canters. formerly spelt baston. short measure being among the many means used by the keepers of those houses. wherein more than two persons are engaged: perhaps from its resemblance. BASTARD. tape. BAWBEE. A battle or bout at cudgels or fisty-cuffs. are adjudged by that respectable assembly to be put into a basket suspended over the pit. BAWD. A bastard's bastard. BATCH. has killed the ox.e. To beat. We had a pretty batch of it last night.BASKET. BASKET-MAKING. to gain what they call an honest livelihood: indeed this is one of the least reprehensible. . at cock-fightings. BAWDY BASKET. Beating any one with a stick. I'll give him his bastings. we had a hearty dose of liquor. BAWBELS. to more serious engagements fought to settle royal disputes. from baton. He grins like a basket of chips: a saying of one who is on the broad grin. TO BASTE.

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

They cursed him with bell. to have carnal knowledge of her. Some suppose it a term borrowed from an ancient tournament. whose harness is commonly ornamented with a bell or bells. implying that he credits the butcher who serves him. BELCH. BELLOWSER. the young fellow wears a silk handkerchief round his neck. since corrupted to Beef Eaters. They have cried beef on us. a saying of a person at a table. as long.e. and divers other desiderata yet undiscovered. book. or other rural contentions. To excel or surpass all competitors. The lungs. who takes more on his plate than he can eat. BEGGAR'S BULLETS. or ale-house keeper. All sorts of beer. The kiddey flashes his belcher. BELLOWS. an allusion to the fore horse or leader of a team. and the easiness of their duty. remains with the quadrature of the circle. where the sheriff pays the music. Women employed at Cambridge to attend on the Students. to wound him with a sword. stupid. Transportation for life: i. BELCHER. Beilby was. Who Mr. To be in a woman's beef. BEEF. The beggar's bullets began to fly. BELLOWER. instituted by Henry VII. A red silk handkerchief. Say you bought your beef of me. Dull. and are generally blest with a pretty family of daughters: who unmake the beds. as fast as they are made by their mothers.e. One having thick projecting eyebrows. TO BEAR THE BELL. BEETLE-BROWED. To cry beef. as having scarce more to do than to eat the king's beef.²To be in a man's beef. Their office was to stand near the bouffet. to give the alarm. Others derive it from a horse-race. . where bells were frequently given as prizes. The town crier. sweep his room. A publican. Stones. &c. or cupboard. BEGGAR MAKER. He will dance at Beilby's ball. an allusion to the popish form of excommunicating and anathematizing persons who had offended the church. i. to be the principal in a body or society. BELL. that liquor being apt to cause eructation. or why that ceremony was so called. BELLY. Cant. They will put their hands to any thing. His eye was bigger than his belly. and candle. BEEF EATER. a jocular request from a butcher to a fat man. they began to throw stones. BEILBY'S BALL. BEETLE-HEADED. the discovery of the philosopher's stone.BED-MAKER. intermixed with yellow and a little black. A yeoman of the guards. AND CANDLE. thence called Bouffetiers. he will be hanged. BOOK. where the victorious knights bore away the BELLE or FAIR LADY. Others suppose they obtained this name from the size of their persons.

An apron. Goodnight. BELL SWAGGER. BENE COVE. BESS. Counterfeiters of bills. BESS. A good fellow. BENE DARKMANS. Cant. BENISON. A hearty beating.e. A fool. A wager. To the best in Christendom: i. or other strong liquor. bring the instrument to force the door. are also called betties. Worshipfully. Better. Foolish. Cant. Cant. BERMUDAS. See BROWN BESS. Food of all sorts. BEST. BENE. Bring bess and glym. BEN. an idea taken from a flock of sheep. BENE FEARERS. or BETTY.²TO BET. Cant. Cant. where the wether has a bell about his neck. Good²BENAR. BENE FEAKERS OF GYBES. Counterfeiters of passes. To lay a wager. A woman with child is also said to have got her belly full. a health formerly much in vogue. every gaol having. and the dark lantern. BELLY CHEAT. BELLY PLEA. BENESHIPLY. like the Mint in Southwark.BELLYFULL. BELLWETHER. BENISH. The beggar's benison: May your ***** and purse never fail you. Ben. A cant name for certain places in London. A small instrument used by house-breakers to force open doors. Cant. which they take care to provide for. who qualify the ladies for that expedient to procure a respite. generally adduced by female felons capitally convicted. These privileges are abolished. Cant. Cant. BET. as the Beggar's Opera informs us. sufficient to make a man yield or give out. the best **** in Christendom. A noisy bullying fellow. privileged against arrests. The chief or leader of a mob. . one or more child getters. Good beer. The plea of pregnancy. BENE BOWSE. like those for Florence wine. BELLY TIMBER. Jonson. Small flasks. previous to their trials.

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

Inconsiderate. Cant. equal to about sixpence sterling. for burning the mark into a horse's tooth. The sign of the eagle and child." TO BITCH. Military term. The art of picking a lock. Philips's purses. to steal a portmanteau. BIT. or TO BISHOP. went burnt to. To over-reach. A country wench. To bite on the bridle. as may he gathered from the regular Billinsgate or St.BINGO MORT. to take its chance: which. or do the honours of the tea-table. &c. Giles's answer² "I may be a whore. BIRTH-DAY SUIT. the most offensive appellation that can be given to an English woman. BLAB. similar to the humbug. or impose. into which is put a roasted orange.²Biting was once esteemed a kind of wit. Cant. also to steal. He was in his birth-day suit. BIRD-WITTED. TO BITE. A fine or affected word. was said to be bishoped. TO BISHOP the balls. friend. Hark ye.²Cant. used to contain the others. . on the fire. when a bishop passed through a village. To stand bitch. or one incapable of keeping a secret BLACK AND WHITE. or doggess. Money. BISHOPED. A female dram drinker. I have written evidence. or give up an attempt through fear. on receiving the money. BIRDS OF A FEATHER. that the bishop has set his foot in it. He grappled the cull's bit. BITCH BOOBY. that is. a horse is made to appear younger than he is. cried. a lascivious. species for genius. rampant wench. Rogues of the same gang. To yield. Cant. A bite! I am to be hanged in chains. A term used among horse-dealers. 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. a term used among printers. to be pinched or reduced to difficulties. the fellow enjoyed the wench heartily. A bit is also the smallest coin in Jamaica. The cull wapt the mort's bite.²To bite the roger. to steal a handkerchief. To bite the wiper. A cheat. to water them. BLACK ART. performing a female part: bitch there standing for woman. BINNACLE WORD. Also one of the largest of Mrs. BIRD AND BABY. he seized the man's money. It is a common saying of milk that is burnt too. all the inhabitants ran out of their houses to solicit his blessing. by bishoping. BISHOP. BITER. easily imposed on. also a woman's privities. In writing. Formerly. I have it in black and white. which sailors jeeringly offer to chalk up on the binnacle. A tell-tale. thoughtless. to make tea. A mixture of wine and water. even more provoking than that of whore. stark naked. even leaving their milk. A wench whose **** is ready to bite her a-se. whether do they bite in the collar or the cod-piece? Water wit to anglers. after he has lost it by age. BITE. BITCH. but can't be a bitch. A she dog.

He cannot say black is the white of my eye. having for the burden. BLACK GUARD. BLACK EYE.e. BLACK SPY. BLACK BOOK. he cannot point out a blot in my character. BLANK. A black book is keep in most regiments. We gave the bottle a black eye. BLANKET HORNPIPE. A shabby. BLACK JACK. i. BLACK INDIES. bag and soot. A copper or kettle. BLACK MONDAY. were nick-named the black-guards. the parson who takes tithe of the harvest. The amorous congress. BLACKLEGS. tattered roguish boys. A popular tune to a song. "Her black joke and belly so white:" figuratively the black joke signifies the monosyllable. to black the boots and shoes of the soldiers.e. perhaps. as a punishment for small offences. drank it almost up. A task of labour imposed on soldiers at Gibraltar. To look blank. A nick name given to the Recorder by the Thieves. has a stain in his character. Bene Carlo wine. and produce or repeat the tasks set them. He is down in the black book. or to do any other dirty offices. BLACK STRAP. from their constant attendance about the time of guard mounting. and Parade in St. to cry: a saying used to children. also port. a term said to be derived from a number of dirty. BLACK PSALM. A gambler or sharper on the turf or in the cockpit: so called. to appear disappointed or confounded. i. A jug to drink out of. Newcastle upon Tyne. or breaking up. The Devil. The first Monday after the school-boys holidays. when they are to go to school. BLACK JACK. BLACK FLY. The greatest drawback on the farmer is the black fly. from their appearing generally in boots. whose rich coal mines prove an Indies to the proprietors. To sing the black psalm. To rob chimney sweepers of their soot. See MONOSYLLABLE.BLACK A-SE. Cant. Cant. or else from game-cocks whose legs are always black. mean fellow. The pot calls the kettle black a-se. . James's Park.e. wherein the names of all persons sentenced to punishment are recorded. who attended at the Horse Guards. These. BLACK SPICE RACKET. BLACK BOX. A lawyer. made of jacked leather. i. BLACK JOKE.

usually given by hucksters dealing in peas. which will not bleed when stale. A metaphor borrowed from fish.²See JACK IN A BOX. He has licked the blarney stone. A poor or insufficient excuse. CANT. or shift. so that to have ascended to it. and agility. A fair-complexioned wench. &c. Buss blind cheeks. A sheep. Cant. and also sometimes to express flattery. the person caught. BLEEDING CULLY. BLEEDERS. or tips us the traveller. who all endeavour to avoid him. courage. lane. beans. A BLASTED FELLOW or BRIMSTONE. or bleeds freely. 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. One who parts easily with his money. Cant. A feint. an obscure. A small quantity over and above the measure. must be blinded in his stead. The backside. BLEATING CHEAT. A blind ale-house. Spurs. Prisons.BLARNEY. BLATER. is figuratively used telling a marvellous story. A play used by children. attempts to seize any one of the company. or alley. BLEATING RIG. Beggars counterfeiting blindness. kiss mine a-se. where one being blinded by a handkerchief bound over his eyes. lane. darkness. BLIND HARPERS. Cant. The breech. BLIND EXCUSE. . BLEATERS. pretence. BLINDMAN'S BUFF. who never atchieved the adventure: and to tip the blarney. Night. was considered as a proof of perseverance. BLEEDING NEW. or falsity. be put spurs to his horse. BLESSING. extremely difficult of access. or alley. BLOCK HOUSES. An abandoned rogue or prostitute. Sheep stealing. BLIND. A calf. He clapped his bleeders to his prad. &c. BLINDMAN'S HOLIDAY. To BLAST. BLIND CHEEKS. BLEACHED MORT. BLIND CUPID. playing on fiddles. Those cheated by Jack in a box. To curse. and other vegetables. he deals in the wonderful. houses of correction. whereof many are supposed to claim the honour. or little known or frequented ale-house. Cant. Irish.

BLOODY. To cry. he has stolen the goods. or BLOWSABELLA. TO SPORT BLUBBER. A discovery. He has bit the blow. Cant. as bloody eyes. Thus a hatter furnishing a hosier with a hat. bloody rascal. burglars. BLOW. and shook him of his dummee and thimble. How the swell funks his blower and lushes red tape. BLOOD MONEY. or the confusion occasioned by one. The game is blocked at both ends. A favourite word used by the thieves in swearing. BLOOD FOR BLOOD. is said to deal blood for blood.e. BLOW-UP. or shoplifter. Cant. the game is ended. A term used by tradesmen for bartering the different commodities in which they deal. A woman whose hair is dishevelled. or impeach a confederate.BLOCKED AT BOTH ENDS. &c. The reward given by the legislature on the conviction of highwaymen. To stand engaged or bound for any one. Cant. The blowen kidded the swell into a snoozing ken. TO BLOT THE SKRIP AND JAR IT. A pipe. To confess. To lie with a woman on the floor. and drinks brandy. TO BLOW THE GROUNSILS. A jeering appellation for a soldier. The pretended wife of a bully. Cant.²I have stopped the cull's blubber. Finished. what a smoke the gentleman makes with his pipe. the girl inveigled the gentleman into a brothel and robbed him of his pocket book and watch. BLOWER. BLOOD. who exposes her bosom. alluding to his scarlet coat. meant either by gagging or murdering him. The mouth. and taking payment in stockings. I have stopped the fellow's mouth. A mistress or whore of a gentleman of the scamp. Cant. a slattern. Said of a large coarse woman. A riotous disorderly fellow. BLOWEN. and hanging about her face. . BLOSS or BLOWEN. BLOODY BACK. BLUBBER. i. TO BLOW THE GAB. A BLOWSE. TO BLUBBER.

or house of correction. blue as azure. Gin. or SKY BLUE. BOBBED. BLUE PIGEONS. A person begotten on a black woman by a white man. A shilling. gin. One of the blue squadron. Cant. Cheated. Large flaccid cheeks. terrified. BLUFFER. BOARDING SCHOOL. BOB. Newgate. with a wide bore. An inn-keeper. an allusion to the blue aprons worn by publicans. To fly a blue pigeon. to steal lead off houses or churches. He looked as bluff as bull beef. BLUNDERBUSS. Cant. clever. BLUE TAPE. To look blue. He has hoisted the blue flag. A venereal bubo. for carrying slugs. Low spirits. a volley of ball.²Surfeited with a blue plumb. BLUE BOAR. Blue as a razor. BLUE PLUMB. disappointed. also a stupid. or one that receives and carries off stolen goods. Bridewell. All is bob. or any other prison. Thieves who steal lead off houses and churches. shot from soldiers' firelocks. wounded with a bullet. Cant. A short gun. BLUE SKIN. . he has commenced publican. to be confounded. as it is termed. Cant.BLUBBER CHEEKS. See ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. Smart. A bullet. spruce. Blue ribband. To talk big. BLUFF. or. Gin. perhaps. A sortment of George R²'s blue plumbs. BLUE FLAG. a lick of the tar brush. BOBBISH. blundering fellow. surly. BLUE DEVILS. TO BLUSTER. A shoplifter's assistant. BOB. or taken a public house. Money. all is safe. Fierce. or disappointed. any one having a cross of the black breed. BLUE. hanging like the fat or blubber of a whale. BLUNT. BLUE RUIN. to hector or bully. tricked.

as an arrow set on its end. An Irishman. also an impotent man. Whence. A lewd woman. to move off. Shut your bone box. as if in doubt. As erect. To bolt. who so terrified his opponent Foh. to go to stool. BONE BOX.BOB STAY. Bold as a miller's shirt. Seized. A parson. To shift one's bob. Figuratively. BODY OF DIVINITY BOUND IN BLACK CALF. Bum bailiffs.e. BOB TAIL. or go away. CANT. The necessary house. or hiding place. The same. who always dressed very plain. BODY SNATCHERS. BONE PICKER. A blunt arrow. also means to swallow meat without chewing: the farmer's servants in Kent are famous for bolting large quantities of pickled pork. to join in chorus with any singers. A footman. A nick name for an apothecary. To bear a bob.²See DOG LATIN. Dice. A rope which holds the bowsprit to the stem or cutwater.e. a term borrowed from a rabbit-warren. BOLUS. BOG TROTTER. BOG HOUSE. and made him bolt. BOLD. rag. The mouth. for a partridge. He cannot say Boh to a goose. i. which furnish the chief fuel in many parts of that kingdom. and bobtail. or an eunuch. Said to be the name of a Danish general.e. the frenum of a man's yard. BOLT UPRIGHT. To go to bog. through fear. Irish. or straight up. BONED. Ask bogy. he is a cowardly or sheepish fellow. that he caused him to bewray himself. exclaimed. Also a term used by the sellers of game. that being introduced to the presence of a nobleman. when we smell a stink. BONES. struck by his homely appearance and awkward manner. ask mine a-se. TO BOLT. BOG LANDER. taken up by a constable. Ireland being famous for its large bogs. There is a story related of the celebrated Ben Jonson. and APOTHECARIES LATIN. BOH. i. I smell general Foh. or one that plays with her tail. it is custom to exclaim. where the rabbits are made to bolt. "you Ben Johnson! why you look as if you could not say Boh to a goose!" "Boh!" replied the wit. Tag. . Sea wit. Foh! i. To run suddenly out of one's house. BOG LATIN. the peer. Barbarous Latin. shut your mouth. apprehended. a mob of all sorts of low people. which every day takes a rogue by the collar. BOGY. by sending ferrets into their burrows: we set the house on fire. BOLT.

NEVER TO BE WORTH A GROAT. to marry or keep his cast-off mistress. BORDELLO. . out of debt. who will bear a good beating. Among bruisers it is used to express a hardy fellow. BOOKS. A tedious. BOTHERAMS. in the sporting sense. A shilling. snuff the candles. To plant the books. A nick name for a taylor. BOOBY. Cards to play with. strength and spirits to support fatigue. A half borde. and ring the bell. or country fellow. The servant at an inn whose business it is to clean the boots of the guest. A skin for holding wine. One who sometimes hides himself. or DOG BOOBY. that is. BOTTLE-HEADED. BORACHIO. as a bottomed horse. commonly a goat's. BOTCH. a sixpence. troublesome man or woman. where the player purposely avoids winning. Talked to at both ears by different persons at the same time. Also. BOOTS. one who bores the ears of his hearers with an uninteresting tale. See CLODHOPPER and LOUT. BOTHERED or BOTH-EARED. BORDE. BOOK-KEEPER. A hard-trotting horse. A convivial society. BORE. BORN UNDER A THREEPENNY HALFPENNY PLANET. IRISH PHRASE.²To ride in any one's old boots. One who never returns borrowed books. BOOBY HUTCH. or on the watch. confounded. cheating play. A bitch booby. out of one's fevor. An awkward lout. See SKINK. A bawdy house. and sometimes appears publicly abroad. A polite term for the posteriors. confused. To play booty. BOOTY. is said to-play at bo-peep. a country wench.BONESETTER. clodhopper. whose duty it is to skink. The youngest officer in a regimental mess. Out of his books. BO-PEEP. to stir the fire. buggy. BOTTOM. to place the cards in the pack in an unfair manner. Also one who lies perdue. noddy. a term much in fashion about the years 1780 and 1781. A one-horse chaise. Out of one's books. Said of any person remarkably unsuccessful in his attempts or profession. also a nick name for a drunkard. Void of wit. or leathern bottle. BOOT CATCHER.

also a great lie. also a jeering appellation for a man born at Boston in America. BOOSE. BOWSPRIT. BOW-WOW MUTTON. BOWYER. He is up in the boughs.BOTTOMLESS PIT. It was kept by two brothers of the name of Partridge. One that draws a long bow. The Brace tavern. The kiddey bounced the swell of the blowen. much practised by the reverend fathers of that society. he is in a passion. a dealer in the marvellous. the lad bullied the gentleman out of the girl. hard-featured. where. The nose. BOOSEY. BRACE. AND GET COCK ROACHES. SEA TERM. CANT. for the convenience of prisoners residing thereabouts. a crime. A large man or woman. A purse. A salesman's shop in Monmouth-street.E. BOUNCING CHEAT. with large hips and posteriors. and the master bites. BOWSING KEN. so called because the servant barks. a liar: perhaps from the wonderful shots frequently boasted of by archers. To bully a man out of any thing. TO BOUNCE. BOUGHS. TO BOX THE JESUIT. a room in the S. or BOUSE. Wide in the boughs. To brag or hector. To say or repeat the mariner's compass. but also to be able to answer any and all questions respecting its divisions. not only backwards or forwards.²Formerly purses were worn at the girdle. CANT. BOW-WOW SHOP. and thence called the Brace. Drink. BOUNG NIPPER. . A cut purse. TO BOX THE COMPASS. CANT. Ugly. BOUGHS. BOW-WOW. BOUNCER. A sea term for masturbation. An ale-house or gin-shop. corner of the King's Bench. it is said. BRACKET-FACED. See BARKER. Dog's flesh. as the bowsprit is of a ship. A bottle. Drunk. BOUNG. also to tell an improbable story. from its being the most projecting part of the human face. from whence they were cut. from the explosion in drawing the cork. The monosyllable. The childish name for a dog. beer purchased at the tap-house was retailed at a halfpenny per pot advance. a teller of improbable stories.

let us rob him. commemorated in a well-known ballad for the pliability of his conscience. If you had as much brains as guts. Money in the pocket: the swell is well breeched. BREAD. BRAT. vain-glorious fellow. a boaster. I have no business with it. extremely disagreeable to the patient. An edition of the Bible printed in 1598. He was christened by a baker. like the real one. a term used by boxers. a woman who governs her husband is said to wear the breeches.e. i. Mead and ale sweetened with honey. I gave him a blow in the stomach. the gentleman has plenty of money in his pocket. . I won't intermeddle. shameless. to act contrary to one's interest. he carries the bran in his face. one who frequently changes his principles. To know on which side one's bread is buttered. in a disagreeable scrape. BRANDY. because I shall get nothing by it. is a Roman catholic. In bad bread. what a clever fellow you would be! a saying to a stupid fat fellow. as if from drinking brandy. let's draw him.e. i. BREECHES. He or she belongs to the breast fleet. always siding with the strongest party: an allusion to a vicar of Bray. John and his maid were caught lying bread and butter fashion. It is no bread and butter of mine. or what is best for one. BREECHES BIBLE. Red-faced. BRAGGADOCIA. a memento to prevent the animal from rising in the stomach by a glass of the good creature. BREAD BASKET. out of employment. Freckled. BREAST FLEET. BREAD AND BUTTER FASHION. and made themselves breeches. Employment. perhaps from the figurative operation being. A vicar of Bray. impudent. To wear the breeches. One slice upon the other. BREECHED. The stomach. Hard words. BRAINS. difficult to pronounce. to know something. or rather. A child or infant. BRAZEN-FACED. Out of bread. BRANDY-FACED. Brandy is Latin for a goose. BRAN-FACED. To have some guts in his brains. Bold-faced. I took him a punch in his bread basket. Borrowing money. BREAKING SHINS.BRAGGET. BRAY. or situation. to know one's interest. an appellation derived from their custom of beating their breasts in the confession of their sins. BREAK-TEETH WORDS. in Berkshire.²To quarrel with one's bread and butter. wherein it is said that Adam and Eve sewed figleaves together.

particularly in the morning. BRUISER. or serve as a private soldier. to carry a firelock. An ammunition loaf. A fiddler. or purposely to avoid winning. to pass one over. The monosyllable. worn in Ireland. A Spanish wine called sherry. To make a bridge of any one's nose. that is. one skilled in the ar of boxing also an inferior workman among chasers. compared to brimstone for its inflammability.BREEZE. A soldier BUSKIN. to push the bottle past him.) An abandoned woman. and once the best boxer of his day. or MISS BROWN. A brewer QUILL. BRISKET BEATER. An author. BRITISH CHAMPAIGNE. BROWN GEORGE. BROTHER OF THE BLADE. A soldier's firelock. A Roman catholic. A player. in a reverie. A coachman. BRIM. BUNG. STRING. Said of one absent. to kick up a dust or breed a disturbance. A particular kind of shoe without a heel. who was a beef-eater. BROWN BESS. BROWN MADAM. The son of an Irish thief and a Welch whore. To raise a breeze. BROGANIER. A boxer. A boxer: a disciple of Broughton. (Abbreviation of Brimstone. A wig without powder. One who lies with the same woman. Also to play booty. so as to deprive him of his turn of filling his glass. SEE BREAST FLEET. builds in the same nest. and figuratively used to signify the Irish accent. BROWN STUDY. To hug brown Bess. BRISTOL MAN. WHIP. or thoughtful. perhaps originally only a passionate or irascible woman. BROTHER STARLING. BROUGHTONIAN. BRISTOL MILK. similar to the undress wig worn by his majesty. . BRIDGE. BROGUE. much drunk at that place. and CRAW THUMPER. One who has a strong Irish pronunciation or accent. Porter.

A BUCK OF THE FIRST HEAD. TO BUBBLE. BUBBLY JOCK. The fat scum from the pot in which salted beef is boiled. let us go away or off. To run away. A buck sometimes signifies a cuckold. to lie with her. The monosyllable. BUCK'S FACE. To have a brush with a man. To kick the bucket. A bully. There are in London divers lodges or societies of Bucks. to fight with him. BUBE. THE BUBBLE. The president is styled the Grand Buck. Let us buy a brush and lope. A bumper. . The venereal disease. notwithstanding which he drew coats of arms very neatly. SCOTCH. he was married to a tall handsome woman. A cuckold. BUCKINGER'S BOOT. and could write the Lord's Prayer within the compass of a shilling. BRUSHER. also a gay debauchee. It is so called from its bubbling up and squeaking whilst over the fire.²IRISH TERM. instead of real property. and then ran away. A lecherous old fellow. TO BRUSH. and traversed the country. BUCK. Matthew Buckinger was born without hands and legs. a blood or choice spirit. CANT. that he who lays the odds must always be adjudged the loser: this is restricted to betts laid for liquor. a thief that steals plate from public houses. Strong beer. IRISH. See BUMPER. BUCK FITCH. TO RUN A BUCK. To poll a bad vote at an election. formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was held at the Rose. BUCKEEN. BUBBLE AND SQUEAK. To have a brush with a woman.BREWES. perhaps from his being like an air bubble. BUCK BAIL. BUCKET. BUBBER. which are only wind. A blind horse. The cove cracked the peter and bought a brush. To except against the general rule. also a great drinker. Beef and cabbage fried together. a full glass. One who in debauchery surpasses the rest of his companions. the fellow broke open the trunk. BUB. filled with words. To cheat. The party cheated. A drinking bowl. to die. about the year 1705. TO BAR THE BUBBLE. in Monkwell-street. or BROWES. Bail given by a sharper for one of the gang. shewing himself for money. A turkey cock.

Confused. BUGAROCH. BUFE NABBER. and substituting in lieu thereof an equal weight of some cheaper ingredient. CANT. is stealing the beaver. BUG-HUNTER. a term of reproach. A dog.BUCKLES. or quit one's station. Bufe's nob. stay here. A one-horse chaise. BUDGET. and I was served. and open the budget. bugs having. Bugging. Comely. To open the budget. BUFF. A man who takes an oath: generally applied to Jew bail. also an inn-keeper: in Ireland it signifies a boxer. a dog's head. are said to bug the writ. TO BUDGE. as it is said. BUFFLE-HEADED. stark naked. don't move from hence. A wallet. BUFFER. . Don't budge from hence. TO BUG. a term used to signify the notification of the taxes required by the minister for the expences of the ensuing year. to stand the brunt.²Bailiffs who take money to postpone or refrain the serving of a writ. or SNEAKING BUDGE. he swore hard against me. All in buff. BUGGER. BUFFER. One that slips into houses in the dark. To move. He buffed it home. a rascal. BUDGE. To stand buff. Mill the bloody bugger. BUG. to steal cloaks or other clothes. A blackguard. An upholsterer. stript to the skin. a thief's scout or spy. BUGGY. One that steals and kills horses and dogs for their skins. and I was found guilty. beat the damned rascal. handsome. stupid. i. To swear as a witness. Hats are composed of the furs and wool of divers animals among which is a small portion of beavers' fur. signifying the exchanging some of the dearest materials of which a hat is made for others of less value. IRISH. whence they were called budge doctors. A dog stealer. BUGABOE. been introduced into Ireland by the English. Also lambs' fur formerly used for doctors' robes. A nick name given by the Irish to Englishmen. as To-morrow the minister will go to the house. Fetters. Standing budge.e. BUFE. or bully-beggar. A scare-babe. A cant word among journeymen hatters. CANT. BUFF.

A cowardly fellow. and under that pretence extorts money from greenhorns. agrees with the seller. . bounce. BULLY. BULL BEGGAR. Two pickpockets. i. TO BULLOCK. Town bull. An Exchange Alley term for one who buys stock on speculation for time. a great whore-master. See GREENHORN. and waddles out of the Alley. to oblige the frequenters of the house to submit to the impositions of the mother abbess. BULL'S FEATHER. one who is kept in pay. A horn: he wears the bull's feather. and who also sometimes pretends to be the husband of one of the ladies. A bully to a bawdy-house.e. See HECTOR. who lived in the reign of Henery VII. A crown piece. Pistols. A bull was also the name of false hair formerly much worn by women. One who foments quarrels in order to rob the persons quarrelling. to take a certain sum of stock at a future day. like raw head and bloody bones. A bully huff cap. and the file does the business. or ignorant young men. by a bull is now always meant a blunder made by an Irishman. the bulk jostles the party to be robbed. A crown-piece. or becomes a lame duck. if it falls or is cheaper. or frequent bull baits. BULLY COCK. or as bluff as bull beef. or bawd. BULL HANKERS. BULL CALF. called a Bear. Persons who over-drive bulls. or bully. from one Obadiah Bull. a blundering lawyer of London. To hector. A great hulkey or clumsy fellow. a hector. A blunder. A half bull. he receives the difference. See LAME DUCK and BEAR. at a stated price: if at that day stock fetches more than the price agreed on. To look like bull beef. BULL. BULL. BULL DOGS. whom he finds with her. BULL. See HULKEY. BULL CHIN. BULKER. who gives himself airs of great bravery. A fat chubby child. BULLY BACK. BULL'S EYE.BULK AND FILE. he either pays it. An imaginary being with which children are threatened by servants and nurses. he is a cuckold. or BULLY BEGGAR. One who lodges all night on a bulk or projection before old-fashioned shop windows. half a crown. to look fierce or surly.

Blackstone says. A common name for a rabbit. an expedient practised in America on a scarcity of beds. See Duke of Rochefoucalt's Travels in America. BUMMED. BUMPING. hard at their a-ses. BUM BAILIFF. and she with her petticoats on. BUMKIN. BULLY TRAP. to drink till one's eye is bunged up or closed. The gill bummed the swell for a thimble. also for the monosyllable. drams. BUNG UPWARDS. BUM BOAT. BUN.BULLY RUFFIANS. and being at their bums. or. BUM. A full glass. TO BUM. A raw country fellow. Arrested. Highwaymen who attack passengers with paths and imprecations. when they have their posteriors bumped against the stones marking the boundaries. BUNDLING. husbands and parents frequently permitted travellers to bundle with their wives and daughters. a kind of floating chandler's shop. a practice observed among sailors going on a cruize. A sheriff's officer who arrests debtors. it is a corruption of bound bailiff. Ware hawke! the bum traps are fly to our panney. A man and woman sleeping in the same bed. A brave man with a mild or effeminate appearance. so called perhaps from following his prey. as the vulgar phrase is. To touch bun for luck. in all likelihood from its convexity or bump at the top: some derive it from a full glass formerly drunk to the health of the pope²AU BON PERE. keep a good look out. the tradesman arrested the gentleman for a watch. he with his small clothes. BUNG YOUR EYE. A schoolmaster. and sugar. The backside. on such an occasion. in order to fix them in their memory. also the negro name for the private parts of a woman. the breech. A ceremony performed on boys perambulating the bounds of the parish on Whit-monday. Brandy. BUMFIDDLE. Said of a person lying on his face. the breech. water. from their being obliged to give bond for their good behaviour. the bailiffs know where our house is situated. Soft paper for the necessary house or torchecul. To arrest a debtor. who arrests debtors. strictly speaking. A sheriff's officer. BUMPER. where. or backside. by whom bullies are frequently taken in. BUM TRAP. commonly rowed by a woman. BUM FODDER. BUMBO. A boat attending ships to retail greens. &c. BUM BRUSHER. . See ARS MUSICA. Drink a dram. This custom is now abolished.

A hanger on. to stiffen the forepart of their stays: hence the toast²Both ends of the busk. As busy is the devil in a high wind. lie by the beef without touching it. he is no conjuror. A full breasted woman. CANT. CANT. as busy as a hen with one chick.e. are said to burn the ken. BUSK.e. A dependant. i. by his carrying a calf so well. but a simple fellow. half whore and half beggar. Poxed or clapped. A jocular name for a baker. but chiefly about Newcastle and Morpeth. The blowen tipped the swell a burner. Petticoats. Strollers living in an alehouse without paying their quarters. and who serves as a butt for all the shafts of wit and ridicule. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off. An old superannuated fumbler. he has suffered by meddling. BUNTER. BURR. He was sent out a sacrifice. A watchman. BUS-NAPPER'S KENCHIN. BUNTLINGS. and came home a burnt offering. A piece of whalebone or ivory. are said to have a burr in their throats. A clap. the girl gave the gentleman a clap. or rather. BURNING SHAME. formerly worn by women. a saying of seamen who have caught the venereal disease abroad. BURN THE KEN. BUSS BEGGAR. BUTT. particularly called the Newcastle burr. an allusion to the field burrs. That must have been a butcher's horse. or man of extraordinary abilities. Also the Northumbrian pronunciation: the people of that country. BURNT. i. or dependant. He has burnt his fingers. whom none but beggars will suffer to kiss them. poor relation. . To be like a butcher's dog.BUNT. BURNER. He is no burner of navigable rivers. A constable. which are not easily got rid of. he is. A low dirty prostitute. BUTCHER'S HORSE. CANT. BUTCHER'S DOG. certainly not intended by nature for a candlestick. BURNER. a simile often applicable to married men. or simpleton. A lighted candle stuck into the parts of a woman. BUSHEL BUBBY. BUS-NAPPER. CANT. An apron. a vulgar joke on an awkward rider. See THAMES. BUSY. BURN CRUST.

with butter and eggs. A sh-te-fire. A Dutchman. CANT. a saying of a demure looking woman. Cant. from the great quantity of butter eaten by the people of that country. which they deposit in a place called HELL. A common whore. when taxed. or match-maker. a furious braggadocio or bully huff. is said to have a buttered bun. His a-se makes buttons. A simple fellow. A bad shilling. or. To blab. A bawd. such as is used by women going to market. A hen. A bastard. a gird at the patient angler. it is said they will not cabbage. A kind of short jogg trot. the rogue tells all.²he looks as if butter would not melt in her mouth. CACKLE. and cackles. CABBAGE. BUTTOCK AND FILE. CANT. A pickpocket. or silkpurloined by laylors from their employers. BUTTER AND EGGS TROT. they wish they may find it in HELL. The amorous congress. that what they have over and above is not more than they could put in their EYE. BUZZARD.²When the scrotum is relaxed or whiffled. BUTTOCK AND TONGUE. Cloth. Don't make butter dear. A blind buzzard: a pur-blind man or woman. or DOWN BUTTOCK AND SHAM FILE. among coiners. or discover secrets. with their knavery. A brothel. See LEAKY. A common whore and a pick-pocket. BYE BLOW. BUTTOCK. CANT. CANT. The cull is leaky.BUTTER BOX. CACKLER. BUZMAN. or their EYE: from the first. that if they have taken any. BUTTERED BUN. One lying with a woman that has just lain with another man. but no pickpocket. CANT. alluding to the second. BUTTOCK BALL. CAB. BUTTOCK AND TWANG. BUTTOCK BROKER. BUTTOCKING SHOP. protest. yet I warrant you cheese would not choak her. CANT. stuff. he is ready to bewray himself through fear. BUTTON. A brothel. Mother: how many tails have you in your cab? how many girls have you in your bawdy house? CACAFEOGO. they equivocally swear. A scolding wife. A whore. . of suspected character.

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

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

or only so far as mutually to salute with the hat on meeting. who has only the pay of a lieutenant. A cloak in fashion about the year 1760. CAPPING VERSES. CAPTAIN COPPERTHORNE'S CREW. refuses to pay what he has lost. A dancing master. is said to set her cap at him. See HOP MERCHANT. CAPTAIN SHARP. also the mob itself. such as processions. or hop merchant. beginning with the letter with which the last speaker left off. &c. The small provision made for officers of the army and navy in time of peace. marchand des capriolles. who. many of which for magnificence appear in the retinues of great personages on solemn occasions. CARAVAN. CAPTAIN PODD. A set of rogues who are employed to look out and watch upon the roads. CAPSIZE. He took his broth till he capsized. To CAROUSE. A castrated cock. drawn from the officer of that denomination. &c. . at inns. Led captain. SEA TERM. of a booty in prospect. The idea of the appellation is taken from a led horse. Persons slightly acquainted. A large sum of money. who for a precarious subsistence. CAPTAIN QUEERNABS.CAP ACQUAINTANCE. A shabby ill-dressed fellow. a saying of a company where everyone strives to rule. hornified. but between both. in order to carry information to their respective gangs. CAPER MERCHANT. he drank till he fell out of his chair. also. All officers. the flesh of an old calf. CAPRICORNIFIED. with the rank of captain. Cuckolded. Pigeons which carry expresses. Meat between veal and beef. also an eunuch. in Ben Johnson's time. CANT. suffers every kind of indignity. a military simile. whose name became a common one to signify any of that fraternity. A red face. CARDINAL. CAPON. A celebrated master of a puppet-shew. CARRIERS. or one in a set of gamblers. CARBUNCLE FACE. CANT. whose office is to bully any pigeon. Repeating Latin Verses in turn. obliges many in both services to occupy this wretched station. CAPTAIN. To drink freely or deep: from the German word expressing ALL OUT.² To cut papers. to leap or jump in dancing. The leader of a mob. and distant hopes of preferment. FRENCH TERM. full of pimples. CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT. an humble dependant in a great family. suspecting roguery. CAPTAIN TOM. and is the butt of every species of joke or illhumour. CARRIERS. and so is not entirely one or the other. To overturn or reverse. A cheating bully. A woman who endeavours to attract the notice of any particular man. a person cheated of such sum.

The punishment formerly inflicted on bawds. who. and Prior's versification of the story. To be flogged at the cart's a-se or tail. called also a cold cook. CASTOR. Red hair. To vomit from drunkenness. CASE VROW. it is said. To vomit. being in bed with his wife. CART. or CAFFAN. dreamed that the Devil gave him a ring. CARTING. would prevent his being made a cuckold: waking he found he had got his finger the Lord knows where. In the canting lingo it meant store or ware house. CARRY WITCHET. CARROTS. which. and death hunter. SEA PHRASE. to mention the last part of a story first. To put the cart before the horse. and led through a town. CASTER. let us break open the door of the house. It is all bob. See COLD COOK and DEATH HUNTER. To prig a castor. that their persons might be known. TO CAT. perhaps from the Italian CASA. A sort of conundrum. or riddle. it was added. and whipped by the common executioner. A house. has cats of nine tails of all prices. Cheese. now the coast is clear. CAT AND BAGPIPEAN SOCIETY. Tout that case. mark or observe that house. so long as he had it on his finger. . A society which met at their office in the great western road: in their summons. CANT. or SHOOT THE CAT. CASE. CASTING UP ONE'S ACCOUNTS. CASH. that the kittens might come with the old cats without being scratched. A Woman's breasts.CARRION HUNTER. CANT. The private parts of a woman. a cross old woman. published in the daily papers. A cloak. CARVEL'S RING. who were placed in a tumbrel or cart. See Rabelais. persons guilty of petty larceny are frequently sentenced to be tied to the tail of a cart. CAT. puzzlewit. to steal a hat. for a certain distance: the degree of severity in the execution is left to the discretion of the executioner. as well as a dwelling house. red-haired. Ginger-hackled. Vomiting. A common prostitute. See GINGER-HACKLED. Ham Carvel. TO CASCADE. A prostitute attached to a particular bawdy house. CAT-HEADS. now let's dub the gig of the case. A hat. An undertaker. See CAFFAN. a jealous old doctor. CARROTTY-PATED. An old cat.

over the left thumb. The bet being made. and then suddenly spring on them. A kind of whistle. or WHIPPING THE CAT. Any temporary contrivance to raise a contribution on the public. as usual. supposed originally to have been to turn CATE or CAKE in pan. as practised in the country. chiefly used at theatres. have nine lives. To live under the cat's foot. To live like dog and cat. CAT'S SLEEP. which greatly resembles the modulation of an intriguing boar cat. for saving ship-wrecked persons. To be made a cat's paw of. vain of their strength. and pretending to whip the cat. haul the astonished booby through the water. and damn a new piece. Tea. by laying a wager with them that they may be pulled through a pond by a cat. CAT'S FOOT. CATCH PENNY. to which the cat is also fastened by a packthread. A footboy.²To whip the cat. CAT IN PAN. so called from such servants commonly following close behind their master or mistress. CAT WHIPPING. A scourge composed of nine strings of whip-cord. spoken of married persons who live unhappily together. See TRAPSTICKS. each string having nine knots. A member of the patch club. Drinking cross-ways. seize the end of the cord. who made use of a cat's paw to scratch a roasted chesnut out of the fire. An old scraggy woman. Thin legs. CATCH FART. As many lives as a cat. called also scandal broth. CATAMARAN. To turn cat in pan. CAT'S PAW. See SCANDAL BROTH. to interrupt the actors. to decoy their prey near them. CAT STICKS. CAT LAP. and the end thrown across the pond. a rope is fixed round the waist of the party to be catted. said of one who enters into a dispute or quarrel with one greatly above his match. from a kind of float made of spars and yards lashed together. CAT MATCH. SEA TERM. compared to sticks with which boys play at cat. to change sides or parties. and not. that is one less than a woman. according to vulgar naturalists. to be under the dominion of a wife hen-pecked. to be made a tool or instrument to accomplish the purpose of another: an allusion to the story of a monkey. these on a signal given. cats. CAT OF NINE TAILS. CAT HARPING FASHION. is also a term among tailors for working jobs at private houses. When a rook or cully is engaged amongst bad bowlers.CAT CALL. A trick often practised on ignorant country fellows. and three or four sturdy fellows are appointed to lead and whip the cat. It derives its name from one of its sounds. CATCH CLUB. Counterfeit sleep: cats often counterfeiting sleep. No more chance than a cat in hell without claws. . a bum bailiff.

The four cautions: I. that is. CANT. or some other public meeting. it happened the same regiment was quartered in Derbyshire. Left-handed. CAULIFLOWER. The amusement above described. CAXON. Beware of a priest every way. fair. CAUTIONS. Black cattle. warmed. bugs. on account of a horse-race. on his arrival. In the year 1745. A bum bailiff. such as is commonly worn by the dignified clergy. not dextrous. Sad cattle: whores or gypsies. or sheriff's officer. If I did. CATCHING HARVEST. A Bawdy-house. CATTLE. Good friends. saying she might as well call it artichoke.²II. or four times removed. CATERWAULING. chair. An usurer. Men of wit. soldiers were the pillars of the nation. but a **** and a cauliflower have none. A dangerous time for a robbery. my lord. for an artichoke has a bottom. and was formerly by physicians.²IV. Beware of a woman before. in Ireland. who in the night amuse themselves with cutting inoffensive passengers across the face with a knife. answered the host. we are not even cousins in the fourth degree. CAW-HANDED. Old-fashioned. CATER COUSINS. we have not the least friendly connexion. soldiers are the pillars of the nation. CATERPILLAR.e. He and I are not cater cousins. like a cat in the gutters. CHALKERS. An old weather-beaten wig. and the circumstance of his having said. for. ready. Beware of a cart side-ways. CHAFED. Well beaten. A nick name for a soldier. from CHAUFFE. was desired by his landlord to call upon him. The rebellion being finished. or nimble. Also the private parts of a woman. . whereupon expostulating with his landlord. CHALKING. &c. i. the reason for which appellation is given in the following story: A woman.CATCH POLE. he was greatly surprised to find a very cold reception. Beware of a horse behind. replied she. Going out in the night in search of intrigues. CENT PER CENT. Not so. An old cathedral-bedstead. made use of the term cauliflower. They are somewhat like those facetious gentlemen some time ago known in England by the title of Sweaters and Mohocks. a peevish old fellow. A large white wig. I meant CATERpiliars. who was giving evidence in a cause wherein it was necessary to express those parts. he reminded him of his invitation. reproved her. added he. or CAW-PAWED. when many persons are on the road. and accordingly obtained leave to go to him: but. CAVAULTING SCHOOL. Awkward. for which the judge on the bench. when the soldier resolved to accept of his landlord's invitation.²III. CATHEDRAL. whenever he came that way. a soldier quartered at a house near Derby. CAUDGE-PAWED.

A countryman. be silent. CHEATS. the coves are fly. told his neighbours the smoke had made his eyes water. hand to fist. who compose songs. and the rest of the canting crew.²Also. CHARREN. CHATTER BOX. To publish an account in the newspapers. The kiddey was chaunted for a toby. CHATTER BROTH. CHATES.²His eyes water from the smoke of Charren. Burnt in the hand. Lice: perhaps an abbreviation of chattels. his examination concerning a highway robbery was published in the papers. CANT. CHARACTERED. The gallows. A song. be quiet. CHEEK BY JOWL. A stupid fellow. Dry or thirsty. CHAPT. They have palmed the character upon him. because his wife had beat him. anglice her a-se. CHAPERON. CANT. CHEESE IT. & vous serrez dans les Fauxbourgs. gypsies. CHATTS. 'Mettez votre nez dans mon cul. A strange fellow. Ask cheeks near cunnyborough. CHEEKS. See CAT LAP and SCANDAL BROTH. Side by side. or gentleman usher to a lady. they have burned him in the hand. A picklock. according to the canting academy. He came at it by way of Cheapside. who bids you ask her backside.CHAP. CANT. CHAW BACON. a man of that place coming out of his house weeping. To sing. Sham sleeves to put over a dirty shift or shirt. . CHARM. A like answer is current in France: any one asking the road or distance to Macon. the people understand our discourse. Tea. carrols. would be answered by a French lady of easy virtue. TO CHAUNT. CANT. &c. Grub-street writers. he gave little or nothing for it. CANT. for ballad-singers. The cicisbeo.²See LETTERED.' CHEESE-TOASTER. from the French. or LETTERED. CHEAPSIDE. lice being the chief live stock of chattels of beggars. CHAUNTER CULLS. the repartee of a St. CHAUNT. See SHAMS. An odd chap. the gallows. The smoke of Charren. a chattering man or woman. A fellow. a city near Lyons. he bought it cheap. Gilse's fair one. Cheese it. A sword. don't do it. One whose tongue runs twelve score to the dozen. Be silent.

CHEESER. A strong smelling fart. CHELSEA. A village near London, famous for the military hospital. To get Chelsea; to obtain the benefit of that hospital. Dead Chelsea, by G-d! an exclamation uttered by a grenadier at Fontenoy, on having his leg carried away by a cannon-ball. CHEST OF TOOLS. A shoe-black's brush and wig, &c. Irish. CHERRY-COLOURED CAT. A black cat, there being black cherries as well as red. CHERUBIMS. Peevish children, becausecherubimsand seraphims continually do cry. CHESHIRE CAT. He grins like a Cheshire cat; said of anyone who shews his teeth and gums in laughing. CHICK-A-BIDDY. A chicken, so called to and by little children. CHICKEN-BREASTED. Said of a woman with scarce any breasts. CHICKEN BUTCHER. A poulterer. CHICKEN-HAMMED. Persons whose legs and thighs are bent or archward outwards. CHICKEN-HEARTED. Fearful, cowardly. CHICKEN NABOB. One returned from the East Indies with but a moderate fortune of fifty or sixty thousand pounds, a diminutive nabob: a term borrowed from the chicken turtle. CHILD. To eat a child; to partake of a treat given to the parish officers, in part of commutation for a bastard child the common price was formerly ten pounds and a greasy chiu. See GREASY CHIN. CHIMNEY CHOPS. An abusive appellation for a negro. CHINK. Money. CHIP. A child. A chip of the old block; a child who either in person or sentiments resembles its father or mother. CHIP. A brother chip; a person of the same trade or calling. CHIPS, A nick name for a carpenter. CHIRPING MERRY. Exhilarated with liquor. Chirping glass, a cheerful glass, that makes the company chirp like birds in spring. CHIT. An infant or baby. CHITTERLINS. The bowels. There is a rumpus among my bowels, i.e. I have the colic. The frill of a shirt.

CHITTY-FACED. Baby-faced; said of one who has a childish look. CHIVE, or CHIFF. A knife, file: or saw. To chive the darbies; to file off the irons or fetters. To chive the bouhgs of the frows; to cut off women's pockets. CHIVEY. I gave him a good chivey; I gave him, a hearty Scolding. CHIVING LAY. Cutting the braces of coaches behind, on which the coachman quitting the box, an accomplice robs the boot; also, formerly, cutting the back of the coach to steal the fine large wigs then worn. CHOAK. Choak away, the churchyard's near; a jocular saying to a person taken with a violent fit of coughing, or who has swallowed any thing, as it is called the wrong way; Choak, chicken, more are hatching: a like consolation. CHOAK PEAR. Figuratively, an unanswerable objection: also a machine formerly used in Holland by robbers; it was of iron, shaped like a pear; this they forced into the mouths of persons from whom they intended to extort money; and on turning a key, certain interior springs thrust forth a number of points, in all directions, which so enlarged it, that it could not be taken out of the mouth: and the iron, being casehardened, could not be filed: the only methods of getting rid of it, were either by cutting the mouth, or advertizing a reward for the key, These pears were also called pears of agony. CHOAKING PYE, or COLD PYE, A punishment inflicted on any person sleeping in company: it consists in wrapping up cotton in a case or tube of paper, setting it on fire, and directing the smoke up the nostrils of the sleeper. See HOWELL'S COTGRAVE. CHOCOLATE. To give chocolate without sugar; to reprove. MILITARY TERM. CHOICE SPIRIT. A thoughtless, laughing, singing, drunken fellow. CHOP. A blow. Boxing term. TO CHOP AND CHANGE. To exchange backwards and forwards. To chop, in the canting sense, means making dispatch, or hurrying over any business: ex. The AUTEM BAWLER will soon quit the HUMS, for he CHOPS UP the WHINERS; the parson will soon quit the pulpit, for he hurries over the prayers. See AUTEM BAWLER, HUMS, and WHINERS, CHOP CHURCHES. Simoniacal dealers in livings, or other ecclesiastical preferments. CHOPPING, LUSTY. A chopping boy or girl; a lusty child. CHOPS. The mouth. I gave him a wherrit, or a souse, across the chops; I gave him a blow over the mouth, See WHERRIT.

CHOP-STICK. A fork. CHOUDER. A sea-dish, composed of fresh fish, salt pork, herbs, and sea-biscuits, laid in different layers, and stewed together. TO CHOUSE. To cheat or trick: he choused me out of it. Chouse is also the term for a game like chuck-farthing. CHRIST-CROSS ROW. The alphabet in a horn-book: called Christ-cross Row, from having, as an Irishman observed, Christ's cross PREFIXED before and AFTER the twenty-four letters. CHRISTENING. Erasing the name of the true maker from a stolen watch, and engraving a fictitious one in its place. CHRISTIAN PONEY. A chairman. CHRISTIAN. A tradesman who has faith, i.e. will give credit. CHRISTMAS COMPLIMENTS. A cough, kibed heels, and a snotty nose. CHUB. He is a young chub, or a mere chub; i.e. a foolish fellow, easily imposed on: an illusion to a fish of that name, easily taken. CHUBBY. Round-faced, plump. CHUCK. My chuck; a term of endearment. CHUCK FARTHING. A parish clerk. CHUCKLE-HEADED. Stupid, thick-headed. CHUFFY. Round-faced, chubby. CHUM. A chamber-fellow, particularly at the universities and in prison. CHUMMAGE. Money paid by the richer sort of prisoners in the Fleet and King's Bench, to the poorer, for their share of a room. When prisons are very full, which is too often the case, particularly on the eve of an insolvent act, two or three persons are obliged to sleep in a room. A prisoner who can pay for being alone, chuses two poor chums, who for a stipulated price, called chummage, give up their share of the room, and sleep on the stairs, or, as the term is, ruff it. CHUNK. Among printers, a journeyman who refuses to work for legal wages; the same as the flint among taylors. See FLINT. CHURCH WARDEN. A Sussex name fora shag, or cormorant, probably from its voracity. CHURCH WORK. Said of any work that advances slowly. CHURCHYARD COUGH. A cough that is likely to terminate in death.

CHURK. The udder. CHURL. Originally, a labourer or husbandman: figuratively a rude, surly, boorish fellow. To put a churl upon a gentleman; to drink malt liquor immediately after having drunk wine. CINDER GARBLER. A servant maid, from her business of sifting the ashes from the cinders. CUSTOM-HOUSE WIT. CIRCUMBENDIBUS. A roundabout way, or story. He took such a circumbendibus; he took such a circuit. CIT. A citizen of London. CITY COLLEGE. Newgate. CIVILITY MONEY. A reward claimed by bailiffs for executing their office with civility. CIVIL RECEPTION. A house of civil reception; a bawdy-house, or nanny-house. See NANNY-HOUSE. CLACK. A tongue, chiefly applied to women; a simile drawn from the clack of a water-mill. CLACK-LOFT. A pulpit, so called by orator Henley. CLAMMED. Starved. CLAN. A family's tribe or brotherhood; a word much used in Scotland. The head of the clan; the chief: an allusion to a story of a Scotchman, who, when a very large louse crept down his arm, put him back again, saying he was the head of the clan, and that, if injured, all the rest would resent it. CLANK. A silver tankard. CANT. CLANK NAPPER. A silver tankard stealer. See RUM BUBBER. CLANKER. A great lie. CLAP. A venereal taint. He went out by Had'em, and came round by Clapham home; i.e. he went out a wenching, and got a clap. CLAP ON THE SHOULDER. An arrest for debt; whence a bum bailiff is called a shoulder-clapper. CLAPPER. The tongue of a bell, and figuratively of a man or woman. CLAPPER CLAW. To scold, to abuse, or claw off with the tongue. CLAPPERDOGEON. A beggar born. CANT.

i. A blow. a crafty fellow. CLERKED. A pun or quibble. blood. imposed on. To clinch. in a canting sense. CANT. CLICK. The cull and the mort are at clicket in the dyke. to ascend the gallows. and thence used. I broke his head. from the place of their residence. CLICKER. Claret-faced. To climb the three trees with a ladder. clinkers. CANT. A salesman's servant. CLEAN. CLAWED OFF. one who proportions out the different shares of the booty among thieves. Soothed. Also a gaol. figuratively. CLEAVER. CLEAR. A kind of small Dutch bricks. I tapped his claret. CLEYMES. a bystander said it was true. for that of men and women: as. to confirm an improbable story by another: as. also irons worn by prisoners. let's bite him. to snatch a hat. French red wine. TO CLICK.e. made by beggars to excite charity. he is considered very expert as a pickpocket. To snatch. Expert. clever. A man swore he drove a tenpenny nail through the moon. let's cheat him. Amongst the knuckling coves he is reckoned very clean. the fellow will not be imposed on by fair words. from the clinking of the prisoners' chains or fetters: he is gone to clink. red-faced. the fellow is very drunk. To click a nab. . Severely beaten or whipped. CLINK. The cull is clear. for he was on the other side and clinched it. CLIMB. funned.CLARET. formerly privileged from arrests. CANT. and made the blood run. CLINCH. Very drunk. and inhabited by lawless vagabonds of every denomination. A click in the muns. A place in the Borough of Southwark. used of a forward or wanton woman. One that will cleave. CLICKET. also. or to clinch the nail. the man and woman are copulating in the ditch. also smartly poxed or clapped. a blow or knock in the face. Artificial sores. Copulation of foxes. called. The cull will not be clerked. CLINKERS.

the wench wants to be doing. he is just risen from bed. It also means a handkerchief. to discover some roguery or something bad in it: a saying that alludes to a piece of vulgar superstition. CLEAVE. CLOD PATE. the abbreviation of Nicholas. To cloy the clout. CLOUT. Picking pockets of handkerchiefs. CLOD HOPPER. and bye-lanes. CLOUTING LAY. CLOSE. CLOVEN FOOT. Shoes tipped with iron. a name very common among the men of that nation. let the Devil transform himself into what shape he will.e. Rogues who lurk about the entrances into dark alleys. To clip the king's English. CLOUTED SHOON. CLOUD. Under a cloud. CLOSH. he cannot hide his cloven foot TO CHUCK. to steal the handkerchief. The same. Thieves. Tobacco. being a corruption of CLAUS. that. CLOVES. heavy booby. in adversity. To cloy the lour. or CLEFT. from between the sheets. CLOY. CLOVEN. to be unable to speak plain through drunkenness. or live. i. to snatch cloaks from the shoulders of passengers. which is. A country farmer. Covetous or stingy. &c. CLOAK TWITCHERS. As close as God's curse to a whore's a-se: close as shirt and shitten a-se. CLOTH MARKET. To be. A general name given by the mobility to Dutch seamen. to steal money.TO CLIP. I'll give you a blow on your head. CANT. robbers. to diminish the current coin. Clover is the most desirable food for cattle. CLOSE-FISTED. To steal. I'll give you a clout on your jolly nob. to live luxuriously. To spy the cloven foot in any business. CLOWES. in clover. Rogues. To shew a propensity for a man. The mors chucks. Any pocket handkerchief except a silk one. CLOVER. . CANT. He is just come from the cloth market. To clip the coin. To hug or embrace: to clip and cling. CLOD POLE. or ploughman. A term used for a woman who passes for a maid. but is not one. A blow. A dull.

To mend. COBBLE COLTER. COBBLER. Argumentum bacculinum. or irregularities. CLUB LAW. or. He has filed the cly. Clutch fisted. so as to give a dirty pair of stockings the appearance of clean ones. COACH WHEEL. free gratis for nothing. or racket: what a confounded clutter here is! CLY. to pull down the part soiled into the shoes. A Spanish dollar. Clumpish. A kind of boat. CLUTTER. TO CLUTCH THE FIST. to hide the holes about the ancles. or pipe staff. in which an oaken stick is a better plea than an act of parliament. among soldiers. A turkey. where each man is to spend an equal and stated sum. Treacle.CLUB. COBBLE. COBBLERS PUNCH. lumpish. To fondle. Hands. stupid. This piece of discipline is also inflicted in Ireland. CLUTCHES. power. among themselves: it consists in bastonadoing the offender on the posteriors with a cobbing stick. COB. A lump. also a pocket. CANT. WATCH and THE PURSE are not included in the number. A stir. and is called THE PURSE. To coax a pair of stockings. covetous. gin. but given over and above. Coaxing is also used. To clench or shut the hand. A nick name for an apothecary. A punishment used by the seamen for petty offences. CANT. on which all persons present are to take off their hats. he has picked a pocket. stingy. where this punishment is sometimes adopted. vinegar. an improver of the understandings of his customers. CLUNCH. on persons coming into the school without taking off their hats. A meeting or association. and a crown piece a hind coach wheel. An awkward clownish fellow. on pain of like punishment: the last stroke is always given as hard as possible. or COBBING. gripe. it is there called school butter. TO COAX. . Ashore. COB. TO COBBLE. CLUMP. or patch. a translator. CLYSTER PIPE. the fore wheels of a coach being less than the hind ones. See CLOSEFISTED. by the schoolboys. instead of darning. At the first stroke the executioner repeats the word WATCH. Money. called his club. CLY THE JERK: To be whipped. the number usually inflicted is a dozen. in the vulgar phrase. or wheedle. likewise to do a thing in a bungling manner. A half crown piece is a fore coach wheel. and water. noise. A mender of shoes.

ale. 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. a young person coaxed or conquered. beginning or ending. Lord! how that horse laughs! A by-stander telling him that noise was called NEIGHING. a forward coming girl. and pays all the reckoning. Earl of Norfolk. COCK HOIST. so as. COCK YOUR EYE. CANT. Wanton. when the cock crowed. A soft. a saying in praise of wine. COCK ALLEY or COCK LANE. A cross buttock. being in the country. COCKLES. COCK AND A BULL STORY.e. the best boxer in a village or district. in high-spirits. &c. Was I in my castle at Bungay. To cry cockles. A weak man. attributed to Hugh Bigot. Elevated. the interpretation of the word Cockney. Whatever may be the origin of this appellation.²Ray says. where he had his officers. COCK ALE. derived from the following story: A citizen of London. we learn from the following verses. or CHIEF COCK OF THE WALK. to be unable to bear the least hardship. to be hanged: perhaps from the noise made whilst strangling. COCK OF THE COMPANY. A roundabout story. when arrived a man's estate. The supposed husband of a bawd. COCK-SURE. exclaimed. or persons born within the sound of Bow bell. that it was in use. COCK BAWD.COCK. i. a marshal. delicately bred and brought up. 247. constable. i. A provocative drink. COCK ROBIN. COCK-A-WHOOP. as being much more certain to fire than the match. . and hearing a horse neigh. the king of London. or spirituous liquors. I would not care for the king of Cockney. without head or tail. the citizen to shew he had not forgot what was told him. COCKISH. forward. Shut one eye: thus translated into apothecaries Latin. A male keeper of a bawdy-house. COCK PIMP. is. Certain: a metaphor borrowed front the cock of a firelock. cried out. made wanton. COCKER. who from the desire of being the head of the company associates with low people.e. easy fellow. A cockish wench. or a nestle cock. COCKNEY: A nick name given to the citizens of London. One fond of the diversion of cock-fighting. Fast by the river Waveney. transported with joy. in the time of king Henry II. The private parts of a woman. p. See DUGDALE'S ORIGINES JURIDICIALES. the next morning. The leading man in any society or body.²This will rejoice the cockles of one's heart.²Gallus tuus ego. butler.

COLD BURNING. COD PIECE. A queer cog. &c. CODDERS. only Cods the curate. when fowls go to roost. To cog a dinner. patting him. COLD COOK. COG. also to coax or wheedle. or carrion hunter. COG. with the arm which is to be burned tied as high above his head as possible. and leading the water gently down his body. The fool in the play of Bartholomew Fair: perhaps a contraction of the word COXCOMB. or breach of their mess laws. TO COG. You will catch cold at that. Do they bite. master? where. The executioner then ascends a stool. See CARRION HUNTER. at your service. to conceal or secure a die. COFFEE HOUSE. He caught cold by lying in bed barefoot. answered he. COGUE. till it runs out at his breeches knees: this is repeated to the other arm. No. To make a coffee-house of a woman's ****. COLD. a rotten tooth. CODS. COKER. how the fool shews his rotten teeth.COCKSHUT TIME. To cog a die. A tooth. Potatoes and cabbage pounded together in a mortar. The evening. A punishment inflicted by private soldiers on their comrades for trifling offences. a saying of any one extremely tender or careful of himself. A lie. Persons employed by the gardeners to gather peas. A cod of money: a good sum of money. and accosted him with the vulgar appellation of Bol²ks the rector. in the cod piece or collar?²a jocular attack on a patient angler by watermen. COD. How the cull flashes his queer cogs. pours it slowly down the sleeve of the delinquent. COLCANNON. CODGER. if he is sentenced to be burned in both. The money. A necessary house. To cheat with dice. The fore flap of a man's breeches. mistook him for the rector. Also a nick name for a curate: a rude fellow meeting a curate. a vulgar threat or advice to desist from an attempt. A stupid fellow. COKES. An undertaker of funerals. and then stewed with butter: an Irish dish. or whatsoever the sweeteners drop to draw in a bubble. The scrotum. to go in and out and spend nothing. and having a bottle of cold water. . to wheedle one out of a dinner. it is administered in the following manner: The prisoner is set against the wall. An old codger: an old fellow. COD'S HEAD. A dram of any spirituous liquor. Sir.

and if he is knocked down he'll be twisted. New College: the Royal Exchange. Money. Money. the turnkey of Newgate has told the judge how many times the prisoner has been tried before and therefore if he is found guilty. he has received his education at the house of correction. or any other weapon for cutting or stabbing. COLD PUDDING. COLE. COOL CRAPE. COOLER. COLLEGIATES. COLLEGE COVE. or CORIANDER SEEDS. I gave him two inches of cold iron into his beef. he certainly will be hanged. A sword. He has been educated at the steel. His colquarron is just about to be twisted. sugar. COLD PIG. A dead wife is the beat cold meat in a man's house. Post the cole: pay down the money. and was hanged at Newgate. Newgate or any other prison. who roasted the devil in his feathers. COLLAR DAY. This is said to settle one's love. TO COLLOGUE. . 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. A woman. and throwing cold water upon them. It is principally used to signify a woman's posteriors. A bad cook. who sells brandy. COLIANDER. CANT.COLD IRON. COOL TANKARD. and burrage. Kiss my cooler. A shroud. A man's neck. by holding up as many fingers as the number of times the prisoner has been before arraigned at that bar. The backside. COLLECTOR. COOLER. COOL LADY. COOL NANTS. Kiss my a-se. 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. COLD MEAT. COLLEGE. and shopkeepers of the other of those places. he is just going to be hanged. To wheedle or coax. The College cove has numbered him. Prisoners of the one. and took his last degree at college. A female follower of the camp. Execution day. A highwayman. Wine and water. Brandy. COOK RUFFIAN. King's College: the King's Bench prison. with lemon. COLQUARRON.

the rest shall take off such a particular number. COMB. CONGO. CONGER. COMUS'S COURT. a grand or petty juryman on his first assize. in quires. that whosoever of them shall buy a good copy. A shirt. COMMISSION. COMMODE.e. Has he come it. is said to comb his head. To see company. Coming! COMFORTABLE IMPORTANCE. COLTAGE. A social meeting formerly held at the Half Moon tavern Cheapside. One who lets horses to highwaymen. also a boy newly initiated into roguery. at a stated price. Said of a person who has long been called. To conger. She combed his head with a joint stool. more like the flesh of a colt than that of a calf. COLT VEAL. COLT'S TOOTH. CONFECT. An old fellow who marries or keeps a young girl. Coarse red veal. COMPANY. Will you lap your congo with me? will you drink tea with me? CONNY WABBLE. and at length answers. to cheat or over reach him. A woman's commodity. COMPLIMENT. has he lent it? To come over any one. IRISH. CANT. the necessary house. The house of commons. or scold any one: a woman who lectures her husband. also a breeding woman. A wife. to enter into a course of prostitution. . i. is said to have a colt's tooth in his head. Eggs and brandy beat up together. COMMONS. and the public parts of a prostitute. the agreement of a set or knot of booksellers of London. CANT. a person raw or unexperienced in the art of bowling. A woman's head dress. to clapperclaw. Laid short of the jack by a colt bowler. COME. Counterfeited. to lend. COLT BOWL. Coming wench.COLT. the private parts of a modest woman. A fine or beverage paid by colts on their first entering into their offices. a forward wench. she threw a stool at him. COMMODITY. To comb one's head. also booksellers joining to buy either a considerable or dangerous copy. To come. COMING! SO IS CHRISTMAS. See CHRISTMAS.

Also an impudent. CONUNDRUMS. A dealer in fruit. the man is past complaining: a saying of a person murdered for resisting the robbers. COSSET. CORNED. I'll give you a knock on the head. CONTENT. &c. instead of side by side. Corpus sine ratione. The head. COSTARD MONGER. &c. I'll smite your costard. A mistress. CORPORAL. the four fingers the privates. Enigmatical conceits.CONSCIENCE KEEPER. brazen-faced fellow. CONTENT. perhaps from the Corinthian brass. particularly apples. CORPORATION. A leathern conveniency. in imitation of chocolate. A particular lock in wrestling. to be guilty of onanism: the thumb is the corporal. made of milk and gingerbread. A jilt. CANT. Light-headed. Cosset colt or lamb. A foundling. He has a glorious corporation. A dance where the dancers of the different sexes stand opposite each other. neither strong nor handsome. A thick liquor. rigadoon. CONTRA DANCE. he has a very prominent belly. CORK-BRAINED. A large belly. a coach. Imprisoned. as in the minuet. The magistrates. CONVENIENT. CANT. COSTARD. CONVENIENCY. peculiar to the people of that county. The cull's content. of a corporate town. Freemen of a corporation's work. and now corruptly called a country dance. A necessary. CORPORATION. CANT. A very red pimpled face. who by his influence makes his dependants act as he pleases. . a colt or lamb brought up by hand. confined like a fowl in a coop. CORINTHIANS: Frequenters of brothels. CORNISH HUG. COOPED UP. A bawdy-house. To mount a corporal and four. Drunk. CORINTH. louvre. CORNY-FACED. COQUET. A superior. foolish.

the penitent is recalled. COVEY. COUNTRY PUT. COVENTRY. COURT HOLY WATER. COUNTRY HARRY. with a **** at one's a-se. The punishment commonly inflicted on a quot. according to the following proclamation: All you that in your beds do lie. A waggoner. The cove was bit. assuming all sorts of characters. A collection of whores. COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. Turn to your wives. The cove has bit the cole.COT. vulgarly called COMMON GARDEN. CANT. and occupy: . a fellow. The theatres are situated near it. COVENT. To sleep like a cow. or QUOT. a rogue. not worthy the cognizance of a court martial. COURT PROMISES. is pinning a greasy dishclout to the skirts of his coat. said of a married man. and welcomed by the mess. now famous for being the chief market in London for fruit. a punishment inflicted by officers of the army on such of their brethren as are testy. COURT OF ASSISTANTS. A general cheat. On a proper submission. or in the purlieus of Drury Lane. COUNTY WORK. The venereal disease. and herbs. COVENT GARDEN NUN. married men being supposed to sleep with their backs towards their wives. and not long ago. or have been guilty of improper behaviour. A gay fluttering coxcomb. To lie down to sleep. A bawd. as just returned from a journey to Coventry. COW. he caught the venereal disorder. except relative to duty. the lodgings of the second order of ladies of easy virtue were either there. the rogue was outwitted. A man. flowers. He broke his shins against Covent Garden rails. A prostitute. the garden belonging to a dissolved monastery. COURT CARD. CANT. COVE. COUNTERFEIT CRANK. Fair speeches and promises. A court often applied to by young women who marry old men. COVENT GARDEN AGUE. without performance. Said of any work that advances slowly. To send one to Coventry. Anciently. particularly in the kitchen. no one must speak to or answer any question he asks. if the Devil would but throw his net! TO COUCH A HOGSHEAD. The person sent to Coventry is considered as absent. An ignorant country fellow. CANT. A man who meddles with women's household business. What a fine covey here is. one conterfeiting the falling sickness. the rogue has got the money. or CONVENT GARDEN. under penalty of being also sent to the same place. In its environs are many brothels.

sea biscuit. To catch a crab. to signify the art and mystery of house-breaking. to fall backwards by missing one's stroke in rowing. breeches. Farting crackers. The fashionable theme. COW'S BABY. of late is used. Turn a-se to a-se. A whore. The product of a sort of bean. Milk. CRABS. in great families. also the backside. a center bit. the male is denominated a cock. such as a crow. Sour. used chiefly for playing tricks. Done to a cow's thumb. done exactly. COW'S COURANT. COW'S SPOUSE. Crust. wore a cap with bells. CRABBED. Fearful. . CRACKER. or ALL THE CRACK. CRAB LANTHORN. and take your rest. a fool. IRISH. A species of louse peculiar to the human body. also to break. COW-HANDED. on the top of which was a piece of red cloth. COW JUICE. COW-HEARTED. CRAB LOUSE. THE CRACK. TO CRACK. Whorish. which excites an insufferable itching. CRACK. or vain self-conceited fellow. the go. COW'S THUMB. Fools. A peevish fellow. Shoes. false keys. To boast or brag. &c. or ammunition loaf. ill-tempered. CRACKISH. COW ITCH. CRAB. A losing throw to the main at hazard. The Crack Lay. I broke his head. in the cant language. CRACKING TOOLS. CRAB SHELLS.And when that you have done your best. in the shape of a cock's comb. Anciently. I cracked his napper. difficult. At present. coxcomb signifies a fop. A bull. Implements of house-breaking. Gallop and sh²-e. Awkward. A calf. the female a hen. COXCOMB.

CRAMP RINGS. sentence has just been passed on him. Gin and water. but we brought him back by a great blow on the head. CRANK. The cull thought to have loped by breaking through the crackmans. CANT. or Patricoes 10 Fresh Water Mariners. Sentence of death passed on a criminal by a judge. The falling sickness. to get cream and other good things from them. and BREAST FLEET. CANT. To kill. CRAW THUMPERS. brisk. the young fellow is a very expert house-breaker. To slip or slide any thing into the hands of another. which laid him speechless. CRAMP WORDS. A knot or gang. Teeth. TO CRASH. To purloin. CREW. Hedges. but we fetched him back by a nope on the costard. part of any thing intrusted to one's care. See BRISKET BEATER. . or appropriate to one's own use. TO CRIB. or fetters. Crash that cull. Bolts. CANT. CREAM-POT LOVE. The neck. which see under the different words: MEN. TO CREEME. CRACKSMAN. lice. 1 Rufflers 2 Upright Men 3 Hookers or Anglers 4 Rogues 5 Wild Rogues 6 Priggers of Prancers 7 Palliardes 8 Fraters 9 Jarkmen. the man thought to have escaped by breaking through the hedge. To crack a crib: to break open a house. also. pert. shackles. 1 Demanders for Glimmer or Fire 2 Bawdy Baskets 3 Morts 4 Autem Morts 5 Walking Morts 6 Doxies 7 Delles 8 Kinching Morts 9 Kinching Coes CRIB. A house. so called from their beating their breasts in the confession of their sins. A house-breaker. WOMEN. The canting crew are thus divided into twenty-three orders. also a boat or ship's company. The kiddy is a clever cracksman. or Pedlars 14 Abrams. Gentlemen's companions. or Whip Jackets 11 Drummerers 12 Drunken Tinkers 13 Swadders. Such as young fellows pretend to dairymaids. which stopped his jaw. CANT. CRANK. CANT. He has just undergone the cramp word. CREEPERS. kill that fellow.CRACKMANS. Roman catholics. CRAG. CRASHING CHEATS.

called also Kidders and Tranters. Marked with the small pox. CRISPIN. about the year 303. about the year 303. the pits bearing a kind of resemblance to the holes in a cribbage-board. CRIBBEYS. courts. CRIMP. CRIBBAGE-FACED. . but most particularly the 25th of October. being the anniversary of Crispinus and Crispianus. CRISPIN'S HOLIDAY. also persons employed to trapan or kidnap recruits for the East Indian and African companies. A woman's commodity. who disposes of the cargoes of the Newcastle coal ships. The foul or venereal disease. Blind alleys. and other crimped fish.TO FIGHT A CRIB. were brethren born at Rome. perhaps from the houses built there being cribbed out of the common way or passage. CROAKER. and islands. they exercised the trade of shoemakers: the governor of the town discovering them to be Christians. supposed ominous. A shoemaker: from a romance. ordered them to be beheaded. wherein a prince of that name is said to have exercised the art and mystery of a shoemaker. MONEY. Forestallers. One who is always foretelling some accident or misfortune: an allusion to the croaking of a raven. To crimp. An awl. especially about Newcastle and Morpeth. from whence they travelled to Soissons in France. CROCUS. See SPECTATOR. that piece being commonly much bent and distorted. where they are said to be born with a burr in their throats. but. Sixpence. for criminal conversation with his wife. CROAKERS. CRIM. or CROCUS METALLORUM. cod. to propagate the Christian religion. To make a sham fight. CRINKUM CRANKUM. CRISPIN'S LANCE. or CRIBBY ISLANDS. or play crimp. from the similarity of sound to the Caribbee Islands. who according to the legend. from the particular croaking the pronunciation of the people of that county. Northumberland. CROCODILE'S TEARS. because they would not be chargeable to others for their maintenance. or bye-ways. in order to make it eat firm. as a coal crimp. practised by the London fishmongers. which prevents their pronouncing the letter r. Crocodiles are fabulously reported to shed tears over their prey before they devour it. from which time they have been the tutelar saints of the shoemakers. CON. A broker or factor. A nick name for a surgeon of the army and navy. to play foul or booty: also a cruel manner of cutting up fish alive. BEAR GARDEN TERM. CRINKUMS. Every Monday throughout the year. being a favourite dish among voluptuaries and epicures. The tears of a hypocrite. CRIPPLE. Damages directed by a jury to be paid by a convicted adulterer to the injured husband. CROAKUMSHIRE. thence called the gentle craft: or rather from the saints Crispinus and Crispianus.

CROSS DISHONEST. A nick name for a presbyterian: from their cropping their hair. and thereby obtain money. see CRIPPLE. money. A particular lock or fall in the Broughtonian art. Giles's. in which the wife. CROPPEN. if the fact then affirmed is not true²according to the casuists of Bow-street and St. To be knocked down for a crop. To crook one's elbow. also. Fielding observes. who find out weddings. as Mr. to counteract or disappoint. CROPPING DRUMS. COM. jeering sayings of men with crooked legs. CROOK YOUR ELBOW. or Chelsea hospital. a toothless old beldam. also a confederate in a robbery. CANT. CROSS. and beat a point of war to serenade the new married couple. See ROUNDHEADS. and wish it may never come straight. A nickname for a man with bandy legs. CROOK. figuratively. An intimate companion. Sixpence. CROP. He buys his boots in Crooked Lane. CROPSICK. or four pence. hanged. the tail of the cart. to reprove any one for a fault . TO CROW. CROSS PATCH. Cropped. CANT. to keep him in subjection: an image drawn from a cock. whence they were likewise called roundheads. CROSS BITE.²This is peculiarly used to signify entrapping a man so as to obtain CRIM. a comrade. for the reason of this name. to repent at the conclusion. To come home by weeping cross. and his stockings in Bandy-legged Walk. Sixpence. A peevish boy or girl. An old ewe whose teeth are worn out. or rather an unsocial ill-tempered man or woman. CROSS BUTTOCK.CROKER. Drummers of the foot guards. To brag. boast. real or supposed. The croppen of the rotan. to be condemned to be hanged. therefore could not see to grow straight. CROOK BACK. or triumph. CROOK SHANKS. his legs grew in the night. To crow over any one. Sickness in the stomach. conveyed more pleasant sensations to the spectators than the patient. who crows over a vanquished enemy. CRONE. CROP. Croppen ken: the necessary-house. One who combines with a sharper to draw in a friend. CRONY. conspires with the husband. adds great weight and efficacy to an oath. which they trimmed close to a bowldish. placed as a guide on their heads. A cross cove. A groat. To pluck a crow. The tail. arising from drunkenness. any person who lives by stealing or in a dishonest manner. which.

as we learn by the following story: An old woman hearing a man call his dog Cuckold. 'I wish I had a draught of small beer. are Christians.²'I wish you had. 'I wish you had. who traverse the road. like privateers or pirates on a cruise. CROW FAIR. Also. Beggars. Crump.committed. the Welch name for that instrument. CRUISERS. . One that uses paint and cosmetics. Oatmeal and water. CUCUMBERS. also rogues ready to snap up any booty that may offer. to bed with one's wife before she has been churched. to obtain a fine complexion. to walk proudly. A fine crummy dame. a young nobleman or gentleman on his travels: an allusion to the story of the bear. the crown office was full.' her modesty not permitting her to desire so fine a gentleman to bring it: the fellow. during the summer. saying. said to bring its cub into form by licking. replied. To strut like a crow in a gutter. to settle a dispute. 'Sirrah. The story being told abroad. He has picked up his crumbs finely of late. to give intelligence of a booty. CRUMMY. or highway spies. said to one of the footmen. without moving. Mrs. chiefly on cucumbers. See REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS. in answer to a wish for any thing. a mess much eaten in the north. Crump. CROWDERO. he has grown very fat. A fiddler. the wife of a substantial farmer. Mrs. who was extremely deaf. a new gamester.' These wishes being again repeated by both parties. CRUSTY BEAU. an unformed. Taylors. related what had passed. however. implying. CRUMP-BACKED. or milk.' a Gloucestershire saying. A visitation of the clergy. Fat. or false witnesses. that her head lay on the ground. A surly fellow. Crump got up from the table to fetch it herself. my eyes and limbs Jack. I fired into her keel upwards. ill-educated young man. fleshy. the expression became proverbial. CROWDY. Crump. who are jocularly said to subsist. I s²k-d a woman with her a-e upwards. A fiddle: probably from CROOTH. An unlicked cub. Hump-backed. CROWN OFFICE. CRUMP. are not you ashamed to call a dog by a Christian's name?' To cuckold the parson. and being asked by my lady where she was going. CUB. conscious that his mistress could not hear either the request or answer. or with an air of consequence. Mrs. One who helps solicitors to affidavit men. or rich. The head. of late. dining with the old Lady Coventry. CRUSTY FELLOW. CUCKOLD. The husband of an incontinent wife: cuckolds. reproved him sharply. It is said to have originated from the following incident: One Mrs. CROWD. a fat woman. you must not expect any assistance from the speaker. she was so drunk. waiting at table.

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

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

apt to take away the appetite. To cut a bosh. To beat daddy mammy.e. I do not care a dam. the first rudiments of drum beating. the fellow looked suspicious at us. being. is to analyze the arrangement of your shoe-strings. or goes too near the ground. See DIMBER. is to look another way. derive the common expression. at enmity. is to admire the top of King's College Chapel. the cut infernal. and is therefore apt to stumble. Dab. it is said. she pulled out her breast. DADDY. when he hit his wife on the a-se with a pound of butter. a dab at any feat or exercise. To cut queer whiddes.) To renounce acquaintance with any one is to CUT him. TO CUTTY-EYE. A woman's breasts. as the proverb wisely observes. There are several species of the CUT. to give foul language. The cut indirect. to leer. ready to fight. lend me two pence. Tip me a dace. DAMBER. DAIRY. mad. Tip us your daddle. for the same purpose. or kicker up of a breeze. never to swear truly on those occasions. i. to look askance. A clerk in a counting house. till he is out of sight. DAISY CUTTER. Ostlers at great inns. The cut direct. TO CUT BENE. DACE. and who. blustering fellow. give me your hand. DAMPER. DAM.TO CUT. or a flash. at the approach of the obnoxious person in order to avoid him. She sported her dairy. to make a figure. Such as the cut direct. To look out of the corners of one's eyes. the cut indirect. I do not care half a farthing for it. DAISY KICKERS. if they please. &c. by taking a previous oath. DADDLES. to give good words. A luncheon. DAMME BOY. or snap before dinner: so called from its damping. A rascal. guards against the crime of perjury. An adept. Two pence. particularly one that gives suck. A roaring. mentioned in the Gentoo code of laws: hence etymologists may. DAGGERS. (Cambridge. To cut bene whiddes. being the elements of the roll. the appetite. and pass without appearing to observe him. CANT. The cut sublime. Hands. They are at daggers drawing. or the beauty of the passing clouds. CANT. DAB. eating and drinking. a scourer of the streets. whose sole business it is to clear or swear off merchandise at the custom-house. A jockey term for a horse that does not lift up his legs sufficiently. To speak gently. DAMNED SOUL. the cut sublime. The cull cutty-eyed at us. quoth Dawkins. CANT. A small Indian coin. . i. or allaying. a familiar address to an old man. is to start across the street.e. Father. The cut infernal. Old daddy.

Denmark. An insignificant or trifling fellow. the spirit of the sea: called Necken in the north countries. A dirty brown. the cove of the crib is fly. i. and run away.DANCE UPON NOTHING. David ushered them into the stye. and Sweden." See BARBER. which took its rise from the following circumstance: One David Lloyd. and lay down to sleep herself sober in the stye. A tavern drawer. DARBIES. such as Norway. and hides himself. CANT. and being fearful of the consequences. Ready money. As drunk as David's sow. The devil. in order to let some of the gang in at night to rob it. The sea. CANT. seeing the state the woman was in. to be hanged: I shall see you dangle in the sheriff's picture frame. Also. The night. A smart. which was greatly resorted to by the curious. for fear of discovery. A dark lanthorn used by housebreakers. whom he visits only at night. the master of the house knows that we are here. Fetters. . A married man that keeps a mistress. Stow the darkee. DARKMANS. DANDY. there is a sow for you! did any of you ever see such another? all the while supposing the sow had really been there. he had also a wife much addicted to drunkenness. an expression of similar import to "That's the barber. I shall see you hanging on the gallows. DAVID JONES. and bolt. DANDY GREY RUSSET. DANCERS. DAVID'S SOW. DASH. little man. Stairs. To follow a woman without asking the question. A company coming in to see the sow. the ton. To be hanged. One who follows women in general. CANT. DANGLER. To cut a dash: to make a figure. A straight-armed blow in boxing. To DANGLE.e. whence the woman was ever after called David's sow. turned out the sow. His coat's dandy grey russet. a Welchman. well-made. DARKEE. without any particular attachment DAPPER FELLOW. to which some of the company. DARK CULLY. One that slides into a house in the dark of the evening. DAVID JONES'S LOCKER. the colour of the Devil's nutting bag. the clever thing. had a living sow with six legs. DARKMAN'S BUDGE. One day David's wife having taken a cup too much. DARBY. for which he used sometimes to give her due correction. who kept an alehouse at Hereford. DANDY PRAT. That's the dandy. a common saying. DART. it was the drunkenest sow they had ever beheld. hide the dark lanthorn. replied. exclaiming.

when they are disappointed in the value of their booty. the rogue was hanged because he could not bribe. a sly designing fellow: in opposition to a shallow or foolish one. To come down with the derbies. or sow up his sees. A cant word among journeymen bakers. Vulgar pronunciation of the Dedalus ship of war. See CARRION HUNTER. TO DAWB. DAY LIGHTS. one who furnishes the necessary articles for funerals. The gallows. Irishmen: from their frequently making use of that expression. Young buxom wenches. or DAGEN. A poor miserable. Also a common strumpet. DEAD MEN.²'For he rides his circuit with the Devil. vulgar abbreviation of affidavit. but who have not lost their virginity. DEAR JOYS. To work for the dead horse. DEATH'S HEAD UPON A MOP-STICK. To bribe. DEADLY NEVERGREEN. steal the sword. An abbreviation of demy-reputation.²He looked as pleasant as the pains of death. A thorough-paced rogue.' Vide Bellman of . emaciated fellow. CANT. I'll take my davy of it. ripe and prone to venery. DEATH HUNTER. DEMURE. which the UPRIGHT MAN claims by virtue of his prerogative. to pay the money. all over lace. one quite an otomy. DEAD HORSE. A neat little man. An undertaker. All bedawbed with lace. DELLS. DEAD-LOUSE. DERRICK. DEFT FELLOW. A term used by thieves. The name of the finisher of the law. See THREE-LEGGED MARE. CANT. a woman of doubtful character. after which they become free for any of the fraternity. for loaves falsely charged to their masters' customers. DEGEN. and Tiburne the inne at which he will lighte. or three-legged mare. See OTOMY. The cull was scragged because he could not dawb. DERBY. DEMY-REP. As demure as an old whore at a christening. also empty bottles. To darken his day lights. or hangman about the year 1608. DEAD CARGO. Eyes. A sword. DEEP-ONE. to work for wages already paid.DAVY. that bears fruit all the year round. to close up a man's eyes in boxing. Dagen is Dutch for a sword. Nim the degen. and Derrick must be his host.

It rains whilst the sun shines. and Harwich. DEVIL'S GUTS.' Ibid. that he has married the Devil's daughter. He added Helvoet and the Brill. 'Run. and another before the Devil. she answered. on sailors and travellers. who do not like their land should be measured by their landlords. said of any thing unlikely to happen. whom that saint is commonly represented as trampling under his feet: being reproved for paying such honour to Satan. the Devil is beating his wife with a shoulder of mutton: this phenomenon is also said to denote that cuckolds are going to heaven. Assafoetida.London. See SNUB DEVIL. a saying occasioned by the shameful impositions practised by the inhabitants of those places. The Devil may dance in his pocket. if Derrick's cables do but hold. heaven or hell. . the Devil a monk would be. to be civil to any one out of fear: in allusion to the story of the old woman. A miserable painter. To hold a candle to the Devil. for fear. husband. the Devil a monk was he. Dover. where I leave them. And. and he has not got sore eyes yet. a loving wife cried out with great vehemence. or DEVIL DRIVER. The gizzard of a turkey or fowl. Michael. DEVIL'S BOOKS. DEVIL. as it is said. and lives with the old folks. A parson. The Devil go with you and sixpence. A printer's errand-boy. The Devil was well. salted and broiled: it derives its appellation from being hot in the mouth. DEVIL CATCHER. scored. as to the haven at which they must all cast anchor. DEVIL. A surveyor's chain: so called by farmers. To pull the Devil by the tail. a proverb signifying that we are apt to forget promises made in time of distress. The Devil himself. Cards. and then you will have both money and company. who set a wax taper before the image of St. It is said of one who has a termagant for his wife. run!' The Devil was sick. as it was uncertain which place she should go to. DEVIL'S DUNG. whereby they may be distinguished from all others. she chose to secure a friend in both places. PRIGGIN LAW.e. by a codicil to his will. Also a small thread in the king's ropes and cables. in art. of breaking his shins against it. on being informed of this. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER'S PORTION: Deal. a small streak of blue thread in the king's sails. DEVIL DRAWER. he has no money: the cross on our ancient coins being jocularly supposed to prevent him from visiting that place. to be reduced to one's shifts.²'At the gallows. peppered. The Devil gave with his daughter in marriage. i. That will be when the Devil is blind.

DEWITTED. DEUSEA VILLE. out of spirits. anno 1672. drive your ass. never: said of any absurd old story. Two-pence. Cant. for passage A bale of demies A bale of long dice for even and odd A bale of bristles A bale of direct contraries. DEW BEATERS. devilish sweet. To cheat. to disfigure his face. DEWS WINS.DEVILISH. Cant. devilish cold. i. DICKY.e. devilish sour. or DEUX WINS. Also a seat for servants to sit behind a carriage. The cull diddled me out of my dearee. that is. the fellow robbed me of my sweetheart. devilish hot. It's all Dicky with him. 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. devilish well. e. DIAL PLATE. A sham shirt. An ass. &c. DICKEY. To alter his dial plate. or don't know what ails me. it's all over with him. DICKEY. Silly. Cant. Feet. DICKED IN THE NOB. The face. DICK. DICE. i. A woman's under-petticoat. . &c. The country. devilish bad. I am as queer as Dick's hatband. Roll your dickey. Cant. DEUSEA VILLE STAMPERS. as that great statesman John de Wit was in Holland. Very: an epithet which in the English vulgar language is made to agree with every quality or thing. TO DIDDLE. That happened in the reign of queen Dick. as. Torn to pieces by a mob. devilish sick. devilish good. To defraud. Crazed. Country carriers. See Jeremy Diddler In Raising The Wind. with as many highmen as lowmen. when their master drives.

] Penis-succedaneus. or thrust in his hand. whilst waiting in the entry for the postage. CANT. DILDO. DINGEY CHRISTIAN. Helter skelter. Anabaptists. and take out the first wig he laid hold of. he might. To knock down. take out the wrinkles from their bellies. CANT. a bully. Gin. said of one affectedly diligent. Double diligent. who send up sham letters to the lodgers. DIPT. for three-pence. carrying three persons. A mode of stealing in houses that let lodgings. d. and. The dillies first began to run in England about the year 1779. DILBERRIES. a lick of the tar-brush. (An abbreviation of the word DILIGENCE. CANT. DIRTY PUZZLE. a thing to play withal. in Middle Row. DILIGENT. DIPPERS. Small pieces of excrement adhering to the hairs near the fundament. styled a Dinger. as the West-Indian term is. a hector. Spurs. DING BOY. DIDDLE. or any one who has. DIP is also a punning name for a tallow-chandler. go into the first room they see open. DILLY. To dip for a wig. called in Lombardy Passo Tempo. Also to throw away or hide: thus a highwayman who throws away or hides any thing with which he robbed. Pretty. To ding it in one's ears. Pawned or mortgaged. d. a pretty fellow. A rogue. A nasty slut. that is. or sharper. Formerly. or from our word DALLY. wigs of different sorts were. is. q. DIMBER. A cook's shop. [From the Italian DILETTO. A top man.DIDDEYS. A dimber cove. THE DIP. in a hasty disorderly manner. put into a close-stool box. among the canting crew: also the chief rogue of the gang. commonly a post chaise. where many attornies clerks. . by rogues pretending to be postmen. A mulatto. and other inferior limbs of the law. in the canting lingo. q. DING DONG. and rob it. Holborn. A woman's breasts or bubbies. any one might dip. to reproach or tell one something one is not desirous of hearing. to prevent being known or detected. DING. DIGGERS.) A public voiture or stage. DIP. a woman's delight. or the completest cheat. DIMBER DAMBER. the name is taken from the public stage vehicles in France and Flanders. into which. on paying three halfpence. The fundament. Bailey. under Furnival's Inn. Dimber mort. if he was dissatisfied with his prize. DINING ROOM POST. DILBERRY MAKER. a pretty wench. Cant. or prince. return it and dip again. it is said. some negro blood in him. like the Devil's apothecary.

and then turning them into the street. A dive. generally practised by women in the disguise of maid servants. for the commitment of a rogue. He must go into dock. one who has suffered an amputation of his penis from a venereal complaint. a punishment often threatened by the female servants in a kitchen. or justice of the peace's warrant. He is completely dished up. . The cull docked the dell all the darkmans. DISPATCHERS. signifying that the person spoken of must undergo a salivation. I have done him. DISHCLOUT. just before they are turned off. DISGRUNTLED. DIVE. DOBIN RIG. all of one colour. and breeches. A dirty. TO DOCK. coat. DIVER. DISTRACTED DIVISION.²'Sir. DISHED UP. To throw a thing in one's dish. he is totally ruined. DISPATCHES.DISGUISED. DITTO. is a thief who stands ready to receive goods thrown out to him by a little boy put in at a window. also one who lives in a cellar. to give her the outside. DO. Stealing ribbands from haberdashers early in the morning or late at night. Offended. to rob and cheat him. To divide the house with one's wife. To do any one. to reproach or twit one with any particular matter. the fellow laid with the wench all night. petticoats. greasy woman. disobliged. A cloak. Drunk. A mittimus. To lie with a woman. Docking is also a punishment inflicted by sailors on the prostitutes who have infected them with the venereal disease. To pin a dishclout to a man's tail. Loaded or false dice. to pick a pocket. To dive for a dinner. I have done the Jew. DIVIDE. He has made a napkin of his dishclout. A suit of ditto.' TO DO OVER. waistcoat. DOASH. close to their stays. A pickpocket. but is not so briefly expressed: the former having received the polish of the present times. i. Carries the same meaning. To dive. Also to overcome in a boxing match: witness those laconic lines written on the field of battle. and to keep all the inside to one's self.e. Cant. shift and all. Docked smack smooth. a sea phrase. DISMAL DITTY. to go down into a cellar to dinner. The psalm sung by the felons at the gallows. to a man who pries too minutely into the secrets of that place. I have robbed him. Cant. to turn her into the street. by Humphreys to his patron. it consists in cutting off all their clothes. Husband and wife fighting. a saying of one who has married his cook maid.

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

and who. A coarse. A beggar pretending that his tongue has been cutout by the Algerines. DOUBLE. Dowse the pendant. A cant phrase used by house-breakers to signify that the persons belonging to any house are not on their guard. DOUGLAS. Not you by your asking. A beggar's trull. To tip any one the double. to run away in his or her debt. like the contrivance whence it takes its name: Ex. Who owns this? The dovetail is. Vulgar pronunciation of DOUCEUR. A he. the breech. To reprove or command in an insolent or haughty manner. Dice that run low. Cant. Robbed: also. DOWSE ON THE CHOPS. convicted or hanged. vulgar-looking woman. DONE. A man's backside. or noodle: see NOODLE. A species of regular answer. from the Spanish or don-like gravity of that animal. Don't think as how you shall domineer here. as the sea phrase is. DOMMERER. a childish appellation for a cock.²See DO. Aware of a thing. Knowing it. Also a child's penis. Sea wit. DOODLE SACK. Cotton's Virgil. Dutch. To waddle: generally applied to persons who have one leg shorter than the other. DONKEY. or else that he yas born deaf and dumb. DOPEY. or cruel and blood-thirsty Turks. which fits into the subject. TO DOWSE. DONKEY DICK. A blow in the face. DOWN HILLS. DONE UP. To take down: as. Doodle doo. . DOWDY. and have not heard any noise to alarm them. or jack ass: called donkey.²Also the private parts of a woman. in imitation of its note when crowing. Cant. or DONE OVER. A bagpipe. Roby Douglas. or that they are fast asleep. or Cock a doodle doo. DOVE-TAIL. DOWN. Modern Term. DOUBLE JUGG. with one eye and a stinking breath.DOMINEER. There is NO DOWN. Dowse your dog vane. perhaps. Ruined by gaming and extravagances. or teacher of arithmetic. put out the candle. intitled also the king of Spain's trumpeter. DOODLE. go upon an uneven keel. A silly fellow. DOT AND GO ONE. DOWSER. Dowse the glim. take the cockade out of your hat. Also a jeering appellation for an inferior writing-master.

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

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

oyster-shells. purchased by them of large manufactories. pretending to sell smuggled goods: they accost their intended dupes in a whisper. Cheats who travel the country. ill-made fellow. should he attempt it. to fast. A pick-pocket. DUMB ARM. which being skimmed along the surface of a pond. A woman's privities. DUDS. one long going on an errand. also soundly beaten. See DUFFER. or damaged. or RUM DUKE. A lame arm. Clothes. DUMB-FOUNDED.are settled and paid. or WHISPERING DUDDERS. DUKE OF LIMBS. The goods they have for sale are old shop-keepers. or such as they think they can impose on. who lurks about to steal pocket books out of gentlemen's pockets. one extremely lewd. DUMMEE. DUCK F-CK-R. DUFFERS. DULL SWIFT. take all the bank notes out of the pocket book. opposite St. Paul's church was an aisle called Duke Humphrey's walk (from a tomb vulgarly called his. by selling them Spital-fields goods at double their current price. Cheats who ply in different parts of the town. which they frequently do. A thundering rake. but in reality belonging to John of Gaunt). A stupid. DUGS. DUMB GLUTTON. stopping all country people. particularly about Water-lane. awkward. DUKE HUMPHREY. To make ducks and drakes of one's money. To dine with Duke Humphrey. To make ducks and drakes: a school-boy's amusement. ding . A dummee hunter. A queer unaccountable fellow. Silenced. A venereal bubo in the groin. DUMB WATCH. were said to dine with Duke Humphrey. The man who has the care of the poultry on board a ship of war. he would be hustled out by the fraternity. DUKE. sluggish fellow. in the Strand. and pretend to deal in smuggled goods. while others were at dinner. Frisk the dummee of the screens. or still river. rebound many times. practised with pieces of tile. a buck of the first head. DUDDERS. to throw it idly away. DUCK LEGS. DUDDERING RAKE. A woman's breasts. DUCKS AND DRAKES. Clement's church. In old St. Anger. or flattish stones. A tall. Short legs. A pocket book. and persons who walked there. DUDGEON.

drink about. An importunate creditor. See FLINTS. A stealer of cows and calves. to make a disturbance or riot: see BREEZE. To open a door: a contraction of DO OPE or OPEN. And ere a cat could lick her ear. a king of Egypt. in the provincial dialect of several counties. DUNGHILL. Down with your dust. DUST. A short thick man or woman. DUSTMAN. As DUN himself could do for's heart. which signifies GIVE. a jeering appellation of a Norfolk man.the dummee. DUNNOCK. To die dunghill. deposit the money. Dust it away. filthy man or woman. . an abbreviation of dunghill. A cow. that it became a proverb. and so dexterous in his business. Dun was also the general name for the hangman. Where every one plays or signs a different tune. perhaps may mean to deafen with importunate demands: some derive it from the word DONNEZ. To raise or kick up a dust. before that of Jack Ketch. also means a journeyman taylor who submits to the law for regulating journeymen taylors' wages. A water closet. Norfolk dumplin. to dun. DUTCH COMFORT. But the true original meaning of the word. all but gamecocks being styled dunghills. Cotton's Virgil Trav. Moving dunghill. when a man refused to pay. a dirty. Made of the best strong hempen teer. TO DUP. cast by schoolboys in the shape of money. low-spirited. a famous bailiff of the town of Lincoln. then. Money. Dunny. or shew any signs of contrition at the gallows." DUMPLIN. and run off. DUMPS. he grinds mustard with his knees: Durham is famous for its mustard. and bolt. melancholy: jocularly said to be derived from Dumpos. DUTCH CONCERT. DUNAKER. book iv. Thank God it is no worse. owes its birth to one Joe Dun. Down in the dumps. DUNEGAN. A privy. A dead man: your father is a dustman. dumplins being a favourite kind of food in that county. who died of melancholy. Knocker kneed. Throw away the pocket book. therefore deemed by the flints a coward. Why do not you set Dun to attest him? Hence it became a cant word. Why do not you DUN him? that is. DURHAM MAN. See DUB. they sing out beef. Dung. so extremely active. signifies DEAF. Had tied it up with as much art. and is now as old as since the days of Henry VII. Dumps are also small pieces of lead. A coward: a cockpit phrase. to repent. as they call out "stop thief. CUNT. DUN. And presently a halter got.

A verbal or lump account. said of an estate that is mortgaged. or GAME. fall edge. is to shew no signs of fear or contrition at the gallows. ENSIGN BEARER. Labour. to egg a man on. two bub-eyes. The King's Bench Prison. A gamester. according to the naturalists of that society.DUTCH FEAST. A deposit in part of payment. stimulate. i. without particulars. not to whiddle or squeak. Drunk as an emperor. having eight eyes. To excite. two pope's eyes. DUTCH RECKONING. or provoke. or hoists his colours in his drink. one who rattles Saint Hugh's bones. Make the cull easy or quiet. said of one who has a black eye. who looks red in the face. A drunken man. EASY VIRTUE. Elbow grease will make an oak table shine. AGE. This advice is frequently given to felons going to suffer the law. two seeing eyes. ELLENBOROUGH LODGE. to retract what one has said. Some derive to egg on. i. the chevaux de frize round the top of the wall of that prison. from the Latin word. or ALLE-MAL.e. let what will happen. DIE HARD. I will knock out two of your eight eyes. and wag his under jaw. ENGLISH BURGUNDY. the dice. Lord Ellenborough's teeth. a little man or woman. to bind a bargain. EARNEST.e. ELBOW ROOM. He has fallen down and trod upon his eye. and a ***-eye. is said to be made a dutchess. or as it is vulgarly called. . Where the entertainer gets drunk before his guest. a jocular reproach to a proud man. a common Billingsgate threat from one fish nymph to another: every woman. EAT. as brought at spungiug or bawdy houses.e. AGE. ten times as drunk as a lord. Porter. gag or kill him. EMPEROR. Fall back. ELBOW SHAKER. To die hard. ELBOW GREASE. TO EDGE. A Grave. EARTH BATH. To eat one's words. i. To eat like a beggar man. Out at elbows. by their old comrades. DUTCHESS. A woman enjoyed with her pattens on. As easy as pissing the bed. EASY. viz. anxious for the honour of the gang. Sufficient space to act in. or by a man-in boots. A lady of easy virtue: an impure or prostitute. a bell-eye. A fairy or hobgoblin. EIGHT EYES. ELF.

Sea phrase. A bumper. No face but his own: a saying of one who has no money in his pocket or no court cards in his hand. a couple of guineas. It's all my eye and Betty Martin. It's all nonsense. bind the men. all mere stuff. the gentleman furnished me with. To faggot in the canting sense. A fag also means a boy of an inferior form or class. Begetting children. means to bind: an allusion to the faggots made up by the woodmen. EVIL. or well dressed. EYE-SORE. having new clothes. and chiefly supplying the London markets. perhaps. a beautiful woman. FACE-MAKING. for jaded or tired. which are all bound. in which there are more ditches than Stiles. Also a violent blow on the face. Well equipt. A ditch. ETERNITY Box. A little boy put in at a window to rob the house. To beat. . ESSEX LION. FAGGER. not to be soon tired. also. It won't fadge. It will be an eye-sore as long as she lives. to persist in a falsity. Killed: alluding to the gunner's accounts. ESSEX STILE. where Adam made his first entry. Rich. A white ewe. beat the wench. Fag the bloss. said by a limn whose wife was cut for a fistula in ano. A disagreeable object. FAGGOT. To face it out. Faggot the culls. FADGE. The monosyllable. full of money. an old woman. he is my fag. Cant. a glass filled so full as to leave no room for the lip. To stand a good fag. A coffin. a great part of Essex is low marshy ground. EVES DROPPER. it won't do. Washing day. A farthing. who is said to fag him. A man hired at a muster to appear as a soldier. whence. drest like a young girl. Cant. EVES. One that lurks about to rob hen-roosts. A calf. The cull equipped me with a brace of meggs. EVE'S CUSTOM-HOUSE. EYE. who acts as a servant to one of a superior. wherein the articles consumed are charged under the title of expended. to hear private conversation. FACER. Hen roosts. TO FAG.EQUIPT. drest lamb fashion. Also a wife. EXPENDED. Essex being famous for calves. An old ewe. EXECUTION DAY. EWE. fagged out. A halter. also a listener at doors and windows.

with more rags than ribands. such as ribands. To shake bands: figuratively. Mingere cum bumbis. Going into a goldsmith's shop. by daubing the hand with some viscous matter.FAITHFUL. grains and all. a taylor who gives long credit. I beat him heartily. broke him. FAMS. He has let a brewer's fart. i. FAIR. and palming one or two. FASTNER. FARTLEBERRIES. or FAMBLES. A thief or receiver of stolen goods. a religious sect. His faith has made him unwhole. to agree or make up a difference. A set of subterraneous rooms in the Fleet Prison. . FANTASTICALLY DRESSED. One of the faithful. desire the swindlers to be careful not to forge another person's signature. A saying on one grown fat. shake hands with the fellow. Ornaments. FALLALLS. CANT. A man kept by a lady for secret services.e. A counterfeit signature. FAKEMENT. also. A warrant. said of one who has bewrayed his breeches. FART. Res saluberrima est lumbis. FART CATCHER. FANCY MAN. Piss and fart. I dare not trust my a-se with a fart: said by a person troubled with a looseness. A valet or footman from his walking behind his master or mistress. chiefly women's. necklaces. FAMILY MAN. FAM LAY. Famgrasp the cove. Famble cheats. FARTING CRACKERS. A forgery. To beat any one. CANT. Tell the macers to mind their fakements. FAMILY OF LOVE. under pretence of buying a wedding ring. TO FAMGRASP. Excrement hanging about the anus. rings or gloves. &c. Sound at heart. TO FAN. Hands. Breeches. FALLEN AWAY FROM A HORSE LOAD TO A CART LOAD. trusting too much. Lewd women. I fanned him sweetly.

and to whom he disposes of it for less than its supposed. Nonsensical words. A spoon. FAT. To make feet for children's stockings. when a real one is meant at another. a jocular title for an officer of infantry. perhaps because they lure the people. FAW. &c. FAT HEADED. . They pay at Cambridge 250 l. and from thence are denominated HAT FELLOW COMMONERS. The younger branches of the nobility have the privilege of wearing a hat. to make him lively and carry his tail well. The fundament. or shewer of tricks. a live eel. A sham attack on one part. FUM. or common prostitute. To enrich one's self. means void spaces. that is. Fortune tellers. A rough or stony lane. a forfeit is incurred by any horse-dealer's servant. All the fat is in the fire. FEET. carmen. FAT CULL. FAYTORS. faw. FEAGUE. or stowed. FEINT. to steal a spoon. An officer of feet. it is all over with us: a saying used in case of any miscarriage or disappointment in an undertaking. double gilt. FELLOW COMMONER. thus practised: A fellow drops a brass ring. See MONEY DROPPER. and formerly. CANT. At Oxford an empty bottle is called a gentleman commoner for the same reason. A rich fellow. FEAK. to put ginger up a horse's fundament. juggler. AS FAT AS A HEN IN THE FOREHEAD. I am not to be frighted by fee. where fellow commoners are not in general considered as over full of learning. inned. Stupid. FAWNEY RIG. an allusion to overturning the frying pan into the fire. as it is said. A bawd. A ring. FEE. Feague is used. FEEDER. CANT.FASTNESSES. FEATHER-BED LANE. Bogs. To nab the feeder. and ten times more than its real. To FEATHER ONE'S NEST. I am not to be scared by nonsense. or FATORS. who shall shew a horse without first feaguing him. of any sort of merchandise: so called by the water-side porters. among printers. Fat. FAULKNER. fum. supposed in childish story-books to be spoken by giants. A tumbler. as a faulconer does his hawks. An empty bottle: so called at the university of Cambridge. To feague a horse. to beget children. value. figuratively. which he picks up before the party meant to be cheated. FAWNEY. The last landed. FEN. A common fraud. it is said. a year for the privilege of wearing a gold or silver tassel to their caps. for encouraging or spiriting one up. A saying of a meagre person.

Fiddler's fare. red-eyed: ferrets have red eyes. Nothing. the name of a famous sword-cutler: most of the Highland broad-swords are marked with his name. Andrea Ferrara. having every finger a fish-hook. A dog-keeper: from the French vautrier. To beat. A mere fiddle faddle fellow. FIDDLE FADDLE. Fib the cove's quarron in the rumpad for the lour in his bung. He has got the fidgets. FETCH. the end of the ancient fiddlesticks ending in a point. CANT. one that leads a lime hound for the chase. meat. FERME. FID OF TOBACCO. General thieves. and then continually duns them for the debt. A trick.TO FENCE. SEA TERM. Peter's sons. frequently by old ladies charged on their lap-dogs. FIDGETS. from the small pieces of tow with which the vent or touch hole of a cannon is stopped. To pawn or sell to a receiver of stolen goods. to search out or expel any one from his hiding-place. more obvious to the nose than ears. for music at country wakes and hops. also to cheat. A quid. FIDDLESTICK'S END. FIDDLERS MONEY. or warehouse. called also St. or invention to deceive. FERRET. whence an Andrea Ferrara has become the common name for the glaymore or Highland broad-sword. CANT. where stolen goods are secreted. To fence invariably means to pawn or sell goods to a receiver. See CLAYMORE. All sixpences: sixpence being the usual sum paid by each couple. FICE. FENCING KEN. A small windy escape backwards. and money. the young fellow pawned his watch for three guineas. See FIZZLE. beat the fellow in the highway for the money in his purse. Fiddler's pay. FERRARA. The kiddey fenced his thimble for three quids. To ferret. TO FIB. drink. A hole. All those who have not the sham sores or clymes.²A fib is also a tiny lie. CANT. FIDLAM BEN. The magazine. Trifling discourse. A tradesman who sells goods to youug unthrift heirs. as a ferret drives out rabbits. or FOYSE. thanks and wine. FERMERDY BEGGARS. nonsense. a trifier. Ferret-eyed. hence metaphorically used to express a thing terminating in nothing. said of one that cannot sit long in a place. at excessive rates. wheedle. FEUTERER. . or vaultrier.

One who alters figures on bank notes. Whose business it is to jostle the person they intend to rob. open very early in the morning. market. The art of picking pockets. A red-faced man is said to have been served with a writ of fieri facias. FINGER IN EYE. a man thief. To kill. FIGGER. Like the finger post. the way to heaven. FINISH. while the file picks his pocket. A one finned fellow. said to the company. TO FIRE A SLUG. Filching cove. A man wanting to tell a particular story. FIGDEAN. To drink a dram. a transportation for seven years. or BUNGNIPPER. I will tell you the story of one. To put finger in eye. FINE. Fine as a cow-t²d stuck with primroses. It is as great a pity to see a woman cry. goes generally in company with two assistants. with an iron hook at the end. FINGER POST. A fine of eighty-four months. An arm. The file. Filcher. FIRING A GUN. A beggar's staff. CANT. To file. or FILEL. or any thing out of a casement. to pluck clothes from an hedge. FILE CLOY. FILE. as to see a goose walk barefoot. who scours off with it. See DIVER. converting tens to hundreds. The more you cry the less you'll p-ss. CANT. FIERI FACIAS. A man imprisoned for any offence. SEA PHRASE. Hark! did you not hear a gun?²but now we are talking of a gun. the same as angler. and another called the bulk or bulker. Introducing a story by head and shoulders. The finish. a small coffee-house in Coven Garden. to rob or cheat. i. Fine as five pence. FIGURE DANCER.e. Filching mort. A parson: so called.FIELD LANE DUCK. the adam tiler. opposite Russel-street. . to weep: commonly applied to women. a consolatory speech used by sailors to their doxies. or bungnipper. A little boy put in at a window to hand out goods to the diver. and gives'the booty to the adam tiler. FINE. A pick pocket. FIGGING LAW. another of the same kind. and therefore resorted to by debauchees shut out of every other house: it is also called Carpenter's coffee-house. A baked sheep's head. FILCH. FIN. because he points out a way to others which he never goes himself. he points out a way he has never been. a woman thief. a man who has lost an arm. and probably will never go. and push him against the wall.

FLAP DRAGON. A scaly fish. The swell was flash. FLASH PANNEYS. or sham story: also a single stroke on a drum. was fed with a fire shovel. FIVE SHILLINGS. The gentleman saw what I was about. FLASH SONG. FLABAGASTED. Villains who rob at fires under pretence of assisting in removing the goods. and therefore I could not pick his pocket of his silk handkerchief. An escape backward. FLASH. A seaman. Next for his favourite MOT (Girl) the KIDDEY (Youth) looks about. . A wench who has the venereal disease. So he FENCES (Pawns) all his TOGS (Cloathes) to buy her DUDS. to speak the slang language. FLAM. See PATTER. Relaxed. i. And if she's in a FLASH PANNEY (Brothel) he swears he'll have her out. SEA PHRASE. FIRE SHOVEL. The sign of five shillings. Houses to which thieves and prostitutes resort. FIRE SHIP. To have other fish to fry. not firm or solid. the crown. something else to do. Fifteen shillings. idle stories. shine or glare. A lie. FLABBY. FIZZLE. He or she when young. and alluding to the redness of his face. or pox.²The flag of defiance.FIRE PRIGGERS. It won't fit. or bloody flag is out. To FLARE. To blaze. To flam. Confounded. Understanding another's meaning. Suitable. FIT. Knowing. Flim flams. To patter flash. blunt tar. a rough. FISH. to have other matters to mind. A clap.e. It will not suit or do. CANT. a saying of persons with wide mouths. flaccid. to amuse. A groat. signifying the man is drunk. to deceive. the sign of the three crowns. FLAG. so I could not draw his fogle. (Wearing Apparel) and then He FRISKS (Robs) his master's LOB (Till) to take her from the bawdy KEN (House). to hum.

A female. FLEMISH ACCOUNT. Small beer. FLOATING ACADEMY. CANT. the Devil loves hot tripes. cut me some bread and cheese. A bubble.e. A bully to a bawdy house. in memory of Sir Cloudsly Shovel. See CAMPBELL'S ACADEMY. To FLASH. A bum-brusher. The hulks. Drunk. To send any one away with a flea in his ear. A trifling injury. FLINTS. dunghills. To trick or cheat. formerly called Sir Cloudsly. To shew ostentatiously. FLESH BROKER. FLASH MAN. THE FOX. or plunder. to laugh and shew one's teeth. cut off the cloak-bag. To vomit. cheat. Grinning or laughing in a man's face. FLASH KEN. Flick me some panam and caffan. FLEA BITE. who used frequently to regale himself with it. or schoolmaster. FLAYBOTTOMIST. To flash one's ivory. A house that harbours thieves. Those who submitted. To vomit. He flung me fairly out of it: he cheated me out of it. or FLEA. FLASH LINGO. FLOATING HELL. To FLASH THE HASH. was by sailors. Journeymen taylors. A whore's bully. Cutting. . FLICKER. A drinking glass. a miserable weather-beaten caxon. To FLEECE. and keep your guts warm. Rum flash. To rob. FLAT. a fine long wig. Queer flash. FLAWD. or portmanteau. with the addition of a lemon. To FLING. Flick the peter. A match-maker. and sugar: this mixture. i.FLASH. to give any one a hearty scolding. The canting or slang language. FLIP. CANT. or bad account. Don't flash your ivory. FLICKERING. FLICKING. brandy. but shut your potatoe trap. were by the mutineers styled dungs. or silly fellow. who on a late occasion refused to work for the wages settled by law. To FLAY. A losing. FLAT COCK. A periwig. a bawd. gull.

TO FLOUT. To flux a wig. The cull is flush in the fob. To take a flyer. The recorder of a corporation. Beggars plying in a body at funerals. The whipping-post. from their sitting on horseback. neither of which are over-nourishing. FLY SLICERS. to ridicule. cozen. FLOURISH. or at the cart's tail. The rattling cove is fly. FLOGGING COVE. To jeer. an ancient term of reproach to an old woman. Full of money. knock down the officer. Acquainted with another's meaning or proceeding. CANT. mounted on brooms. A debilitated lecher. to enjoy a woman in a hasty manner. To knock down. or over-reach. TO FLUX. FLY.TO FLOG. A horsewhip. and alluding to the nocturnal excursions attributed to witches. A waggon. TO FLOOR. FLYERS. Whipt in the stocks. FLUSTERED. Shoes. also compliments. . FLYER. FLOGGER. CANT. Knowing. who were supposed to fly abroad to their meetings. FLYING CAMPS. a recorder was an antient musical instrument. Life-guard men. to enjoy a woman with her clothes on. The beadle. where they are frequently observed to drive away flies with their swords. to put it up in curl. in Bridewell. and bake it. signifying that she was a witch. the coachman knows what we are about. To take a flourish. Oatmeal and water boiled to a jelly. also to salivate. FLY-BY-NIGHT. FLUSH IN THE POCKET. FLY-FLAPPED. FLUMMERY. See FLYER. To cheat. commonly an old one. to take a flyer. FLOGGING CULLY. Drunk. The fellow is full of money. You old fly-by-night. FLOGGING STAKE. FLY. under an arch. Floor the pig. or without going to bed. FLUTE. or whipper. To whip.

An expression among impures. trick. Rogues who rob on foot. FOOTMAN'S MAWND. One who engrosses all the talk to himself. from the French foutue. or speaks for the rest of the company. A bank note. a despicable fellow. they may receive information respecting the goods stolen from them. fierce or fiery. and demand payment as porters. A lock in wrestling. that they may come from a place or party where. Ballad-singers and hawkers of penny histories. A nickname for an invalid soldier: derived from the French word fougeux. Is he foolish or flash? FOOT PADS. A footy fellow. FLYING STATIONERS. FOOL. CANT. A cheat. FOREMAN OF THE JURY. and from whom. FOOLISH. A fool at the end of a stick. FOB. FOGUS. or contrivance. . FOOL FINDER. Give us your fore foot. FOREFOOT. FLYING PASTY. The fob is also a small breeches pocket for holding a watch. or PAW. and the rust of old iron. An artificial sore made with unslaked lime. give us your hand. Cheats who obtain money by pretending to persons who have been lately robbed. on the back of a beggar's hand. An old fogram. A bailiff. FOOT WABBLER. Tobacco. FOOTY DESPICABLE. give me a pipe of tobacco. by which he who uses it throws his adversary over his head. as if hurt by the bite or kick of a horse. FLYMSEY. Old Fogey. I will not be thus deceived with false pretences. in opposition to a flash man. CANT. Turnpike gates. commonly used by the cavalry. a fool at one end. Smoke.FLYING GIGGERS. FOGRAM. FOGLE. FLYING HOUSE. I will not be fobbed off so. Tip me a gage of fogus. A silk handkerchief. gibes on an angler. signifying the cully who pays. soap. or LOW PADS. and a maggot at the other. FOG. A contemptuous appellation for a foot soldier. FOGEY. a fusty old fellow. FLYING PORTERS. Sirreverence wrapped in paper and thrown over a neighbour's wall.

See LAMBSKIN MEN. Words or passages surreptitiously interpolated or inserted into a book or writing. TO FOYST. FREE BOOTERS. for the privilege of plundering the enemy. Free of fumblers hall. into the pocket. . to thrust the fingers strait. which is. Mending the foot by capping it. FOYST. Lawless robbers and plunderers: originally soldiers who served without pay. open. FOUNDLING. Stinking.FORK. and found. cunning fellow. and so closing them. This was taken from a book written many years ago: doubtless the art of picking pockets. St. FOUL-MOUTHED. FOXEY. FOXING A BOOT. FOUL. Abusive. FOYSTED IN. some say this name alluded to certain swords of remarkable good temper. lot or doom. probably a rusty one. A pickpocket. and sing bawdry.' N. FORLORN HOPE. FOUSIL. or rebus. and very quick. FOXED. seeking to enrich themselves by marrying a woman of fortune. for hospitals. or conjuror. Rank.²'The newest and most dexterous way. where the Eccentrics assemble in May's Buildings. Vagabonds who beg with sham patents. probably the sign. or briefs. or metal. Fox. lambskin men. inundations. to be tried at an assize. fires. The name of a public house. FOX'S PAW. Indigent men. to tipple porter. or else from its being dyed red with blood. FRATERS. must have been much improved since that time. He made a confounded fox's paw. Fleet-street. and educated at the parish expence. A gamester's last stake. To go before the fortune teller. or rogue. FREE AND EASY JOHNS. stiff. To foul a plate with a man. Let us fork him. A society which meet at the Hole in the Wall. Intoxicated. &c. hook what can be held between them. of the maker. marked with the figure of a fox. Also an old term for a sword. See WOTTON'S GANG. FREE. A child dropped in the streets.B. to take a dinner with him. The vulgar pronunciation of the French words faux pas. who tells every prisoner his fortune. cheat. A sharp. like all others. A pickpocket. Martin's Lane. FORTUNE TELLER. FORTUNE HUNTERS. To pick a pocket. a saying of one who cannot get his wife with child. A judge. let us pick his pocket. or CUNNING MAN.

French gout. fiddle-faddle fellow. A woman's private parts. or jour maigre. Immediately after the restoration of king Charles II. FRENCHIFIED. or VROE. Garrick. He whose wife accompanies him to the alehouse. DUTCH. To lush at Freeman's Quay. small. Friday was a day of abstinence. Free of expence. FRENCH DISEASE. A dismal countenance. wife. that has FLOWERS every month. FRESH MILK. . An effeminate fop. much used by vintners and coopers in parting their wines. and sooth and coax her out of some money.FREEHOLDER. A woman. i. A Dutchman. said to have been imported from France. hard cider. to be hanged. One just entered a member of the university. to go off without taking leave of the company: a saying frequently applied to persons who have run away from their creditors. Cambridge new comers to the university. the same. FROG'S WINE. a vintner who balderdashes his wine. FRUITFUL VINE. The mort is Frenchified: the wench is infected. FRIG PIG. FRISK. prohibiting all publicans from dressing any suppers on a Friday. to lower the price of them. Blast his eyes! frisk him. in the farce of Miss in her Teens. FROSTY FACE. FROE.e. Used by thieves to signify searching a person whom they have robbed. Gin. FRIBBLE. a name borrowed from a celebrated character of that kind. and even long after the Reformation. a well-dressed wench. Figuratively used for trifling. Brush to your froe. Brandy. TO FRISK. to drink at another's cost. and wheedle for crop. FRIDAY-FACE. he lost his nose by the pox. run to your mistress. so called by the old tabbies and dowagers when drank in their tea. and to advance their gain. written by Mr. To dance the Paddington frisk. FROGLANDER. FRENCH CREAM. FREEZE. FRENCH LEAVE. or mistress. He suffered by a blow over the snout with a French faggot-stick. i. A well-rigged frigate. A trifling. TO FRIG.e. FRESHMAN. A thin. To take French leave. FREEMAN'S QUAY. One pitted with the small pox. The venereal disease. a proclamation was issued. Before. A freezing vintner. and bears fruit in nine months. FRIGATE. or bloss. Infected with the venereal disease.

FULL OF EMPTINESS. FULL MARCH. port wine. or FROMENTY. or drink. The Scotch greys are in full march by the crown office. A confusion. FUDDLE. or high and low fulhams. FUN. FUSSOCK. a drunkard. FURMEN. FULHAMS. A lazy fat woman. or trick. FUDGE. an unnecessary to do about trifles. perhaps from being the abbreviation of fundament. CANT. TO FUNK. or from that place being the resort of sharpers. FUSS. and the bowl of the pipe covered with a coarse handkerchief. strangled. or hanged. SCHOOLBOY'S TERM. . FUSTIAN. Plump. a frowsy old woman. The mouth. Nonsense. To shuffle cards minutely: also. To smoke. Jocular term for empty. Fuddle. healthy wench. CANT. I'll kick your fun. Wheat boiled up to a jelly. either because they were made at Fulham. or manual operation. To simper like a furmity kettle: to smile. FUMBLER. sluttish woman. which are stuffed into a pipe: the cotton being lighted. also means to go awkwardly about any work. Fuddle cap. the lice are crawling down his head. or GOB. nimble tongued eloquence. Gift of the gab. Aldermen. Loaded dice are called high and lowmen. suffocated.FRUMMAGEMMED. by Ben Jonson and other writers of his time. An old or impotent man. a plump. FUNK. the smoke is blown out at the small end. to confess. FUSTY LUGGS. Red fustian. a facility of speech. drunk. This is rum fuddle. I was in a cursed funk. figuratively. A beastly. To blow the gab. An old fussock. this is excellent tipple. a hurry. GAB. or peach. TO FUZZ. to change the pack. or look merry about the gills. performed with assafoettida and cotton. Choaked. A cheat. FUBSEY. To funk the cobler. a schoolboy's trick. Do you think to fun me out of it? Do you think to cheat me?²Also the breech. Drunk. To use an unfair motion of the hand in plumping at taw. To fumble. through the crannies of a cobler's stall. Bombast language. A fubsey wench. to smoke or stink through fear. FURMITY.

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

GAME. Thin. of tricking. GANDER MONTH. at bawdy-houses. &c. have you any girls? To die game. a body of sailors. A grief. to rob on the highway is now a bad mode of acting. shoe and all: the name was at first jocularly given. they are fastened to the saddle. Any mode of robbing. to the place of execution. gamester. That month in which a man's wife-lies in: wherefore. I am come abroad for a little gapeseed. To tell lies. A hurdle: traitors being usually conveyed from the gaol. any thing to feed the eye. pickpockets. a knot of thieves. ill-shapped legs: a corruption of the French word jambes. and admit the leg. The highwayman spurred his horse and got away from the officers. lewd women. &c. GAOLER'S COACH. GAMBLER. and gentlemen travel with little cash in their pockets. to suffer at the gallows without shewing any signs of fear or repentance. a young whore. A blood horse. GAME. A whoremaster. A hunter. Leathern cases of stiff leather. GARNISH. The mouth or lips. GAMES. GAPESEED. An entrance fee demanded by the old prisoners of one just committed to gaol. GAMON AND PATTER. Sights. A gang of sheep trotters. A company of men. Also. the four feet of a sheep. A sharper. GANG. mother. on a hurdle or sledge.GALLOPER. Mother have you any game. The toby is now a queer game. . To deceive. Bubbles or pigeons drawn in to be cheated. GALLOWS BIRD. What rum gamon the old file pitched to the flat. the roads being now so well guarded by the horse patrole. GAMBADOES. or forward girl in the way of becoming one. This observation is frequently made by thieves. husbands plead a sort of indulgence in matters of gallantry. To humbug. The toby gill clapped his bleeders to his galloper and tipped the straps the double. sailor. Common place talk of any profession. also one that associates with them. Fancy gambs. Game pullet. as the gamon and patter of a horse-dealer. how finely the knowing old fellow humbugged the fool. GAP STOPPER. Cant. sore or swelled legs. during that time. used in Devonshire instead of boots. GAN. or pickpocket. GAMON.

GARRET. As this brings a prodigious concourse of people to Wandsworth. and in danger of being hanged in chains. he has no brains. GENTLEMAN OF THREE INS. That is. without wit. without money. A ludicrous ceremony. GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION. or UPPER STORY. The penis. An empty bottle. The art of shoeniaking. GENTLEMAN'S MASTER. and in danger of remaining there for life: or. Crispin. an university joke. the publicans of that place jointly contribute to the expence. because he makes a gentleman obey his commands. GERMAN.e. The head. is empty. A gentleman.²Also. A highway robber. GAWKEY. i. i. GELT.e.e. it won't hit or do. A louse. which is sometimes considerable. GENTRY COVE. it does not suit or fit. stand and deliver. GENTRY COVE KEN. awkward young man or woman. GELDING. thin. GEORGE. without credit. GENTLEMAN OF THREE OUTS. or upper story. a guinea. Yellow George. An elevated observatory or summer-house. or unfurnished. having enjoyed a woman in the open air within that district: the candidates are commonly fellows of low humour. GENTLE CRAFT. CANT. GENTRY MORT. GENTLEMAN COMMONER. i. in gaol. In debt. GARRET ELECTION. A gentlewoman. GAZEBO. GAYING INSTRUMENT. Haifa sheep's head boiled with onions. in gaol. who dress themselves up in a ridiculous manner. GERMAN DUCK. and without manners: some add another out. 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). GEE. CANT. A tall. A gentleman's house. One of the gentle craft: a shoemaker: so called because once practised by St. he is a fool. gentlemen commoners not being deemed over full of learning. the qualification of a voter is. indicted. castrated. Money. Brown George: an ammunition loaf. His garret. It won't gee. An eunuch. .

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

. taunts. tenderly. from the Erse GLAY.²Is your father a glazier. Softly. so called from the gilt or picklock key: many of them are so expert. CANT. great. also money. See THINGAMBOBS. GIMBLET-EYED. Quips. GINGERBREAD WORK. A distiller. Squinting. To grumble in the gizzard. To go gingerly to work: to attempt a thing gently. up stairs. who stands between the speaker and the candle. where they open any bureaus or trunks they happen to find there. pretending business. or fire. or JIMCRACK. GLAYMORE. Glib tongued. GIP from gups a WOLF. GINNY. a question asked of a lad or young man. in order to steal what is in the window. which they have the greatest joy in defacing. flour. GIN SPINNER. An instrument to lift up a great. he is rich. they will find means to open it. A nick name for one wearing spectacles.GILT. that. Glaziers. where red cocks are called gingers. GLIB. Red haired: a term borrowed from the cockpit. Gilding and carving: these terms are particularly applied by seamen on board Newcastle colliers. or RUM DUBBER. Toys. and grated ginger. gently. or GINGER-HACKLED. severe or biting reflections. they contrive to get into private rooms. GINGER-PATED. GINGERBREAD. and MORE. to enable us to see the fire or light. talkative. also a man's privities. A servant at college. to steal goods exposed for sale. CANT. slippery. GLASS EYES. these go into reputable public houses. GINGAMBOBS. from the lock of a church door to that of the smallest cabinet. that he might make a window through your body. where. eyes. a gimcrack also means a person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances. GLAZE. GLAZIER. GIMCRACK. or GLAIVE. to be secretly displeased. A spruce wench. GINGERLY. One who breaks windows and shew-glasses. He has the gingerbread. bawbles. to the decorations of the sterns and quarters of West-Indiamen. or cautiously. If it is answered in the negative. either in man or woman. GIZZARD. A Highland broad-sword. A cake made of treacle. Smooth. A thief who picks locks. the rejoinder is²I wish he was. A window. a sword. GIRDS.

making the beast with two backs. to kiss a man whilst he sleeps: for this a pair of gloves is due to any lady who will thus earn them. GO. A term used by bruisers to signify a man who will bear a great deal of beating. Eyes. or one who speaks fluently. GO BY THE GROUND. GO BETWEEN. to burn in the hand. . A link-boy. used in housebreaking. frequented by the under players: where gin and water was sold in three-halfpenny bowls. GLIMMER. Those who wheedle in chapmen for horse-dealers. CANT. Angry. The mouth.GLIM. as. The mode. CANT. GOB. large hats are all the go. GLIMSTICK. Fire. GLOVES. GLIMMS. GOADS. A pimp or bawd. CANT. A little dog that by his barking alarms the family when any person is breaking into the house. The go. A parson: from joining men and women together in matrimony. GOAT. or sings well. the fashion. CANT. CANT. GLOBE. called Goes. A candle. copulation. A lascivious person. Bow street. GO SHOP. he is prime. Persons begging with sham licences. the gin was called Arrack. Sullen. GLUEPOT. to make them a present or bribe. A writing. pretending losses by fire. To win a pair of gloves. GNARLER. he is quite varment. CANT. He is quite the go. GLIM JACK. Pewter. GLUM. GLUTTON. To glim. he is bang up. GLIMFLASHY. Covent Garden. The dash. also a bit or morsel: whence gobbets. Gift of the gob. or dark lantern. are synonimous expressions. CANT. A little short person. man or woman. CANT. GLIMFENDERS. or in a passion. GLIMMERERS. To give any one a pair of gloves. wide-mouthed. Goats jigg. GLYBE. The Queen's Head in Duke's court. A candlestick. Andirons. also fire. THE.

they invite him to a public house to partake of it: when there. at a bagnio in Covent Garden. houses. a virtuous man GOOD WOMAN. A turkey cock. i. A nondescript. clumsy fellow. GOLD FINDER. when they hear the clock strike one. GOG. Two giants. never well but when in mischief. but without a head. GOODYER'S PIG.e. repay you another time. London. is always sure to have a goose at his fire. in the form of a common woman. and night-man: the latter.GOB STRING. and propose cards. two or three of their comrades drop in. an expert boxer. GODFATHER. Goldfinches. All-a-gog. Goliah's shoes. those gentlemen being by the wits of the university called sculls. large prominent eyes. One who has commonly a purse full of gold. of whom there is a tradition. Goggle eyes. or answers for the rest of thecompany: as. whether felony. GOLGOTHA OR THE PLACE OF SCULLS. A large. Jurymen are also called godfathers. A bridle. GOOD MAN. according to the place where it is spoken: in the city it means a rich man. Sharpers who drop a piece of gold. GOOSE. this they pretend to have found. impatient. from that business being always performed in the night. GOGGLES. Large leathern clogs. or some other game. because they name the crime the prisoner before them has been guilty of. GOBBLER.e. called also a tom-turd-man. Part of the Theatre at Oxford. GOLOSHES. whose effigies stand on each side of the clock in Guildhall. or desirous of a thing. or St. Like Goodyer's pig. GOLLUMPUS. they will walk down from their places. A word of various imports. guineas. A taylor's goose. GOG AND MAGOG. anxious. be he ever so poor. to stare. a vigorous fornicator. He cannot . that a taylor. for which purpose it must be heated: hence it is a jocular saying. as if by accident. Giles's. Will you stand godfather. Going out to break open. at an alehouse or tavern. which they pick up in the presence of some unexperienced person. when they seldom fail of stripping their prey. that. and sometimes. He who pays the reckoning. and we will take care of the brat. on the first of April. though but rarely. at Hockley in the Hole. petit larceny. i. and. To goggle. GOLDFINCH. or pick the locks of. GOLD DROPPERS. Eyes: see OGLES. GOING UPON THE DUB. as he saw them pick it up. a smoothing iron used to press down the seams. for whom the trap is laid. represented on a famous sign in St. worn by invalids over their ordinary shoes. One whose employment is to empty necessary houses. &c. Giles's. where the heads of houses sit. one who loves his pot or bottle.

GOOSEBERRY WIG. Mung kiddey. attempt to pull off the head: which if they effect. Hoarded money: supposed to have belonged to the grandmother of the possessor. To GRABBLE. or large round jug. CANT. and a *** upon its back. CANT. This has been practised in Derbyshire within the memory of persons now living. One with dull grey eyes. GOOSE RIDING. three mouths. Corn. A goose. He played up old gooseberry among them. of the gentleman. GOTCH-GUTTED. A well dressed man. GRAFTED. having horns grafted on his head. a saying of a bashful or sheepish fellow. TO GOUGE. Cuckolded. like boiled gooseberries. To seize a man. whose neck is greased. GOOSEBERRY-EYED.e. the goose is their prize. Pot bellied: a gotch in Norfolk signifying a pitcher. a man on horseback. a number of men on horseback.say boh to a goose. eight legs. . GOOSEBERRY. chiefly gold: perhaps from the traffic carried on at that place. i. GRANNAM. riding full speed. live on one side and three on the other. GOREE. to seize any one's money. A gentleman. three arses. GORGER. A large frizzled wig: perhaps from a supposed likeness to a gooseberry bush. GOOSECAP. A silly fellow or woman. seized the youth for a burglary. A church. being suspended by the legs to a cord tied to two trees or high posts. GORMAGON. with a woman behind him. GRANNUM'S GOLD. by force or threats. GOSPEL SHOP. Money. two tarses. To seize. To squeeze out a man's eye with the thumb: a cruel practice used by the Bostonians in America. suddenly puts an end to a riot or disturbance. Mung the gorger. To GRAB. The pigs grabbed the kiddey for a crack: the officers. said of a person who. which is chiefly for gold dust. A monster with six eyes. four arms. To grabble the bit. beg child beg.

or rather medicine. also the name of an idiot. GREEN BAG. 14. Young. A surtout. How ignorant the booby was not to perceive how the old sharper placed the cards in such a manner as to insure the game. As great as shirt and shitten a-se. CANT. frequently fill them with an old pair of breeches. A cant name used in Ireland for whiskey. To grease a fat sow in the a-se. who died Nov. GREENHEAD. To give a girl a green gown. one whose eyes have a running humour.e. To bribe. said to such as would instruct any one in a matter he knows better than themselves. Go teach your granny to suck eggs. unacquainted. a treat given to parish officers in part of commutation for a bastard: called also. GREEDY GUTS. Handcuffs. TO GREASE. GREEK. the slang lingo. found very successful in curing most disorders to which horses are liable. GRAVY-EYED. An attorney: those gentlemen carry their clients' deeds in a green bag. GREEN GOWN. to tumble her on the grass. it is said. her eye. to give themselves the appearance of business. I shall send him to Doctor Green. GRAPPLE THE RAILS. Blear-eyed. St. grass: a physician. . A covetous or voracious person. ignorant. Giles's Greek. GREAT JOSEPH. an undebauched young fellow.GRANNY. GREENHORN. and. A novice on the town. and don't know which way to turn. up to the a-se in business. GRAPPLING IRONS. How green the cull was not to stag how the old file planted the books. or gibberish. My horse is not well. to bribe him. i. cant. 1719. An inexperienced young man. GREAT INTIMATE. GREEN SICKNESS. The disease of maids occasioned by celibacy. when they have no deeds to carry. or any other trumpery. inexperienced. GREEN. Eating a child. famous for licking. An abbreviation of grandmother. To grease a man in the fist. Greasy chin. Doctor Green. Like a grave digger. to give to a rich man. just initiated into the society of bucks and bloods. GREEN. GRAVE DIGGER.

The gallows: so named from Gregory Brandon. GROGHAM. death. at Surgeons' hall. GREY PARSON. GROATS. caused by drinking. by every person standing for a degree. Groggy. A merry grig. which if the depositor obtains with honour. the breech. Grim. Grog was first introduced into the navy about the year 1740. garter king of arms (being imposed on by Brooke. GROG. A carbuncle. . A cat: mawkin signifies a hare in Scotland. are at this time called grey beards. CANT. Rum and water. GREGORIAN TREE. A farthing. A pensioner of Greenwich Hospital. GROGGED. GRIMALKIN. BARTHOLOMEW FAIR. ask mine a-se.GREENWICH BARBERS. to come off handsomely: at the universities. A foolish grinning fellow. To grin in a glass case. from their constant shaving the sandbanks. to whom Sir William Segar. GREY BEARD. GRIN. THE CAT'S UNCLE. to be anatomized for murder: the skeletons of many criminals are preserved in glass cases. A farmer who rents the tithes of the rector or vicar. granted a coat of arms. or groggified. &c. one who grins without reason. nine groats are deposited in the hands of an academic officer. Retailers of sand from the pits at and about Greenwich. GRINDERS. A grogged horse. a famous finisher of the law. the groats are returned to him. &c. To save his groats. GREY MARE. Dutch earthen jugs. GROG-BLOSSOM. GREENWICH GOOSE. A horse. Ask bogey. Earthen jugs formerly used in public house for drawing ale: they had the figure of a man with a large beard stamped on them. TO GRIND. GRIG. or young eel. GRINAGOG. said of a woman who governs her husband. a fellow as merry as a grig: an allusion to the apparent liveliness of a grig. to prevent the sailors intoxicating themselves with their allowance of rum. whence probably they took the name: see BEN JONSON'S PLAYS. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. drunk. Gooseberry grinder. GRIM. in Kent: perhaps they are styled barbers. a foundered horse. Teeth. Old Mr. the gooseberry grinder. used for smuggling gin on the coasts of Essex and Suffolk. by Admiral Vernon. or pimple in the face. a herald). The grey mare is the better horse. or spirits.

Blind men. GUN.GROPERS. A hog. GRUMBLE. Come. Docility. comprehension. To gudgeon. GRUB. Pork. GULL. Deceived. A street near Moorfields. TO GRUBSHITE. He grumbled like a bear with a sore head. GRUB STREET NEWS. Tea. used for ale in the universities. GUMMY. to dine. . bacon. Abusive language. imposed on. who manufactures booss for the booksellers. A discontented person. GUDGEON. SEA TERM. A smoaked hog's face. or fall into a trap: from the fish of that name. or any kind of hog's flesh. GROUND SWEAT. A grave. which is easily taken. let us have no more of your gum. To make foul or dirty. to swallow the bait. easily cheated. To grumble in the gizzard. GRUNTER. he is drunk: perhaps from an allusion to a vessel called a gun. GUM. A simple credulous fellow. One easily imposed on. or complain of sickness. one who is always railing at the times or ministry. Victuals. GRUTS. GUMPTION. and the legs of horses. He is in the gun. or pig. GRUMBLETONIAN. to groan. GRUNTER'S GIG. GRUB STREET. also midwives. formerly the supposed habitation of many persons who wrote for the booksellers: hence a Grub-street writer means a hackney author. Lying intelligence. to grunt. GRUNTING PECK. GULLGROPERS. to murmur or repine. To grub. GULLED. or RUM GUMPTION. Usurers who lend money to the gamesters. GROUND SQUIRREL. A hog. Clumsy: particularly applied to the ancles of men or women. capacity. cheated.

the swallow. called at Oxford a scout. Stow the guy: conceal the lanthorn. Taking out the lining of it: i. CANT. to the great disgrace of our police. e. GUT SCRAPER. He has plenty of guts. Exceeding hungry. GUNPOWDER. Jeering or ridiculing. GYBING. turkeys. they take very considerable contributions. To guzzle. after going through the annexed forms: . When a fresh recruit is admitted into the fraternity. A set of vagrants. Giles was the tutelar saint of cripples. See POULTERER. are suffered to wander about the country. a mode of punishing boys on board a ship of war. pursy fellow. GUTS. a nick name for a lame person: St. Liquor. A fat. unfeeling person. GYP. They pretend that they derive their origin from the ancient Egyptians. A very fat man or woman. My great guts are ready to eat my little ones. merciless. A college runner or errand-boy at Cambridge. An old Woman. drinking it off. Any writing or pass with a seal. to drink greedily. my guts begin to think my throat's cut. They rove up and down the country in large companies. More guts than brains. clearing it of its furniture. GUTTING A QUART POT. who were famous for their knowledge in astronomy and other sciences. find means to rob or defraud the ignorant and superstitious. administered by the principal maunder. and speak a kind of gibberish peculiar to themselves. to be tied to a gun and flogged on the posteriors. my guts curse my teeth: all expressions signifying the party is extremely hungry. GUNNER'S DAUGHTER. he is to take the following oath.GUNDIGUTS. The throat. who. GYPSIES. or JYBE. To colour their impostures. they artificially discolour their faces. under the pretence of fortune-telling. from whose geese. One greedy of liquor. GUTS AND GARBAGE. GUZZLE. the red lane. and. GUTTER LANE. or GILES. GUTFOUNDERED. A dark lanthorn: an allusion to Guy Faux. Gutting an oyster. GUZZLE GUTS. a silly fellow. the principal actor in the gunpowder plot. or TORMENTOR of CATGUT. To kiss the gunner's daughter. to the great terror of the farmers. See SCOUT. A fiddler. and fowls. See RED LANE. eating it. Gutting a house. but no bowels: said of a hard. Hopping Giles. GYBE. GYLES. GUY.

worshipful fraternity (who pretend to derive their origin from the earliest times) borrowed both the hint and form of their establishment. a round sum is often bestowed among the gypsies. Their morts are their butchers. hookers. but will defend him. or usher. 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. either by day or by night. whip jacks. so they lie. it never knows its parents. a new name is given him by which he is ever after to be called. against all other outliers whatever. As for peckage or eatables. that from the three first articles of this oath. it is impossible to recover it. or curtals. That by which they are said to get the most money. the first founders of a certain boastful. to bind them indissolubly from a separation. nor will I disclose any of our mysteries to them. and protestations. and directing his face to the dimber damber. then standing up in the middle of the assembly. bawdy baskets. jarkmen. and when it is enough. and pigs. which they get. . so the disgrace is kept concealed from the world. or any of us. or tibs of the buttery. marjery praters. but will preserve it for the use of the company. which detestable union is farther consolidated by the above oath. or drink. and will bring her duds. he repeats the following oath. or principal man of the gang. to make themselves merry on the occasion. they make a fire and boil or broil their food. so that. it being only from the first Adam Tiler: see ADAM TILER. do swear to be a true brother. to be abused by any strange abrams. for while some are sent to break the ruffmans. who presently make bloody work with what living things are brought them. which is dictated to him by some experienced member of the fraternity: I. for firing. rings. swigmen. They stroll up and down all summer-time in droves. while they are telling of fortunes. nor will I suffer him. in the strictest search. oaths. entertaining one another all the time with songs in the canting dialect. I will take my prince's part against all that shall oppose him. according to the utmost of my ability. and. &c. others are detached to filch geese. when young gentlewomen of good families and reputation have happened to be with child before marriage. disclaim the thievery. or woods and bushes. dommerars. as much as I can. goblers. HABERDASHER OF PRONOUNS. and Dexterously pick pockets. till the remotest person of the gang (who is not suspected because they come not near the person robbed) gets possession of it. or any thing else I can come at. and the money. but observe and keep all the times of appointment. hens. and as that is never heard of more by the true mother and family. I will not conceal aught I win out of libkins or from the ruffmans. is. rufflers. As they live. are instantly conveyed from one hand to another. I will not teach any one to cant. they drink more like swine than human creatures. patricoes.First. A schoolmaster. together promiscuously. swaddlers. if the child lives. they can procure without money. for some one mort to take the child. Crank Cuffin. in every place whatever. silver thirribles. and that I will in all things obey the commands of the great tawney prince. The canters have. it seems. Irish toyles. a tradition. and having made holes in the ground under some remote hedge in an obscure place. At the admission of a new brother. grunting cheats. or any one belongiug to us. and keep his counsel and not divulge the secrets of my brethren. I will cleave to my doxy wap stiffly. a general stock is raised for booze. fall to work tooth and nail: and having eaten more like beasts than men. Lastly. chickens. while the wretches with imprecations. I will never leave nor forsake the company. ducks (or mallards). clapper dogeons. pailliards. and that their pretended derivation from the first Adam is a forgery. or them. as winnings for her weppings.

or family. A weapon carried by a serjeant of foot. He has been at Had'em. to be appointed a serjeant. A high constable. a bravo. in advertisements. HANDSOME REWARD. and came home by Clapham. A vile. Captain Hackum. being commonly tied to three halberts. HALF A HOG. HANG IN CHAINS. He carries the halbert in his face. after execution. HAMLET. or cheek by joul. HAND. HANDSOME. One who writes for attornies or booksellers.HACKNEY WRITER. with a fourth fastened across them. HAIR SPLITTER. means a horse-whipping. Sixpence. HAD'EM. Almost drunk. to which they are fastened by iron bandages. when flogged. to hesitate. to be flogged a la militaire: soldiers of the infantry. An eating house. make haste. HANDLE. are frequently. set up in a triangle. or villainous appearance. a saying of one promoted from a serjeant to a commission officer. HAMS. the gibbet is commonly placed on or near the place where the crime was committed. He is a handsome-bodied man in the face. desperate fellow. To hang back. HACKUM. HANG GALLOWS LOOK. To get a halbert. where ready money is paid for what is called for. Handsome is that handsome does: a proverb frequently cited by ugly women. A thievish. This. HAND AND POCKET SHOP. to be skilful in the art of boxing. To be brought to the halberts. A woman whose husband receives frequent presents from her father. opposite: the same as tete-a-tete. said of one who has caught the venereal disease. A sailor. or other atrocious crimes. We lost a hand. we lost a sailor. Persons guilty of murder. is said to have a hand-basket portion. Bear a hand. a jeering commendation of an ugly fellow. HANG IT UP. or HAMCASES Breeches. To HANG AN ARSE. HALBERT. the fellow has a large nose. The cove flashes a rare handle to his physog. A man's yard. Score it up: speaking of a reckoning. HAND BASKET PORTION. a slasher. . Cant. To know how to handle one's fists. hanged on a gibbet. HALF SEAS OVER. Hand to fist.

a hard master. CANT. worn-out harlot. the Devil. a saying of a slow. CANT.e. HARE. an expression used in throwing or shooting at random among the crowd. HARMAN. loitering fellow: an allusion to the Hastings pea. like other artificers. HARD. HANK.e. an ox. CANT. HARMANS. He has a hank on him. HARD AT HIS A-SE. HARP. i. passionate. he is drunk. scraggy. To hanker after any thing. or tail. HARUM SCARUM. and the value of that piece was settled by a proclamation of James I. which. was thus allotted: one shilling for the executioner. a miserable. or a hold upon him. tossing up. Precipitate. HANGMAN'S WAGES. The traps scavey where we hang out. Harp is also the Irish expression for woman. according to the vulgar tradition. HANGER ON. Thirteen pence halfpenny. HANKER. A dependant. to vomit. for which it is. my blind harpers. fit to take her bawd's degree: derived from the French word HARIDELLE. more probably a HAIR.²Old Harry. in hoisting the copper. and in a hurry. the hangmen of the present day having. a worn-out jade of a horse or mare. Whispering on one side to borrow money. that a Scottish mark was the fee allowed for an execution. at thirteen pence halfpenny. nearly sour. A constable. i. is said to be hard. Close after him. A Smithfield hank. HANS IN KELDER. raised their prices. A beadle. i. to dwell upon a subject. CANT. CANT. an ascendancy over him. Hard also means severe: as. hard fate. He is none of the Hastings sort. after they know not what. B. the officers know where we live. Have among you.e. sometimes likewise called music. rendered furious by overdriving and barbarous treatment. He has swallowed a hare. which requires washing down. To flash the hash.²N. HARRIDAN. used in tossing up in Ireland: from Hibernia. . and three halfpence for the rope. HARK-YE-ING. to have a longing after or for it. being represented with a harp on the reverse of the copper coins of that country. the child in the womb: a health frequently drank to breeding women or their husbands. See BULL HANK. To harp upon. said of any one running or walking hastily. Jack in the cellar. A hagged old woman. The stocks. HARMAN BECK. This refers to former times. HASTY. Stale beer. which is the first in season. A country fellow. The true state of this matter is.HANG OUT. HARRY. HASH. He was running harum scarum.

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

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

The party was sworn on a pair of horns. an ignorant clown. It is high water. HERTFORDSHIRE KINDNESS. quasi. HIGH EATING. Mr. a corruption of the German word ickenbaum. hard of delivery. Hickenbothom. A woman. HICKEY. CANT. See SKULK. a saying of one who is in fear of being arrested for debt. HICK.e. Confusedly mixed. to be in a passion. or cockloft HIGH PAD. Thingambob.e. HIGH JINKS. hickupping. HERRING POND. Tipsey. To eat skylarks in a garret. or CLOUTED SHOON. i. Drinking twice to the same person. HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY. HIGH WATER. having a strong head. or apprehended for some crime. Tories. a ludicrous name for an unknown person. The sea. to administer a ludicrous oath to all travellers of the middling rank who stopped there. A childish game. as a shotten hering. One who has no settled place of residence. HIGH ROPES. all equally bad. HIGH LIVING. Stingy. HICKENBOTHOM. HERRING. He plays at hide and seek. HERE AND THEREIAN. drinks to intoxicate his adversary. A country hick. CANT. Hickenbothom. fastened on a stick: the substance of the oath was. he is full of money. HIDEBOUND. A country clown. HIGH FLYERS. to be transported. To lodge in a garret. A cock and hen club. The devil a barrel the better herring. or pigeon. similar to that of Mr. is said to have a hidebound muse. oak tree. To cross the herring pond at the king's expence. a poet poor in invention. HIGH SHOON. HIGHGATE. A gambler at dice. To be on the high ropes. never to drink small beer when he could get strong. HIDE AND SEEK. who. never to kiss the maid when he could kiss the mistress. with him.HEN. Thin. but secretly skulks up and down. a club composed of men and women. Sworn at Highgate²a ridiculous custom formerly prevailed at the public-houses in Highgate. Jacobites. A highwayman. HERRING GUTTED. i. and therefore does not chuse to appear in public. with many other injunctions of the .

he plays much at cards. one that is apt to be strongly attached to his systems of amusement. . said of one pitted With the small pox. Half a man and half a boy. and even often clouted. To hike off. HOBBERDEHOY. particularly a Northumbrian: in that county. HOB. such as is given to children. Sir Posthumous's hobby. so that the question. A country clodhopper: from the shoes of country farmers and ploughmen being commonly stuck full of hob-nails. joking an odd fellow. under the penalty of a bottle. to make a rustic bow. HINNEY. HISTORY OF THE FOUR KINGS. or beer from the nob. puzzled. To hobble. To kick out a hind leg. one nice or whimsical in his clothes. beer from the hob. Hoaxing a quiz. A pace between a walk and a run. Will you have hob or nob? seems only to have meant. HOAXING. signifying a request or challenge to drink a glass of wine with the proposer: if the party challenged answered Nob. UNIVERSITY WIT. HOBBLEDYGEE. thus: when great chimnies were in fashion. a small elevated projection. A north country hinney. called the hob. This foolish custom is said to have originated in the days of good queen Bess. and behind it a seat. HOB OR NOB. HOBBLED. It also means a particular kind of small Irish horse: and also a wooden one. MY HONEY. ridiculing. a dog-trot. or tipped with iron. to all which was added the saving cause of "unless you like it best. Bantering. A man who is a great keeper or rider of hobby horses. a clown. He studies the history of the four kings assiduously. they were to chuse whether white or red. HOBBY HORSICAL. or HOBBINOL. a lad between both. was to style him son. in return." The person administering the oath was always to be called father by the juror. CANT. there was at each corner of the hearth. The Devil ran over his face with hobnails in his shoes. A pack of cards. hinney is the general term of endearment. said to have been called the nob. HOBBY HORSE. or study. Impeded. interrupted. is called his hobby horse. to run away. or grate. to walk lamely. Will you have warm or cold beer? i. HIKE. In winter time the beer was placed on the hob to warm: and the cold beer was set on a small table. or CHILD'S BEST GUIDE TO THE GALLOWS. HOBNAIL. HIND LEG. HOBBY. and he.e.like kind. A man's favourite amusement. Will you hob or nob with me? a question formerly in fashion at polite tables.

or flavour. Corruption of haut goust. HODGE. previous to their deceptions. Jonian hogs. An abbreviation of Roger: a general name for a country booby. A mean stingy fellow. an appellation given to the members of St. Also Hell Hocus is used to express drunkenness: as. HODGE PODGE. HOGGISH. HOCUS POCUS. Snails in their shells. HODMANDODS. ALL A-SE AND NO BODY. Drunk with strong stale beer. filthy. a saying of any one who has been remarkably successful in his affairs. an awkward or mean looking man or woman. a famous carrier of Cambridge. John's College. or incantation. high taste.HOBSON'S CHOICE. unmannerly. either male or female. Rude. HODDY DODDY. by cutting the tendon of Achilles. used by the popish priests in consecrating the host. is said to look like a hog in armour. A short clumsy person. called old hock. A piece of cruelty practised by the butchers of Dublin. A shilling. He has brought his hogs to a fine market. this has been by law made felony. A celebrated writer supposes it to be a ludicrous corruption of the words hoc est corpus. from old Hobson. so that the ends of the hair stick up like hog's bristles. You have left the marks of your dirty hocks on my clean stairs. HOGO. zzzzzz HOG. a familiar name for a bricklayer's labourer: from the hod which is used for carrying bricks and mortar. being not much unlike the notes of that animal. Cambridge. it stinks confoundedly. on soldiers. or HOUGHING. but never permitted them to chuse. See HICKEY. HOG GRUBBER. An irregular mixture of numerous things. and is spoken ironically to signify the contrary. It has a confounded hogo. finely dressed. a frequent complaint from a mop squeezer to a footman. he is quite hocus. A hog in armour. commonly said of flesh somewhat tainted. vulgar appellation for the feet. To hog a horse's mane. who used to let horses to the students. as a kind of charm. to snore: the noise made by some persons in snoring. to cut it short. That or none. Brother Hod. HOCKS. always allotting each man the horse he thought properest for his manner of riding and treatment. . HOCKEY. he is quite drunk. To drive one's hogs. HOD. Nonsensical words used by jugglers. HOCKING.

HOITY-TOITY. To ride backwards up Holborn hill. It is all holiday. i. the first time he appeared in the field after being married. a harmless.HOIST. or other ligature. As honest a man as any in the cards when all the kings are out. i. It was quiet a hollow thing.e. To go upon the hoist. if thou canst find any creditable person who wilt say thou art an honest man. I dare not call thee rogue for fear of the law. is. . Patrick's Market. HOLLOW. the place of execution for criminals condemned in London. having the virtue to chase away the Devil and his imps. in amputations. among pickpockets. a giddy. A hoity-toity wench. three or four men of the same company to which the bridegroom belonged. A holiday is any part of a ship's bottom. goodnatured fellow. who leans his head against the wall. these they pick up. HONEY MOON. it was placed on his head. thoughtless. The last execution at Tyburn. is termed. Blind man's holiday. &c. A butcher's boy of St. as some conceive to increase the ignominy. A term frequently used by superiors to inferiors. HOOD-WINKED. a drum and fife beating and playing the pioneers call. by the Holy Father (meaning the Pope). said a quaker to an attorney. Holy water. A poor honey. may fall out of his pockets. surgeons conceal the instruments with which they are going to operate. was practised by the officers on their brethren. that his money. IRISH. and hold to be no robbery.e. or company. SEA TERM. Criminals going to suffer. He loves him as the Devil loves holy water. HOISTING. darkness. had grounded their arms to rest a while. making his back a kind of step or ascent. it was thus managed: As soon as the regiment. always ride backwards. to represent horns. To marry a woman with whom one has cohabitated as a mistress. See REVERSED. called the hoist. was up that hill. among whom the exclamation. HOLY LAMB.e. HONEST WOMAN. making an honest woman of her. a bad bowler. HOLBORN HILL. Hoisting. romping girl. since which the criminals have been executed near Newgate HOLIDAY. a certainty. but I wil give thee five pounds. Blindfolded by a handkerchief. A holiday bowler. named Round Heads and Cuckolds. A ludicrous ceremony formerly performed on every soldier. i. according to the Roman Catholics. He was then hoisted on the shoulders of two strong fellows. Dublin. seized upon him. See ALL HOLIDAY. as. a knave. foolish. night. either kissing or fighting. The first month after marriage. was in the year 1784. is common. left uncovered in paying it. the back part foremost. or oath. and consequently of this procession. or decided business. HOLY FATHER. he was to take off his hat: this. It is all honey or a t²d with them. to go to the gallows: the way to Tyburn. in some regiments. and carried round the arms. in passing the colours. to get into windows accidentally left open: this is done by the assistance of a confederate. watch. or other Irish blackguard. setting a man on his head. but more probably to prevent them being shocked with a distant view of the gallows. hates him mortally. HOLY WATER. A thorough-paced villain. but on this occasion styled the Cuckold's March. said of persons who are either in the extremity of friendship or enmity. and putting a couple of bayonets out of the two corners of his hat. bound over the eyes. HONEST MAN.

Giles was the patron of cripples. A jeering appellation given to any person who limps. HOPPING GILES. or that the thing will not occour. To run away. To run the hoop. He hoofed it or beat the hoof. wait the signal to begin: this being made by a stroke with a cat of nine tails. To beat the hoof. might pick a pea out of her a-se. HOOKERS. A temporary priapism. caught: a simile taken from fishing. This was anciently practised when a ship was wind-bound. WITH NIX THE BUFFER. A dancing master. Hopkins. being a pun on the word hop. She was such a-hop-o-my thumb. HOP MERCHANT. &c. An expression signifying that the story is not true. **** hooks. HOOK AND SNIVEY. Over-reached. See CAPER MERCHANT. who on the apprehension of danger. man or woman. HORNS. HORN COLIC. Churches dedicated to that saint commonly stand out of town. and retires to his shell. in their right. TO HOOP. See GYLES. feed their pretended sick companion and dog gratis.HOOF. draws in his horns. called a hopper or hoppet. worn by husbandmen for containing seed corn. every step of the way from Chester to London. when they sow the land. This rig consists in feeding a man and a dog for nothing. To beat. to retract an assertion through fear: metaphor borrowed from a snail. many of them having been chapels to hospitals. Mr. HOOKEE WALKER. that a pigeon. I'll beat him or her soundly. and when he is out of sight. HOP-O-MY-THUMB. or is lame. fingers. lepers. Having large projecting buttocks: from their resemblance to a small basket. zzzzzzzzzzzzz HOOP. one of who pretends to be sick and unable to eat. but each irritated by the strokes from the boy behind him. he strikes the boy before him. Four or more boys having their left hands tied fast to an iron hoop. tricked. See ANGLERS. and is carried on thus: Three men. St. and every one does the same: at first the blows are but gently administered. go to a public house: the two well men make a bargain with the landlord for their dinner. being naked to the waist. to travel on foot. sitting on her shoulder. . at length lays it on in earnest. called a nettle. TO HOP THE TWIG. an ancient marine custom. given by the boatswain to one of the boys. A diminutive person. HOOKED. I'll well hoop his or her barrel. HOPPER-ARSED. HOPKINS. CANT. and each of them a rope. To draw in one's horns. a ludicrous address to a lame or limping man.

and march from thence in procession. HOT POT. who does not cut or breed his horns easily. who after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns. HORSE'S MEAL. besides making the husband master of the hamlet. set up on the outside of a mansion: both supposed to indicate that the dolorous widow wants a male comforter. It consists of a riotous mob. inns being in old English styled hostels. HORSE GODMOTHER. A meal without drinking. even the gingerbread figures have horns. A large masculine woman. meet at Cuckold's Point. Confusion. HORSE COSER. said of one who pawns his clothes to purchase liquor. He has so hot a stomach. Hosteler was originally the name for an inn-keeper. which consists in sending some raw lad. he was struck with the beauty of the mistress. Also a cuckold. the 18th of October. . to borrow a horse ladder. A piece of Wiltshire wit. Cuckolded. being at the palace of Eltham. HOUSE. i. A person extremely jealous of his wife. called likewise a caloon. TO LET. for the sale of horns. in the sense of bartering or exchanging. Ale and brandy made hot. or some other of our ancient kings. and threatening to kill them both. in order to get up the horses. and having prevailed over her modesty. in memory of this grant. and every sort of toy made of horn. The vulgar tradition gives the following history of the origin of this fair. a gentlemanlike kind of a lady. from the French signifying the same. to Charlton. when entering a cottage to inquire his way. this fair was established. also a bite. on St.HORN FAIR. is said to be horn mad. A widow's weeds. An annual fair held at Charlton. HORNIFIED. rambled from his company to this place. in Kent. Also an instrument used for smoaking through water in the East Indies. HORSE LADDER. and having been out a hunting one day. and to compound for his safety by a purse of gold. whom he found alone. HORN WORK. HOT STOMACH. surprised them together. to finish a hay-mow. the husband returning suddenly. or simpleton. that he burns all the clothes off his back. also an atchievement marking the death of a husband. then a mean hamlet. and a grant of the land from this place to Cuckold's Point. a man of confused ideas. Cuckold-making. It is added that. A sermon is preached at Charlton church on the fair day. or one thick of speech. and hooker. with horns of different kinds upon their heads. Luke's day. near Deptford. to a neighbouring farm house. HOYDON. A hubble-bubble fellow.e. A romping girl. through that town and Greenwich. HOSTELER. A dealer in horses: vulgarly and corruptly pronounced HORSE COURSER. HORSE BUSS. The verb TO COSE was used by the Scots. and all sorts of goods made with that material. and at the fair there are sold rams horns. A kiss with a loud smack. HORN MAD. whose words sound like water bubbling out of a bottle. in this neighbourhood. HUBBLE-BUBBLE. King John. the king was obliged to discover himself. or TENEMENT. oat stealer. and the occasion of it.

TO HUFF. privately. or scold at any one. or serve as a private soldier. HUMS. signifying holly. HUBBUB. He is in hucksters hands. To fire hubble de shuff. There is a great number of hums in the autem. To lash. CANT. A captain huff. Itinerant retailers of provisions. and brandy. to hesitate in speech. HUG. or HUMBUG. a noted bully. called also stingo. there is a great congregation in the church. or swagger. HUGOTONTHEONBIQUIFFINARIANS. to be answerable for the reckoning in a public house. To stand the huff. To reprove. in the Norfolk dialect. A society existing in 1748. HUCKSTERS.HUBBLE DE SHUFF. also to bluster. A humbug. egg. By stealth. or fellow. To deceive. HULKY. . or deception. See STINGO. To hum and haw. To hug brown bess. bounce. the rogue was soundly lashed in bridewell. an over-grown clumsy lout. he is in a bad way. to fire quick and irregularly. HUM CAP. or impose on one by some story or device. or be with difficulty brought to consent to any matter or business. also to delay. a hard and solid wood. Confusedly. to carry a firelock. HULVER-HEADED. Persons at church. or disturbance. made hot. He hugs it as the Devil hugs a witch: said of one who holds any thing as if he was afraid of losing it. Having a hard impenetrable head. A great hulky fellow. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX HUGGER MUGGER. HUCKLE MY BUFF. A noise. They spent their money in a hugger mugger way. Very old and strong beer. The cove was hued in the naskin. Beer. a jocular imposition. A pulpit. without making an appearance. HUM BOX. TO HUM. riot. or HULKING. ding. TO HUE. OLD MILITARY TERM. hulver.

How the dubber served the cull with hung beef. the thickest part of his thigh is nearest his a-se. HUMMER. who (Bailey says) used to meet near the Charter House. A man whose turn comes for him to drink. or bathing house. who would neither go to church nor stay at home. To hump. sounded on the French horn. before he has emptied his former glass. HUNTING. Double ale. anddriving it before them. also the name of a famous bear mentioned by Ben Jonson. or at the King's Head in St. A great lye. stout pharaoh. and hurdy gurdy. whereupon Hunt exclaimed loudly against his dog's obstinacy. A covetous miserable fellow. He is like Hunt's dog. and less of mystery. how the turnkey beat the fellow with a bull's pizzle. who had more of pleasantry. An imaginary illness. One Hunt. HUNG BEEF. i. howled so terribly as to disturb the whole village. or thrust. passing close to it. Drawing in unwary persons to play or game. refused to enter. wherefore his master resolved to take him to church with him: but when he came to the church door. or other instrument. a labouring man at a small town in Shropshire. HUMMUMS. will neither go to church nor stay at home. John's-street. is said to be hunted. HUNCH-BACKED. and some packthread. To jostle. HUNTSUP. HUNT'S DOG. whilst his master went to church. a dull tedious narrator. A hum drum fellow. A little humpty dumpty man or woman. than the free masons. The brethren of the venerable society of humbugs was held at brother Hallam's. This shortly became a bye-word for discontented and whimsical persons. a bore. TO HUNCH. HUMPTY DUMPTY. so as to brush the wheel. which is sometimes ludicrously called a humstrum. He has got the humdurgeon. A bagnio. See PHARAOH.e. kept a mastiff. which consists in following a one-horse chaise. a bladder. HUM DURGEON.HUM DRUM. a tin canister is used. in Goodman's Fields. a miser. a rapper. HUMBUGS. An amusement practised by postboys and stage-coachmen. once a fashionable word for copulation. A musical instrument made of a mopstick. also a set of gentlemen. a short clumsy person of either sex: also ale boiled with brandy. instead of a bladder. The reveillier of huntsmen. sometimes. See RAPPER. who on being shut up on Sundays. CANT. thence also called a bladder and string. nothing ails him except low spirits. HUMMING LIQUOR. HUNTING THE SQUIRREL. it is played on like a violin. the dog having perhaps formerly been whipped out by the sexton. HUMP. Hump-backed. A dried bull's pizzle. . and by other means terrifying any woman or person that may be in it. HUM TRUM. HUNKS.

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

sometimes so called. little fellow. A fat man. which is black. to enter into holy orders. See JARKMEN. to put on the black cloth: from the colour of the japan ware. James or Jacobus. JACOB. A term of reproach to women. A house of office. i.e. and be gone before his name could be announced. Sham or collar shirts. A jacked horse. JACKANAPES. A sailor. JACKEY. Spavined. A dwarf. a cacatorium. A fool. lest the descendants of that patriarch should be called Jacobites. and followers. An ape. JACOB. their setters. JACK TAR. JARKMEN. Prisoners. to become a clergyman. JACK WEIGHT. JANIZARIES. A ladder: perhaps from Jacob's dream. that God changed Jacob's name to Israel. . A hackney coachman. and certificates for beggars. JAIL BIRDS. JAGUE. JADE. JACKED. Also partizans for the Stuart family: from the name of the abdicated king. licences. jays being usually taught to say. JARK. or jester to a mountebank. Ordained. or diminutive fellow. To be japanned. who fabricate counterfeit passes. A seal. Gin. A ditch: perhaps from jakes. ugly. a saying to express a very short time.JACK PUDDING. A soft fellow. JACOBITES. JACKMEN. zany. CANT. JACK SPRAT. who would call on his neighbours. The merry andrew. JAKES. Hanged. JACK WHORE. originating from a very volatile gentleman of that appellation. Also the common name for a jay. a pert. It is said by the whigs. Those. JARVIS. A large masculine overgrown wench. JAMMED. Poor Jacob! a cup of sack for Jacob. JAPANNED. CANT. JACK ROBINSON. Before one could say Jack Robinson. also bailiffs. The mob.

an equivocal answer. A smart jemmy fellow. The knowledge box. evasive. See KNOWLEDGE BOX. JEW'S EYE. A smart spruce fellow. in an instant. Give us none of your jaw. To shake. A jaw-me-dead. JESUITICAL. It will be done in a jeffy. A citizen cheated of his gold. JIBBER THE KIBBER. when called on. Insufficient bail: commonly Jews. will not give credit. A jesuitical answer. Autem jet. towzle. That's worth a Jew's eye. representing a man governed by his wife. Jaw work. See TO BOX THE JESUIT. An instrument for lifting up the grate or top of a show-glass. JEW. but. or tumble about. A henpecked husband: from a celebrated character in one of Mr. A bob wig. Sly. i. Speech. JEMMY. A crow. CANT. A method of deceiving seamen. Clement's church in the Strand were called Jews by their brethren the taylors. by fixing a candle and lanthorn round the neck of a horse. a pleasant or agreeable sight: a saying taken from Shakespeare. A tradesman who has no faith. IDEA POT. This instrument is much used by housebreakers. sharp fellow. JET. An over-reaching dealer. that is. an extortioner: the brokers formerly behind St. equivocal. A lawyer. are not to be found. CANT. in order to rob it. JEMMY FELLOW. JENNY.e. a fopling.JASON'S FLEECE. JEHU. JERRY SNEAK. who for a sum of money will bail any action whatsoever. a parson. a talkative fellow. JAW. and mentioned as such in the Bible. JEW BAIL. a cry used in fairs by the sellers of nuts. one of whose fore feet is tied up. JERRYCUMMUMBLE. A gold ring. Foote's plays. swear to their sufficiency. let us have none of your discourse. Ships bearing . it will be done in a short space of time. JEFFY. discourse. JEW. or hard. Sometimes called Jemmy Rook. to drive furiously: from a king of Israel of that name. JESIUT. To drive jehu-like. JEM. this at night has the appearance of a ship's light. JAZEY. who was a famous charioteer. and justify. the head. JESSAMY.

JINGLE BOXES. JINGLERS. who encourages the addresses of a man whom she means to deceive and abandon. to drub or beat a man over the back with a stick. copulation. INKLE WEAVERS. INLAID. A pleasant jig. IMPOST TAKERS. Supposed to be a very brotherly set of people. are plundered by the inhabitants. in easy circumstances. Usurers who attend the gaming-tables.towards it. The feather-bed jig. a witty arch trick. Newcastle. JIGGER. man or woman. Leathern jacks tipped with silver. To indorse with a cudgel. 'as great as two inkle weavers' being a proverbial saying. rattling fellow. rich or well to pass. and being wrecked. INEXPRESSIBLES. and lend money at great premiums. A wild. INCHING. . The inside of a **** and the outside of a gaol. IMPURE. Also a lock or door. Breeches. INNOCENTS. A sodomite. A silk handkerchief. A tricking woman. INDIA WIPE. Encroaching. JILTED. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. Rejected by a woman who has encouraged one's advances. and hung with bells. a weak or simple person. A whipping-post. Well inlaid. INDIES. Black Indies. CANT. formerly in use among fuddle caps. Horse cosers. A trick. JILT. INDORSER. to lay CANE upon Abel. One of the innocents. thoughtless. JINGLE BRAINS. and robbing the seats. Cutting out the backs of coaches. A modern term for a lady of easy virtue. JIG. IMPUDENT STEALING. practised by the inhabitants of our western coasts. This diabolical device is. run on shore. frequenting country fairs. it is said. CANT.

if I come near him.JOB. JOCK. A chamber-pot. JOBBERNOLE. JOBATION. JOB. To hit a joint in carving. who never flinches from his glass. A jugg. To do a job. TO JOCK. who would not say Jack because it was vulgar. JOHNNY BUM. To enjoy a woman. The head. nor cries to go home to bed. A chamber-pot. To put one's nose out of joint. of the lower order of the people in Northumberland. He is laid up in Job's dock. i. the operator must think of a cuckold. The apartments for the foul or venereal patients in St. or JOLLY NOB. a BON VIVANT. JOCKUM GAGE. JOLTER HEAD. or staff. to commit some kind of robbery. I'll give you a knock on the head. to get on with a slow but regular pace. JOB'S DOCK. or CROWDY-HEADED JOCK. A large head. jordan. I'll give him a blow with my staff. JOINT. CANT. to rival one in the favour of a patron or mistress.e. I'll lump your jolly nob for you. JOLLY. JOB'S COMFORTER. . i. or large pitcher. A great blow. The head. in a salivation. particularly a collier. JORUM. JOGG-TROT. I'll tip him a jordain if I transnear. CAMBRIDGE TERM. JOB'S COMFORT. metaphorically a stupid fellow. nor ass because it was indecent. To reprove or reprehend. A guinea. JORDAIN. and crowdy the chief food. To keep on a jogg-trot. A reproof. Bartholomew's hospital.e. One who brings news of some additional misfortune. A he or jack ass: so called by a lady that affected to be extremely polite and modest. JORDAN. looking-glass. or JOCKUM CLOY. TO JOB. are called Job's ward. A merry facetious fellow. Any robbery. CANT. Jock being a common name. Reproof instead of consolation. JOLLY DOG. A jeering appellation for a north country seaman. or member-mug.

rob houses. how the gentleman shewed his teeth. Teeth. joking. He drank out of the bottle till he saw the island. close together. he kissed the wench handsomely. that they have a dispensation from the pope to wear the thick end of their legs downwards. How the swell flashed his ivories. or cheek to cheek. and other pedlars wares. Scotland. that is. ISLAND. Also. JOWL. It is said of the Irish women. before the bottle is quite empty. It is a common joke against the Irish vessels. See DOUBLE JUG. ITCHLAND. which appears like an island in the centre. Iron-bound. The cheek. to be hanged in chains. Iron doublet. IRISH BEAUTY. or pilfer any thing they can lay hold of.JOSEPH. that he has been dipt in the Shannon. A false witness. the iron glass windows. a silver-laced hat. A woman's great coat. Cheek by jowl. IRON. The ring dropper cheated the countryman of twenty guineas. IRISH LEGS. i. My eyes how the cull sucked the blowen's jowl. IRONMONGER'S SHOP. The dropcove maced the Joskin of twenty quid. a prison. See STONE DOUBLET. potatoes and broomsticks. to say they are loaded with fruit and timber. You are Josephus rex. A woman with two black eyes. where the sheriff sets one up. An iron-bound hat. and under the pretence of offering their goods to sale. a sheepish bashful young fellow: an allusion to Joseph who fled from Potiphar's wife. or. Money in general. Thieves who carry about pins. jocularly styled the Irish arms. IRISH APRICOTS. Thick legs. To keep an ironmonger's shop by the side of a common. IRISH ASSURANCE. . IRISH TOYLES. JUG. A bold forward behaviour: as being dipt in the river Styx was formerly supposed to render persons invulnerable. you are jo-king. whence arises the saying of an impudent Irishman. Potatoes. so it is said that a dipping in the river Shannon totally annihilates bashfulness. To polish the king's iron with one's eyebrows. e. JOSKIN. IRISH EVIDENCE. laces. to look out of grated or prison windows. the island is the rising bottom of a wine bottle. laced. or SCRATCHLAND. IVORIES. as the Irishman expresses them. A countryman.

A horse. Lord. because. SEA PHRASE. metaphor drawn from the game of shuttle-cock. it is a clever picklock. Mother. against the house intended to be robbed. the delinquent is drawn once. To prolong a debauch. under the ship's keel: ludicrously defined. KEELHAULING. or any other accident. should the lamp-lighter be put to flight. or dining-room jump. 'Tis a rum kate. A licence. or oftener. A punning appellation for a justice. Condition. with a large wig. IVY BUSH. where do you keep? i. A wooden leg: allusion to a jury mast. out of order. in which. The jump. Men employed to load and unload the coal vessels. or very bushy hair. WELSH. We kept it up finely last night. A picklock. To inhabit. JUNIPER LECTURE. CANT. your tit won't keep. the thief who ascended the ladder has no means of escaping but that of jumping down. i. KELTER. It is so called. KEFFEL.e. JUST-ASS. JURY LEG. a species of robbery effected by ascending a ladder placed by a sham lamp-lighter. TO KEEP IT UP. TO KEEP. KELTER. Also a set of Methodists established in South Wales. CANT. The engine for burning culprits in the hand. order. JUMBLEGUT LANE. Money. KEEL BULLIES. your daughter will not preserve her virginity. JUMP.e. for his own use. but really for that of the public. where are your rooms? ACADEMICAL PHRASE. Out of kelter. for certain offences. A rough road or lane. which is a temporary substitute for a mast carried away by a storm. JUMPERS. Like an owl in an ivy bush. . as he supposes. a simile for a meagre or weasel-faced man. A punishment in use among the Dutch seamen. KATE. A round scolding bout. undergoing a great hardship. JURY MAST. a mast for the day or occasion. One who keeps a mistress.JUGGLER'S BOX. Persons who rob houses by getting in at the windows. KEEPING CULLY. JUKRUM. A JOURNIERE mast.

Mr. A housebreaker. by which name it is mentioned in the prologue to Mercurius Pragmaticus. KETTLEDRUMS. that any bungler might put a man to death. but only her husband knew how to make a gentleman die sweetly. Cupid's kettle drums. tragi-comedy acted at Paris. from whom the gallows was called the Gregorian tree. Ketch had not long been elevated to his office. KENT-STREET EJECTMENT. or hangmen. said to have been the original Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing. Would I had Kemp's shoes to throw after you. And in his profits much abus'd. A house. or a bowman ken. called by sailors chest and bedding. William Kemp. being by the vulgar deemed lucky. CANT. 1600. when their tenants are above a fortnight's rent in arrear. in the following lines: Till Ketch observing he was chous'd. Jack Ketch. KEN. published about the year 1682. To do his office.KEMP'S MORRIS. an operation which. intitled. KEMP'S SHOES. Such ignominy ne'er saw the sun. CANT. for the name of his predecessor Dun occurs in the former part of this poem. KETCH. The addition of 'squire. throwing an old shoe. BEN JONSON. page 54. robbing the house. Gregory Brandon succeeded Derrick. 1641: This trembles under the black rod. after any one going on an important business. . also a house that harbours thieves. The predecessor of Dun was Gregory Brandon. and keep the money. a well-furnished house. Perhaps Kemp was a man remarkable for his good luck or fortune. Dun is here dignified. Biting the ken. danced a morris from London to Norwich in nine days: of which he printed the account. Kemp's Nine Days Wonder. A bob ken. &c. when the office was filled by a famous practitioner of that name. of whom his wife said. Southwark. or shoes. pledge. a woman's breasts. ever since the year 1682. A. oath. See DERRICK. or refund. D. Bond. a general name for the finishers of the law. and he Doth fear his fate from the Gregorian tree. In open hall the tribute dunn'd. page 29: For you yourself to act squire Dun. has always entitled the operator to that distinction. KEN MILLER. This officer is mentioned in Butler's Ghost. according to custom for time out of mind. KERRY SECURITY. To take away the street door: a method practised by the landlords in Kentstreet. or KEN CRACKER. &c. is a mark that he had beheaded some state criminal for high treason.' with which Mr.

humour. A kick in the guts. KID LAY. he is said to have made a fine kettle of fish of it. thereby grabbling their bit. Kidders are also persons employed by the gardeners to gather peas. To KICK THE BUCKET. CANT. when crosslegged on their board. of an odd or unaccountable humour. said to be on the kid lay. Of a strange kidney. To kick the clouds before the hotel door. or any particular business. KIDNAPPER. it is the present mode. To die. to be hanged. Port wine. A kick up. To inveigle. KIDNEY. to send them to the colonies. The blowen has napped the kid. the top of the fashion. the Castle-tavern. Breeches. a dram of gin. The girl is with child. To amuse a man or divert his attention while another robs him. we'll have them as well as your lour. The members of this club. Taylors out of work. French dishes: corruption of quelque chose. An old frize coat.e. Dead. KILL DEVIL. KILL CARE CLUB. i. A kick. When a person has perplexed his affairs in general. or errand-boys. KIDDEYS. To coax or wheedle. in Paternoster-row. principles. The sneaksman kidded the cove of the ken. NEGRO WORD. KICKS. An odd kick in one's gallop. or those of the East India company. Disposition. A child. pretending to take care of their parcels till they come back. or any other spirituous liquor. KIDDY NIPPERS.KETTLE OF FISH. in cant terms. Breeches. KILL PRIEST. for we must have them as well as your money. KICKERAPOO. KILKENNY. styled also the Sons of Sound Sense and Satisfaction. Young thieves. sixpence. who cut off the waistcoat pockets of their brethren. A man of a different kidney. the thief amused the master of the house. a strange whim or peculiarity. a disturbance. half-a-crown. He kicked the bucket one day: he died one day. met at their fortress. Originally one who stole or decoyed children or apprentices from their parents or masters. by prevailing on them to execute some trifling message. Rogues who make it their business to defraud young apprentices. KICKSHAWS. and agents for indenting servants for the plantations. these are. A high kick. Tip us your kicks. New still-burnt rum. while his pall frisked the panney. KICKSEYS. while his companion robbed the house. pull off your breeches. A forestaller: see CROCKER. KID. A little dapper fellow. TO KID. It is all the kick. . &c. also a hop or dance. of goods committed to their charge. a man of different principles. Two and a kick. KIDDER. called also spiriting: but now used for all recruiting crimps for the king's troops.

as he could learn. A little child. orphan beggar boys. eight score to the hundred: a saying of a little undersized man. money. i. KIT. literally accepted. Coin. A little kitchen physic will set him up. KIT-CAT CLUB. the contents of his knapsack: and is used also to express the whole of different commodities: as. Food. KINGDOM COME. KING'S HEAD INN. educated in thieving. eminent for wit and learning. vulgarly pronounced a-kimbo. others are immediately started to some new particular of like . A society of gentlemen. Kinchin cove. beggars' children carried at their mother's backs in sheets.e. The kit is likewise the whole of a soldier's necessaries. chief. He is one of king John's men. a sycophant. KINCHIN. The captain.To KIMBAW. 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. of one size. A kiss mine a-se fellow. also to beat or to bully. KISSING CRUST. Here. The skin of a large calf. which dancing-masters always carry about with them. Kinchin morts. or CHEQUER INN. CANT. To set one's arms a-kimbaw. or ringleader of the gang of misrule: in the cant language called also the upright man. IN NEWGATE STREET. and sticking out from the body. met at a house kept by one Christopher Cat. One of the king's bad bargains. KITCHEN PHYSIC. keeping the elbows square. KING'S PLATE. To trick. The portraits of most of the members of this society were painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller. but never. KIP. a little man. very frequently made. a small fiddle. or soldier who shirks his duty. That part where the loaves have touched the oven. or coes in slates. he is dead. take all. Fetters. in the language of the Excise-office. an insolent bullying attitude. KING'S BAD BARGAIN. who in the reign of queen Anne and George I. thence still called the kit-cat size. so called from his kit or cittern. Kinchin coes. KISS MINE A-SE. Kingswood is famous for the great number of asses kept by the colliers who inhabit that place. The prison of Newgate. the objections to which being settled. a malingeror. An Ass. is to rest one's hands on the hips. KING'S PICTURES. he has more need of a cook than a doctor. A dancing-master. take the whole kit. CANT. KING OF THE GYPSIES. as Fielding observes. Let's kimbaw the cull. cheat or cozen. KITTLE PITCHERING. Kinchin morts. KING JOHN'S MEN. let's bully the fellow. young girls under the like circumstances and training. to play to their scholars. He is gone to kingdom come. An offer. good meat roasted or boiled. KING'S WOOD LION.

Kittle pitchering is often practised in confederacy. KNOCK ME DOWN. &c. KNAVE IN GRAIN. A crew. KNIGHT OF THE SHEERS. A footman: from the variety of colours in the liveries and trimming of gentlemen of that cloth. Pickpockets who attend the avenues to public places to steal pocket-books. to take his sticks. or fraternity. A taylor. Sportsmen on the turf. He has tied a knot with his tongue. where certain colours are said to be in grain. Knave in grain is likewise a pun applied to a cornfactor or miller. A false evidence. KNIGHT AND BARROW PIG. watches. more hog than gentleman. KNOWLEDGE BOX. A knave of the first rate: a phrase borrowed from the dyehouse. to submit. furniture. . that is. To knock under. to submit. KNIGHT OF THE THIMBLE. A toy-shop. CANT. KNIGHT OF THE ROAD. KNOCK. one relieving the other. The head.consequence. he is married. as being dyed with cochineal. KNIGHT OF THE POST. The head. KNIGHT OF THE BLADE. to denote their superiority. A great eater. gang. called grain. to conclude: phrase borrowed from the blacksmith. To knock off. A highwayman. or NEEDLE. that he cannot untie with his teeth: i. to know the true merits or powers of each horse. Effects. the main story. stingo. See NOB. A sheep's head. to have carnal knowledge of her. KITTYS. KNOB. KNACK SHOP. A bully. KNOT. or rather not suffering him to enter into. are supposed to be in the secret. Strong ale or beer. A saying of any low pretender to precedency. stock in trade. by which the design is rendered less obvious. A coachman. A taylor or stay-maker.e. To seize one's kittys. To knuckle to. a nick-nack-atory. KNIGHT OF THE RAINBOW. KNIGHT OF THE WHIP. KNUCKLES. a superior kind of pickpockets. KNOWING ONES. KNIGHT OF THE TRENCHER. KNAPPERS POLL. notwithstanding which it often happens that the knowing ones are taken in. thus impeding. To knock a woman. one that is ready to swear any thing for hire. who from experience and an acquaintance with the jockies.

I'll lace your jacket handsomely. LADY. to avoid being sent from gaol to the hulks. To drop behind. LACING. LAMB'S WOOL. LAMBSKIN MEN. LADDER. the last of a company. LAGE. LACED MUTTON. LAND. or who does not ciculate it in due time. Water. Vagabonds lurking about the country who subsist by pilfering. Light or lewd women. A buck of linen. The judges: from their robes lined and bordered with ermine. To LAMB. LAG. LAGE OF DUDS. Gin. Lag last. or LAMBASTE. or LAND LUBBERS. Beating. An eye. A man transported. The cove was lagged for a drag. LAMP. to be hanged. A prostitute. LAND LOPERS. Pawned. Lamb pye. KNUCKLE-DABS. an impure. a beating: from lambo. LAG FEVER. To beat. TO LAG. A crooked or hump-backed woman. LAID ON THE SHELF. The man was transported for stealing something out of a waggon. . How lies the land? How stands the reckoning? Who has any land in Appleby? a question asked the man at whose door the glass stands long.TO KNUCKLE ONE'S WIPE. Stealing large pieces of coal from coalsheds. or LAID UP IN LAVENDER. A term of ridicule applied to men who being under sentence of transportation. A woman of the town. Ruffles. CANT. LADYBIRDS. KONOBLIN RIG. To go up the ladder to rest. LADY OF EASY VIRTUE. or KNUCKLE-CONFOUNDERS. a prostitute. To steal his handkerchief. Apples roasted and put into strong ale. The man has a blind or squinting eye. pretend illness. LADY DACRE'S WINE. The cove has a queer lamp. to keep back.

LAVENDER. To laugh on the wrong side of the mouth. As lazy as Ludman's dog. who leaned against the wall to bark. in more technical terms. . LARRY DUGAN'S EYE WATER. The delivery. i. i. a girl almost as slender as a lath. it is also more figuratively used for giving any one a chance of succeeding in a scheme or project. served in the foot. or attempt: to be sick of the lay. where the old gold collected at weddings by the Tom t²d man. LAP. is stored. LATCH. A lathy wench. A dunghill about London. a sporting term. Highwaymen. LAY. or labour. Blacking: Larry Dugan was a famous shoe-black at Dublin. or horseman. The empty sleeve of a one armed man. It also means a hazard or chance: he stands a queer lay. LANSPRISADO. he is in danger. who receives a bribe for his principal or master.LAND PIRATES. A nick-name for an attorney. having the jaws of one emaciated by a too rigid observation of Lent. lenten jawed. A boat. A piece of merriment. one doing the duty without the pay of a corporal. Dark lanthorn. Let in. LAW. pursuit.e. Thin. of a pregnant woman. Also a lance. LATHY. pawned. slender. Thin-visaged: from their cheeksbeing almost transparent. I'll make him laugh on the wrong (or t'other) side of his mouth. that is. who being dismounted by the death of his horse.e. from the name of a writ. Or else. by the title of lansprisado. or lancepesato. LANTHORN-JAWED. Formerly a lancier. a servant or agent at court. who laid down his budget to f²t. LAZY. LATITAT. Laid up in lavender. on which the soil brought from necessary houses is emptied. signifying to give the animal a chance of escaping. a crying out or groaning. LARK. To give law to a hare. Enterprize. LANK SLEEVE. or deputy corporal. to cry. CANT. LARK. As lazy as the tinker. LAWFUL BLANKET. a broken lance. or. Butter-milk or whey. LAUNCH. A wife. A fellow with a lank sleeve. LAYSTALL. a man who has lost an arm. One who has only two-pence in his pocket. CANT. by not setting on the dogs till the hare is at some distance. People playing together jocosely. LAUGH.

or a woman greatly his inferior. To make a leg. or make one's self scarce. LEAST IN SIGHT. To play least in sight. a woman who has had a bastard. A sword being laid down on the ground. to hide. See PEERY. Leather-headed. LEFT-HANDED WIFE. LEG. to be galled with riding on horseback. to save the trouble of coming a second time. On one's guard. when the corporal or serjeant of the company repeated these words: Leap rogue. out of the common way. Whereupon the happy couple jumped hand in hand over the sword. And then you are married for evermore. LEGGERS. to bow. for old or very fat people to take any thing from the ground without stooping. LEERY. Lazy people frequently take up more than they can safely carry. LETCH. LENTEN FARE. propped up. To break a leg. to be saddle sick. To fight at the leg. An instrument like a pair of tongs. term used by quakers for a stage-coach. A concubine. To leather also meant to beat. to take unfair advantages: it being held unfair by back-sword players to strike at the leg. Spare diet. To give leg-bail and land security. and moving on a hinge. one who cannot keep a secret is said to be leaky. A whim of the amorous kind. An ancient ceremonial said to constitute a military marriage. CANT. perhaps originally with a strap: I'll leather you to your heart's content. the parties to be married joined hands. is said to have broken a leg. IRISH TERM. the drum beating a ruffle. Leathern conveniency. according to which. to be hanged: criminals in Dublin being turned off from the outside of the prison by the falling of a board. LEVITE. when a man married his concubine. as the Scotch express it. Sham leggers. To go off with the fall of the leaf. To make water. To lie together. stupid. to run away. LEATHER. TO LIB. or. an allusion to an ancient German custom. he gave her his left hand. Apt to blab. and jump whore. keep out of the way. but in reality only deal in old shopkeepers or damaged goods. LEAKY. TO LEAK.LAZY MAN'S LOAD. cheats who pretend to sell smuggled goods. To lose leather. . and the parties were ever after considered as man and wife. LAZYBONES. LEAF. LEAPING OVER THE SWORD. like the leaf of a table. A priest or parson.

A soldier of the light infantry company. for which his father stept up. LIMB OF THE LAW. A crutch. and nastied his best clothes. to fall flat on her back.²I'll lick you! the dovetail to which is. or talebearer. To give one a lift. a good hand upon an emergency. the light troops are in full march. LIFT. A phrase used by thieves when the officers or turnkeys are examining their countenance. LIGHT-HEELED. See LIB. Jack tumbled into a cow t²d. &c. LIBKEN. To lift one's hand to one's head. LIGHT TROOPS. the lice are crawling about. LIFTER. one who is apt. A bed. LIGHTMANS. A diminutive man or woman: from Gulliver's Travels. TO LICK. Thievish. A chimney-sweeper. to drink to excess. the officers are attentively observing us. LILIPUTIAN. the same. LIGHTNING. As the traps are taking our likeness. a glass of gin. to assist. A flash of lightning. Swift in running. Duke of limbs. by the flying up of her heels. See SHOPLIFTER. A private dwelling-house.LIBBEGE. LIMBS. a willing wench. I'll give you a good lick o' the chops. An inferior or pettyfogging attorney. A bed. I'll give you a good stroke or blow on the face. A good hand at a dead lift. The day. LIGHT-FINGERED. If you lick me all over. Gin. and licked him neatly. To lift or raise one's elbow. where an imaginary kingdom of dwarfs of that name is described. or to paint slightly over. LIKENESS. A parasite. A man with a red fiery nose. also to wash. CANT. LILY SHALLOW. (WHIP SLANG) A white driving hat. LIG. A house to lie in. Lice. LIFT. . LIBBEN. or to drink drams. a tall awkward fellow. LICKSPITTLE. CANT. CANT. you won't miss². LIGHT BOB. LIGHT HOUSE. written by Dean Swift. LILY WHITE. apt to pilfer. A light-heeled wench. CANT. To beat.

LIVE STOCK. going into a shop to get change for gold. who used to hold forth when conventicles were prohibited. A term used by sailors. and had made himself a retreat by means of a trap door at the bottom of his pulpit. A prison. LITTLE BARBARY. where the tombs and lions are shewn. a foreign tongue. i. to the Tower-ditch. LINE. the French language. LOB. . To frisk a lob. LIVE LUMBER. and secreting some of the change. LINEN ARMOURERS. to squeeze the nose of the party tipped. to rob a till. to be in a disagreeable situation. The parlezvous lingo. LION. To get a man into a line. in order to work himself through the narrow passage. to administer the extreme unction. Once being pursued by the officers of justice. flat to his face with the thumb. LOB.LIMBO. See FLASH PANNEY. A prison. LITTLE EASE. Grey. To humbug. Language. LINGO. To tip the lion. and then opens the door for his accomplices: he is so called. to see the lions washed. A term for the act of coition between dog and bitch. To shew the lions and tombs. LITTLE CLERGYMAN. confinement. An outlandish lingo. and the Tower. Going on the lob. A familiar appellation used to a little boy. or in trouble. A young chimney-sweeper. to divert his attention by a ridiculous or absurd story. To be in bad loaf. A small dark cell in Guildhall. LOAF. in his notes on Hudibras. on the first of April. Lice or fleas. to point out the particular curiosities of any place. A lion is also a name given by the gownsmen of Oxford to an inhabitant or visitor. A dram of brandy. to signify all landsmen on board their ships. LITTLE SNAKESMAN. LOB'S POUND. Dr. a dissenting preacher. explains it to allude to one Doctor Lob. from writhing and twisting like a snake. Wapping. London. A little boy who gets into a house through the sink-hole. LIQUOR. to drink before a journey: among Roman Catholics. LINE OF THE OLD AUTHOR. to act the ciceroni: an allusion to Westminster Abbey. 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. Taylors. LITTLE BREECHES. To liquor one's boots. To LINE.e. It is a standing joke among the city wits to send boys and country folks. A till in a tradesman's shop.

A large relaxed penis: also a dull inanimate fellow. He stood a queer lock. Norton Falgate. and stewed together. from the colour of his clothes. to which they convey the persons they have arrested. Mother's loll. I must fight that lock. the mother's darling. LOBCOCK. LOLL TONGUE. sometimes for the surgeon himself: from the water gruel prescribed to the sick. . A spunging house. as well as the receptacle for them. LOCKERAM-JAWED. men to serve the East India or African company as soldiers. Thin-faced. by order of Lob the great. Character. till they got into a dark cell. LOCK UP HOUSE. Also houses kept by agents or crimps. A blockhead. which are of a bluish black. or rather trepan. I must try that scheme. LOBSCOUSE. LOLLIPOPS. LOCK. A house to lie in: also a lodging. or stupid fellow. but calling to some of their companions. A scheme. See LANTHORN JAWED. To lean with one's elbows on a table. An hospital for venereal patients. TO LOLLOP. to fall to fighting. a favourite child. LOCK. Sweet lozenges purchased by children. LOBSTER. who enlist. LOCKSMITH'S DAUGHTER. a public house kept by sheriff's officers. A loggerhead is also a doubleheaded. which is called loblolley. he has been salivated. a mode. when requested by a soldier to grant him a favour. composed of salt beef. LOLL. A nick name for a soldier. I will not make a lobster kettle of my ****. A key. at the King and Queen. A society which met at Lob Hall. To boil one's lobster. and the reader by repeating it makes himself the third. he bore but an indifferent character. LOBLOLLEY BOY. LOBONIAN SOCIETY. biscuit and onions. LOBKIN. We three loggerheads be: a sentence frequently written under two heads. He has been playing a game at loll tongue. where they practise every species of imposition and extortion with impunity. being made red by boiling. well peppered. a reply frequently made by the nymphs of the Point at Portsmouth. A nick name for the surgeon's servant on board a man of war. LOGGERHEAD. or lanthorn-jawed. LOCK HOSPITAL. A dish much eaten at sea. for a churchman to become a soldier: lobsters. To go to loggerheads. or bar shot of iron. A lock is also a buyer of stolen goods.they followed him through divers subterraneous passages. swore they had got into Lob's Pound. from whence they could not find their way out.

such as. he ran down stairs. A chamber pot. Looking like a simpleton. or LOUT. tedious sermons. To find a loophole in an act of parliament. LOOBY. a term used by poachers. or means of escape.' 'Don't abuse the gemman. A long-winded parson. ignorant fellow. i. LOOKING-GLASS. Thirteen pence halfpenny. TO LOPE. LONG TONGUED. a method of evading it. See GRANNY. He loped down the dancers. not able to keep a secret. or rather trundling. LONG GALLERY. To leap. or member mug. LOON. a great price. LONG. Great. don't you see his back's up?' Or someone . An opening. A long-legged person. These unhappy people afford great scope for vulgar raillery.e. Sick of the lombard fever. for the benefit of the company or community. you have got confoundedly bent by the way. LOOPHOLE. A long price.e. of the idles. Uneven. i. LONG STOMACH. idle drone. LOMBARD FEVER. A jeering name for a very tall woman: from one famous in story. LOONSLATE. 'Did you come straight from home? if so. A crooked or hump-backed man. or clown. A voracious appetite. LORD.LOLLPOOP. having one side larger or heavier than the other: boys' paper kites are often said to be lop-sided. Loquacious. LONG-WINDED. A country bumkin. one who takes long credit. Throwing. LONG ONE. jordan. LONG MEG. A hare. the dice the whole length of the board. LOP-SIDED. He is as long-tongued as Granny: Granny was an idiot who could lick her own eye. LOO. LOOKING AS IF ONE COULD NOT HELP IT. A lazy. one who preached long. LONG SHANKS. or as if one could not say boh! to a goose. 'he has been grossly insulted already. A long-winded paymaster. An awkward. called Long Meg of Westminster. For the good of the loo.' adds a by-stander. to run away.

LOUSE LADDER. LOUSE TRAP. .asks him if the show is behind. He will never louse a grey head of his own. Too much. LOUSE HOUSE. but it is more probably derived from the Greek word [GREEK: lordos]. A small toothed comb. LOWRE. LOW PAD. crooked. Scotland. LUCK.' adds he. he will never live to be old. A footpad. An awkward fellow: a name given by sailors to landsmen. A gentleman's companion.' Another piece of vulgar wit is let loose on a deformed person: If met by a party of soldiers on their march. to be bewrayed: an allusion to the proverb. It is said in the British Apollo. LOUSE LAND. A stitch fallen in a stocking. or any other place of confinement. or GOOD LUCK. Thieves who steal wet linen. LOVE BEGOTTEN CHILD. for he has got his knapsack at his back. Cant. LOUSE BAG. Ears or wattles. To tread in a surreverence. A clumsy stupid fellow. LUGS. LOUT. LUMB. LOW TIDE. LOUNGE. A bastard. LUBBER. Wet linen. from several persons labouring under that misfortune being created peers by him. LUD'S BULWARK. LULLY TRIGGERS. or gossiping shop. See WATTLES. Sh-tt-n luck is good luck. or LOW WATER. LULLIES. A black bag worn to the hair or wig. When there is no money in a man's pocket. 'you have the drum at your back. LOWING RIG. An infant. Ludgate prison. Cant. Stealing oxen or cows. that the title of lord was first given to deformed persons in the reign of Richard III. Money. The round house. one of them observes that that gentleman is on his march too. LULLABY CHEAT. LOUSE. A loitering place. Cant. 'because I see. Cant. cage.

and got bloody lushey. TO LUSH. LUSH. Live lumber. On the mace. Those who lose a game of whist. to be abandoned by one's confederates or party. LURCHER. soldiers or passengers on board a ship are so called by the sailors. called the Maccaroni Club. who led the fashions. a cheat. and by contraction styled a Maccaroni. LUMBER HOUSE. instituted by some of the most dressy travelled gentlemen about town. and got very drunk. MACCARONI. MACKEREL. The rolling kiddeys hud a spree. LUMPERS. A bawd: from the French maquerel. A swindler. Persons who contract to unload ships. LURCH. LURRIES. Money. To drink. to be left in a scrape. or other moveablcs. also thieves who lurk about wharfs to pilfer goods from ships. a bargain. the dashing lads went on a party of pleasure. . See CUNDUM. A lumping penny worth. Mrs. was supposed a member of that club. frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. rings. MACHINES. are said to be lurched. To LUMP. LUSHEY. Mackerel-backed. Chamber lye. a bum bailiff. MACE COVE. or his setter. urine. LUMPING. a great quantity for the money. An Italian paste made of flour and eggs. Phillips's ware. long-backed. To LUMP THE LIGHTER. Harlequin. LUMBER TROOP. A house appropriated by thieves for the reception of their stolen property. To be transported.LUMBER. To be left in the lurch. to live by swindling. without scoring five. A lurcher of the law. He has'got a lumping penny-worth. watches. Strong beer. LUN. also to include a number of articles under one head. Also a fop: which name arose from a club. LURCHED. To beat. whence a man foppishly dressed. a sharper. Great. Drunk. &c. A club or society of citizens of London. lighters. LYE.

or MAULKIN. A whore. MANOEUVRING THE APOSTLES. MALKIN. A bottle containing two quarts of wine. The cove's so scaly. CANT. Coffee: because formerly used chiefly by the Turks. MADGE. See SCOTCH PINT. rich in carbuncles and rubies. MADE. also a figure set up in a garden to scare the birds. MAKE WEIGHT. i. Sodomites. A rogue that counterfeits madness. MAHOMETAN GRUEL. a debauchee. MALKINTRASH. also a parcel of rags fastened to the end of a stick. capricious. CANT. MAIDEN SESSIONS. A sessions where none of the prisoners are capitally convicted. . CANT. otherwise an Abram Man. A kept madam. A halfpenny. evades his duty. A small candle: a term applied to a little slender man. MADAM RAN. MAGG. A red pimpled snout. borrowing of one man to pay another. MAN OF THE TURF. A halfpenny. Whimsical. MAKE. likewise an awkward woman. Stolen. One in a dismal garb. A horse racer. The private parts of a woman. a kept mistress. A general name for a cat. A tallow-chandler. CANT. MAGNUM BONUM.e. under pretence of sickness. MADGE CULLS. A military term for one who. CANT. to clean an oven.MAD TOM. MADAM. or TOM OF BEDLAM. or jockey. MALMSEY NOSE. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. A rake. MALINGEROR. that he would rob a scare-crow of his old wig. MAGGOT BOILER. MAGGOTTY. MAN OF THE TOWN. he'd spice a malkin of his jazey: the fellow is so mean.

A spoil sport. MARE'S NEST. MANUFACTURE. An empty bottle: marine officers being held useless by the seamen. the bones bent in honour of the Virgin Mary. SEA WIT. (CAMBRIDGE. A military term for a strict disciplinarian: from the name of a French general. MAN. MATRIMONIAL PEACE-MAKER. principal instruments in the band of rough music: these are generally performed on by butchers. MARINE OFFICER. famous for restoring military discipline to the French army. A hen. and other public or joyous occasions. MASTER OF THE WARDROBE. MARPLOT. . The knees. or on board the lighters for transportation. who is always painted in tears. MARRIAGE MUSIC. One who pawns his clothes to purchase liquor. A woman's commodity. MARTINET. and is laughing at the eggs. MAN OF THE WORLD. elections.MAN TRAP. i. He has found a mare's nest. Extremely drunk.) Any undergraduate from fifteen to thirty. are in the cant language said to be married together. A gardener. MARRIED. MAULED. said of one who laughs without any apparent cause. A baker. to counterfeit a broken arm by a fall from a scaffold. CANT. but this seems rather far-fetched. Persons chained or handcuffed together. The sugar-stick.e. called Maudlin. Crying drunk: perhaps from Mary Magdalene. and regulated their method of encampment: he was killed at the siege of Doesbourg in the year 1672. in order to be conveyed to gaol. The squalling and crying of children. To bring any one down on his marrow bones. to make him beg pardon on his knees: some derive this from Mary's bones. MASTER OF THE MINT. on marriages. A sham sore above the elbow. As a man of Emanuel²a young member of Emanuel. riding skimmington. He first disciplined the French infantry. MARGERY PRATER. or arbor vitae. or soundly beaten. Liquors prepared from materials of English growth. A knowing man. Marrow bones and cleavers. MAUDLIN DRUNK. MARROWBONES. MASTER OF THE ROLLS. MASON'S MAUND.

Men born east of the river Medway. Scolding. Almost drunk. MERRY A-SE CHRISTIAN. the gentleman spent a couple of crowns upon us. Will you melt a borde? will you spend a shilling? The cull melted a couple of decusses upon us. MAW-WALLOP. an answer to any one who prefaces a proposition with. Tip us your mawley. that it is never ripe till it is as rotten as a t²d. MEMBER MUG. A bastard. sufficient to provoke vomiting. MEALY-MOUTHED. A chamber pot. A filthy composition. CANT. A. Gin. Fam the mawley. of which it is more truly than delicately said. MAX. Over-modest or backward in speech. MAN OF THE WORLD. A hand. A vulgar slattern. May bees don't fly all the year long. or MR. with me. MEN OF STRAW. Bartholomew Lane.MAUNDERING BROTH. MEDLAR. MELTING MOMENTS. MAWLEY. The inhabitants of Kent are divided into Kentish men and men of Kent. A whore. and thereby obtaining a confirmation of their ancient privileges. 1743. Hired bail. vulgarly called an open a-se. and then it is not worth a f²t. To spend. MELLOW. MERRYMAN. CANT: MAWKES. . It may be. usually dressed in a party-coloured coat. The jack pudding. MEN OF KENT. so called from having straw stuck in their shoes to distinguish them. TO MELT. Counterfeit hair for women's privy parts. MERKIN. A Scotch presbyterian teacher or parson. See BAILEY'S DICT. the whole appearing like a moving wood. A fruit. A fat man and woman in the amorous congress. Asking or begging. A knowing man. shake hands. who are said to have met the Conqueror in a body. MESS JOHN. MAY BEES. MERRY ANDREW. Also a society held at the Fountain Tavern. MERRY-BEGOTTEN. each carrying a green bough in his hand.D. or zany of a mountebank. MAUNDING. jester. shake hands.

e. the act of self pollution. A murderer. a man with his wife on his back. Gold. Young chimney sweepers. A sheep's heart and pluck. The semen. I'll beat out your eye. A coat. Bold. i. To fetch mettle. or petticoat. I'll mill your glaze. One who is easily tricked out of his property. A little man or woman: also the smallest sort of pin. A pawnbroker's shop. how the boxer beat the fellow. MICHAEL. when they leave their wives soon after the honey moon. An answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is wanted. to kill a sheep. MILCH COW. Mettle is also figuratively used for courage. MILLER. Michael. One who eats at the same mess. MILL. To mill a ken. A man loaded with mischief. METTLESOME. To MILL. MILK AND WATER. MIDSHIPMAN'S WATCH AND CHAIN. MINE A-SE ON A BANDBOX. A shirt. To mill doll. MILL LAY. MINIKIN. CANT. A chisel. MILLING COVE. TO MILK THE PIGEON. just as a bandbox would be if used for a seat. beat out. To endeavour at impossibilities. pawned. See HYP. MINOR CLERGY. Both ends of the busk. MINE UNCLE'S. CANT. for prisoners who have money and bleed freely. courageous. MISH. METTLE. MISCHIEF. companion or comrade.MESSMATE. MISH TOPPER. Newmarried men are also said to go to their uncle's. MINT. . also to break. to rob a house. How the milling cove served the cull out. To force open the doors of houses in order to rob them. your head's on fire. or sheet. common phrase for a large sum. a term used by gaolers. A boxer. To mill a bleating cheat. A mint of money. also a necessary house. To rob. smock. Hip. Carried to my uncle's. to beat hemp in bridewell. or kill.

MISS. A miss or kept mistress; a harlot. MISS LAYCOCK. The monosyllable. MITE. A nick name for a cheesemonger: from the small insect of that name found in cheese. MIX METAL. A silversmith. MOABITES. Bailiffs, or Philistines. MOB; or MAB. A wench, or harlot. MOBILITY. The mob: a sort of opposite to nobility. MOHAIR. A man in the civil line, a townsman, or tradesman: a military term, from the mohair buttons worn by persons of those descriptions, or any others not in the army, the buttons of military men being always of metal: this is generally used as a term of contempt, meaning a bourgeois, tradesman, or mechanic. MOIETY. Half, but vulgarly used to signify a share or portion: as, He will come in for a small moiety. MOLL. A whore. MOLL PEATLY'S GIG. A rogering bout. MOLL THOMPSON'S MARK. M. T. i.e. empty: as, Take away this bottle, it has Moll Thompson's mark upon it. MOLLY. A Miss Molly; an effeminate fellow, a sodomite. MONDAY. Saint Monday. See SAINT. MONEY. A girl's private parts, commonly applied to little children: as, Take care, Miss, or you will shew your money. MONEY DROPPERS. Cheats who drop money, which they pretend to find just before some country lad; and by way of giving him a share of their good luck, entice him into a public house, where they and their confederates cheat or rob him of what money he has about him. MONGREL. A hanger on among cheats, a spunger; also a child whose father and mother are of different countries. MONKS AND FRIARS. Terms used by printers: monks are sheets where the letters are blotted, or printed too black; friars, those letters where the ink has failed touching the type, which are therefore white or faint. MONKEY. To suck the monkey; to suck or draw wine, or any other liquor, privately out of a cask, by means of a straw, or small tube. Monkey's allowance; more kicks than halfpence. Who put that monkey on horseback without tying his legs? vulgar wit on a bad horseman. MONOSYLLABLE. A woman's commodity.

MOONCURSER. A link-boy: link-boys are said to curse the moon, because it renders their assistance unnecessary; these gentry frequently, under colour of lighting passengers over kennels, or through dark passages, assist in robbing them. Cant. MOON-EYED HEN. A squinting wench. MOON MEN. Gypsies. MOON RAKERS. Wiltshire men: because it is said that some men of that county, seeing the reflection of the moon in a pond, endeavoured to pull it out with a rake. MOONSHINE. A matter or mouthful of moonshine; a trifle, nothing. The white brandy smuggled on the coasts of Kent and Sussex, and the gin in the north of Yorkshire, are also called moonshine. MOP. A kind of annual fair in the west of England, where farmers usually hire their servants. To MOP UP. To drink up. To empty a glass or pot. MOPED. Stupid, melancholy for want of society. MOPSEY. A dowdy, or homely woman. MOPSQUEEZER. A maid servant, particularly a housemaid. MOPUSSES. Money. MORGLAG. A brown bill, or kind of halbert, formerly carried by watchmen; corruption of MORE, great or broad, and GLAVE, blade. MORNING DROP. The gallows. He napped the king's pardon and escaped the morning drop; he was pardoned, and was not hanged. MORRIS. Come, morris off; dance off, or get you gone. allusion to morris, i.e. MORISCO, or Moorish dancing. MORT. A woman or wench; also a yeoman's daughter. To be taken all-a mort; to be confounded, surprised, or motionless through fear. MOSES. To stand Moses: a man is said to stand Moses when he has another man's bastard child fathered upon him, and he is obliged by the parish to maintain it. MOSS. A cant term for lead, because both are found on the tops of buildings. MOSSY FACE. The mother of all saints. MOT. A girl, or wench. See MORT.

MOTHER, or THE MOTHER. A bawd. Mother abbess: the same. Mother midnight; a midwife. Mother in law's bit; a small piece, mothers in law being supposed not apt to overload the stomachs of their husband's children. MOTHER OF ALL SAINTS. The Monosyllable. MOTHER OF ALL SOULS. The same. IRISH. MOTHER OF ST. PATRICK. The same. IRISH. MOTHER OF THE MAIDS. A bawd. MOUCHETS. Small patches worn by ladies: from the French word mouches. MOVEABLES. Rings, watches, or any toys of value. MOUSE. To speak like a mouse in a cheese; i.e. faintly or indistinctly. MOUSETRAP. The parson's mousetrap; the state of matrimony. MOUTH. A noisy fellow. Mouth half cocked; one gaping and staring at every thing he sees. To make any one laugh on the wrong, or t'other side of his mouth; to make him cry or grieve. MOUTH. A silly fellow. A dupe. To stand mouth; i.e. to be duped. To MOW. A Scotch word for the act of copulation. MOW HEATER. A drover: from their frequent sleeping on hay mows. CANT. MOWER. A cow. MUCK. Money; also dung. MUCKWORM. A miser. MUCKINDER. A child's handkerchief tied to the side. MUD. A fool, or thick-sculled fellow; also, among printers the same as dung among journeymen taylors. See DUNG. MUD LARK. A fellow who goes about by the water side picking up coals, nails, or other articles in the mud. Also a duck. MUFF. The private parts of a woman. To the well wearing of your muff, mort; to the happy consummation of your marriage, girl; a health. MUFFLING CHEAT. A napkin.

MUGGLETONIANS. The sect or disciples of Lodowick Muggleton. MULLIGRUBS. Sick of the mulligrubs with eating chopped hay: low-spirited, having an imaginary sickness. MUM. An interjection directing silence. Mum for that; I shall be silent as to that. As mute as Mumchance, who was hanged for saying nothing; a friendly reproach to any one who seems low-spirited and silent. MUMCHANCE. An ancient game like hazard, played with dice: probably so named from the silence observed in playing at it. MUM GLASS. The monument erected on Fish-street Hill, London, in memory of the great fire in 1666. MUMBLE A SPARROW. A cruel sport practised at wakes and fairs, in the following manner: A cock sparrow whose wings are clipped, is put into the crown of a hat; a man having his arms tied behind him, attempts to bite off the sparrow's head, but is generally obliged to desist, by the many pecks and pinches he receives from the enraged bird. MUMMER. The mouth. MUMPERS. Originally beggars of the genteel kind, but since used for beggars in general. MUMPERS HALL. An alehouse where beggars are harboured. MUNDUNGUS. Bad or rank tobacco: from mondongo, a Spanish word signifying tripes, or the uncleaned entrails of a beast, full of filth. MUNG. To beg. MUNS. The face, or rather the mouth: from the German word MUND, the mouth. Toute his muns; look at his face. MUNSTER PLUMS. Potatoes. IRISH. MUNSTER HEIFER. An Irish woman. A woman with thick legs is said to be like a Munster heifer; i.e. beef to the heels. MURDER. He looked like God's revenge against murder; he looked angrily. MURPHIES. Potatoes. MUSHROOM. A person or family suddenly raised to riches and eminence: an allusion to that fungus, which starts up in a night. MUSIC. The watch-word among highwaymen, signifying the person is a friend, and must pass unmolested. Music is also an Irish term, in tossing up, to express the harp side, or reverse, of a farthing or halfpenny, opposed to the head. MUTE. An undertaker's servant, who stands at the door of a person lying in state: so named from being supposed mute with grief.

e. and the adjacent counties. To seize. A brothel. Ingenious. Strong ale. MUZZLE. NAPPER OF NAPS. to have a turn-for it. TO NAP. A bridle. or NOB GIRDER. also a cheat or thief.MUTTON-HEADED. you are infected. having carnal knowledge of a woman. as Morse caught his mare. CANT. In her mutton. watchmen. a large hat. fixed. MUZZLER. i. To nab the rust. To nab the stoop. NACKY. See MINT. The head. and I nailed him. Clerkenwell bridewell. NAPPY ALE. He offered me a decus. &c. He caught him napping. the bridewell at Tothil-fields. To have a nack. To cheat at dice by securing one chance. MUTTON MONGER. Penthouse nab. A nation long way. NAILED. To NAB GIRDER. To take any one napping. NATION. or catch unawares. MYRMIDONS. to find him asleep: as. An abbreviation of damnation: a vulgar term used in Kent. he offered me a crown. to be ready at any thing. To NAB. very good. The constable's assistants. NAB. You've napt it. The milling cove tipped the cull a muzzler. NANNY HOUSE. To nab the snow: to steal linen left out to bleach or dry. A sheep stealer. i. NAPPER. A hat. for very. to be privately whipped. A prison or bridewell. to come upon him unexpectedly. NAPPING. CANT. A man addicted to wenching. . MUTTON. or NAB CHEAT. MYNT. to stand in the pillory. Stupid. NASK. A beard. and I struck or fixed him. a jockey term for a horse that becomes restive. Secured. the boxer gave the fellow a blow on the mouth. or NASKIN. a very long way. Also to catch the venereal disease. CANT. NACK. Nation good. A violent blow on the mouth. The new nask. To nab the teaze. Sussex. Tothil-fields nask.e.

sent out with beer to private houses. the warden of the Fleet prison. A sharper.NATTY LADS. The following is a translated specimen: Ques. NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS. out of temper. said of one who is peevish or out of temper. Young thieves or pickpockets. . A woman's undressed gown. I will be no man's slave. he pretends not to understand any thing. What is your name?²Ans. Figuratively. CANT. After the senate house examination for degrees. NEB. NEGLIGEE. NAVY OFFICE. Hemp. NECK VERSE. NEEDLE POINT. NEGROE'S HEADS. a love or merry-begotten child. Vulgarly termed a neggledigee. NECK WEED. as. NEGROE. NESCIO. the students proceed to the schools. I do not know. Ques. also an idiot. Nazy cove or mort. was termed their neck verse: it was the first verse of the fiftyfirst psalm. NAZY. a drunken rogue or harlot. Who was your father?-Ans. I do not know. NAY WORD. Golden scholars. The bill of a bird. a bastard. NATURAL. drunken coxcombs. He or she has pissed on a nettle. Miserere mei. Teized. I do not know. A bye-word. Drunken. What is the name of this university?²Ans. The Fleet prison. The boy who collects the pots belonging to an alehouse. I'll be no man's negro. the face and mouth of a woman. and leaden masters. According to custom immemorial the answers MUST be Nescio. NECK STAMPER. Commander of the Fleet.&c. Nazy nabs. provoked. to be questioned by the proctor. and the slit of a pen. Brown leaves delivered to the ships in ordinary. He sports a Nescio. The foretop of a wig made in imitation of Christ's head of hair. Ques. A black-a-moor: figuratively used for a slave. 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. as represented by the painters and sculptors. She holds up her neb: she holds up her mouth to be kissed. or NIB. proverb. A natural son or daughter. A mistress. a child. This last is probably the only true answer of the three! NETTLED. silver bachelors. NAZAKENE FORETOP.

It is a point of honour in some regiments. A name given in ridicule or contempt: from the French nom de niqne. which is always done in the night. NIG. The scaffold used at Newgate for hanging of criminals. they chew a bullet. NICKNACKS. NIGHTMAN. NICKNAME. A foolish fellow. whilst under the discipline of the cat of nine tails. NIGGLING. NEWMAN'S TEA GARDENS. One whose business it is to empty necessary houses in London. A thief or sharper. Niqne is a movement of the head to mark a contempt for any person or thing. or curiosities. NIGHTINGALE. trifling. A constable. clipping. a methodist. NEWMAN'S HOTEL. sings out at the halberts. which dropping down. baubles. NEWGATE BIRD. NIGHT MAGISTRATE. NICKIN. the Devil. a cart. A simpleton. or NINCUMPOOP. A trifler. the operation is called a wedding. NICK NINNY. Old nick. One of the new light. to avoid which. leaves them suspended. A toyshop. to hit the mark just in the nick of time. also a diminutive of Isaac. also one who never saw his wife's ****. NIKEY or NIZEY. frequently caged in Newgate. NlCKNACKATORY. NEW LIGHT. as the term is. The gallows. Cutting awkwardly. . who attends the gaols to assist villains in evading justice. never to cry out. the use of that vulgar vehicle. A soldier who. NICKUMPOOP. among the grenadiers. become nightingales. Newgate. A petty fogging and roguish attorney. also accompanying with a woman. or at the critical moment.NEW DROP. Newgate. NEWMAN'S LIFT. NIFFYNAFFY FELLOW. To NICK. a clipper. See WEDDING. To win at dice. The clippings of money. Cant. Nigler. Nigging. is entirely left off. NICK. A soft simple fellow. By this improvement. NEWGATE SOLICITOR. Toys.

A simpleton or fool. a cutpurse. to take. as it is called. The head. NOCKY BOY. NIP. NIT SQUEEGER. NOB. with a seat before it for the driver. NOB. Knave noddy. A man of rank. of a mile and half. A hair-dresser. Also a kind of low cart. To steal or pilfer: from the German nemen. The sheers used in clipping money. NOD. and women ten cats lives. so that for sixpence one may have a set down. NOCK. A simpleton. the old-fashioned name for the knave of trumps. Nothing. Negro saying. NIMGIMMER. Stealing brass knockers from doors. NINNY. A nick name for the purser of a ship: from those gentlemen being supposed sometimes to nip. NO CATCHY NO HAVY. used in and about Dublin. the allowance of the seamen. A dull simple fellow. a notch. or diminish. NINE LIVES. A peruke-maker. steal a cloak. NODDY. NODDLE. NOISY DOG RACKET. He is gone to the land of nod. NIPPS. NOBTHATCHER. NIPPERKIN. Bung nipper. TO NIM. The breech. particularly those who cure the venereal disease. .e. A physician or surgeon. If I am not caught. It is also applied to stingy persons in general. Nim a togeman. A small measure. The head. Cats are said to have nine lives. NIP CHEESE. NIX.NIGMENOG. A very silly fellow. and frequently a tumble down into the bargain: it is called a noddy from the nutation of its head. i. for the same distance. in the manner of a hackney coach: the fare is just half that of a coach. or NINNYHAMMER. from NOCK. I cannot be hurt. SQUEEZER. he is asleep. A king. A cheat. in that and every other article.

NORFOLK DUMPLING.e. I see the hose bag in his face. but now very seldom. i. NONE-SUCH. NOSE GENT. John-a-Nokes and Tom-a-Stiles. or any other dissenter. To make a bridge of any one's nose. A nick name. TO NOSE. or rode private. A ninny. NOLL.NOKES. NORFOLK CAPON. The pillory. Melting butter in a wig. Lord Northumberland's arms. A bag fastened to the horse's head. To give evidence. NOSE. NONSENSE. NOPE. his confederate turned king's evidence. presbyterian. As plain as the nose on your face. He is led by the nose. to rival one in the favour of any person. John Doe and Richard Roe. A blow: as. A nun. to pass by him in drinking. NORTH ALLERTONS. To follow one's nose. He cut off his nose to be revenged of his face. in which the soldiers of the cavalry put the oats given to their horses: whence the saying. To put one's nose out of joint. and he was hanged for burglary. hanged. dumplings being a favourite food in that county. A red herring. Oliver Cromwell. or term of jocular reproach to a Norfolk man. he has been a private man. namely. NORWAY NECKCLOTH. . Married. repeatedly set together by the ears by lawyers of different denominations: two fictitious names formerly used in law proceedings. evidently to be seen. or fool. NOSE. TO NOSE. His pall nosed and he was twisted for a crack. A nonconformist. a black eye: so called in the last century. Old Noll. One that is unequalled: frequently applied ironically. NON-CON. two honest peaceable gentlemen. To bully. To inform. NOSE BAG. having for several years past been supplanted by two other honest peaceable gentlemen. to be revenged on his neighbour. to go strait forward. A man who informs or turns king's evidence. to smell it. has materially injured himself. usually made of Norway fir. like Rippon. NORTHUMBERLAND. Spurs. he is governed. that place. I took him a nope on the costard. To nose a stink. NOOZED. said of one who. being famous for making them.

NUTMEGS. An out-of-the-way old-fashioned dress. pleased. The head. He nulled him heartily. My dear nug. NUTCRACKERS. i. NUGGING DRESS. Nubbing cove. NUMMS. TO NULL. A sham collar. NUNNERY. when. my dear love. NOTCH. they nursed him out of it. A brothel. NUB. NOTE. where Burton ale is sold in nyps.NOSTRUM. The cove's nutting the blowen. NUG. An endearing word: as. instead of answering or confuting a pressing argument. A medicine prepared by particular persons only. NUMBSCULL. The pillory: as. . Testicles. NYP SHOP.e. NUBBING. TO NURSE. the hangman. NUTS. also coition. He changed his note. To consult the book of numbers: a term used in the House of Commons. is said to be at nurse. denoting a courtesan. a quack medicine. a small vessel. puts the matter to the vote. The neck. A stupid fellow. The cull peeped through the nutcrackers. Nubbing ken. it was very agreeable to them. to be worn over a dirty shirt. he told another sort of a story. for the payment of bdebts. To beat: as. the man is trying to please the girl. she's pleased with her cully. NOZZLE. or NIP. To cheat: as. Fond. The nose of a man or woman. the sessions house. NUTS. The private parts of awoman. a nip of ale: whence the nipperkin. Hanging. NOUS-BOX. It was nuts for them. She's nuts upon her cull. NYP. NUMBERS.e. An estate in the hands of trustees. The Peacock in Gray's Inn Lane. the minister calls for a division. A half pint. NUGGING-HOUSE. Nubbing cheat: the gallows. A bawdy house. or rather a loose kind of dress. i.

OAK. ODD-COME-SHORTLYS. to beat him. and he that could take out a counter.NYPPER. A rich maa. a NYPPER was a pick purse. to repair to his house. afterwards for some misdemeanor put down. Simple. To sing O be easy. I'll do it one of these odd-come-shortly's. a man of good substance and credit. there was a school-house set up to learn young boys to cut purses: two devices were hung up. from Stow. and sometime a merchant of good credit. To occupy a woman. without noise of any of the bells. By God's blood. and the nails with which he was nailed to the cross. He reared up a new trade of life. or make signs to the officers to take a thief. to appear contented when one has cause to complain. or cut-purse. it is hoped. OCCUPY. OFFICE. and found this here gemman very obstropulous. frequently mentioned in a jocular manner by persons. As in the dress of ancient times many people wore their purses at their girdles. To be sure. though the name remains. one was a pocket. or sober. whereof I comprehended him as an auspicious parson. is well worth seeing at the price of becoming a member. OAF. which is now lost. To sport oak. to shut the outward door of a student's room at college. A Welch oath. ignorant of its meaning. implying the party threatened will be made to cry. London. ODDS PLUT AND HER NAILS. To put in one's oar. fine eyes. I was going my rounds. a threat. Rum ogles. the introduction to the most noble grand. The favourite oaths of the thieves of the present day are. OATHS. cutting them was a branch of the light-fingered art. A silly fellow. OAFISH. to give information. To rub a man down with an oaken towel. to have carnal knowledge of her. and dare not. and in the same house he procured all the cut-purses about the city. he is staid. Vulgar misnomer of OBSTREPEROUS: as. and another was a purse. Eyes. . ODDFELLOWS. and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. He has sowed his wild oats. which is. or give an opinion unasked: as. gives the following account of this Wotton: This man was a gentleman born. a FOYSTER was a pick-pocket. but fallen by time into decay: he kept an alehouse near Smart's Key. arrayed in royal robes. to intermeddle. "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. OATS. I will do it some time or another. having left off his wild tricks. I'll make you sing O be joyful on the other side of your mouth. who in the year 1585 kept an academy for the education and perfection of pickpockets and cut-purses: his school was near Billingsgate. was adjudged a judicial NYPPER: according to their terms of art. OGLES. A convivial society. an oaken cudgel. To give the office. The purse had silver in it. near Billingsgate. and was hung about with hawks bells. An oaken towel. A cut-purse: so called by one Wotton. the pocket had in it certain counters. Maitland. O BE JOYFUL. you must put in your oar! OBSTROPULOUS.

Bridewell. the evil spirit of the north. A parson: an allusion to his tithes. A composition used by vintners to adulterate their wines. I will beat you. or BARLEY BROTH. Ugly. The whole together: jocular imitation of law Latin. OLD DING. OIL OF GLADNESS. I will anoint you with the oil of gladness. CANT. the multitude. See OLD HAT. one who knows mankind. Knowing or expert in any business. OLD POGER. Poor Yorkshire cheese. CANT. OMNIUM GATHERUM. Strong beer. A dose the cobler gives his wife whenever she is obstropulous. who take degrees without being entitled for an honor. OLD STAGER. OLIVER'S SCULL. are three books of Euclid. A piece of gold. OLD HARRY. accustomed. The name of one of the principal rogues of the canting crew. OLD TOAST. The Devil: from NEKEN. OLD ONE. OLD NICK. OLD DOSS. OI POAAOI (Proofreaders Note: Greek Letters). OLLI COMPOLLI. OIL OF STIRRUP. OLD ONE?" OLD PEGG. ironically spoken for. CANT. Expert. Likewise an expression of quizzical familiarity. and as far as Quadratic Equation's in Algebra. as "how d'ye do. GORY. See PLUCKED. OLD DOG AT IT. made of skimmed milk. OLD MR. A chamber pot. (CAMBRIDGE. ONE IN TEN.OIL OF BARLEY. also the nick-name for the devil. A brisk old fellow. OLD. . All that is REQUIRED. One accustomed to business. The Devil. The Devil.) The many. OLD HAND.

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

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

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

PAUNCH. squeak. and no pitch hot or ready. or turn stag. also to eat voraciously. and patters flash. PAT. To ring a peal in a man's ears.PASSAGE. red-haired. to smear it over with pitch: The devil to pay. PAVIOUR'S WORKSHOP. to touch or handle clumsily.²Also to beat: as. Hind paw. PEAK. Carroty-pated. To conceal in the hand. A camp game with three dice: doublets. To impeach: called also to blow the gab. or to the purpose. and talks flash. the fellow was imprisoned in the house of correction for taking bounties from different regiments. the foot. how the wench drinks gin. I will pay you as Paul paid the Ephesians. Punch. PATE. Fore paw. called Polichenello. to scold at him: his wife rang him such a peal! PEAR MAKING. TO PAY. now called Mr. To pay away. To paw. To paum a die: to hide a die in the palm of the hand. making up ten or more. over the face and eyes. To smear over. are bid to live together till death them does part. The belly. PATTERING. &c. that both the name and character were taken from a celebrated Italian comedian. any other chances lose. to children. To PEACH. Some think paunch was the original name of that facetious prince of puppets. Apposite. To pay the bottom of a ship or boat. Don't pretend to paum that upon me. The head. PATRICO. to fight manfully. also talk or palaver in order to amuse one intended to be cheated. as he is always represented with a very prominent belly: though the common opinion is. or the language used by thieves. Pattering of prayers. so shaking hands. To talk. and all your d²-d jaws. without gospel or common prayer book: the couple standing on each side of a dead beast. The cove was fined in the steel for pear making. Taking bounties from several regiments and immediately deserting. The street. TO PATTER. A hand or foot. To patter flash. PAW PAW TRICKS. the wedding is ended. PAW. strolling priests that marry people under a hedge. Any kind of lace. the confused sound of a number of persons praying together. Also any minister or parson. The maundering or pert replies of servants. or PATER-COVE. the hand. The fifteenth rank of the canting tribe. He paums. How the blowen lushes jackey. PEAL. SEA TERM. TO PAUM. Naughty tricks: an expression used by nurses. to pass or win. To pay through the nose: to pay an extravagant price. . he cheats. to speak flash. look at his dirty paws.

PEDLAR'S FRENCH. PEEPY. tis snitch we are observed. PEEPER. Old Peg. when Godiva countess of Chester rode at noon quite naked through that town. A peg is also a blow with a straightarm: a term used by the professors of gymnastic arts. stomach. a one-eyed man. Saving in small matters. To look about. PED. told of a taylor of Coventry. or the haltering-place. Inquisitive. a walking-stick. jumbled together. peeping out of a window. The pillory. derived from an old legendary tale. to acknowledge one's self in an error. poor hard Suffolk or Yorkshire cheese. in order to procure certain immunities for the inhabitants. Drowsy. PEEPING TOM. His figure. Pedlar's pony. there's nothing to be done. Gone to Peg Trantum's. a blow in the eye. also a looking-glass. A peg in the day-light. victuals and drink. PENNY-WISE AND POUND FOOLISH. The penis of man or beast. Track up the dancers. There's a peery. CANT.PECCAVI. PEG. To strip: allusion to the taking off the coat or rind of an orange or apple. that fellow suspects something. PEEPERS. Tumultuously. PEERY. who. A heat. What a pelt he was in! Pelt is also the skin of several beasts. whip up stairs. or passion. PELT. CANT. To PEER. A basket. PECK. is still kept up in remembrance of the transaction. Eyes. Single peeper. PECKISH. to own a fault: from the Latin PECCAVI. To PEEL. (notwithstanding the rest of the people shut up their houses) shly peeped out of his window. and pike with the peeper. helter skelter. and extravagant in great. PEG TRANTUM'S. A spying glass. to be circumspect. Hungry. Peck and booze. chafe. PENANCE BOARD. A nick name for a curious prying fellow. for which he was miraculously struck blind. Victuals. PECULIAR. To cry peccavi. the victualling office. or under the ear. I have sinned. dead. . PELL-MELL. A mistress. The cull's peery. and run off with the looking-glass. The cant language. PEGO. as. suspicious.

Water cyder. Infected with the venereal disease. A broad brimmed hat. PEPPERED. with a gun in his hand. PETER LUG. The department of stealing portmanteaus. which gave a badge charged with a phoenix: these men were called likewise firedrakes. Biter of peters. Firemen belonging to an insurance office. or officers of justice. PERSUADERS. &c. PET. Warm. ready to undertake any litigious or bad cause: it is derived from the French words petit vogue. A piece of wit commonly thrown out at a person walking through a street or village near London. of small credit. also drunkards. called the apron-string hold. or before him. PETTISH. PERKIN. PHOENIX-MEN. A good pennyworth. PHILISTINES. passionate. cheap bargain. the highwayman spurred his horse hard. PETTY FOGGER. PETTICOAT PENSIONER. PERRIWINKLE. one that makes it a trade to steal boxes and trunks from behind stage coaches or out of waggons.PENNYWORTH. PEPPERY. An equivalent. but the officers seized him. PETER LAY. PHARAOH. PETER GUNNER. A little dirty attorney. Strong malt liquor. One who has an estate during his wife's life. In a pet. The kiddey clapped his persuaders to his prad but the traps boned him. PENTHOUSE NAB. . To rob Peter to pay Paul. Who is Peter Lug? who lets the glass stand at his door. in a passion or miff. Passionate. A wig. One kept by a woman forsecret services. Spurs. A portmanteau or cloke-bag. PETER. will kill all the birds that died last summer. trunks. PETTICOAT HOLD. or little reputation. to borrow of one man to pay another: styled also manoeuvring the apostles. Bailiffs.

An arch waggish fellow. Pickle herring. See VESSEL. or doing any thing in a small degree: perhaps from peddling.PHOS BOTTLE. A tale-bearer or mischief maker. or pickle. Piece likewise means at Cambridge a close or spot of ground adjacent to any of the colleges. two or more in a bed. Rum phyz. which being refused by the provost of King's. Pilfering. . He can have boiled pig at home. also a sharper. throw away the bottle of phosphorus. A young child. To PIDDLE. Pigsnyes. PHRASE OF PAPER. Cold pig. the zany or merry andrew of a mountebank. PICKT HATCH. The sheriff's picture frame. &c. to purchase any thing without seeing. To pig together. to lie or sleep together. A wench. small eyes. and used by him in that sense. Brandy is Latin for pig and goose. a sow's baby. A China street pig. a girl who is more or less active and skilful in the amorous congress. he erected before their gates a temple of CLOACINA. PICTURE FRAME. NEGRO TERM. knock down the officer and run away. PICKLE. A vulgar abbreviation of physiognomy. The face. a Bow-street officer. PICAROON. or other females of the house. for him. a cant name for some part of the town noted for bawdy houses in Shakespeare's time. Piddling also means trifling. In pickle. While Clare Piece belonged to King's. May we never have a PIECE (peace) that will injure the constitution. PIG. Floor the pig and bolt. Hence the (CAMBRIDGE) toast. an odd face or countenance. bottle of phosphorus: used by housebreakers to light their lanthorns. To make water: a childish expression. Pig-widgeon. Mammy. PIG. Sixpence. a punishment awaits him. A damned good or bad piece. petty larceny. A police officer. the gallows or pillory. an infant. PIECE. To buy a pig in a poke. It will be unnecessary to say that his arguments were soon acceded to. as. PICKING. See JACK PUDDING. PICKANINY. and leaving them to pig or lie in the cold. in a salivation. a simpleton. PHYZ. I want to piddle. Ding the phos. a mark of being master of his own house: an allusion to a well known poem and story. PICKTHANK. a jocular punishment inflicted by the maid seryants. the same: a vulgar term of endearment to a woman. PHYSOG. as Clare-hall Piece. The spot of ground before King's College formerly belonged to Clare-hall. or in the pickling tub. the master of Clare-hall proposed a swop. The face. PHYSOG. Obstinate. on persons lying over long in bed: it consists in pulling off all the bed clothes. To go to the manor of pickt hatch. an apology for drinking a dram after either. or is prepared for him. Half a quarter of a sheet. A. Pig's eyes. A pirate. There are rods in brine. PIG-HEADED.

and. run away. To PINCH ON THE PARSON'S SIDE. Also to ask for change for a guinea. At a pinch. The head. PIGEONS. and when the silver is received. PILLALOO. wait ready mounted near Guildhall. PIMP WHISKIN. before fixed on. he was said to have drunk to a merry pin. To run away. who. &c. named from introducing the fire to the coals. To defraud the parson of his tithe. which she insures for a considerable sum: thus biting the biter. PIGEON'S MILK. ride with them full speed to some distant insurance office. The Irish cry or howl at funerals. PIN MONEY. there stood I. to attempt impossibilities. to cheat. In or to a merry pin. was to swallow the quantity contained between two pins. having silver pegs or pins set at equal distances from the top to the bottom: by the rules of good fellowship. A sirreverence. Pike off. . by which means several bad shillings are passed. The youngest child. then suddenly pretending to recollect that you had sufficient silver to pay the bill. A piece of game frequently practised at fairs.e. Hence when a person was a little elevated with liquor. PINCH. To milk the pigeon. to change some of the good shillings for bad ones. to be put to shifts for want of money. To go into a tradesman's shop under the pretence of purchasing rings or other light articles. to steal lead off a church. PIGEON. whose tail is cut short. PIN BASKET. or cock bawd. almost drunk: an allusion to a sort of tankard. as soon as the first two or three numbers are drawn. every person drinking out of one of these tankards. being turned out. PINCH. human excrement. To PIKE. abpve the height of his head. Boys and novices are frequently sent on the first of April to buy pigeons milk. and while examining them to shift some up the sleeve of the coat. if he drank more or less. chiefly the venereal one. PILGRIM'S SALVE. and becomes the property of him who can catch and hold him by the tail. An allowance settled on a married woman for her pocket expences. commonly a decent looking woman. who takes care to be at the office before the hour of drawing: to her he secretly gives the number. PIMP. To fly a blue pigeon. PIMPLE. wakes. PILL. ask for the guinea again. PIN. on an exigency. or PEELE GARLICK. there stood poor pill garlick: i. formerly used in the north. but now commonly used by persons speaking of themselves: as. A large pig. is hunted by the young men and boys. A weak silly fellow easily imposed on. also a small faggot used about London for lighting fires. during the drawing of the lottery. which they receive from a confederate on a card. Sharpers. To pigeon. 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. and return the change. A male procurer. where there is another of the gang. and both soaped and greased.PIG RUNNING. A top trader in pimping. Said originally to mean one whose skin or hair had fallen off from some disease.

broken. whereby the division between the anus and vagina is cut through. He shall not piss my money against the wall. PARTY WIT . A window stopt up on the inside. PISS-PROUD. Discoloured: commonly applied to a discoloured grey wig. and demolished: a simile borrowed from the playhouse. To stab or wound with a small sword: probably derived from the holes formerly cut in both men and women's clothes. He will piss when he can't whistle. Legs. or pinching lay. To pink and wink. A great drinker. PIT. Sacheverel was depicted. PISS-BURNED. PISS. 1743. PISSING PINS AND NEEDLES. ill shapen legs. PINS. That old fellow thought he had an erection. an operation in midwifery or copulation. Pink of the fashion. A broken winded horse. Queer pins. Having a false erection. said of any old fellow who marries a young wife. To PINK. called pinking. He who once a good name gets. in changing money. for the benefit of some favourite player. A physician who judges of the diseases of his patients solely by the inspection of their urine. Rogues who.PINCHERS. in the bottom of which the portrait of Dr. PISS PROPHET. This species of roguery is called the pinch. A. Flattering him.D. He took a handsome watch from the gentleman's fob. A club or brotherhood. A watch fob. PISCINARIANS. PIT. where poor rogues unable to pay the fees are buried. to save the tax imposed in that gentleman's administration. one much given to liquor. PISS MAKER. A sweater or mohawk. PISS POT HALL. near Hackney. PITT'S PICTURE. frequently winking the eyes through a weakness in them. IRISH. PISSING DOWN ANY ONE'S BACK. May piss a bed. when. and say he sweats. To lay pit and boxes into one. he shall not have my money to spend in liquor. built by a potter chiefly out of the profits of chamber pots. by dexterity of hand frequently secrete two or three shillings out of the change of a guinea. he will be hanged. PIPER. the top of the mode. but his²was only pissproud. The pit is also the hole under the gallows. PINKING-DINDEE. the pit and boxes are laid together. To have a gonorrhea. He drew a rare thimble from the swell's pit. A house at Clapton.

Stuck fast. To play booty. Plump in the pocket. Courage. To pluck a rose. Pluck the Ribbon. when money comes to hand. The miraculous pitcher. PLATTER-FACED. A plumper. i.e. Pintledy-pantledy. A society held. PLUMP. The place in the house of the fence where stolen goods are secreted. my heart went pit-a-pat. place. Plump also means directly. he has won the KEAT. he was planted by the parson. which in the country usually stands in the garden. PLUMB. she has lost her maidenhead. to settle a dispute. such as the twelve apostles. as. PLATE. PIZZY CLUB. is infected with the venereal disorder: a simile drawn from hofse-racing. It is all plummy. When the plate fleet comes in. ring the bell. To pluck also signifies to deny a degree to a candidate at one of the universities. PLANT. at the sign of the Tower. full in the pocket. against the inclination. Don Pizzaro. silver. or let slip. as. Money. a single vote at an election. The three first books of Euclid. to be guilty of some great irregularity or mismanagement. an expression said to be used by women for going to the necessary house. PLUMP CURRANT.PIT-A-PAT. I am not plump currant. D. the legion of honor. on account of insufficiency. To play the whole game. and as far as Quadratic Equations in Algebra. to hide. PLUCK. to play with an intention to lose. PLAY. all is right. &c. 1744. to cheat. Plant your wids and stow them. to reprove one for some past transgression. I'll give you a plump in the bread basket. A man's penis. Also to bury. To lay.e. To PLANT. Broad-faced. give him a blow in the eyes. it fell plump upon him: it fell directly upon him. he drew out his pistols and shot him. The palpitation of the heart: as. He is in for the plate. confounded. I am out of sorts. or the victualling office: I'll give you a blow in the stomach. a receipt frequently prescribed for different disorders. PITCHER. or shoot. wise men of the East. prize. on Tower Hill: president. i. To pluck a crow with one. or exactly. to strike. or hide. or keep out of the way. or as it ought to be. He pulled out his pops and plumped him. the same. These unfortunate fellows are designated by many opprobrious appellations. be careful what you say. PLAISTER OF WARM GUTS. or day-lights. One warm belly'dapped to another. An hundred thousand pounds. will save a man from being plucked. To play least in sight. Plump his peepers. PITCH-KETTLED. To play the devil. PLUMMY. He wants pluck: he is a coward. fleshy. Against the pluck. To plump. . that holds water with the mouth downwards: a woman's commodity. PLUG TAIL. Any place where stolen goods are concealed. full. Fat. A. She has crack'd her pitcher or pipkin.

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

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

At the sign of the prancer's poll. . A scrawl. PRATTLING BOX. A horse. POULAIN. This great and laudable society (as they termed themselves) held their grand chapter at the Coal-hole. the young fellow was hanged for secreting a letter and taking out the contents. P²-K. one whose ears are longer than his hair: an appellation frequently given to puritans. PREADAMITE QUACABITES. The same as pickling tub. Pounded. Tea.e. the nag's head. The pulpit. bad writing. A boy on board a ship of war. To beat. POULTERER. how the boxer beat the fellow for taking liberties with his mistress. POT-WABBLERS.. PRICK-EARED. The tongue. These boroughs are called pot-wabbling boroughs. also a tinder box.POTHOOKS AND HANGEKS. imprisoned. Prancer's nab. Cutting bags from behind horses. POUND. Buttocks. PRAD LAY. At her last prayers. See PICKLING TUB. A prick-eared fellow. A horse. POWDERING TUB. A prison. PRATE ROAST. who considered long hair as the mark of the whore of Babylon. i. A person that guts letters. married. See CHATTER BROTH. PRATTLE BROTH. Persons entitled to vote for members of parliament in certain boroughs. She prays with her knees upwards. opens them and secretes the money. See LOB'S POUND. A talkative boy. &c. from having boiled their pots therein. The swell flashes a rum prad: the e gentleman sports a fine horse. PRAD. The virile member. The kiddey was topped for the poultry rig. PRANCER. whose business is to fetch powder from the magazine. used as a seal to a counterfeit pass. CANT. Shut up in the parson's pound. SCANDAL BROTH. a horse's head. POWDER POWDER MONKEY. FRENCH. A bubo. PRATING CHEAT. i.e. PRAY. said of a woman much given to gallantry and intrigue. PRATTS. How the milling cove pounded the cull for being nuts on his blowen. saying of an old maid. CANT. POUND.

PRIME. PRINCOD. The art of awing the laity. precise. styled them the young princes. Governed by a priest.PRICKLOUSE. managing their consciences. When the majesty of the people was a favourite terra in the House of Commons. A thief.e. PRIG NAPPER. seeing chimney sweepers dancing on a May-day. set in a formal manner. Riding. PRIGSTAR. also lying with a woman. PRITTLE PRATTLE. i. PRIEST-LINKED. screwed up. Priggers of prancers. Married. To prog. Dressing over nicely: prinked up as if he came out of a bandbox. quite neat or exact. choice provision. . from PREMUNIRE. Thieves in general. and diving into their pockets. Bang up. to write or speak false grammar. PROG. Quite in print. Prime post. A king of the gypsies. and who was so devoted to his favourite study. Princum Prancum. a cheat: also a conceited coxcomical fellow. PRINCE PRIG. formal madam. PRIGGERS. PRIG. A rival in love. to be on the hunt for provision: called in the military term to forage. horse stealers. who flourished at Constantinople in the year 525. PRINKING. PRIEST-RIDDEN. Rum prog. PRIMINAKY. forward fellow. SCOTCH²Also a round plump man or woman. PRISCIAN. or priests. PRINCUM PRANCUM. All in print. Priggers of cacklers: robbers of henroosts. PRINCOX. a nice. she is very skilful in the venereal act. that to speak false Latin in his company. Insignificant talk: generally applied to women and children. Priscian was a famous grammarian. Excellent. Quite the thing. or fit to sit upon a cupboard's head. PRIEST-CRAFT. a celebrated wit. I had like to be brought into a priminary. PRIGGING. Well done. PRINCES. She's a prime piece. Provision. A pert. into trouble. A taylor. lively. also the head thief or receiver general. To break Priscian's head. She's a prime article. set. A thief taker. PRINT. Mrs. was as disagreeable to him as to break his head. A pincushion.

To examine minutely into a matter or business. One who bids at auctions. or desirous of a dog. You must eat some cold pudding. professions. PROVENDER. Prunella. and callings. A bankrupt. To puff and blow. A prying fellow. PUFFING. In good time. one whose brains are all in confusion. also praising any thing above its merits. PUDDING SLEEVES. to be out of breath. All in a pucker. To PRY. PUBLIC LEDGER. PUFF GUTS. Bidding at an auction. A parson. PUDDING TIME. CANT. Mr. Water impregnated with alum. the Cock at Temple Bar: so called. from interested motives. Desirous of copulation. as above. PUCKER. and essentially necessary in all trades. He from whom any money is taken on the highway: perhaps provider. as. in 1788. but only to raise the price of the lot. To make a property of any one. by the bucks of the town of the inferior order. or provider. A prostitute: because. not with an intent to buy. to die. a man of impertinent curiosity. or PUFFER. PUCKER WATER. she was in a terrible pucker. PUDDINGS. To give the crows a pudding. PRUNELLA. a bitch at heat. or other astringents. Also in a fright. tool. apt to peep and inquire into other men's secrets. or cat's paw. PUFF. A fat man. Crutches. A proud bitch. PUDDING-HEADED FELLOW. she is open to all parties. PROUD. like that paper. PUBLIC MAN. used by old experienced traders to counterfeit virginity. to use him as one's own. The guts: I'll let out your puddings. . a parson: parson's gowns being frequently made of prunella. in a dishabille.PROPS. A stupid fellow. The art of puffing is at present greatly practised. The prophet. PROPERTY. for which purpose many are hired by the proprietor of the goods on sale. PROPHET. to settle your love. to make him a conveniency. or at the beginning of a meal: pudding formerly making the first dish.

is a cant term for running away. PURL ROYAL. To pump. to make water. To have a game at pully hawly. &c. Pumping was also a punishment for bailiffs who attempted to act in privileged places. said by one to a person who is attempting to pump him. water to make it weak. PUG CARPENTETER. formerly much in vogue. or PUGIFIED. Urine with a cinder in it. PUPPY. generally where a person has some superiority at a game of chance or skill. one employed only in small jobs. A Dutch pug. SEA PHRASE. a weak stomach. Puny. a weak little child. A puny child. Watered cyder. PURSE PROUD. a kind of lap-dog. Punch is also the name of the prince of puppets. Punchable. See TRULL. Dim-sighted. PUNK. when there is no pond at hand.PUG. He was christened in pump water. with a dash of tincture of wormwood. also a general name for a monkey. A girl that is ripe for man is called a punchable wench. One that is vain of his riches. A thin shoe. An affected or conceited coxcomb. An inferior carpenter. PURL. PUG DRINK. A puny stomach. such as the Mint. To be pulled. lemon juice to make it sour. also a soldier's trull. to romp with women. . Weak. PUPIL MONGERS. the last made judge. Temple. Cobler's Punch. Ale in which wormwood has been infused. To have a pull is to have an advantage. A person with a snub or turned up nose. A liquor called by foreigners Contradiction. PULLY HAWLY. PULL. to be arrested by a police officer. and sometimes to vomit. from its being composed of spirits to make it strong. but your sucker is dry. To pump ship. Canary wine. PUMP WATER. PUMP. to endeavour to draw a secret from any one without his perceiving it. PUNY. PUGNOSED. To punch it. commonly said of a person that has a red face. old passable money. the chief wit and support of a puppet-show. Your pump is good. A whore. Persons at the universities who make it their business to instruct and superintend a number of pupils. anno 1695. PURBLIND. PUNCH. and sugar to make it sweet. It is also a piece of discipline administered to a pickpocket caught in the fact. or ale and bitters drunk warm. or puisne judge.

to be hanged. A body. by virtue of an agreement with the donor. Quail pipe boots. as to be doubtful which he should do first. A bassoon: from its likeness to a syphon. QUEAN. TO QUASH. A calf or sheep. to attempt to impose on him. QUARREL-PICKER. PUSHING SCHOOL. Abbreviation of quagmire. QUANDARY. called CARREUX. vulgarly pronounced squash: they squashed the indictment. A mountebank: a seller of salves. a vender of nostrums. they were much worn in the reign of Charles II. is the sentence on traitors and rebels. also a device to take birds of that name by imitating their call. QUACK. drawn. An ungraduated ignorant pretender to skill in physic. A fencing school. A country put. A lawyer who has a confused understanding. Soldiers billetted on a publican are likewise said to be quartered on him.PURSENETS. CANT. Divided into four parts. vulgarly quarrels. an ignorant awkward clown. An ignorant blundering parson. called a purser's pump. QUAKING CHEAT. by young spendthrifts. QUAKERS. A slut. Also one so over-gorged. A religious sect so called from their agitations in preaching. PURSER'S PUMP. or foggy. To put upon any one. QUAIL-PIPE. PUT. and quartered. Goods taken up at thrice their value. annul or overthrow. A duck. from being over fat. A woman's tongue. are said to be quartered on him. QUAG. PUZZLE-CAUSE. boots resembling a quail pipe. or QUARRON. or to make him the but of the company. Short-breathed. To suppress. QUACK-SALVER. marshy moorish around. upon trust. PURSY. or PURSIVE. QUACKING CHEAT. sh²e or spew. QUARTERED. a strumpet. A glazier: from the small squares in casements. . from the number of plaits. PUZZLE-TEXT. 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. QUARROMES. To be in a quandary: to be puzzled. Persons receiving part of the salary of an office from the holder of it. also a brothel. or worthless woman.

door-keepers who defraud the company. To the tune of the life and death of Queen Dick. A maker of bad money. bad. The master of a public-house the resort of rogues and sharpers. uncommon. How queerly the cull touts. Rogues relieved from prison. An ordinary sword. CANT. QUEER DEGEN. also a churl. or at the sign of the Queen's Head. i. CANT. An odd. An empty purse. by falsely checking the number of people in the house. That happened in the reign of Queen Dick. Insolvent sharpers. Out of order. without knowing one's disease. roguish. CANT. QUEER AS DICK'S HATBAND. QUEER BITCH. To queer one's ogles among bruisers. are called Mounters. Among strolling players. QUEER CHECKERS. QUEER BIT-MAKERS. CANT. QUEER MORT. QUEER BLUFFER. A bad pair of breeches. QUEER CUFFIN. CANT. from that branch of business being chiefly carried on by the sons of Judah. QUEER BUNG. It also means odd. who make a profession of bailing persons arrested: they are generally styled Jew bail. is said to live in Queen street. or utterer. never. QUEER KEN. QUEER KICKS. from their mounting particular dresses suitable to the occasion. Coiners. QUEER BIRDS. out-of-the-way fellow. To puzzle or confound. A rogue. of bad money. A diseased strumpet. a cut-throat inn or alehouse keeper. and returned to their old trade. Large buckles. who borrow or hire clothes to appear in.QUEEN DICK. to darken one's day lights. QUEER COLE FENCER. QUEER. I have queered the old full bottom. I have puzzled the judge. QUEER WEDGES. QUEER COVE. QUEEN STREET.e. A prison. QUEER BAIL. or QUIRE. TO QUEER. The lowest sort of these. Base. A mart governed by his wife..e. how roguishly the fellow looks. naught or worthless. QUEER COLE MAKER. CANT. A justice of the peace. i. . A putter off. brass or iron hilted.

QUEER STREET. one that will both carry and draw. foundered horse. QUIDS. to signify that it is wrong or different to our wish. who carry them to one of the houses appointed by the Humane Society for the recovery of drowned persons. and thereby overhears the conversation of thieves in night cellars. LAW WIT. also a cowardly or faint-hearted horse-stealer. Half a quid. A felt hat. also frequently sent away with a contribution in his pocket. to burn. Improper. one that has sung in different choirs or cages. See TO ROGER. i. or other bad hat. Quirks in law. and the supposed drowned persons. QUIDNUNC. pretending he was driven to that extremity by great necessity. To quid tobacco. QUIRE. in order that they may be taken up by their accomplices. the gentleman gave fifty pounds for the horse. where they are rewarded by the society with a guinea each. QUEER PLUNGERS. QUEER PRANCER.e. QUIM. (CAMBRIDGE) A piece's furbelow. Quid est hoc? hoc est quid. TO QUIBBLE. gaols. QUID. A complete rogue. QUILL DRIVER. also to play upon words. Choked by a hempen quinsey. QUICK AND NIMBLE. The quantity of tobacco put into the mouth at one time. Girds. taunts. scribe. Wrong. Can you tip me any quids? can you lend me some money? QUIFFING. worn-out. or hackney writer. Cash. Rogering. It is queer street. Cheats who throw themselves into the water. Jeeringly said to any one moving sluggishly on a business or errand that requires dispatch. . QUINSEY. a guinea. or CHOIR BIRD. hanged. to chew tobacco. A bad. CANT. More like a bear than a squirrel. The private parts of a woman: perhaps from the Spanish quemar. QUITAM. QUIRKS AND QUILLETS. QUEER ROOSTER. A politician: from a character of that name in the farce of the Upholsterer. Tricks and devices. subtle distinctions and evasions. A clerk. Contrary to one's wish. a cant phrase. QUIPPS. The swell tipped me fifty quid for the prad. To make subtle distinctions. money. jests. half a guinea. Aquitam horse. An informer that pretends to be sleeping.QUEER NAB.

or any other common dram: these liquors seldom failing to reduce those that drink them to rags. See GORMAGON. give me part of the winnings. proportion. the fellow has no money. Knight of the rainbow. Moorfields. or plunder. i. RAG. RAFFS. was advertised to be held at the Foppington's Head. and tear to rags the characters of the persons abused. bread and cheese toasted. Newgate. booty. to be in great disorder. RAG FAIR. To abuse. To lie at rack and manger. Young spendthrifts taking up goods on trust at great prices. A strange-looking fellow. RAGAMUFFIN. A dish of rails. . RAILS. or ragged him off heartily. now out of use. An ensign. RAG WATER. share. QUOD. or scolding from a married woman to her husband. She gave him a good ragging. a Welch rare bit. A meeting of gentlemen. an odd dog. commonly made by their officers on Mondays or Saturdays. RAG. QUOTA. a tatterdemallion. RACK RENT. RAINBOW. An appellation given by the gownsmen of the university of Oxford to the inhabitants of that place.QUIZ. A midwife. Snack. RABBIT.e. one all in tatters. jobation. RABBIT CATCHER. The dab's in quod. Rabbits were also a sort of wooden canns to drink out of. the poor rogue is in prison. RACKABACK. A Welch rabbit. OXFORD. TO RAG. See HEAD RAILS. or dividend. part. or any other prison. a footman: from being commonly clothed in garments of different colours. The cove has no rag. Money in general. RABBIT SUCKERS. RAG CARRIER. Rent strained to the utmost value. a lecture. CANT. A ragged fellow. A farthing. Bank notes. A gormagon. styled of the most ancient order of the rainbow. An inspection of the linen and necessaries of a company of soldiers. Tip me my quota. Gin.

or outlaws. RANTALLION. RAMMER. debauched fellow. if they neglect this apology. A fool. to provide against a time of necessity or distress. To rap. To snatch. unruly. i. RANTIPOLE. also to curse. RANGLING. To RAP To take a false oath. who have been guilty of breaking wind backwards before any of their companions. To lay up something for a rainy day. Out of repair. RAKEHELL. Stinking. and fillips. pinches. A he cat. which are accompanied with divers admonitory couplets. the watchman laid hold of my arm. also a gadabout dissipated woman. RAM CAT.e. he swore a whole volley of oaths. Rank. The busnapper's kenchin seized my rammer. A rude romping boy or girl. they are liable to certain kicks. rampant. i. One whose scrotum is so relaxed as to be longer than his penis. a rank coward: perhaps the latter may allude to an ill savour caused by fear. A set of nonsensical verses. See ST. Intriguing with a variety of women. GEORGE. Rap on the knuckles. making the beast with two backs.e. also strong. A lewd. The arm. Irish robbers. TO RAMP. He rapped out a volley. means also to exchange or barter: a rap is likewise an Irish halfpenny. RAMMISH. Obstreperous. RAMSHACKLED. a reprimand. or tear any thing forcibly from the person. RAKE. CANT. whose shot pouch is longer that the barrel of his piece. and young people. perhaps a corruption of RANSACKED. i. ill-flavoured. RANDLE. RALPH SPOONER.e. i.e. rammish. Playing at rantum scantum. RANTUM SCANTUM. A highwayman. or RAKESHAME. used for ripping persons up. George. great. who in the time of Oliver Cromwell were armed with short weapons. a sturdy virago. A ramshackled house. A rank knave. RANK RIDER. plundered.RAINY DAY. RANK. the same as riding St. RANDY. . repeated in Ireland by schoolboys. RAPPAREES. To ride rantipole. called in Irish RAPIERS. Rammish woman.

Poor Savoyards. A dice-box. RATTLER. A volatile. The ready rhino. RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES. Beggars who ply coaches. penis. To cast-up one's reckoning or accounts. Pickpockets. or scarechild. or unfair design. unsteady. RAT. Rattle and prad. who subsist by shewing the magic lantern and marmots about London. CANT. is the offer of an ocular demonstration of the virility of the party so defamed. A contemptuous name for any curious portable piece of machinery. to make an erroneous judgment in one's own favour. A prostitute. money. RATTLING COVE. at the time of changing his horns. A coach. RATS. and a ton. for Bolton. To smell a rat. to talk without consideration. To reckon with one's host. A bull beggar. with which foolish nurses terrify crying brats. in the vulgar acceptation. TO RECRUIT. a py-rat and a cu-rat. rascal is conceived to signify a man without genitals: the regular vulgar answer to this reproach. an Italian word signifying a man. A riddle or pun on a man's name. also to move off or go away. CANT. chiefly young Jews. expressed in sculpture or painting. RATTLE. RATTLING MUMPERS. &c. RATTLE-TRAPS. Of these there are the following kinds: a black rat and a grey rat. A swinging great lie. To rattle one off. A pocket-book. RASCAL. READY. to rate or scold him. Some derive it from RASCAGLIONE. and confined in the watch-house. a rascal originally meaning a lean shabby deer. CANT. for Morton. RECKON. or an eunuch. death's head. without testicles. REBUS. whence. A drunken man or woman taken up by the watch. A coachman. To rattle. A rogue or villain: a term borrowed from the chase. to suspect some intended trick. CANT. if uttered by a woman. RAREE SHEW MEN. thus: a bolt or arrow. . to vomit. READER. who ply about the Bank to steal the pocketbooks of persons who have just received their dividends there. and a tun.RAPPER. or philosophical apparatus. RECEIVER GENERAL. READER MERCHANTS. RATTLE-PATE. a coach and horses. To get a fresh supply of money. or whimsical man or woman. CANT.

and at Knapsbury: there were four barns within a mile of London. St. Robbing on the highway. Quinton's. RELIGIOUS PAINTER. One who does not break the commandment which prohibits the making of the likeness of any thing in heaven or earth. A saint's day or holiday. or apt to be down upon his knees. the King's Barn near Dartford. RED RAG. according to the Bellman. RED SHANK. Drink about: a Norfolk phrase. The coves cracked the swell's crib. RED SAIL-YARD DOCKERS. The rendezvous of the beggars were. In Middlesex were four other harbours. The tongue. RED RIBBIN. REGULARS. Gone down the red lane.e. The sign of the Cheshire cheese. Shut your potatoe trap. REP. they divided the money between them. In Kent. . marked in the calendars with red letters. Buyers of stores stolen out of the royal yards and docks. THE RELISH. RENDEZVOUS. and each cracksman napped his regular. RELISH. called Draw the Pudding out of the Fire. and let your tongue rest. A public house. RED LATTICE. i. fenced the swag. The throat. RED FUSTIAN. REMEMBER PARSON MELHAM. A woman of reputation. Also livery stables where horses and carriages are sold by auction. A lock-up or spunging-house. and the house of Pettie in Northall parish. Too much of the red rag (too much tongue). RED LANE. REPOSITORY. RELIGIOUS HORSE. A place of meeting. the Cross Keys in Craneford parish. Julian's in Isleworth parish. St. Tybs. One much given to prayer. or in the waters under the earth. Share of the booty. Red letter men. Brandy. Roman Catholics: from their observation of the saint days marked in red letters. RED LETTER DAY. a gaol. swallowed. and Ketbrooke near Blackheath. about the year 1638. Carnal connection with a woman. and after selling the property which they had stolen. St. REMEDY CRITCH. the Three Crowns in the Vintry. shut your mouth. and give your red rag a holiday.RECRUITING SERVICE. A chamber pot. A Scotch Highlander. Port wine. some fellows broke open a gentleman's house. or member mug.

Gin. A red pimpled. the woman all the while beating him with a ladle. Vulgar abusive language. the dragon upon St. George. that his money may fall out of his breeches. a smock displayed on a staff is carried . REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS. on the word REVERENCE being given him by a passenger. CANT. An ancient custom. at which he seems to work. The cull lushes the blue ribbin. A man set by bullies on his head. when the losers must pay their differences. A guinea. Ribalds were originally mercenary soldiers who travelled about. which obliges any person easing himself near the highway or foot-path. by virtue of an agreement with the donor. A dictionary. RIBBIN. RIBALDRY. SIR-REVERENCE. RIDGE. A wife: an allusion to our common mother Eve. and without moving from his station to throw it over his head. the term. The rider is said to be quartered upon the possessor. A ludicrous cavalcade.e. thought to shew his breeding by asking for a Richard Snary. The time of settlement between the bulls and bears of Exchange-alley. made out of Adam's rib. Money. It consists of a man riding behind a woman. there is plenty of money. See HOISTING. serving any master far pay. who often has one or more persons thus riding behind him. with his face to the horse's tail. RHINO. might be pushed backwards. Hence. RIDING SKIMMINGTON. but afterwards degenerated into a mere banditti. RIDING ST. To beat: I'll ribroast him to his heart's content. CANT. Persons employed by the students in anatomy to steal dead bodies out of churchyards. RICH FACE. face. a goldsmith. The woman uppermost in the amorous congress. or NOSE. such as was spoken by ribalds. The ribbin runs thick. which they afterwards by accident pick up. or become lame ducks. RIDER. RIB. A visitation of the clergy.RESCOUNTERS. having been reproved for calling persons by their christian names. CANT. See CROW FAIR. this was considered as a punishment for the breach of delicacy. and waddle out of the Alley. or great man appointing. REVERSED. GEORGE. A person who receives part of the salary of a place or appointment from the ostensible occupier. RESURRECTION MEN. REVERENCE. perhaps. Money. This is said to be the way to get a bishop. the silly fellow drinks common gin. that is. Ridge cully. i. RICHAUD SNARY. holding a distaff in his hand. in ridicule of a man beaten by his wife. being sent by his master to borrow a dictionary. A country lad. A person refusing to obey this law. See QUARTERED. To RIBROAST. by which it frequently falls into the excrement. Blue ribbin. to take off his hat with his teeth. A crooked rib: a crossgrained wife.

I am up to your rig. who. mighty thieves. TO ROAST. and scour off. Low vulgar persons. let's ding him and mill him.²Also to jeer. A quick trade. that is. who are mostly substantial house-keepers. every thing is in proper order. RIG. All right! A favourite expression among thieves. i. His wife rung him a fine peal! RING THE CHANGES. A miserable rip. and eat daily of roast and boiled. I'll strip the wench. or trick. &c. striking at random with his whip to prevent the populace from crowding in. RIGGING. with his hat before his eyes. A noisy. he was the butt. Clothing. ROARATORIOS AND UPROARS. marrow-bones and cleavers. A broken-winded horse. diversion. Oratorios and operas. the fellow has good clothes. The cull has rum rigging. He stood the roast. ROARING TRADE. was a private trooper. The third old rank of the canting crew. worn-out horse. RIPPONS. To scold. rob him. RING. Spurs: Rippon is famous for a manufactory of spurs both for men and fighting cocks. . Sunday or holiday-clothes. or banter. I'll roast the dab. frying-pans. i. nonsensical. ROAST AND BOILED. give me the crow. RIP. RIGMAROLE. to boast of one's situation. denoting female superiority: they are accompanied by what is called the ROUGH MUSIC. To rule the roast. He told a long rigmarole story. to make him a butt. lean. like Robin Hood. To run one's rig upon any particular person. I'll arrest the rascal. by a man styled Vinegar. to be master or paramount. All right. riotous fellow. I am a match for your tricks. to signify that all is as they wish. wrestlers. mob. A nick name for the Life Guards.before them as an emblematical standard. Rum Rigging. run away. A shabby mean fellow. tag-rag and bob-tail. Also a circle formed for boxers.e. hand down the jemmy. chiefly applied to women. goes round the circle. A procession of this kind is admirably described by Butler in his Hudibras. bulls horns. fine clothes. Money procured by begging: beggars so called it from its ringing when thrown to them. RIFF RAFF. ROBERT'S MEN.²Roast meat clothes. let's knock him down. ROARER. To arrest. ridicule. To cry roast meat. or proper for their purpose. When a person receives silver in change to shift some good shillings and put bad ones in their place. a poor. game. The person who gave the change is then requested to give good shillings for these bad ones. and pike. Fun. He rode private. RIGHT. Roundabout.e. TO RING A PEAL. I'll unrig the bloss. ROARING BOY. and cudgel-players.

an animal found in South Guinea. to cheat. ROME MORT. Jolly Roger. She lets out her fore room and lies backwards: saying of a woman suspected of prostitution. ROMP. cart. ROGER. Watch and ward. A forward wanton girl. A rogue in spirit. also a man's yard. elated. his brains having been disordered by the jumbling of his cradle. also a corn chandler. A queen. TO ROGER. ROOM. One with a sanguine or fresh-coloured countenance. ROOK. A rogue in grain. particularly at play. a great rogue. ROCHESTER PORTION. ROPES. a flag hoisted by pirates. The rose was. The fourth order of canters. ROOST LAY. so called by the ladies who gather cresses. or TIB OF THE BUTTERY. ROGUM POGUM. To bull. ROMEVILLE. Also the cant name for a crow used in house-breaking. it is said. or other wheeled carriage. called beer-a-bumble²will burst one's guts before it will make one tumble. derives it from arompo. that whatever was transacted there. a saying meant to convey the idea that the person spoken of is a fool. ROGUES. or lie with a woman. a tomrig. A cheat: probably from the thievish disposition of the birds of that name.ROBY DOUGLASS. Grey. in his notes to Shakespeare. should not be made public. cock-a-hoop. the God of silence. ROGER. implying. A coach. Romboyled. Goat's beard. ROT GUT. Small beer. To rook. or DRAGRUM POGRAM. that is a man eater. sacred to Harpocrates. Upon the high ropes. in high spirits. eaten for asparagus. Cant. ROTAN. ROMBOYLES. . Two torn smocks. A portmanteau. sought after with a warrant. See HOYDEN. London. He was rocked in a stone kitchen. who also deal in this plant. from the name of Roger being frequently given to a bull. with one eye and a stinking breath. Stealing poultry. ROCKED. ROSY GILLS. &c. a distiller or brandy merchant. A goose. ROSE. Cant. and what nature gave. Under the rose: privately or secretly. The breech. and therefore frequently placed in the ceilings of rooms destined for the receiving of guests. Cant.

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

RUM BLUFFER. A handsome wench. The woods. A jolly host. An ornament formerly worn by men and women round their necks.²To rub up. A rub: an impediment. It is all rug. To run away. The devil. the pillory. may the Devil take the justice. Wine. a saying of a bad cook. Red-faced.TO RUB. a clean trick. CANT. Asleep. a justice. as to the quality and price of meat. CANT. To win a rubber: to win two games out of three. and let the constable be hanged with his children about his neck. A justice of the peace. don't send us to Newgate. RUFFMANS. Among butchers. or any other good liquor. A full purse. it is all right and safe. . RUFF. the game is secure. A dexterous fellow at stealing silver tankards from inns and taverns. A young apprentice. Wooden ruff. and let the harmanbeck trine with his kinchins about his colquarren. or bushes. RUM BUGHER. CANT. CANT. Rum boozing welts. to refresh: to rub up one's memory. RUG. CANT. CANT. CANT. A valuable dog. also notorious rogues pretending to be maimed soldiers or sailors. The whole gill is safe at rug. hedges. A fat wether sheep. RUM BOOZE. Fine. the Devil take thee. RUG. RUM BUBBER. The ruffian cly thee. CANT. RUM BLOWEN. Ruffian cook ruffian. valuable. CANT. the people of the house are fast asleep. RUM. RUM BITE. CANT. RUBY FACED. RUFFIAN. a customer easily imposed on. RUM BECK. The first rank of canters. RUM BUNG. bunches of grapes. RUFFLERS. good. Don't rub us to the whit. RUM BOB. RUM CHUB. CANT. CANT.²May the ruffian nab the cuffin queer. also a sharp trick. Handcuffs. the best two out of three. A clever cheat. Ruffian sometimes also means. A rubber. RUFFLES. who scalded the Devil in his feathers. RUM BLEATING CHEAT. CANT.

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

RUM NED. A very rich silly fellow. CANT. RUM PAD. The highway. CANT. RUM PADDERS. Highwaymen well mounted and armed. CANT. RUM PEEPERS. Fine looking-glasses. CANT. RUM PRANCER. A fine horse. CANT. RUM QUIDS. A great booty. CANT. RUM RUFF PECK. Westphalia ham. CANT. RUM SNITCH. A smart fillip on the nose. RUM SQUEEZE. Much wine, or good liquor, given among fiddlers. CANT. RUM TILTER. See RUM DEGEN. RUM TOL. See RUM DEGEN. RUM TOPPING. A rich commode, or woman's head-dress. RUM VILLE. See ROMEVILLE. RUM WIPER. See RUM CLOUT. RUMBO. Rum, water, and sugar; also a prison. RUMBOYLE. A ward or watch. RUMBUMTIOUS. Obstreperous. RUMFORD. To ride to Rumford to have one's backside new bottomed: i.e. to have a pair of new leather breeches. Rumford was formerly a famous place for leather breeches. A like saying is current in Norfolk and Suffolk, of Bungay, and for the same reason.²Rumford lion; a calf. See ESSEX LION. RUMP. To rump any one; to turn the back to him: an evolution sometimes used at court. Rump and a dozen; a rump of beef and a dozen of claret; an Irish wager, called also buttock and trimmings. Rump and kidney men; fiddlers that play at feasts, fairs, weddings, &c. and live chiefly on the remnants. RUMPUS. A riot, quarrel, or confusion. RUN GOODS. A maidenhead, being a commodity never entered. RUNNING HORSE, or NAG. A clap, or gleet.

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

SAL. An abbreviation of SALIVATION. In a high sal; in the pickling tub, or under a salivation. SALESMAN'S DOG. A barker. Vide BARKER. SALMON-GUNDY. Apples, onions, veal or chicken, and pickled herrings, minced fine, and eaten with oil and vinegar; some derive the name of this mess from the French words SELON MON GOUST, because the proportions of the different ingredients are regulated by the palate of the maker; others say it bears the name of the inventor, who was a rich Dutch merchant; but the general and most probable opinion is, that it was invented by the countess of Salmagondi, one of the ladies of Mary de Medicis, wife of King Henry IV. of France, and by her brought into France. SALMON or SALAMON. The beggars'sacrament or oath. SALT. Lecherous. A salt bitch: a bitch at heat, or proud bitch. Salt eel; a rope's end, used to correct boys, &c. at sea: you shall have a salt eel for supper. SAMMY. Foolish. Silly. SANDWICH. Ham, dried tongue, or some other salted meat, cut thin and put between two slices of bread and butter: said to be a favourite morsel with the Earl of Sandwich. SANDY PATE. A red haired man or woman. SANGAREE. Rack punch was formerly so called in bagnios. SANK, SANKY, or CENTIPEE'S. A taylor employed by clothiers in making soldier's clothing. SAPSCULL. A simple fellow. Sappy; foolish. SATYR. A libidinous fellow: those imaginary things are by poets reported to be extremely salacious. SAUCE BOX. A term of familiar raillery, signifying a bold or forward person. SAVE-ALL. A kind of candlestick used by our frugal forefathers, to burn snuffs and ends of candles. Figuratively, boys running about gentlemen's houses in Ireland, who are fed on broken meats that would otherwise be wasted, also a miser. SAUNTERER. An idle, lounging fellow; by some derived from SANS TERRE; applied to persons, who, having no lands or home, lingered and loitered about. Some derive it from persons devoted to the Holy Land, SAINT TERRE, who loitered about, as waiting for company. SAW. An old saw; an ancient proverbial saying. SAWNY or SANDY. A general nick-name for a Scotchman, as Paddy is for an Irishman, or Taffy for a Welchman; Sawny or Sandy being the familiar abbreviation or diminution of Alexander, a very favourite name among the Scottish nation.

to steal away. hired or hack horse: a pun on the word HIRED. An honest. whipping. Cobbing. the fellow has got a clap. ACADEMICAL PHRASE. To run away hastily. To sconce or skonce. SCALY. to impose a fine. A set of mock masons. a footpad who behaves in like manner. 1744. The head. me no scavey. Sense. SCALDER." master. Royal scamp: a highwayman who robs civilly. SCHOOL BUTTER. A young bull. A clap. . A highwayman. To build a sconce: a military term for bilking one's quarters. derived from a Dutch word of the same signification. a slip-gibbet. SCHISM SHOP. SCAMP. Mean. A worthless man or woman. knowledge. A wild dissolute fellow. SCARCE. one for whom the gallows is said to groan. A high red. SCALD MISERABLES. SCANDAL BROTH. who. or would blush at being ashamed. SCAPEGALLOWS. SCOT. One who deserves and has narrowly escaped the gallows. probably as being the fort and citadel of a man: from SCONCE. blunt sailor. I don't know (NEGRO LANGUAGE) perhaps from the French SCAVOIR. One who has eaten shame and drank after it. A. made a ludicrous procession in ridicule of the Free Masons. SCALY FISH. How scaly the cove is. The cull has napped a scalder. SCHISM MONGER.SCAB. how mean the fellow is. SCAPEGRACE.D. The blowen has napped the scold's cure. "Massa. A dissenting teacher. A SCOLD'S CURE. an old name for a fort. Sordid. A party of pleasure. SCAVEY. A bawdy-house. SCHOOL OF VENUS. A dissenting meeting house. Tea. Royal foot scamp. SCANDAL PROOF. TO SCAMPER. SCHEME. the bitch is in her coffin. rough. SCONCE. A coffin. SCARLET HORSE. To make one's self scarce.

Brimstone and milk.e. SCOTCH FIDDLE. A mode of expressing dislike to a person. he discovers the whole plan or scheme. and assaulting every person they meet: called scouring the streets. practised at Oxford by the students.SCOTCH GREYS. or handcuffs. SCOURERS. from which. A college errand-boy at Oxford. SCOUT. SCRAPING. Riotous bucks. frequently done to testify their disapprobation of a proctor who has been. SCRATCH. who amuse themselves with breaking windows. A villainous scheme or plan. A wench. or as fast as legs would carry one. SCOUNDREL. full speed. also one who scrapes plates for mezzotinto prints. SCRAGGY. To get into a scrape. A bottle containing two quarts. called a gyp at Cambridge. a Scotch mist will wet an Englishman to the skin. He whiddles the whole scrap. Scotland. as they think. To scour the cramp ring. Hanged. SCRAP. rings supposed to prevent the cramp are made. to be involved in a disagreeable business. Old Scratch. SCOTCH MIST. A public execution. SCRAPER. The itch. he will be in fetters. SCOTCH WARMING PAN. Lice. SCOUR. fetters. because wearing scours them. The headquarters of the Scotch greys: the head of a man full of large lice. as well as from coffin hinges. as practised by pedlars. CANT. too rigorous. in scraping their feet against the ground during the preachment. to run away: perhaps from SCORE. beating the watch. Also to wear: chiefly applied to irons. SCRAGG'EM FAIR. i. SCOTCH BAIT. SCRATCH LAND. or sermon. the Devil: probably from the long and sharp claws with which he is frequently delineated. To scour or score off. . Also a watchman or a watch. Lean. SCOTCH PINT. A sober soaking rain. SCRAPE. He will scour the darbies. SCRAGGED. to wear bolts or fetters. A man void of every principle of honour. A halt and a resting on a stick. also a fart. bony. SCOTCH CHOCOLATE. A fiddler.

A peruke-maker. A bank note. or SCULLER.²Scrip is also a Change Alley phrase for the last loan or subscription. SCREW. SCUT. The cove was twisted for smashing queer screens. A shark. SCRIP. SEA CRAB. i. SCULL. SCROPE. to make a hole in her bottom in order to sink her. SCULL. To be tipt the scroby. SEA LAWYER. or TAYLOR'S RAGOUT. TO SCREW. A head of a house. at the universities. To screw one up.e. employed in all sorts of dirty work. To copulate. A wry-mouthed man or woman. but merely locked. SECRET. and tipt me forty hogs. and gave me forty shillings. One ready to give bond and judgment for goods or money. He or she is in the grand secret. CANT. SCULL THATCHER. dead. The tail of a hare or rabbit. A scrap or slip of paper. The riff-raff. To scuttle off. tag-rag. A low mean fellow. and bob-tail. The itch. A female screw. SCUM. the man freely signed the bond. also a one-horse chaise or buggy. What does scrip go at for the next rescounters? what does scrip sell for delivered at the next day of settling? SCROBY. A farthing. A boat rowed by one man with a light kind of oar. forged bank notes. or master of a college. or lowest order of people. SCRUB. SCRUBBADO. a common prostitute. to run away. The cully freely blotted the scrip. A skeleton key used by housebreakers to open a lock. SCUTTLE. . SEALER. also that of a woman. the fellow was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. Bread sopt in the oil and vinegar in which cucumbers have been sliced.SCRATCH PLATTER. To stand on the screw signifies that a door is not bolted. SCREEN. called a scull. SCREW JAWS. To scuttle a ship. A sailor. to be whipt before the justices. Queer screens. to exact upon one in a bargain or reckoning. or SQUEEZE WAX. He has been let into the secret: he has been cheated at gaming or horse-racing.

SHAG-BAG. SERVED.SEEDY. apply the crow to the door. an outside. to game with dice. He is but bad shag. The eyes. An ill-dressed shabby fellow. false sleeves to put on over a dirty shirt. with a cock. SHABBAROON. we stunned the fellow by a blow on the head. or . To drive or break in. who. A dead set: a concerted scheme to defraud a person by gaming. Shams. SHAKE. To knock down or stun any one. to cheat or deceive. and drive it in. he robbed the gentleman of his silk handkerchief. A one-eyed man or woman. SERAGLIO. to beat a man soundly. or SHAKE-BAG. an inside. SEES. and a blind side. like a setting dog follows and points the game for his master. A bawdy-house. He shook the swell of his fogle. To shake a cloth in the wind. A simple fellow. A gallon pot full of wine. Convicted. A bailiff's follower. the name of that part of the Great Turk's palace where the women are kept. exhausted. Ordered to be punished or transported. SHALLOW PATE. SHAKE. TO SETTLE. SHAM. A cheat. SETTER. Poor. To serve a cull out. a WHITE Whip hat. To shake one's elbow. a fore side and a back side. To cut a sham. he is no able woman's man. See DAYLIGHTS. Hand down the Jemmy and send it in. LILLY SHALLOW. SHALLOW. also a mean-spirited person. A WHIP hat. To copulate. to be hanged in chains. pennyless. SET. A poor sneaking fellow. To SHAG. SEVEN-SIDED ANIMAL. SEND. We settled the cull by a stroke on his nob. stiver-cramped. Also sometimes an exciseman. Found guilty. SHAFTSBURY. so called from the want of depth in the crown. a man of no spirit: a term borrowed from the cock-pit. To draw any thing from the pocket. each having a right side and a left side. or trick.

BOW-STREET TERM. SHE HOUSE. an acute cheat. a subtle fellow. SHEEPISH. SHARK. Like a sheep's head. SHANKS NAGGY. To ride shanks naggy: to travel on foot. SHEEP'S HEAD. Legs. or made peel. SEA TERM. i. hungry. A young shaver. CANT. To walk awkwardly. a boy. To shew one's shapes. a fool and false dice. SHEEPSKIN FIDDLER. one that lives by his wits. A sharper: perhaps from his preying upon any one he can lay hold of. also a bawd or pimp. in opposition to a flat. Sharpers tools. SHELF. A shilling. 1785. also a sharper or cheat. Sharks. SHE LION.e. . or. said of any one very attentive to his own interest. A. pawned. SHE NAPPER. a bashful or shamefaced fellow. SCOTCH. SHAVINGS. to look wishfully at it. or tide-waiter. quick-witted. one who trims close.D. the first order of pickpockets. Sharp's the word and quick's the motion with him. The hangman. saying of a talkative man or woman. The clippings of money. A cunning shaver. at the whipping-post. SHAVER. A house where the wife rules. SHANNON. all jaw. SHARPER. as the term is. Subtle. Shamble-legged: one that walks wide. wears the breeches. SHERIFF'S JOURNEYMAN. To sham Abram. A hat: corruption of CHAPEAU. Bashful. A woman thief-catcher. On the shelf. A drummer. and shuffles about his feet. SHAPES. to be stript. acute. TO SHAMBLE. A river in Ireland: persons dipped in that river are perfectly and for ever cured of bashfulness. to counterfeit sickness. dupe.false sleeves with ruffles to put over a plain one. A sheepish fellow. and apt to take all advantages. A cheat. SHARP. or SHAP. SHANKER. Also a custom-house officer. SHANKS. A venereal wart. or gull. or gams. SHAPPO. Sharp set. To cast a sheep's eye at any thing.

to signify soldiers. Shifting cove. SHILLY-SHALLY. A dastardly fellow: also a non-conformist. was suspended in a sack fixed to the beam. where the preacher. They sometimes met in very obscure places: and there is a tradition that one of their congregations were assembled in a barn. SHIFTING. SHIP SHAPE. as it ought to be. Handcuffs. for want of a ladder or tub. the laws against the non-conformists were extremely severe. and to have occasioned that opprobrious appellation by which the non-conformists were vulgarly distinguished. and lay hid under the straw. have you got a padlock on your a-se. SHOD ALL ROUND. To evade or disappoint: to sherk one's duty. fled in an instant from the place. struck with the utmost consternation. SHERIFF'S PICTURE FRAME. i. SHINE. Vomiting. TO SHERRY. SHILLALEY. SHERIFF'S HOTEL. SEA PHRASE. It shines like a shitten barn door. A prison.e. to hesitate. he particularly attempted to describe the terrors of the wicked at the sounding of the trumpet. IRISH. TO SHERK. leaving their affrighted teacher to shift for himself. An execution. SHIFTING BALLAST. sounded a charge. who had taken refuge in that barn. and scarf: many shoeings being only partial.SHERIFF'S BALL. and loll out one's tongue at the company. A parson who attends a funeral is said to be shod all round. Proper. SHINDY. when he receives a hat-band. passengers. on which a trumpeter to a puppet-show. This appellation is said to have originated from the following story:²After the restoration. A dance. i. a halter. SEA PHRASE. To run away: sherry off. An oaken sapling. To stand shilly-shally. SHERIFF'S BRACELETS. Irresolute. . to be hanged. His discourse that day being on the last judgment. The effects of his terror are said to have appeared at the bottom of the sack. gloves. SH-T-NG THROUGH THE TEETH. or any landsmen on board. The congregation. Hark ye.e. SH-T SACK. a person who lives by tricking. Tricking. the rendezvous of beggars and other vagrants. A term used by sailors. or go to rest in a horse's night-cap. The gallows. or cudgel: from a wood of that name famous for its oaks. To dance at the sheriff's ball. friend. or stand in doubt. that you sh-te through your teeth? Vulgar address to one vomiting. Shuffling.

Sixpence. I was in the shoemaker's stocks. SHORT-HEELED WENCH. to be buried. SHOP. A shuffling fellow. SICK AS A HORSE. or strait shoes. One that steals whilst pretending to purchase goods in a shop. i. SICE. One who keeps within doors for fear of bailiffs. TO SHOOLE. . Shoulder-clapped. SHY COCK. To be whipped at the cart's tail. A prison. gives an instance of that evacuation being procured. A partner to a file. Bracken. A little diminutive person. or member of the catch club. A dram. To make use of false pretences. confined. a slippery shifting fellow. indeed. To go skulking about.SHOEMAKER'S STOCKS. to those who have carried the corpse. or unfair shifts. poxed or clapped. TO SHOOT THE CAT. arrested. SHRED. He or she was fed with a fire-shovel. may consult his book for the recipe. Shot betwixt wind and water. a saying of a person with a large mouth. To vomit from excess of liquor. Such as may have occasion to administer an emetic either to the animal or the fiend. Horses are said to be extremely sick at their stomachs. SHOPLIFTER. imprisoned. SHOTTEN HERRING. to pay one's share of a reckoning. See FILE. but by a means which he says would make the Devil vomit. SHOULDER FEAST. Shopped. called also catting. To pay one's shot. A dinner given after a funeral. A girl apt to fall on her back. SHRIMP. TO SHUFFLE. A thin meagre fellow. SHOULDER SHAM. SHOVEL. New. SHOVE IN THE MOUTH.e. SHOT. A bailiff. from being unable to relieve themselves by vomiting. in his Farriery. SHOULDER CLAPPER. To be put to bed with a shovel. had on a new pair of shoes that were too small for me. A taylor. To SHOVE THE TUMBLER.

SILVER LACED. See PEGO. said of a weak old debilitated man. SIMPLES. To call out. to have their simples cut. or to be cut for the simples. author of Skeletons of Sermons. TO SING. at which time the gardeners were said to cut their simples. Abbreviation of simple Tony or Anthony. SIMPLETON. to knock him down. Sixpence. Replete with lice. SIMKIN. sold his wife for an addle duck-egg. the coves sing out beef. confounded. . To silence a man. SIGN OF THE: FIVE SHILLINGS. whence it became a popular joke to advise young people to go to Battersea. and preacher at Trinity church. SINGLETON. fellow of King's College.) the followers of the Rev. at that time. SILENT FLUTE. Silence in the court. to have little or nothing to say for one's-self. FIFTEEN SHILLINGS. or abashed. also a particular kind of nails. The crown. who at a certain season used to go down to select their stock for the ensuing year. TO SING SMALL. a simile used for one who desires any thing by no means necessary. A very foolish fellow. The cove's kickseys are silver laced: the fellow's breeches are covered with lice. Physical herbs. A widow's weeds. a silly fellow. or stun him. SIDLEDYWRY. a gird upon any one requiring silence unnecessarily. SIMON. Simon Suck-egg. He wants it as much as a dog does a side pocket. a foolish fellow. some of which were formerly appropriated to the growing of simples for apothecaries. SUGAR STICK. Crooked.SIDE POCKET. The two crowns. SIMEONITES. (at Cambridge. TEN SHILLINGS. SILENCE. the cat is pissing. also follies. A person having but one eye. &c. To smile: to simper like a firmity kettle. they call out stop thief. He must go to Battersea. SIGN OF A HOUSE TO LET. A foolish fellow. Simple Simon: a natural. to be cut for the simples²Battersea is a place famous for its garden grounds. they are in fact rank methodists. To be humbled. Charles Simeon. He has as much need of a wife as a dog of a side pocket. The three crowns. Thieves who snatch hoods or bonnets from persons walking in the streets. SILK SNATCHERS. SINGLE PEEPER. TO SIMPER.

his screws are remarkable for their excellent temper. who lived in a place called Hell. . Formerly students who came to the University for purposes of study and emolument. inclining to one side. or. as the term is. SIZE OF ALE. in Dublin. About fifty years ago they were on a footing with the servitors at Oxford. in confusion. Left at sixes and sevens: i. &c. The saving thus made induces many extravagant fellows to become sizars. out of temper. SKIN. a certain quantity. that they may have more money to lavish on their dogs. you pay for what you eat²liquors ONLY being provided by the inviter. stands squire. is scattered about. peevish. or upper loin. Thin-skinned: touchy. The old title for a country parson: as Sir John of Wrotham. SIR JOHN BARLEYCORN. SIR LOIN. A cup. but by the exertions of the present Bishop of Llandaff. SIR TIMOTHY. One who. SIR JOHN. SITTING BREECHES. made by a famous cutler of that name. or beggar's wooden dish. See SQUIRE. One who stays late in company. who was himself a sizar. consists in the less amount of their college fees. In a bad skin. &c. whose fee on several occasions is fixed at that sum. Half a pint. called at Oxford battles. Strong beer. Crooked. or of a business left unsettled. pieces. SIX AND TIPS. SIX AND EIGHT-PENCE. To SIZE. he treats you. pays the reckoning. from a desire of being the head of the company. mentioned by Shakespeare. SKEWVOW. commonly said of a room where the furniture. in an ill humour. is said to have his sitting breeches on.e. The sur. SIR REVERENCE. Size of bread and cheese. IRISH. Human excrement. or that he will sit longer than a hen. SKEW. But at present they are just as gay and dissipated as their fellow collegians. A corkscrew. they were absolved from all marks of inferiority or of degradation. or ALL ASKEW. (CAMBRIDGE) To sup at one's own expence. The chief difference at present between them and the pensioners. An attorney. a t²d. SIXES AND SEVENS. SIZAR (Cambridge). If a MAN asks you to SUP. if to SIZE. Sizings: Cambridge term for the college allowance from the buttery.SINGLETON. Whisky and small beer.

SKIN. A purse. Frisk the skin of the stephen; empty the money out of the purse. Queer skin; an empty purse. SKIN FLINT. An avaricious man or woman, SKINK. To skink, is to wait on the company, ring the bell, stir the fire, and snuff the candles; the duty of the youngest officer in the military mess. See BOOTS. SKINS. A tanner. SKIP JACKS. Youngsters that ride horses on sale, horse-dealers boys. Also a plaything made for children with the breast bone of a goose. SKIP KENNEL. A footman. SKIPPER. A barn. CANT.²Also the captain of a Dutch vessel. TO SKIT. To wheedle. CANT. SKIT. A joke. A satirical hint. SKRIP. See SCRIP. SKULKER. A soldier who by feigned sickness, or other pretences, evades his duty; a sailor who keeps below in time of danger; in the civil line, one who keeps out of the way, when any work is to be done. To skulk; to hide one's self, to avoid labour or duty. SKY BLUE. Gin. SKY FARMERS. Cheats who pretend they were farmers in the isle of Sky, or some other remote place, and were ruined by a flood, hurricane, or some such public calamity: or else called sky farmers from their farms being IN NUBIBUS, 'in the clouds.' SKY PARLOUR. The garret, or upper story. SLABBERING BIB. A parson or lawyer's band. SLAG. A slack-mettled fellow, one not ready to resent an affront. SLAM. A trick; also a game at whist lost without scoring one. To slam to a door; to shut it with violence. SLAMKIN. A female sloven, one whose clothes seem hung on with a pitch-fork, a careless trapes. SLANG. A fetter. Double slanged; double ironed. Now double slanged into the cells for a crop he is knocked down; he is double ironed in the condemned cells, and ordered to be hanged. SLANG. Cant language.

SLAP-BANG SHOP. A petty cook's shop, where there is no credit given, but what is had must be paid DOWN WITH THE READY SLAP-BANG, i.e. immediately. This is a common appellation for a night cellar frequented by thieves, and sometimes for a stage coach or caravan. SLAPDASH. Immediately, instantly, suddenly. SLASHER. A bullying, riotous fellow. IRISH. SLAT. Half a crown. CANT. SLATE. A sheet. CANT. SLATER'S PAN. The gaol at Kingston in Jamaica: Slater is the deputy Provost-marshal. SLATTERN. A woman sluttishly negligent in her dress. SLEEPING PARTNER. A partner in a trade, or shop, who lends his name and money, for which he receives a share of the profit, without doing any part of the business. SLEEPY. Much worn: the cloth of your coat must be extremely sleepy, for it has not had a nap this long time. SLEEVELESS ERRAND. A fool's errand, in search of what it is impossible to find. SLICE. To take a slice; to intrigue, particularly with a married woman, because a slice off a cut loaf is not missed. SLIPGIBBET. See SCAPEGALLOWS. SLIPPERY CHAP. One on whom there can be no dependance, a shuffling fellow. SLIPSLOPS. Tea, water-gruel, or any innocent beverage taken medicinally. SLIPSLOPPING. Misnaming and misapplying any hard word; from the character of Mrs. Slipslop, in Fielding's Joseph Andrews. SLOP. Tea. How the blowens lush the slop. How the wenches drink tea! SLOPS. Wearing apparel and bedding used by seamen. SLOP SELLER. A dealer in those articles, who keeps a slop shop. SLOUCH. A stooping gait, a negligent slovenly fellow. To slouch; to hang down one's head. A slouched hat: a hat whose brims are let down. SLUBBER DE GULLION. A dirty nasty fellow.

SLUG. A piece of lead of any shape, to be fired from a blunderbuss. To fire a slug; to drink a dram. SLUG-A-BED. A drone, one that cannot rise in the morning. SLUICE YOUR GOB. Take a hearty drink. SLUR. To slur, is a method of cheating at dice: also to cast a reflection on any one's character, to scandalize. SLUSH. Greasy dish-water, or the skimmings of a pot where fat meat has been boiled. SLUSH BUCKET. A foul feeder, one that eats much greasy food. SLY BOOTS. A cunning fellow, under the mask of simplicity. SMABBLED, or SNABBLED. Killed in battle. TO SMACK. To kiss. I had a smack at her muns: I kissed her mouth. To smack calves skin; to kiss the book, i.e. to take an oath. The queer cuffin bid me smack calves skin, but I only bussed my thumb; the justice bid me kiss the book, but I only kissed my thumb. SMACKSMOOTH. Level with the surface, every thing cut away. SMACKING COVE. A coachman. SMALL CLOTHES. Breeches: a gird at the affected delicacy of the present age; a suit being called coat, waistcoat, and articles, or small clothes. SMART. Spruce, fine: as smart as a carrot new scraped. SMART MONEY. Money allowed to soldiers or sailors for the loss of a limb, or other hurt received in the service. SMASHER. A person who lives by passing base coin. The cove was fined in the steel for smashing; the fellow was ordered to be imprisoned in the house of correction for uttering base coin. SMASH. Leg of mutton and smash: a leg of mutton and mashed turnips. SEA TERM. TO SMASH. To break; also to kick down stairs. CANT. To smash. To pass counterfeit money. SMEAR. A plasterer. SMEAR GELT. A bribe. GERMAN. SMELLER. A nose. Smellers: a cat's whiskers. SMELLING CHEAT. An orchard, or garden; also a nosegay. CANT.

SMELTS. Half guineas. CANT. SMICKET. A smock, or woman's shift. SMIRK. A finical spruce fellow. To smirk; to smile, or look pleasantly. SMITER. An arm. To smite one's tutor; to get money from him. ACADEMIC TERM. SMITHFIELD BARGAIN. A bargain whereby the purchaser is taken in. This is likewise frequently used to express matches or marriages contracted solely on the score of interest, on one or both sides, where the fair sex are bought and sold like cattle in Smithfield. SMOCK-FACED. Fair faced. zzzzzzzzzz TO SMOKE. To observe, to suspect. SMOKER. A tobacconist. SMOKY. Curious, suspicious, inquisitive. SMOUCH. Dried leaves of the ash tree, used by the smugglers for adulterating the black or bohea teas. SMOUS. A German Jew. SMUG. A nick name for a blacksmith; also neat and spruce. SMUG LAY. Persons who pretend to be smugglers of lace and valuable articles; these men borrow money of publicans by depositing these goods in their hands; they shortly decamp, and the publican discovers too late that he has been duped; and on opening the pretended treasure, he finds trifling articles of no value. SMUGGLING KEN. A bawdy-house. TO SMUSH. To snatch, or seize suddenly. SMUT. Bawdy. Smutty story; an indecent story. SMUT. A copper. A grate. Old iron. The cove was lagged for a smut: the fellow was transported for stealing a copper. SNACK. A share. To go snacks; to be partners. TO SNABBLE. To rifle or plunder; also to kill. SNAFFLER. A highwayman. Snaffler of prances; a horse stealer.

to turn informer. A glandered horse. wipe his nose. A nick name for a shoemaker. TO SNIVEL. the spirit is set on fire. SNITCH. SNAKESMAN. Jeering. SNEAKSBY. A thief who snatches women's pockets. to steal his wig. a sneaking cur. also snails. To go upon the sneak. TO SNILCH. CANT. to steal into houses whose doors are carelessly left open. SNAPT. CANT. or SNIGGER. SNAP DRAGON. To cry. crying. Snite his snitch. To turn snitch. One that robs alone. caught. Taken. SNICKER. and the company scramble for the raisins. or snitcher. A mean-spirited fellow. Upright sneak: one who steals pewter pots from the alehouse boys employed to collect them. TO SNICKER. To steal. laughing in scorn. A pilferer. To break shop windows or show glasses. SNAPPERS. To eye. Morning sneak. A taylor. A snivelling fellow. to snuffle. give him a good knock. SNOB. To laugh privately. SNIP. SNATCH CLY. flickering. . To snaffle any ones poll. Pistols.e. an evening pilferer. TO SNOACH. A small bowl. To speak through the nose. Snivelling. TO SNITE. or in one's sleeve. one that whines or complains. A Christmas gambol: raisins and almonds being put into a bowl of brandy. SNAGGS. or slap. See LITTLE SNAKESMAN. TO SNAP THE GLAZE.TO SNAFFLE. before it is light. Large teeth. SNEAKING BUDGE. Evening sneak. to throw the snot or snivel about. SNEERING. SNEAK. i. or look at any thing attentively: the cull snilches. SNEAKER. To wipe. and the candles extinguished. one who pilfers early in the morning.

. SOLFA. SNUFF. SNUG. SNUDGE. A piece of tallow candle. TO SNUFFLE. Spice the snow. one that moistens his clay to make it stick together. SOLDIER. Linen hung out to dry or bleach. TO SNUB. A brothel. a drunkard. to steal the linen. all's quiet. the gentleman was robbed of his bank notes in a brothel. or SNOODGE.TO SNOOZE. SOLDIER'S POMATUM. by a married man caught in an intrigue. begging with a counterfeit wound. SON OF PRATTLEMENT. A parish clerk. CANT. SNOW. to be offended. To speak through the nose. To drink. CANT. SNOWBALL. A miserable performer on any instrument. SOLDIER'S MAWND. who always plays alone. CANT. SOLO PLAYER. To take snuff. SOLOMON. All's snug. To sleep. A red herring. A hogshead. The mass. SNOUT. To check. A cold in the head. The swell was spiced in a snoozing ken of his screens. An old soaker. SNOOZING KEN. A thief who hides himself under a bed. or hire: also money paid for a treat. to sleep with a wench. A whore's fee. A jeering appellation for a negro. To snooze with a mort. or rebuke. A large one. SNUB NOSE. SOLDIER'S BOTTLE. because no one will stay in the room to hear him. in Order to rob the house. SOCKET MONEY. A lawyer. attended with a running at the nose. A short nose turned up at the end. A parson. A pretended soldier. TO SOAK. SNUB DEVIL. which he pretends to have received at some famous siege or battle. SNUFFLES.

Not a souse. SOW. not a penny. A female child. SPANISH COIN. A seven shilling piece. The body. SPANISH FAGGOT. SPADO. SORRY. SOW'S BABY. a common expletive used by presbyterians in Ireland. A sucking pig. SOT WEED. SPANISH. SPANK. A sword. SORREL. A parson. The sun. he wounded him.SONG. The pox. SOUSE. Vile. Fair words and compliments. Sorrel pate. He shall repent this. SOUL CASE. SOOTERKIN. SOUNDERS. mean. A sorry fellow. by their constant use of stoves. which when mature slips out. i. or gaoler. called a sooterkin.e. turnkey. ready money. It was bought for an old song. SPANISH GOUT. A yellowish red. He made a hole in his soul case. A bribe. a bribe for a porter. He has got the wrong sow by the ear. (WHIP) To run neatly along. SPANGLE. He changed his song. supposing that. A joke upon the Dutch women. The tits spanked it to town. worthless. A sop for Cerberus. SOW CHILD. of the size of a mouse. he altered his account or evidence. or DRIVER. A fat woman. A herd of swine. very cheap. he tells a different story. SOUL DOCTOR. SOPH. beteeen a trot and gallop. or hussy. the horses went merrily along all the way to town. SOP. (Cambridge) An undergraduate in his second year. they breed a kind of small animal in their bodies. Sorrow go by me. see DAVID'S SOW. he mistakes his man. one having red hair. which they place under their petticoats. Tobacco. FRENCH. The spanish. SORROW SHALL BE HIS SOPS. SPANISH. . a worthless man or woman. Drunk as David's sow. His morning and his evening song do not agree.

Spice the swell. CANT. A spruce. split. CANT. SPATCH COCK. the bird defends itself surprisingly. from ear to ear. Stink-hole bay or dilberry creek. SPECKED WHIPER. or yard. as the term is.] A hen just killed from the roost. Any thing stolen. or. or SPANKERS. also blows with the open hand. i. He has made a good speak. A coloured hankerchief. SPICE ISLANDS. has the wing of a cock sparrow put into his mouth: with this hold. he is fastened by a string to a button of the booby's coat. and broiled: an Irish dish upon any sudden occasion. Thin-legged. SPICE. I spoke with the cull on the cherry-coloured prancer. The fundament. One whose mouth cannot be enlarged without removing their ears. SPARKISH. To rob. but have it from year to year. Wide-mouthed. Fine. SPANKING. is said to have a spark in his throat. a booby having his hands tied behind him. he is to get the sparrow's head into his mouth: on attempting to do it. [Abbreviation of DISPATCH COCK. SPEAK.SPANISH PADLOCK. a cruel sport frequently practised at wakes and fairs: for a small premium. or KING OF SPAIN'S TRUMPETER. A kind of girdle contrived by jealous husbands of that nation. SPARROW-MOUTHED. SPANISH WORM. SPANISH. or smart fellow. To rob. I robbed the man on the black horse. An ass when braying. to secure the chastity of their wives. mouth it: used figuratively for words previous to a quarrel. he has stolen something considerable. SPARKING BLOWS. and immediately skinned. rob the gentleman. A man that is always thirsty. Blows given by cocks before they close. . A privy. TO SPEAK WITH. and who when they yawn have their heads half off. like the mouth of a sparrow: it is said of such persons. trim. Large. gay. and he is obliged to desist: to prevent the bird from getting away. without any other assistance than the motion of his lips. Mumbling a sparrow.e. that they do not hold their mouths by lease. A nail: so called by carpenters when they meet with one in a board they are sawing. SPIDER-SHANKED. SPARK. SPARROW. frequently pecking the mumbler till his lips are covered with blood. Money. SPANKS.

A grocer. N. pettish. spirit. SEA TERM. SPILT. also delicate. silence. SPLIT CAUSE. SPIRITUAL FLESH BROKER. to shew one's teeth. or a kind of fungus prepared for tinder. to eat and drink at another's cost. SPIT. to which persons arrested are taken. To exhibit: as. Married: an allusion to joining two ropes ends by splicing. Thrown from a horse. coachee. A thirsty fellow. gives it somewhat the appearance of being split. Slender legs. A lawyer. SPINDLE SHANKS. SPIT FIRE. keeping his congregation in church till the puddings are overdone. The word SPORT was in great vogue ann. To sport or flash one's ivory. or overturned in a carriage. to keep one's outside door shut. A sword. SPUNGE. To sport timber. or inveigle away. a great drinker. SPLIT CROW. A parson who preaches long sermons. (WHIP) Thin. SPOIL PUDDING. A small reward or gift. 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. TO SPORT. To kidnap. this term is used in the inns of court to signify denying one's self. Spunging-house: a bailiff's lock-up-house. SPIT. or repository. A parson. said of a child much resembling his father. don't spill us. SPILT. Rotten touchwood. till they find bail.TO SPIFLICATE. Jack Jehu sported a new gig yesterday: I shall sport a new suit next week. TO SPIRIT AWAY. like the shank of a spoon. which being represented with two heads on one neck. courage. Avaricious. SPOONEY. SPUNK. pray. He is as like his father as if he was spit out of his mouth. A violent. figuratively. or passionate person. That tit is damned spooney. SPLIT FIG.B. SPLICED. haggard. The nick-name for a smith. He's a spooney old fellow. SPLIT IRON. The sign of the spread eagle. longing for sweets. craving for something. or dumbfound. She's a spooney piece of goods. To confound. . To spunge.

To squeak. SQUARE TOES.SPOON HAND. shrivelled. They squeak beef upon us. TO SPOUT. Formerly a bailiff caught in a barrack-yard in Ireland. a man who does not steal. the small pipes are silver. diminutive fellow. SPREAD EAGLE. Butter. to murder a bastard. CANT. The squeakers are meltable. or throw It into the necessary house. SQUEEZE WAX. A square cove. under hand and seal. and suffering him to fall to the ground. A fat man or woman: from their likeness to a well-stuffed couch. peach. SPREAD. A soldier tied to the halberts in order to be whipped. or get his living by dishonest means. A bar-boy. Squelch-gutted. A sour-looking.e. Theatrical declamation. A fall. his attitude bearing some likeness to that figure. SQUELCH. having a prominent belly. and long retained by old men. Pawned. ready to become security for another. CANT. Honest. A frolic. Newgate. the squelch was given by letting go the corners of the blanket. A new-hatched chicken. as painted on signs. also a bastard or any other child. i. SQUEAKER.²Organ pipes are likewise called squeakers. . SPOUTING. or turn stag. SPOUTING CLUB. SQUARE. A party of pleasure. called also a squab. SPREE. to confess. or any other gaol: IRISH. A narrow escape. Fun. a chance: he had a squeak for his life. they cry out thieves after us. SQUEEZE CRAB. To stifle the squeaker. and a squelch. SPRING-ANKLE WAREHOUSE. SQUAB. An old man: square toed shoes were anciently worn in common. To rehearse theatrically. SQUEAK. A good-natured foolish fellow. A meeting of apprentices and mechanics to rehearse different characters in plays: thus forming recruits for the strolling companies. SPOUTED. not roguish. fat. The right hand. A drinking bout. was liable by custom to have three tosses in a blanket.

like the firework of that denomination. one who pays the whole reckoning. CANT. A calf just dropped. To find. See HUNTING. STALLING. STAMP. STAMPERS. STALLING KEN. i. said to be born in the middle of the week. He was run to a stand-still. and looking both ways for Sunday. and vanishes. i. bounces. Foolish.C. SQUIRISH. CANT. fit for a cook. or STRAMMEL. and unable to stand. sparkles. or treats the company. STALL WHIMPER. STAMMEL. saying. SQUIRREL. TO STAG. pours it on the head of the rogue to be admitted. or observe. SQUIRREL HUNTING. A particular manner of throwing the dice out of the box.²I. to impeach one's confederates: from a herd of deer. A man kept by an old lady for secret services. covers her back with her tail. ii. SQUIRE OF ALSATIA. looking nine ways at once. To turn stag. Shoes. 128. It is thus described by Harman: the upright man taking a gage of bowse. To cant. called standing squire. till he could no longer move. to the rogue. one eye in the pot. discover. WITH HIS YELLOW PUMPS. STAM FLESH.e. Legs. killed for veal in Scotland: the hoofs of a young calf are yellow. or that of a receiver of stolen goods. Stalling to the rogue. and from henceforth it shall be lawful for thee to cant for thy living in all places. do stall thee B. STAGGERING BOB. stinks. A weak profligate spendthrift. somewhat similar to the creation of a herald at arms. STAG. STAMPS. which. an ancient ceremony of instituting a candidate into the society of rogues. Making or ordaining. or born in a hackney coach.e. STAND-STILL. and looking out of both windows. and the other up the chimney. Meretrix corpore corpus alit. the squire of the company. A squinting man or woman.B. Menagiana.SQUIB. STALLION. by striking it with violence against the table. who are said to turn their horns against any of their number who is hunted. . A broker's shop. A coarse brawny wench. A small satirical or political temporary jeu d'esprit. A. A bastard. a pot of strong drink. A prostitute: because she like that animal. SQUINT-A-PIPES.

a milksop. STAR LAG. STEEL BAR. STARCHED. CANT. he gave the prosecutor fifty guineas to stop the prosecution. Burnt rum. Rochester. also a hedge whore. An ox cheek. he will sit longer than a hen. so called by soldiers and sailors. A swell steamer. Stephen's at home. STEENKIRK. Household furniture. ROB'EM. To end. A steel bar flinger. he is no starter. The house of correction. A name given to the church by Dissenters. One who leaves a jolly company. Newgate: he is gone to the start. STICKS. STAYTAPE. to be in bed with three harlots. Breaking shop-windows. To lie in state. such as is used by gentlemen to smoke. AND CHEAT'EM. A muslin neckcloth carelessly put on. Stroud.STAR GAZER. A decoction of raisins of the sun and lemons in conduit water. STEPHEN. To break and rob a jeweller's show glass. A pipe. prim. and stealing some article thereout. A needle. or THE OLD START. The cove tipped the prosecutor fifty quid to stash the business. i. and Chatham. affected. Money. a taylor. . START. STEAMER. To finish. with a piece of butter: an American remedy for a cold. STEEL. has money. from that article. CANT. and bottled up. a long pipe. STAY. A horse who throws up his head. stay-maker. and its coadjutor buckram. TO STAR THE GLAZE. STARVE'EM. A cuckold. STEEPLE HOUSE. or the old start. STARTER. STEPNEY. and not without good reason. or any other person using a needle. STASH. sweetened with sugar. from the manner in which the French officers wore their cravats when they returned from the battle of Steenkirk. STATE.e. which make no small figure in the bills of those knights of the needle. Stiff. STEWED QUAKER. formal. STARING QUARTER. A taylor. To stop.

STICK FLAMS. STIFF-RUMPED. Stow your sticks. STOCK DRAWERS. . Ditto. the whole: he has lost stock and block. dead as a stone. Needy. worth somewhat more than a penny sterling. A stiver is a Dutch coin. STONE TAVERN. Persons who gamble in Exchange Alley. Pops or pistols. at a particular time. possessing neither the stock pretended to be sold. STIVER-CRAMPED. or other liquor. See POPS. Persons set in the pillory. and lame ducks. A pair of gloves. Stone dead. or wanting. STOP HOLE ABBEY. STONE. of impudence. stately. or any other prison. STOMACH WORM. wanting money. cheats. hide your pistols. i. or OVERSEERS OF THE NEW PAVEMENT. A good stock. an eunuch. Proud. STOOP. by pretending to buy and sell the public funds. nor money sufficient to make good the payments for which they contract: these gentlemen are known under the different appellations of bulls. STONE JUG. Stock and block. STINGO. The cull was served for macing and napp'd the stoop. STOCK. The stomach worm gnaws. Newgate. gypsies. A nick name for a taylor: also a term for lying with a woman. STIRRUP CUP.STICKS. STITCHBACK. thieves. Stockings. a prison. Two stone under weight. but in reality only betting that they will be at a certain price. I am hungry. Stone doublet. STOCK JOBBERS. STITCH. drank on horseback by the person taking leave. and put in the pillory. he was convicted of swindling. The pillory. &c. bears. Strong beer. A niggard. A parting cup or glass.e. STOOP-NAPPERS. &c. CANT. The nick name of the chief rendzvous of the canting crew of beggars. Strong ale. CANT. STINGRUM.

CANT. STRAPPING. A tight waistcoat. Lying with a woman. the man of the house understands you. See STAMMEL. STRETCHING. so he went on the scamp: the lad would not work. or hold your peace. His eyes draw straw. with long sleeves coming over the hand. beggars or pedlars pretending to be widows. the fellow was transported for stealing a trunk. STOW. The kiddy would not strap. be silent. Twenty shillings. To take a stroke: to take a bout with a woman. A guinea. Straw. Stow you. STRETCH. STRAIT-LACED. over nice. puritanical. Strolling morts. Stow your whidds and plant'em. STRAW. STRAIT WAISTCOAT. Gin. and therefore robbed on the highway. or he is almost asleep: one eye draws straw. is so called at Cambridge. STRIP ME NAKED. you have said enough. Also telling a great lie: he stretched stoutly. . To work. containing several yards of ribband. he will be hanged for it. Tip him a stoter in the haltering place. having strings for binding them behind the back of the wearer: these waistcoats are used in madhouses for the management of lunatics when outrageous. for the cove of the ken can cant'em. STOUP. CANT. A great blow. STRAMMEL. STROKE. A poulterer. STRIKE. He'll stretch for it. A vessel to hold liquor: a vessel containing a size or half a pint. A large man or woman. Itinerants of different kinds. from a waggon. The cove was lagged for prigging a peter with several stretch of dobbin from a drag. To STRAP. STRANGER. A good woman in the straw. CANT. STRANGLE GOOSE. STRAPPER. STROLLERS. give him a blow under the left ear. STROMMEL.STOTER. and t'other serves the thatcher. A yard. Hanging. Precise. a lying-in woman. his eyes are almost shut.

or MY GOOSE PIST. The file sucked the noodle's brains: the deep one drew out of the fool all he knew. STURDY BEGGARS. SUGAR STICK. (CAMBRIDGE) To do a piece. or involved in some difficulty. Foeminam subagitare. see MONKEY. CANT. also to play badly on the harpsichord. SUCH A REASON PIST MY GOOSE. CANT. A perriwig. STULING KEN. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. to walk fast. See STALLING KEN. To STRUM. SUGAR SOPS. To pump. SUN. Said when any one offers an absurd reason. To draw from a man all be knows. IRISH.e. Toasted bread soked in ale. To have been in the sun. beggars that rather demand than ask CANT. STUMPS. Strong liquor of any sort. and grated nutmeg: it is eaten with cheese. STUM. SUCCESSFULLY. . Rum strum: a fine large wig. drunk. The flower of fermenting wine. To suck the monkey. A strummer of wire. sweetened with sugar. Pitted with the smallpox: the devil ran over his face with horse stabs (horse nails) in his shoes. to push the cart and horses too. SUCK. STUBBLE IT. To SUCK. in trouble. In the suds. Hold your tongue. A harlot. The virile member. STRUM. To play the part of the strong man. Sucky. STUB-FACED.STRONG MAN. The fifth and last of the most ancient order of canters. A young chicken. CANT. SUDS. said of one that is drunk. in a disagreeable situation. capable of holding but one person: called by the French a DESOBLIGEANT. A one-horse chaise or carriage. Legs. 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. used by vintners to adulterate their wines. or any other stringed instrument. i. SUCKING CHICKEN. To stir one's stumps. to be whipt at the cart's tail. a player on any instrument strung with wire. STRUMPET. SULKY.

SWABBERS. this they continued till they thought him sufficiently sweated. SUS PER COLL. but beat. knave of clubs. SUNNY BANK. or boast. for fear of arrests. Sweet's your hand. at whist: also the lubberly seamen. SWEET. tobacco boxes. As. One reeling drunk. A mode of diminishing the gold coin. and often murder passenges. Hanged: persons who have been hanged are thus entered into the jailor's books. plant the swag. or hostess. SURVEYOR OF THE PAVEMENT. when surrouding him. A shop. also expert.SUNBURNT. SUSPENCE. He keeps a swannery. i. SWEATING. who not only rob. SUPERNACOLUM. conceal the goods. SWAG. or SWADKIN. CANT. CANT. SWADDLERS. Easy to be imposed on. To bully. One in a deadly suspence. a man just turned off at the gallows. said of one dexterous at stealing. Good liquor. who corrode it with aqua regia. To SWADDLE. also to strut. Prosperity. all his geese are swans. who styled themselves Mohocks: these gentlemen lay in wait to surprise some person late in the night. Clapped. SUNSHINE. . A good fire in winter. A camp publican: also one that pilfers gloves. practiced chiefly by the Jews. Swaddlers is also the Irish name for methodist. also haying many male children. ace and duce of trumps. Rum swag. To beat with a stick. SWANNERY. SUTRER. SUNDAY MAN. of which there is not even a drop left sufficient to wet one's nail. SWAD.e. The tenth order of the canting tribe. A soldier. a shop full of rich goods. dexterous clever. and such small moveables. SWAGGER. brag. and clean the ship. The ace of hearts. they with their swords pricked him in the posteriors. One who goes abroad on that day only. which obliged him to be constantly turning round. One standing in the pillory. Any quantity of goods. CANT. SUPOUCH. put to swab. SURVEYOR OF THE HIGHWAYS. or taken in. Sweating was also a diversion practised by the bloods of the last century. A landlady of an inn.

A well-dressed map. SWIGMEN. or any of the modern writers on farriery. He will swing for it. he seemed to court that girl. small beer: so termed on board the king's ships. SWIPES. or a man's mistress: derived from a sweet cake in the shape of a heart. SWEETNESS. A hearty draught of liquor. One who obtains goods on credit by false pretences. a sot. a cant phrase used by thieves to signify that they will be sent on board the tender. or allure. or draw in. This name is derived from the German word SCHWINDLIN. signifying a girl's lover. N. A disorder to which horses are extremely liable. mops. A hog. is mentioned by either Bracken. To drink greedily. The most certain cure is the unguentum aureum²not applied to the horse. these arts being generally practised by persons on the totter. To be hanged. SWINGING. A swinging lie. a great stout fellow. cheats. TO SWILL. Thieves who travel the country under colour of buying old shoes. SWILL TUB. he will be hanged for it. sharpers. or just ready to break. nor its remedy. &c. but to the palm of the master of the inn or stable. SWIMMER. The term SWINDLER has since been used to signify cheats of every kind. To sweeten to decoy. wheedle. TO SWINGE. TO SWING. CANT. particularly those of the subalterns of the army. court. B. old clothes. the girl's bully frightened the gentleman out of all his money. to coax. SWIG. A gentleman. He seemed sweet upon that wench. A ship. Neither this disorder. where it is furnished by the purser. or selling brooms. . A drunkard. A great swinging fellow. in order to make up a purse. and sells them for ready money at any price. A term applicable to either the masculine or feminine gender. Purser's swipes. I shall have a swimmer. SWIMMER. a lusty lie. Bartlet.SWEET HEART. &c. SWELL. SWELLED HEAD. to totter. This disorder is generally occasioned by remaining too long in one livery-stable or inn. The flashman bounced the swell of all his blunt. Guinea droppers. and often arises to that height that it prevents their coming out at the stable door. SWING TAIL. to be ready to fall. A counterfeit old coin. To be sweet upon. SWINDLER. To beat stoutly.

Imposed on. the fellow has given his mistress good clothes. D. Sixpence. In North America. SWORD RACKET. SWOP. A mistress. the first of March. David being the tutelar saint of Wales. a mixture of spruce beer. Drink. Talesman. SWIVEL-EYED. To enlist in different regiments. or two-quart pot. so called by the persons who sell game for the poachers. hold your tongue. An old maid. Anthony is followed by his pig. to go out on a party of pleasure with a wife and family. St. A general name for a Welchman. Silence. A prostitute. 1760. TACE is Latin for a candle. was so called. Squinting. See RABBIT SUCKERS. TALE TELLERS. A man's testicles. A man's tackle: the genitals. Persons said to have been formerly hired to tell wonderful stories of giants and fairies. a sword. To copulate. old maids being often compared to cats. A pheasant. a formal antiquated name. TALLYWAGS. Taffy's day.SWISH TAIL. just as St. or any brisk or windy liquor. also good clothes. A bottle. at Ticonderoga. Tale bearers. David's day. and on receiving the bounty to desert immediately. mischief makers. TAKEN IN. St. the author of a story or report: I'll tell you my tale. to lull their hearers to sleep. TAG-RAG AND BOBTAIL. To tag after one like a tantony pig: to follow one wherever one goes. the mobility of all sorts. A schoolmaster. or else from a tabby cat. An exchange. TABBY. and my talesman. A. and sugar. or TARRYWAGS. .e. TALL BOY. Brokers that let out clothes to the women of the town. SYEBUCK. either from Tabitha. Also. To drive Tab. cheated. TACKLE. TAFFY. incendiaries in families. TALLY MEN. An expression meaning an assemblage of low people. rum. Davy. TACE. a jocular admonition to be silent on any subject. SYNTAX. SWIZZLE. i. The cull has tipt his tackle rum gigging. The 17th regiment had a society called the Swizzle Club. TAIL. TO SWIVE.

buggy. 'Arrah. or noddy. or falsity.'²A Tartar is also an adept at any feat. sharp. or that of a post horn. TAPE. TAT. TANTRUMS. TANTWIVY.-an-arrest. TAPPERS. Red tape.' replied his comrade. Sour. Blue or white tape. TARTAR. to be the first seducer: in allusion to a beer barrel. To run tame about a house. and afterwards put into a hogshead of feathers. Away they went tantwivy. pert. Pet. to attack one of superior strength or abilities. TARRING AND FEATHERING. 'Then come along yourself. TAR. A jack tar.' answered Paddy. A coarse cloth tarred over: also. human excrement. to get it changed. TANNER. 'Bring him along then. TANTADLIN TART. A sirreverence. brandy. A room in Newgate. TARPAWLIN. to live familiarly in a family with which one is upon a visit. A punishment lately infliced by the good people of Boston on any person convicted. one before the other: that is.' cried he. TART. in a battle against the Turks. Tantwivy was the sound of the hunting horn in full cry. who. a sailor. Tame army. quick. Shoulder tappers: bailiffs. This saying originated from a story of an Irish-soldier in the Imperial service.' said he. . TARADIDDLE. the lad gave the coachman sixpence for drink. Tit for tat. To tap a guinea. A sixpence. of loyalty: such delinquents being "stripped naked". To catch a Tartar. or passion: madam was in her tantrums. A tap on the shoulder. To tap a girl. called out to his comrade that he had caught a Tartar. AT LENGTH. Thick and bad beer. TANGIER. 'but he won't let me. or billiards. figuratively.TAME. 'He won't come. the city trained bands. or game: he is quite a Tartar at cricket. The kiddey tipped the rattling cove a tanner for luck. hence called Tangerines. away they went full speed. or suspected. Don't lose a sheep for a halfpennyworth of tar: tar is used to mark sheep. TAPLASH. gin. TANDEM. where debtors were confined. were daubed all over wilh tar. TATS. TAP. A two-wheeled chaise. a sailor. A gentle blow. drawn by two horses. False dice. an equivalent. A fib.

By sending four. and by contraction. TEIZE. from nine taylors having been robbed by one man. See BAYARD OF TEN TOES. when heated. TEMPLE PICKLING. TEA VOIDER. TEA GUELAND. as done by persons in low spirits. from the speech of a woollendraper. gawdy. Ireland. An iron with which. which for finery exceeded all others thereabouts. Nine taylors make a man. To-nap the teize. One that uses false dice. TAYLOR. meaning that the custom of nine. or. Thieves who snatch gentlemens swords from their sides. shake them well. an ancient and common saying. played with small round balls made of stone dust. a punishment formerly administered to any of that fraternity caught exercising their functions within the limits of Temple. TEN TOES. A watch. whose clothes hang all in tatters. originating from the effeminacy of their employment. He drew the cull's tayle rumly. An address to a supposed simple fellow. Irishmen.²A taylor is frequently styled pricklouse. TATTOO. press down the seams of clothes. journeymen and and apprentice. asking how that could possibly be done? was answered. The drippings of liquor on a man's waistcoat. TATTERDEMALION. assaults on those vermin with their needles. with lace or staring and discordant colours: a term said to be derived from the shrine and altar of St. TAYLORS GOOSE. A schoolboy's game. TEDDY MY GODSON. A ragged fellow. a weaver. See TAIL. rated to furnish half a man to the Trained Bands. To flash a tatler: to wear a watch. and a direction to the sutlers to close the tap. TEARS OF THE TANKARD. so as to become proverbial. Teaguelanders. TAYLE. . and a miller into a sack. Audrey (an Isle of Ely saintess). according to others. TAW. The devil's tattoo. A chamber pot. Pumping a bailiff. TAYLE DRAWERS.TATLER. TAWED. all tawdry. Beaten. it is generally beat at nine in summer and eight in winter.²Puta taylor. TAWDRY. I'll be one upon your taw presently. of signal for soldiers to go to their quarters. as some have it. to receive a whipping. a species of threat. anddtew nomore liquor for them. beating with one's foot against the ground. taylors would make or enrich one man²A London taylor. TAT MONGER. A beat of the drum. And the first that. whence any fine dressed man or woman said to be all St Audrey. CANT. he snatched away the gentleman's sword cleverly. catted marbles. or nysey. puts out his head is certainly a thief. Garish.

which in sound has some similarity to an indecent monosyllable. An estate in land. TENANT FOR LIFE. Fellows who associate with all kinds of villains. A custom practised at the universities. Mr. THINGSTABLE. at the end of every sessions. THATCH-GALLOWS. the gentleman sports a fine watch. THICK. which falling on the tallow. a coin with a head on it. TETBURY PORTION. THIRTEENER. THIEF. in long clothes. A tender creature. Thingstable. He will not find out a way to set the Thames on fire. Constable: a ludicrous affectation of delicacy in avoiding the pronunciation of the first syllable in the title of that officer. THIMBLE. he was mistaken for a furious woman. They are as thick as two inkle-weavers. . TESTER. he is no conjuror. TERRA FIRMA. As tender as Parnell. where two thirds of the original price is allowed by the upholsterers to the students for household goods returned to them within the year. vulgar abuse. A sixpence: from TESTON. Mr. more than five in the hundred being deemed usurious interest. burns and melts it. One whose wife usually fetches him from the alehouse. i. thus steals it away. A watch. Intimate.e. TENDER PARNELL. TERMAGANT. Part of the wick or snuff. A **** and a clap. THIEF IN A CANDLE. Mr. you have killed a baboon and stole his face. possessed of a woman for life. when they have committed any of those crimes which entitle the persons taking them to a handsome reward. THINGUMBOB. or man of bad character. fearful of the least puff of wind or drop of rain. A married man. TENANT AT WILL. in order to betray them. formerly represented in diners shows and entertainments. An outrageous scold from Termagantes. who broke her finger in a posset drink. which there passes for thirteen pence. Thingumbobs. A rogue. Thingumbob. a vulgar address or nomination to any person whose name is unknown. It is the business of these thief takers to furnish subjects for a handsome execution. and causing it to gutter. What-d'ye-cal'em. where being dressed a la Turque. THIEF TAKERS. THIRDING. the same as Mr.TEN IN THE HUNDRED. An usurer. The swell flashes a rum thimble. THAMES. You are a thief and a murderer. testicles. A shilling in Ireland. a cruel Pagan. called blood money. he will not make any wonderful discoveries.

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

Tibb's eve. TIB. TILBUKY. Little. TILTER. TICKLE TEXT. TIMBER TOE. take up goods upon trust. a vulgar expedient to avoid perjury in taking a false oath. so called from its formerly being the fare for Crossing over from Gravesend to Tilbury Fort. thistle. TICKLE TAIL. Thatch. like a vice. A licence. Saint Tibb's evening. Great! a thumping boy. A man's penis. A man with a wooden leg. TICK. thunder. A goose. a watch. TIDY. a sot. to run in debt. like the Shibboleth of the Hebrews. TICKLE PITCKEB. also lying with a wench. the evening of the last day. A thirsty fellow. to pinch the thumbs of persons accused of different crimes. A rod. A great blow with a stick across the shoulders. A young lass TIBBY. Tick. THWACK. A parson. to fight with a sword. SEE SESSIONS PAPERS. or schoolmaster. A sword. disputing or falling out. Eating or drinking out of meal time. said on giving any one a drink of good liquor on a cold morning. TIFFING. An instrument formerly used in Scotland. and thump. To run full tilt against one. TIB OF THE BUTTERY. words to the Irish. allusion to the ancient tilling with the lance. THUMPING. TIM WHISKY. IRISH. Sixpence. To kiss one's thumb instead of the book. TICKRUM. A light one²horse chaise without a head. THUMMIKINS.THUMB. THUMP. . By rule of thumb: to do any thing by dint of practice. or day of judgment: he will pay you on St. This is better than a thump on the back with a stone. To tilt. A tiff of punch. To run o'tick. CANT. TILT. a small bowl of punch. A cat. A blow. TINY. in order to extort confession. Neat.

One reeling. Sixpence. tonguing woman. poised upon the prop underneath its centre. He or she sits like a toad on a chopping-block. as disagreeable to a person of feeling as toads to the stomach. and all ill humours vented. stream's town. with the fingers. his master. a smart lively little fellow. As full of money as a toad is of feathers. a draught. TITTUP. thereby giving him a sort of lion-like countenauce. TIT. Almost drunk. don't spoil his tip. TIPPLE. An equivalent. at the game of bows or skittles: tipping. Tommy tit. Tiring women. at these gaines. TIP-TOP. To give or lend. a delicate morsel. TITTLE-TATTLE. the best. also the childish amusement of riding upon the two ends of a plank. in a great family. the standing butt. give me a shilling. and humble companion. TIPPERARY FORTUNE. and ballinocack. Liquor. To suppress a laugh. A horse. formerly supposed poisonous. at the same time to extend his mouth. among which was the eating of toads. A poor female relation. women's talk. Two town lands. a pretty little tit. This appellation is derived from a mountebank's servant. that growing at the top of the tree being generally the best. on whom all experiments used to be made in public by the doctor. or small talk. TO TITTER. meat baked or boiled in pye-crust. The best: perhaps from fruit. Perhaps tatter is a rustic pronunciation of totter. scandal. TOAD. To tip the lion. A gentle hand gallop. TIPPLERS. said of Irish women without fortune. a *** or tid bit. as partaking most of the sun. Idle discourse. and ready to fall at the least touch. Dressing: perhaps abbreviation of ATTIRING. Tip. and dress them. to flatten a man's nose with the thumb. called also see-saw. To tip the velvet. As much need of it as a toad of a side-pocket. said of a person who desires any thing for which he has no real occasion. TIZZY. a saying of any who sits ill on horseback. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off. or most excellent Workman. TOAD EATER. TIRING. and. or canter. To tip all nine. TIPSEY. or tire women: women that used to cut ladies hair. Toad in a hole. TIT FOR TAT. Swallowing toads is here figuratively meant for swallowing or putting up with insults. Tip me a hog. is slightly touching the tops of the pins with the bowl. . or reduced gentlewoman. to knock down all the nine pins at once. A tip-top workman. Tip me your daddle. a smart little girl. give me your hand. Sots who are continually sipping. TITTER TATTER.TO TIP.

she gave him a clap or pox. Beat all to a todge: said of anything beat to mash. The cove was touting. A coat. TOBY LAY. also a beautiful woman whose health is often drank by men. . who prefers the amusement used by boys to those of her own sex. The origin of this term (as it is said) was this: a beautiful lady bathing in a cold bath. TOBACCO. Clothes. TOLLIBAN RIG. TOGEMANS. TODDLE. TOL. sugar. a footpad. TOM T²DMAN. Cant. To walk away. TOGS. A simple fellow. Originally the juice of the cocoa tree. A sword: from Spanish swords made at Toledo. The same as Abram man. and feeing the officers he walked away. but he would kiss the toast. A health. and afterwards rum. The highway. assuming the character of a dumb and deaf conjuror. water. TOASTING IRON. and immediately saluted the lady. Low toby man. A plant.TOAST. TOGE. he never drank in the morning. be was looking out. The plague: also the venereal disease. CANT. TODDY. A species of cheat carried on by a woman. Tobacco hic If you be well will make you sick. The gentleman is handsomely dressed. A night man. High toby man. one of her admirers out of gallantry drank some of the water: whereupon another of her lovers observed. TOMBOY. a highway-man. The same. TOM OF BEDLAM. A romping girl. A sword. TOM CONY. TOKEN. one who empties necessary houses. which place was famous for sword blades of an extraordinary temper. and nutmeg. or TOLEDO. She tipped him the token. or CHEESE TOASTER. but stagging the traps he toddled. TODGE. The swell is rum-togged. once in great estimation as a medicine: Tobacco hic Will make you well if you be sick.

Top. It is coming by Tom Long. When two Sundays come together. a little hop-o'my-thumb. to distinguish it from biscuit. The instrument of any person or faction. To cheat. said of any thing that has been long expected. that is. or trick: also to insult: he thought to have topped upon me. An ironical expression. TO TOP. TOPPING COVE. TOOLS. One that loves his bottle. TOP DIVER. TONGUE. Tongue enough for two sets of teeth: said of a talkative person. A dwarf. A rich man. i. A large stick. Top SAIL. Brown Tommy: ammunition bread for soldiers. Chewing. SCT soldiers are said to pay off their scores with the drum. he went to sea and left them unpaid. A silly fellow. TOP HEAVY. Soft Tommy.e. The eyes. a cat's paw. or nimbletongued person. Blast your top lights. a soaker. To sway away on all top ropes. SEE TO SOAK. TOOTH Music. An old top diver.²to be topped. a dovetail in answer to the question. or ninny. or brown bread given to convicts at the hulks. and a little older than my teeth. He paid his debts at Portsmouth with the topsail. TOM THUMB. is obliged to get up and perform the operation. The hangman. never. he was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. TOPPING CHEAT. TOOL. TOPPING FELLOW. CANT. As old as my tongue. or white Tommy. How old are you? Tongue pad. the signal among taylors for snuffing the candles: he who last pronounces that word word. TOP ROPES. A lover of women. Drunk. TOMMY. one who has loved old hat in his time. a scold. TOOTH-PICK. TOPPING MAN. The gallows. TOPER. A tiresome story teller. TONY. bread is so called by sailors. CANT. TOPPER. TO-MORROW COME NEVER. to live riotously or extravagantly.TOM LONG. The cove was topped for smashing queerscreens. to be hanged. See CATS PAW. . the carrier. A violent blow on the head. One at the top or head of his profession. TOP LIGHTS. The private parts of a man. by marching away. See CURSE. A mere tony: a simpleton.

i. according to the vulgar law. Track up the dancers. broken winded. An advocate for absolute monarchy and church power. the wrong side upwards.e. TOVT. To touch. TOWN BULL. and begging their custom. TO TOWER. Bumfodder. go up stairs. To rub one down with an oaken towel. A woman of the town. Clipped money: they have been round the tower with it. . a cudgel. or meeting them on the road. TOSS POT. and a kick on the breech. some explain it. (From TUERI. to cry or bellow aloud. A drunkard. See BUN. to get money from any one. robber. a club or society of the grenadier officers of the line. A look-out house. to rise aloft as in a high tower. TORMENTER OF SHEEP SKIN. TO TRACK. Touting ken. CANT. To roar like a town bull. the bar of a public house. TORMENTER OF CATGUT. Touch bone and whistle. TORCHECUL. TOWEL. TOTTY-HEADED. To touch up a woman. TOWN. a prostitute.e.TOFSY-TURVY. The tow row club. hare-brained. The top side the other way. Touched in the wind. A common whoremaster. A slap on the face. also to arrest. TOW ROW. To overlook. or eminence. may be pinched by any of the company till he has touched bone (i. TOSS OFF. Touched in the head. To go. to look about) Publicans fore-stalling guests. Manual pollution. any one having broken wind backwards. TORY. the top side turf ways. insane. Giddy. TOUTING. A fiddler. A drummer. also thieves or smugglers looking out to see that the coast is clear. crazy. TOWER. To be on the town: to live by prostitution. An oaken towel. also an Irish vagabond. TOWER HILL PLAY. TOUCH BUN FOR LUCK. to have carnal knowledge of her. CANT. turf being always laid the wrong side upwards. A grenadier. TOUCH. to beat or cudgel him. Or rapparee. his teeth) and whistled.

A slatternly woman. TRESWINS.TRADING JUSTICES. TO TRANSMOGRAPHY. Sellers of old mended shoes and boots. TRANSLATORS. To patch up vamp. To inveigle. 10. A man with a woman behind him. one who has a good appetite. TRAPS. ditto. TO TRANSNEAR. Broken mechanics. A horseman. TRAVELLING PIQUET. CANT. Clever tradesmen. or. A flock of sheep. TRAVELLER. to tell wonderful stories. 40. TRANTER. or TRANSMIGRIFY. a careless sluttish woman. TRAY TRIP. so common as formerly. and otherwise retailing justice. TO TRAPAN. A stout trencher man. played on a pavement marked out with chalk into different compartments. gambs: from the sticks with which boys play at trap-ball. See CROCKER. TRAP STICKS. smuggled into the commission of the peace. in a buggy. 20. to romance. good thieves. An old woman under a hedge. discharged footmen. these nuisances are by no means. Constables and thief-takers. plays a good knife and fork. An ancient game like Scotch hop. 30. and other low fellows. 2. To understand trap. granting warrants. To tip the traveller. each reckoning towards his game the persons or animals that pass by on the side next them. according to the following estimation: A parson riding a grey horse. . witholue furniture. A man or woman walking. 5. woman. A mode of amusing themselves. practised by two persons riding in a carriage. between coblers and shoemakers. game. 1. A man. or ensnare. TRAPES. A flock of geese. Threepence. TRAP. A cat looking out of a window. to know one's own interest. Thieves. at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. TRADESMEN. To come up with any body. as the term is. The square cap worn by the collegians. TRENCHER MAN. and child. Thin legs. who subsist by fomenting disputes. to the honour of the present times. 60. or alter. A post chaise. TRENCHER CAP.

where the sheriff pays the fiddlers. State. TRIMMING. You will die the death of a trooper's horse. Hanging. I'll trim his jacket. perhaps the Bilboes ball. TRINING. TROT. To punish by course of law. or maggot. She has made a trip. Feet. TO TRIG IT. or barter. i. also a wheel such as ship's guns are placed upon. Mr. the entrails: also a jeering appellation for a fat man. Cheating. An old trot. TROOPER. A quirk or quibble in the law. a decrepit old woman. Double Tripe. TRIM TRAM. a fat man. To lay a man trigging. TRIM. To exchange. A short voyage or journey. that is. TROTTERS. To be trimmed. TO TROLL. TRINE. TROLLOP. TRIGRYMATE. . or beating. she has had a bastard.e. a jocular method of telling any one he will be hanged.TRIB. a gentle pace. also Tyburn. Tripes and trullibubs. A dog trot. Coarse lace once much in fashion. An idle female companion. Like master. or nicknacks. TRINKETS. or guts. The belly. bawbles. The point at which schoolboys stand to shoot their marbles at taw. also the spot whence bowlers deliver the bowl. TRIG.²Also spruce or fine: a trim fellow. To shake one's trotters at Bilby's ball. A whim. Toys. A prison: perhaps from tribulation. dress. TRINGUM TRANGUM. an error in the tongue. to knock him down. To hang. To TROUNCE. TRIPE. TRIP. A lusty coarse sluttish woman. To play truant. TROLLY LOLLY. with your shoes-on. a false step or stumble. swop. to be shaved. I'll thresh him. TRICKUM LEGIS. dirty. TRUCK. a bastard. the ball of fetters: fetters and stocks were anciently called the bilboes. I'll just step and get trimmed. changing side. like man. In a sad trim. To loiter or saunter about.

TRUSTY TROJAN. more noise than work. To live by thieving. or rope-dancer. TUCKED UP. likewise a posture-master. A presbyterian parson. A cart. To be put to one's trumps: to be in difficulties.²Guteli. one who courts the acquaintance of nobility. and hereof it is that we call light women trulls. to praise one's self. A true friend. To shove a trunk: to introduce one's self unasked into any place or company. An old whore. Something may turn up trumps. also a sharper employed to draw in pigeons to game. rubbish. whose caps are adorned with a gold tuft. Peas. or perhaps tumbril. TUB THUMPER. TRUMPERY. TO TUP. or put to one's shifts. TU QUOQUE. A ram: figuratively. Coves who try it on. a cuckold. which shew great kindness to men. His trumpeter is dead. He would make an excellent trumpeter. All his cards are trumps: he is extremely fortunate. TUMBLER. The king of Spain's trumpeter. TO TUNE. A tucker up to an old bachelor or widower. something lucky may happen. or goods of no value. See TRINING. RANDLE HOLM'S ACADEMY OF ARMORY. A soldier or a tinker's trull. said of one having a foetid breath. TRUNDLERS. or TRUSTY TROUT. for he has a strong breath. a supposed mistress. The mother of all saints. TRUMPET. TUFT HUNTER. A it anniversary parasite. To beat: his father tuned him delightfully: perhaps from fetching a tune out of the person beaten. professed thieves. to-be whipt at the cart's tail. or trulli. are spirits like women. TUP. To endeavour. Trunkmaker like. a soldier or tinker's female companion. he is therefore forced to sound his own trumpet. To shove the tumbler.TRULL. To sound one's own trumpet. . a braying ass. A nose. TRYNING. TRUNK. How fares your old trunk? does your nose still stand fast? an allusion to the proboscis or trunk of an elephant. Hanged. TRY ON. or from a comparison with the disagreeable sounds of instruments when tuning. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. TRUMPETER. TRUMPS.

A north country name for a taylor. T²D. TWELVER. IN TWIG. observe the fellow. TWANGEY. i. In a great tweague: in a great passion. TURK. Turkish shore. TURNIP-PATED. any one that can take him by the tail. The monosyllable. A Mr. stilish. and hold him fast. whose tail is well soaped and greased. tread t²d. Southwark. Lambeth. TURNCOAT. are said to be on the turf. confusion. Richard Twiss having in his "Travels" given a very unfavourable description of the Irish character. TURKEY MERCHANT. or pot de chambre. Acquitted. Tweaguey. To twig the darbies. and Rotherhithe side of the Thames. hold t²d. TURNPIKE MAN. TO TWIG. TURF. (IRISH) A Jordan. or any thing else: a fashionable term that for a while succeeded that of BORE. To observe. Handsome. TUZZY-MUZZY. the inhabitants of Dublin. to knock off the irons. He will never sh²e a seaman's t²d. TURNED UP. he is peery. A parson. byway of revenge. TO TWEAK. White or fair-haired. Also to disengage. a hog's face. A rural sport practised at wakes and fairs in Derbyshire. discharged. feet and chitterlings. See BORE. TWADDLE. and mus-t²d: to wit. or attend and bet at horse-races. peevish. There were four t²ds for dinner: stir t²d. Turkish treatment. TWISS. barbarous usage. An effeminate looking fellow. with mustard.TUP RUNNING. is turned out to the multitude. Twig the cull. A poulterer. or STANGEY. On a nephew of this gentleman the following epigram was made by a friend of ouis: . Testicles. TWIDDLE-DIDDLES. he is watching us. or break off. The cove is togged in twig. he will never make a good seaman. the fellow is dressed in the fashion. Perplexity. To pull: to tweak any one's nose. passionate.e. a ram. A cruel. TWEAGUE. On the turf. A shilling. thought proper to christen this utensil by his name²suffice it to say that the baptismal rites were not wanting at the ceremony. snap asunder. TWIDDLE POOP. because the clergy collect their tolls at our entrance into and exit from the world. One who has changed his party from interested motives. persons who keep running horses. hard-hearted man. is to have him for his own.

TYBURN BLOSSOM. A halter. A wig with the foretop combed over the eyes in a knowing style. or FORETOP. pisses more than he drinks. such as the robin. and eggs. TYBURN TOP. . yet my name Shall ne'er in STORY be forgot. divers. A. See TINEY. A dog. scamps. A mixture of half tea and half coffee. To reproach a person. TO TWIT. the sign of that trade: or perhaps to its being two to one that the goods pledged are never redeemed. Two. All in a twitter. TWIST. 1549. to eat heartily. A pawnbroker's: alluding to the three blue balls. as the canters say. &c. or. and cuffing Jonas. in a fright. VAGARIES. A neckcloth. TYKE. TWITTOC. such being much worn by the gentlemen pads. TWISTED. or remind him of favours conferred. also a clown. VAIN-GLORIOUS. TWO-HANDED. a Yorkshire tyke. Twittering is also the note of some small birds. or OSTENTATIOUS MAN. who in time will ripen into fruit borne by the deadly never-green. beer. TYNEY. called also beating the booby. likewise brandy. wild rambles. A good twist. TYBURN TIPPET. To twist it down apace. hanged. TYE. The amorous congress. TWITTER. CANT. a great strapping man orwoman. D. But still the more increase in fame. One who boasts without reason. a good appetite. A man beating his hands against his sides to warm himself in cold weather. and other knowing hands. Edward VI. TWO TO ONE SHOP. Executed. Frolics. TWO THIEVES BEATING A ROGUE.Perish the country. see Latimer's sermon before. A two-handed fellow or wench. The more the country GOES TO POT. Great. TWO HANDED PUT. A young thief or pickpocket.

who is styled the vincent. keeps the ring clear. also a she fox. VICE ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. A drunken man that pisses under the table into his companions' shoes. VAN. VAN-NECK. Applied more particularly to a quack bookseller. VARDY. To tip the velvet. who.) Natty. a bushel bubby. A name given to the person who with a whip in his hand. Stockings. To the little gentleman in velvet. . VAULTING SCHOOL. VINEGAR. and tip you the cole: I'll pawn it.VALENTINE. To give one's vardy. (Whip and Cambridge. or man seen by a woman. dashing. To be upon velvet. Van-Neck. See BRAY. the 14th of February. when it is said every bird chuses his mate for the ensuing year. the gripe. VAMPER. new dress. coat. at boxing-matches and cudgel-playing. shoes or other wearing apparel. termage. I'll vamp it. To pawn any thing. and the person cheated. Valentine's day. also an academy where vaulting and other manly exercises are taught. a toast frequently drank by the tories and catholics in Ireland. formerly yeoman's servants. in cant terms. the gains acquired. and give you the money. VENUS'S CURSE. The art of cheating at cards. i. he that betteth. TO VAMP. VARLETS. Pudendum muliebre. those who play booty. Now rogues and rascals. A bawdy-house. Half a quarter of a sheet. i. he is quite the go. or rub up old hats. A termagant. see MADAM. to have the best of a bet or match.e. VIXEN. &c. composed of the following associates: bankers. likewise to put new feet to old boots. Also to refit.. VESSELS OF PAPER. is remarkably fierce. VARMENT. VICTUALLING OFFICE. Madam Van. verdict or opinion. and a hat held before his eye. VELVET. a cloak. to put one's tongue into a woman's mouth. he is dressed like a gentleman Jehu. the mole that threw up the hill that caused Crop (King William's horse) to stumble. also. He is quite varment. VENERABLE MONOSYLLABLE. The venereal disease. VICAR OF BRAY. a woman with large breasts. e. Miss or Mrs. VINCENT'S LAW. The first woman seen by a man. on St. The stomach. He sports a varment hat. when she has cubs.

Unrig the drab. and tagged at both ends with tin. I'll be up with him. UNICORN. A gamester who does not immediately pay his losings. Breeches were formerly tied with points. by repeating the vowels I. is said to vowel the winner. O. UNFORTUNATE GENTLEMEN. UNTRUSS. i. UNDER DUBBER. Laces were at the same given to the girls. To untruss a point. who thus named themselves in Germany. UNWASHED BAWDRY. Figuratively used to signify the head. or stripped. to which some of them answered. strip the wench. An inferior in any office. . I will repay him in kind. under the denomination of tags: these tags were worsteds of different colours twisted up to a size somewhat thicker than packthread. Rank bawdry. UNCLE. A parson. done up. or perhaps from giving his note for the money according to the Irish form. or laid up in lavender. Mine uncle's. The horse guards. saying of one who leaves his wife soon after marriage. or GARRET. CANT. UNGRATEFUL MAN. the sum and name of the debtor being added. UNGUENTUM AUREUM. A turnkey. UNDERSTRAPPER. He is gone to visit his uncle.e. which. UNRIGGED. to be on a footing. Prostitutes: so termed by the virtuous and compassionate of their own sex. U. UNFORTUNATE WOMEN. False dice that run high. where the acknowledgment of the debt is expressed by the letters I. Undone. To be a match for one who attempts to cheat or deceive. a necessary house. A coach drawn by three horses. which till lately were distributed to the boys every Whit Monday by the churchwardens of most of the parishes in London. who at least once a week abuses his best benefactor. to let down one's breeches in order to ease one's self. asked what the devil they were. Undressed. It likewise means a pawnbroker's: goods pawned are frequently said to be at mine uncle's. UPPER STORY. i. unfortunate gentlemen. he is an empty or foolish fellow. UP TO THEIR GOSSIP. UPHILLS. O.TO VOWEL. U. UNTWISTED.e. or in the secret. UNLICKED CUB. the devil. or department. A bribe. where a general officer seeing them very awkward in bundling up their forage. A rude uncouth young fellow. ruined. A great coat. is deemed a sufficient security among gentlemen. UPPER BENJAMIN. His upper story or garrets are unfurnished.

] Steps for mounting a horse. UPPISH. An upright man signifies the chief or principal of a crew. He sits like a toad on a jossing block. and the guests. particularly. He often travels in company with thirty or forty males and females. also a hedgehog. 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. UPSTARTS. UPRIGHT. a little fellow. Go upright. Three-penny upright. which he calls his filchman. or some of his money. A lewd woman. Also a custom of watching the dead. apt to take offence. who afterwards are used in common among the whole fraternity. Killed: a military saying. WAKE. a contemptuous term for a foot soldier.UPPING BLOCK. over whom he presides arbitrarily. frolicsome. To waddle out of Change alley as a lame duck. Bring it all out in liquor. a short time before Christmas. TO WADDLE. stoutest rogue in the pack is generally chosen to this post. or two. and expects change. UPRIGHT MAN. WAG. Persons lately raised to honours and riches from mean stations. and has a larger share than ordinary in whatsoever is gotten in the society. to be returned. where he desired the commander in chief to order him some more grenadiers. though the donor intended less. WAGGISH. Footwabler. Testy. a term for one who has not been able to pay his gaming debts. for which they collect a christmas-box from house to house. An ensign of foot. and others. and signifies. and has the sole right to the first night's lodging with the dells. originating from a message sent by the late General Guise. and therefore absents himself from it. Musicians of the lower order. with a plate of salt on its breast. A child. or by some poor jades procured for that purpose. in use both in Ireland and Wales. the younger part of them. Sometimes the women and children who are unable to travel. WAGTAIL. [Called in some counties a leaping stock. He carries a short truncheon in his hand. called Late Wake. when any money is given to make them drink. USED UP. a word used by shoemakers. WAITS. on the expedition at Carthagena. or fatigued. that is. Ireland: so called from the frequent rains in that island. abram men. where the corpse being deposited under a table. URCHIN. taylors and their servants. See THREEPENNY UPRIGHT. A country feast. gamesome. the table is covered with liquor of all sorts. the saint to whom the parish church is dedicated. in others a jossing block. To go like a duck. WABLER. Arch. who in most towns play under the windows of the chief inhabitants at midnight. said of one who sits ungracefully on horseback. on the Stock Exchange. commonly on the anniversary of the tutelar saint of the village. called his differences. for those he had were all used up. amuse themselves with all kinds of pastimes and recreations: the consequence is generally more than replacing the departed friend. are by turns carried in panniers by an ass. frequently used by those of the cavalry. An arch-frolicsome fellow. . URINAL OF THE PLANETS. WALKING CORNET. The vilest.

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

Apt to shed tears. WELCH FIDDLE. WEDGE. WELCH RABBIT. where one of the party conceals some of the booty. WEASEL-FACED. The thumb and four fingers. meagre-faced. that in cases of difficulty their midwives apply a piece of toasted cheese to the janua vita to attract and entice the young Taffy. To come home by weeping cross. [i. WELCH COMB. The kiddey weeded the swell's screens. thin-bodied. because melted by the receivers of stolen goods into wedges. he longed earnestly for it. To take a part.²The Welch are said to be so remarkably fond of cheese. the youth took some of the gentleman's bank notes. A doctor who prescribes from inspecting the water of his patients. CANT. long and narrow. See SCOTCH FIDDLE. Weasel-gutted. the girl is pleased with the youth because his genitals are large. TO WEED. WATERPAD. saying to one who has a black eye. CANT. WATER SCRIGER.WATER. To watch his waters. WATTLES. Very weak punch or beer. In hot water: in trouble. a method practised by landlords in Wales to eject a bad tenant. where black eyes are given instead of favours. A one-horse chaise. to repent. To unroof the house. Ears. engaged in disputes. Like a Welch mile. long and tedious. WEDDING. See RABBIT. The blowen was nutts upon the kiddey because he is well-hung. . a Welch rare-bit] Bread and cheese toasted. e. A match between a whore and a rogue. WELCH MILE. instead of dividing it fairly amongst his confederates. particularly in London. WELCH EJECTMENT. Thin. TO WELL. WEEPING CROSS. WESTMINSTER WEDDING. His chops watered at it. A cant phrase used by thieves. One that robs ships in the river Thames. Silver plate. See PISS PROPHET. WEAR A²E. The itch. His story is like a Welch mile. The emptying of a neoessary-hovise. To divide unfairly. WATER BEWITCHED. who on smelling it makes most vigorous efforts to come forth. to keep a strict watch on any one's actions. To conceal part. WATERY-HEADED. a weasel is a thin long slender animal with a sharp face. You have been at an Irish wedding. WELL-HUNG.

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

A sharp or subtle fellow. WHISKY. of which he that gets the most has the worst share. it becomes his property. WHISKER SPLITTER. He has a white feather. that instead of whipping the cock they flog each other heartily. WHIP JACKS. He whipped away from home. five highwaymen broke out of Newgate in the night. frothy discourse or treatise. A great lie. See TIM WHISKY. The throat. went to the alehouse. WHITE-LIVERED. and are piked into the deuseaville. to drink. or pinch-gut vengeance. WHITE SERJEANT. WHIRLYGIGS. and coming back whipped off a fellow's hat from his head. the joke is. [i. Cant. where he whipped off a full tankard. The tenth order of the canting crew. where having a white leather is a proof he is not of the true game breed. WHIPSTER. A man fetched from the tavern or ale-house by his wife. WHIPT SYLLABUB. A diminutive fellow. . WHIP-BELLY VENGEANCE. e.] Newgate. and on their way to the port from whence they sailed. WHIPPER-SNAPPER. beg with counterfeit passes. Yorkshire. WHITE LIE. To run away. WHISTLE. WHIT. an allusion to a game cock. to snatch. Testicles. A shallow brown drinking bowl. Rooms in the King's Bench and Fleet prison where drams are privately sold. A flimsy. WHISKER. Weak or sour beer. A malt spirit much drank in Ireland and Scotland. WHITE FEATHER.as to make it cry out. Cowardly. TO WHIP OFF. one not told with a malicious intent. A harmless lie. rogues who having learned a few sea terms. A man of intrigue. WHISTLING SHOP. pretending to be sailors shipwrecked on the neighbouring coast. malicious. is said to be arrested by the white serjeant. WHITE RIBBIN. without solidity. Whittington's. WHISKIN.²Five rum-padders are rubbed in the darkmans out of the whit. Gin. and are gone into the country. to drink off greedily. To wet one's whistle. WHIPSHIRE. a lie told to reconcile people at variance. he is a coward. also a one-horse chaise.

A man that keeps more than one mistress. Geneva. ragged. One who has taken the benefit of an act of insolvency. fat. and styled a whore-monger. WHITECHAPEL. A wife: wives being sometimes apt to question their husbands whither they are going. aces and kings first. who in the reign of King James I. Newgate. or WHORE'S SON. WHITE WOOL. said of one who has a strong manly voice. WHITEWASHED. grew rich by private gaming. WHITFIELITE. A casement. and was commonly observed to have that card. built or repaired by the famous lord mayor of that name. WICKET. and who before the introduction of those pieces always gave half a guinea.e. and never to lose a game but when he had it not. and saucy: see ST. The penis.' says he. frequently given to women of the town by such as professed always to give gold. . one who dresses with a needle and thread. WHITHER-GO-YE. WHITE TAPE. A piece of gold coin. 'does that one cheese make you a cheese-monger?' WHORE PIPE. is said to have been whitewashed. A milk-maid: from their frequent use of the word whow. To play at whist Whitechapel fashion. and undresses with a knife. WHOHE'S KITLING. two smocks. value five shillings and three pence. WHITTINGTON'S COLLEGE. Ball is the supposed name of the cow. WHOW BALL. to defraud his creditors. Geneva. asked the parson whether he had a cheese in his house. who kept a female friend. A follower of George Whitfield. Whitechapel beau. Whitechapel portion. the largest of all birds. WIBBLE. A bastard. WHORE'S BIRD. A woman big with child is said to have a white swelling. a Methodist. WHORE'S CURSE. also a little door. and being answered in the affirmative. being reproved by the parson of the parish.WHITE SWELLING. WHORE-MONGER. Bad drink. GILES'S BREED. A debauched fellow. The four of clubs: from one James Wibling. i. He sings more like a whore's bird than a canary bird. WIBLING'S WITCH. 'Pray. A country gentleman. and what nature gave. to make the cow stand still in milking. Whitechapel breed.

e. but not certainly known. like the following a flock of wild geese. WINDFALL. who are remarkably shy. and of no reputation. A collector of the window tax. water colours being. A penny. Wigsby. To raise the wind. TO WIN. A legacy. A grass widow. A free horse. Foolish projects. WILLING TIT. WINDER. and said. to be abandoned by a lover or mistress. or any accidental accession of property. To tip one the wink. to procure mony. denoting her state. Transportation for life. i. A taylor. Plunder. Mourning clothes of a peculiar fashion. One who uses or navigates the windward passage. To steal. a sodomite. WIFE. A man wearing a large wig. a man wearing a wig. WIGSBY. WILLOW. A mistress. like their engagements. The cull has won a couple of rum glimsticks. WIN. or dissolved. a discarded mistress. WINDMILLS IN THE HEAD. or concubine. WINDY. WILD SQUIRT. Poor. WIND. or money acquired by theft. WIGANNOWNS. WINDWARD PASSAGE. WINTER CRICKET. A fetter fixed to one leg. a simple fellow. easily effaced. to give a signal by winking the eye. WILD-GOOSE CHASE. Foolish. she has nothing but her **** and a*se. The fundament. WINDOW PEEPER. the fellow has stolen a pair of fine candlesticks. Rogues trained up to stealing from their cradles. . She has no fortune but her mills. WINNINGS. WIFE IN WATER COLOURS. to be dead. or a coming girl.WIDOW'S WEEDS. A looseness. WINK. A tedious uncertain pursuit. a widow bewitched. goods. WILD ROGUES. The blowen has napped a winder for a lift. a woman whose husband is abroad. WIND-MILL. the wench is transported for life for stealing in a shop. To wear the willow. A windy fellow.

To lengthen out or extend any book. TO WOBBLE. Up to the arms in wood. To boil. or coloured handkerchief. TO WIREDRAW. WISEACRE'S HALL. that ran nine miles to suck a bull. WITCHES. a silversmith. or discourse. A taylor with a long bill. In a wood. which is continually gnawing them. A foolish conceited fellow. pretending to have a small animal called a wolf in their breasts. cam. WISE. bewildered. He is like a winter's day. a silver bowl. To look through the wood. two fools and a madman. WIT. cambrick. is still shewn in support of the tradition. in a maze. or specked wiper. in a peck of troubles. i. he picked a pocket of a broad. Witcher cully. letter. Silver. its magistrates are said to have attempted to hedge in a cuckow. narrow. WOLF IN THE STOMACH. As wise as Waltham's calf. Pot wobbler. his coffin. A bystander. WIPER DRAWER. Gresham college. or at a loss what course to take in any business. WISEACRE. a silver-hilted sword. WOOD PECKER. A man who dies in prison is said to go out with a wooden habeas. He went out with a wooden habeas. one who steals handkerchiefs. A monstrous or canine appetite. A blow. Also a handkerchief. to ascend the pulpit. WOLF IN THE BREAST. WISE MEN OF GOTHAM. I'll give you a wipe on the chops. To look over the wood. CANT. who have the knack of counterfeiting extreme pain. A handkerchief. WOODEN HABEAS. to stand in the pillory. A coffin. narrow. Witcher tilter. or reproach. WOOD. A thousand other ridiculous stories are told of the men of Gotham. one who boils a pot. WIPE. WIPER. in the pillory. who bets whilst another plays. That story gave him a fine wipe. called the cuckow's bush. puzzled. to preach: I shall look over the wood at St. He drew a broad. An extraordinary mode of imposition. short and dirty.WINTER'S DAY. James's on Sunday next. A pickpocket. WOODCOCK. He has as much wit as three folks. . Witcher bubber. a bush.e. Gotham is a village in Nottinghamshire. sometimes practised in the country by strolling women.

rudely cut in wood. which completed the appearance of a horse. who refuses none of her master's commands. one in a reverie. about six feet long. a great company. A sheep. The pillory. neck.) The last junior optime. and tail. but at length it having been found to injure the soldiers materially. (Cambridge. Sometimes applied to a female servant. A head. Verbal critics. A punster. and to steady them (as it was said). See NORWAY NECKCLOTH. and junior optimes. saying to an absent man.e. with their hands tied behind them. To worm out. one or more firelocks were tied to each leg. WOMAN'S CONSCIENCE. WOOL GATHERING. out of the bowl or bottle instead. were added. one who plays upon words. WORM. A soft-headed fellow. and sometimes to rupture them. where the woman is bigger than her husband. WOODEN RUFF. A coilin. WOOLLEY CROWN. All the world and his wife. Never satisfied. A wooden horse was standing in the Parade at Portsmouth as late as the year 1750. i. WOODEN HORSE. which answered to the body of the horse. To drink by word of mouth. A married couple. In this situation they were sometimes condemned to sit an hour or two. OPTIME. This horse consisted of two or more planks about eight feet long. it was left off about the time of the accession of King George I. To fide the wooden horse was a military punishment formerly in use. Wranglers are . or gone to Rothisbone. There are three classes of honours. or WOMAN OF PLEASURE. CANT. He is gone to the diet of worms. WORLD. WORD GRUBBERS. or absorbed in thought. and lest the horse should kick them off. At CAMBRIDGE the first class (generally of twelve) at the annual examination for a degree. Your wits are gone a woolgathering. It was supported by four posts. On this sharp ridge delinquents were mounted. WRANGLERS. to obtain the knowledge of a secret by craft. also to undermine or supplant. of a glass. WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND. WOMAN OF THE TOWN. every body. WORD PECKER. WOMAN OF ALL WORK. WOODEN SURTOUT. and also persons who use hard words in common discourse. he is dead and buried. See WRANGLER. senior optimes. WORD OF MOUTH. fixed together so as to form a sharp ridge or angle. for legs. wranglers. WOOLBIRD.WOODEN SPOON. A prostitute.

also one apt to make great complaints on trifling occasions. CANT. A native of the Fens of Licoinshire. every fresh piece of knowledge being supposed by the vulgar naturalists to add a wrinkle to that part. Guineas. Those who are not qualified for honors are either in the GULF (that is. Yelper. YELLOW. TO YAM. or YANKEY DOODLE. or no. Hanging. Hanging day. Milk. or country lout: a name given to the New England men in North America. YARMOUTH CAPON.said to be born with golden spoons in their mouths. To take the wrinkles out of any one's belly. one who has had a number of bastards: child-bearing leaves wrinkles in a woman's belly. A general appellation for an American. WRY MOUTH AND A PISSEN PAIR OF BREECHES. . an allusion to the eels caught there. or to be under his influence. WYN. YELLOW BOYS. The last junior optime is called the wooden spoon. you have one piece of knowledge more than you had. i. Eating.e. a little yellow. to fill it out by a hearty meal. one who can only answer yes. A quaker. The name of Socrates's wife: now used to signify a shrew or scolding wife. WRAPT UP IN WARM FLANNEL. A kind of low two-wheeled cart drawn by one horse. to be jealous. A red herring: Yarmouth is a famous place for curing herrings. which the city of Norwich is by charter bound to present annually to the king. and finding me with his wife. To eat or stuff heartily. and the junior with leaden ones. To cry out. A wrinkle-bellied whore. CANT. YARMOUTH PYE. WRAP RASCAL. He was wrapt up in the tail of his mother's smock. I happened to call on Mr. You have one wrinkle more in your a-se. To be wrapt up in any one: to have a good opinion of him. I thought. called also a roquelaire. YARMOUTH COACH. a simple fellow. To look yellow. A pye made of herrings highly spiced. YANKEY. WRINKLE. who was out: on coming home. YAFFLING. he began to look confounded blue. YELLOW BELLY. not much unlike an Irish car. APOSTLES. YARUM. A red cloak. meritorious. See WIN. YEA AND NAY MAN. Drunk with spirituous liquors. Green. saying of any one remarkable for his success with the ladies. but not deserving of being in the three first classes) or among the pollot [Proofreaders Note: Greek Letters] the many. &C. A booby. and was. TO YELP. a town cryer. See PLUCK. WRY NECK DAY. the senior optimes with silver. XANTIPPE.

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