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Found on the Ether

  • Grose Dictionary for the Vulgar Tongue, 1811. Find language used by the working class in alphabetical order, and learn their definitions. For example, Queer as dick’s hatband meant “out of order, without knowing one’s disease.”
  • Canting Dictionary, Thieving Slang, 1736. A Collection of the Canting Words and Terms, both ancient and modern, used by Beggars, Gypsies, Cheats, House-Breakers, Shop-Lifters, Foot-Pads, Highway-Men, &c; Taken from The Universal Etymological English Dictionary, by N. Bailey, London, 1737, Vol. II, and transcrib’d into XML Most Diligently by Liam Quin.
  • Thieves Cant is outlined on this site. The author lifted the words from the Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, reprinted from the 1792 edition.

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