The highest classification of ships at Lloyd’s; common
term in the United States; also at Liverpool and other English seaports. Another, even more intensitive form is “first-class, letter A,
No. 1.” Some people choose to say A I, for no reason, however,
beyond that of being different from others. “Many of these [slang] words and phrases are but serving their apprenticeship, and
will eventually become the active strength of our language.”—H. This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.
Run (good or bad), the success or duration of a piece’s performance.—Theatrical. Rubber, a term at whist, &c., the best of three games. Round, “ROUND dealing,” honest trading; “ROUND sum,” a large sum. Synonymous pencoin also, in a slang sense, with SQUARE, which see. Round, to tell tales, to SPLIT, which see; “to ROUND on a man,” to
swear to him as being the person, &c. Also to turn round upon and abuse or rate.
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Sit under, a term employed in Dissenters’ meeting-houses, to denote
attendance on the ministry of any particular preacher. Silly season, the period when nobody is supposed to be in London,
when there are no parliamentary debates to publish, and when editors
are at their wits’-ends to fill their papers with readable matter. Termed by Todd a slang word, but
used by Cowper and Byron. In military slang, to SHOP an officer is
to put him under arrest in the guard-room.
Blows in this region were called “porridge
disturbers,” and other fancy names, which were supposed to rob them
of their hardness—to those who did not receive them. Bone-Grubber, a person who hunts dust-holes, gutters, and all likely
spots for refuse bones, which he sells at the rag-shops, or to the bone-grinders. The term was also applied to a resurrectionist. Cobbett
was therefore called “a BONE GRUBBER,” because he brought the
remains of Tom Paine from America.
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Sling, a drink peculiar to Americans, generally composed of gin, soda-water,
ice, and slices of lemon. At some houses in London GIN-SLINGS
may be obtained. Sir Reverence, a corruption of the old phrase, SAVE YOUR REVERENCE,
a sort of apology for alluding to anything likely to shock one’s sense of
decency. See Shakspeare’s Romeo and
Juliet, act i. From this it came to mean the thing itself—human
ordure generally, but sometimes other indecencies. Sight, “to take a SIGHT at a person,” a vulgar action employed by boys
and others to denote incredulity, or contempt for authority, by placing
the thumb against the nose and extending the fingers, which are agitated
in token of derision.
Toft, a showy individual, a swell, a person who, in a Yorkshireman’s
vocabulary, would be termed “uppish.” See TUFT. The highwayman or swell robber was in old days said
to be on the high TOBY, from the high or main road, while those
meaner fellows, the footpad and the cutpurse, were but “low TOBY-MEN,”
from their frequenting the by-ways. Toad-in-the-hole, a kind of pudding, consisting of small pieces of meat
immersed in batter, and baked. Also, a term applied to perambulating
advertising mediums. Tip, advice or information respecting anything, but mostly used in
reference to horse-racing, so that the person TIPPED may know how to
bet to the best advantage. The “straight TIP” is the TIP which
comes direct from the owner or trainer of a horse.
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Swot, mathematics; also, a mathematician; as a verb, to work hard for
an examination, to be diligent in one’s studies.—Army. Sweat, to extract money from a person, to “bleed.” Also, to squander
riches.—Bulwer. Swatchel-cove, the master of a Punch-and-Judy exhibition who
“fakes the slum,” and does the necessary squeak for the amusement of
the bystanders. The orthography of many of
these colloquial expressions differs. It was thought best to give the
various renderings as collected. Grose says it is Irish cant, but the term is now included
in most dictionaries as an allowed vulgarism.
- Fly-boys, men employed to clear the printed copies from the Hoe machines,
on which daily papers are “worked.” So called to distinguish
them from the “machine boys,” a superior grade of labourers who
“lay on” the sheets.
- This is because the slang was made from months,
- Another very curious account was taken from a provincial
newspaper, published in 1849, and forwarded to Notes and Queries, under the head of Mendicant Freemasonry.
- The word “slops”—as applied
to weak, warm drink—is very likely derived from the Cockney pronunciation
- When a domestic is summoned by the
master or mistress to receive a warning or reprimand, he or she is said to
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Canting language of thieves and vagabonds.
GLOSSARY OF THE BACK SLANG.
Used by Dons as well as undergrads. The Dons fined
or SCONCED for small offences; e.g., five shillings for wearing a coloured
coat in hall at dinner-time. Among undergrads a pun, or an oath, or
an indecent remark, was SCONCED by the head of the table. If the
offender could, however, floor the tankard of beer which he was
SCONCED, he could retort on his SCONCER to the extent of twice the
amount he was SCONCED in.—Oxford University. Scab-raiser, a drummer in the army, so called from one of the duties
formerly pertaining to that office, viz., inflicting corporal punishment
on the soldiers.—Military. Satin, gin; “a yard of SATIN,” a glass of gin.
was a term first popularly applied to a substitute in the reign of
James II. “To WHISTLE for anything,” to stand small chance of getting it, from
the nautical custom of WHISTLING for a wind in a calm, which of course
comes none the sooner for it. “To pay for one’s WHISTLE,” to pay
extravagantly for any fancy.
It is, no doubt,
derived from sevendouble—that is, sevenfold—and is applied to linen
cloth, a heavy beating, a harsh reprimand, &c. Scabby-sheep, epithet applied by the vulgar to a person who has been
in questionable society, or under unholy influence, and become tainted. Saint Monday, a holiday most religiously observed by journeymen
shoemakers and other mechanics. An Irishman observed that this
saint’s anniversary happened every week. In some parts of the country
Monday is termed Cobblers’ Sunday. Ring, a generic term given to horse-racing and pugilism,—the latter was
sometimes termed the PRIZE-RING.
Quizzing is done by a single person only. Ride, “to RIDE the high horse,” or “RIDE roughshod over one,” to be
overbearing or oppressive; “to RIDE the black donkey,” to be in an
ill humour. Ret, an abbreviation of the word REITERATION, used to denote the
forme which, in a printing-office, backs or perfects paper already
printed on one side. Rench, vulgar pronunciation of RINSE. “(W)rench your mouth out,”
said a fashionable dentist one day.