By Francis Grose
A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, collage Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged.
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Extra resources for 1811 dictionary of the vulgar tongue; a dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence
CHUB. 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. C 50 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue 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.
CHAPERON. The cicisbeo, or gentleman usher to a lady; from the French. CHAPT. Dry or thirsty. CHARACTERED, or LETTERED. Burnt in the hand. See LETTERED. CHARM. A picklock. CANT. CHARREN. His eyes water from the smoke of Charren; a man of that place coming out of his house weeping, because his wife had beat him, told his neighbours the smoke had made his eyes water. C 46 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue CHATTER BOX. One whose tongue runs twelve score to the dozen, a chattering man or woman. CHATTER BROTH.
CHEST OF TOOLS. A shoe−black's brush and wig, 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.