The Slang Dictionary Or The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and ‘Fast’ Expressions of High and Low Society.
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The Slang Dictionary
The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and ‘Fast’ Expressions of High and Low Society.
Published in 1865.
This fascinating book contains a comprehensive dictionary of slang words and phrases in use in mid-Victorian England, as well as a history of slang and cant.
There are also chapters on ‘Back Slang’ – the secret language of London costermongers, and also ‘Cockney Rhyming Slang’, with glossaries of words and phrases used.
Very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics.
A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader