The Slang Dictionary Or The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and ‘Fast’ Expressions of High and Low Society.
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
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