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dictionary of the underworld, British & American

Eric Partridge

dictionary of the underworld, British & American

being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivs.

by Eric Partridge

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Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxv,804p. ;
Number of Pages804
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18108879M

Crysler: A punny reference of American origin to Chrysler cars meaning "a squealer; a traitor; a coward," according to Leverage's "Dictionary of the Underworld. This story is a part of BBC Britain — a new series focused on exploring this extraordinary island, one story at a time. But The Vulgar Tongue also has a wider range of expressions. Kenyon and Thomas A. Narking Dues: Partridge says this British phrase is "used when someone has been, or is, laying information with the police.

Brandon's book Poverty, Mendicity and Crime, and J. Weak Sister: This term dates back toand doesn't just mean an informer, but "an untrusted person, or a weakling, in a gang. We all need those "low" words. Slang was urban and active, a jostling language of the moment. The second edition, completely reedited, appeared inand it, in turn, was superseded in by the Third New Internationaledited by Philip Babcock Gove. The term emphasizes a link between the Mafia and Sicily's displaced old aristocracy.

In origin, they developed from the lists of errors that were popular in the 18th century. BE's glossary was followed by many similar, British & American book titillating, collections. A person or place targeted for criminal activity. In the 18th century, a number of dictionaries were published that traced most English words to Celtic sources, because the authors did not realize that the words had been borrowed into Celtic rather than the other way around. Since then, Dando and his hounds are sometimes heard in wild chase across the countryside, especially on Sunday mornings. In a historical dictionary of South African English fourth editionedited by Jean Branford, was issued.


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BE's glossary was followed by many similar, presumably titillating, collections. When he went through his sources… anything to do with sex was guaranteed to get into his dictionary.

Between and Pluto crossed inside Neptune's orbit. Instead they guide lost travellers and protect them from danger. Comes from G. It is said that anyone British & American book heard them bark three times was overcome with terror and died of fright.

British & American book church grew dark as it padded up and down the aisle, as if looking for someone. Interrelations are also dealt with by Eric Partridge in his Origins Skarbek uses a wide range of sources Their form had become stultified until, in the s, Edward L.

And now considerably altered and enlarged, with The modern [] changes and improvements, by a member of the Whip Club. Telegram: Australian term, circafor a spy or informer. Skarbek's analysis confounds the assumption that prisons are stuffed with violent, racist thugs who act irrationally.

Holborn knows little of Petty Italia behind Hatton Garden, and both these ignore Clerkenwell, which is equally foreign to Islington proper; in the South, Lambeth generally ignores the New Cut, and both look upon Southwark as linguistically out of bounds; while in Central London, Clare Market disappearing with the nineteenth century had, if it no longer has, a distinct fashion in words from its great and partially surviving rival through the centuries the world of Seven Dials, which is in St Giles's St James's being ractically in the next parish.

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Also those who function as underworld thugs. From 's The Melody of Death: "I don't want to hear any more about your conscience," said the [police] officer wearily. They moved silently, had large paws the size of adult human hands, and had a loud baying that could be heard far out at sea.

The term probably comes from robberies of small produce or news stands, which could dictionary of the underworld bumped to spill their contents onto the ground. When informants bleat, they give information to the police.

Snickle: A confusion of snitch and snilch, this American term meaning "to inform to the police" dates back to ; it was obsolete by British & American book Hounds[ edit ] Gabriel Hounds are dogs with human heads that fly high through the air, and are often heard but seldom seen.

This is a first rate and novel take on the structure of organized criminal enterprises. Slang was originally seen as subversive, illicit. Such dictionaries are valuable in displaying the intimate interrelations of the language to the culture of which it is a part.An introduction in which one Mafia member informs another that a new acquaintance is also a member.

It is a means of vouching for the underworld credentials of another person. As opposed to "friend of mine," which, in introduction, means simply what it says.

Sep 16,  · The Vulgar Tongue: A dictionary of filthy words During midnight walks, Francis Grose collected phrases in London’s slums and dockyards. BBC Culture celebrates the man who revelled in. Translate underworld into Spanish.

Find words for underworld in Spanish in this Spanish-English dictionary. Traducir underworld de Inglés a español.Translate underworld into Spanish. Find words for underworld in Spanish in this Spanish-English dictionary. Traducir underworld de Inglés a español.An introduction in which one Mafia member informs another that a new acquaintance is also a member.

It is a means of vouching for the underworld credentials of another person. As opposed to "friend of mine," which, in introduction, means simply what it says.Dictionary of the underworld: British & Ebook, being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic.