27 Sassy Slang Words From the 1800s

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27 Sassy Slang Words From the 1800s

27 Sassy Slang Words From the 1800s

Slang words from the 1800s, namely during the Victorian Era, are amazingly interesting to the modern ear. Many of these refer to crime, or those who participate in it, but others are simply fun words that we should go ahead and incorporate into our vocabulary right now.

anointing: beating
blinker: a black eye
bunch of fives: fist
crabshells: shoes
dipper: pickpocket
drumsticks: legs
earth bath: burial

funeral
flag: an apron
gegor: beggar
gullyfluff: crumbs, dust and similar items found in a boy’s pockets
gulpy: easily fooled
how’s your poor feet?: meaningless street cry
jump: ground floor window

1800s-house
kecks: trousers
kife: bed
ladybird: prostitute
luggers: earrings
lushery: where you can drink alcohol

saloon
macer: a cheat
nancy: buttocks
palmer: shoplifter
rain napper: umbrella
reeb: beer
rib: a wife

1800s-wedding
rookery: ghetto
sawney: bacon
sneezer: pocket handkerchief

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