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The Slang Dictionary

The Slang Dictionary

The Slang Dictionary

Ref: ANG-ARA 123

Supplied by Anguline Research Archives.

Or The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and 'Fast' Expressions of High and Low Society

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.

Published in 1865.