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Footpads and Highwaymen
The Devil and his Nicknames
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adjective adverb American April Fool argotic avoir back slang became bever bigorner bloody bread British called cant centre slang Christmas chum civilian cobber colloquial common dates Dauzat Dechelette defines denoted derives Devil dialect Dictionary drink drunk Dutch early edition eighteenth century England English English Dialect Dictionary Esnault especially essay etymology euphemism famous footpad Francis Grose French German glossary go snacks Greek Grose H. L. Mencken heard highwaymen Hotten Irish itre John John Brophy Johnson kriegen language latter less lexicographers likewise literally luncheon mate meal meaning meant meat military military slang modern nicknames noun obsolete occasionally one's origin Oxford Paddy Doyle perhaps phrase Poilu popular pre-War prison probably Professor Weekley recorded Regular Army rhyming slang says Scotch scran sense seventeenth shell signifies slang words snack soldiers speech steal synonyms term thieves tion Tommy Tommy Atkins tramp variant verb vocabulary Vulgar Tongue Weekley's Wesley Yule