Lexicon-of-Thieves'-Cant Dictionary

This fascinating lexicon of thieves' cant presents you with the jargon used by criminals in the United Kingdom in the 18th and 19th centuries. Entertaining and informative, it takes you in a journey of the underworld in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Lexicon-of-Thieves'-Cant INDEX:

List of Terms: Terms beginning with "A", Page 1

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 4 5 6 9
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A: Page 1 of 62.

A Bex, a cuppa and ...A Rooster one day a...A bad lot
A big deal
A bit
A bit gone
A bit more choke an...A bit of a picnic f...A bit of how's your...
A bit on the side
A bit rough
A bite short of a b...

Term of the day


stuff, nonsense. May have come from the Irish word 'mullachan meaning 'strongly built boy' or 'ruffian'.