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Badge (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Badge

A term used for one burned in the hand. He has got his badge, and piked; he was burned in the hand, and is at liberty. Cant. [i.e. branded—Liam]

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Bad Bargain * Badge-coves

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

Babble
Back Biter
Backed
Back up
Bacon
Bacon-faced
Bacon fed
Back Gammon Player
Back Door
Bad Bargain
Badge
Badge-coves
Badgers
Bag
Bag of Nails
Baggage
Bakers Dozen
Baker-knee’d
Balderdash
Ballocks
Balum Rancum