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Bay Fever (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Bay Fever

A term of ridicule applied to convicts, who sham illness, to avoid being sent to Botany Bay.

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

Bawdy-house Bottle * Bayard of Ten Toes

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Batch
Battner
Batchelor’s Fare
Batchelor’s Son
Battle-Royal
Bawbee
Bawbels
Bawd
Bawdy Basket
Bawdy-house Bottle
Bay Fever
Bayard of Ten Toes
Beak
Bean
Bear
Bear-garden Jaw
Bear Leader
Beard Splitter
Bearings
Beast
Beast with Two Backs