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Brown Bess (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Brown Bess

A soldier’s firelock. To hug brown Bess; to carry a firelock, or serve as a private soldier.

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

Broughtonian * Brown George

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Brother of the Blade
Brother of the Buskin
Brother of the Bung
Brother of the Coif
Brother of the Gusset
Brother of the Quill
Brother of the String
Brother of the Whip
Brother Starling
Broughtonian
Brown Bess
Brown George
Brown Madam
Brown Study
Bruiser
Brewes
To Brush
Brusher
Bub
Bubber
the Bubble