Get your own copy of this book on Amazon

Chiving Lay (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Chiving Lay

Cutting the braces of coaches behind, on which the coachman quitting the box, an accomplice robs the boot; also, formerly, cutting the back of the coach to steal the fine large wigs then worn.

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

Chivey * Choak

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Chink
Chip
Chip-1
Chips
Chimping Merry
Chit
Chitterlins
Chitty-faced
Chive
Chivey
Chiving Lay
Choak
Choak Pear
Choaking Pye
Chocolate
Choice Spirit
Chop
To Chop and Change
Chop Churches
Chopping
Chops