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Cunning Shaver (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Cunning Shaver

A sharp fellow, one that trims close, i.e. cheats ingeniously.

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.

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