Get your own copy of this book on Amazon

Duck (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Duck

A lame duck; an Exchange-alley phrase for a stock-jobber, who either cannot or will not pay his losses, or, differences, in which case he is said to waddle out of the alley, as he cannot appear there again till his debts are settled and paid; should he attempt it, he would be hustled out by the fraternity.

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

Duce * Ducks and Drakes

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Drury Lane Ague
Drury Lane Vestal
Dry Bob
Dry Boots
Dub
Dub Lay
Dub the Jigger
Dub O’ Th’ Hick
Dubber
Duce
Duck
Ducks and Drakes
Duck F-ck-r
Duck Legs
Dudders
Duddering Rake
Dudgeon
Duds
Duffers
Dugs
Duke