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Faggot (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Faggot

A man hired at a muster to appear as a soldier. To faggot in the canting sense, means to bind: an allusion to the faggots made up by the woodmen, which are all bound. Faggot the culls; bind the men.

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.

Fagger * Faithful

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Face-making
Facer
Fadge
To Fag
Fagger
Faggot
Faithful
Fair
Fakement
Fallalls
Fallen Away From a Horse Load To a Cart Load
Family Man
Fam Lay
Fams
To Famgrasp
Family of Love