Fiddlers Money (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Fiddlers Money

All sixpences: sixpence being the usual sum paid by each couple, for music at country wakes and hops. Fiddler’s fare; meat, drink, and money. Fiddler’s pay; thanks and wine.

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

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