Fidlam Ben (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Fidlam Ben

General thieves; called also St. Peter’s sons, having every finger a fish-hook. Cant.

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

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