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Flash (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Flash

Knowing. Understanding another’s meaning. The swell was flash, so I could not draw his fogle. The gentleman saw what I was about, and therefore I could not pick his pocket of his silk handkerchief. To patter flash, to speak the slang language. See Patter.

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.

To Flare * Flash Panneys

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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

Fish
Fit
Five Shillings
Fizzle
Flabagasted
Flabby
Flag
Flam
Flap Dragon
To Flare
Flash
Flash Panneys
Flash-1
To Flash
To Flash the Hash
Flash Ken
Flash Lingo
Flash Man
Flat
Flat Cock
Flawd