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Gilt (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Gilt

Rum Dubber

A thief who picks locks, so called from the gilt or picklock key: many of them are so expert, that, from the lock of a church door to that of the smallest cabinet, they will find means to open it; these go into reputable public houses, where, pretending business, they contrive to get into private rooms, up stairs, where they open any bureaus or trunks they happen to find there.

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.

Gilly Gaupus * Gimblet-eyed

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Gifts
Gift of the Gab
Gigg
Gigger
To Giggle
Giles’s
Gilflurt
Gill
Gills
Gilly Gaupus
Gilt
Gimblet-eyed
Gimcrack
Gin Spinner
Gingambobs
Ginger-pated
Gingerbread
Gingerbread Work
Gingerly
Ginny
Gip