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Hank (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hank

He has a hank on him; i.e. an ascendancy over him, or a hold upon him. A Smithfield hank; an ox, rendered furious by overdriving and barbarous treatment. See Bull Hank.

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.

Hangman’s Wages * Hanker

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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

Handle
Handsome
Handsome Reward
To Hang An Arse
Hang Gallows Look
Hang In Chains
Hang It Up
Hang Out
Hanger On
Hangman’s Wages
Hank
Hanker
Hans In Kelder
Hard
Hard At His A-se
Hare
Hark-ye-ing
Harman
Harman Beck
Harmans
Harp