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Harridan (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Harridan

A hagged old woman; a miserable, scraggy, worn-out harlot, fit to take her bawd’s degree: derived from the French word HARIDELLE, a worn-out jade of a horse or mare.

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.

Harp * Harry

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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

Hanker
Hans In Kelder
Hard
Hard At His A-se
Hare
Hark-ye-ing
Harman
Harman Beck
Harmans
Harp
Harridan
Harry
Harum Scarum
Hash
Hasty
Hasty Pudding
Hat
Hatches
Hatchet Face
Havil
Havy Cavy