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Hedge Priest (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hedge Priest

An illiterate unbeneficed curate, a patrico.

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.

Hedge Creeper * Hedge Whore

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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

Heart’s Ease
Hearty Choak
Heathen Philosopher
To Heave
Heaver
Heavers
Hector
Hedge
Hedge Alehouse
Hedge Creeper
Hedge Priest
Hedge Whore
Heels
Heel Tap
Hell
Hell-born Babe
Hell Cat
Hell Hound
Hell Fire Dick
Helter Skelter
Hemp