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Hempen Widow (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hempen Widow

One whose husband was hanged.

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.

Hempen Fever * Hen-hearted

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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

Heels
Heel Tap
Hell
Hell-born Babe
Hell Cat
Hell Hound
Hell Fire Dick
Helter Skelter
Hemp
Hempen Fever
Hempen Widow
Hen-hearted
Hen House
Henpecked
Hen
Here and Thereian
Herring
Herring Gutted
Herring Pond
Hertfordshire Kindness
Hick