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Kidnapper (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Kidnapper

Originally one who stole or decoyed children or apprentices from their parents or masters, to send them to the colonies; called also spiriting: but now used for all recruiting crimps for the king’s troops, or those of the East India company, and agents for indenting servants for the plantations, &c.

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.

Kiddy Nippers * Kidney

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