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Peter (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Peter

A portmanteau or cloke-bag. Biter of peters; one that makes it a trade to steal boxes and trunks from behind stage coaches or out of waggons. To rob Peter to pay Paul; to borrow of one man to pay another: styled also manoeuvring the apostles.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Pet * Peter Gunner

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

Penance Board
Penny-wise and Pound Foolish
Pennyworth
Penthouse Nab
Peppered
Peppery
Perkin
Perriwinkle
Persuaders
Pet
Peter
Peter Gunner
Peter Lay
Peter Lug
Petticoat Hold
Petticoat Pensioner
Pettish
Petty Fogger
Pharaoh
Philistines
Phoenix-men