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Petticoat Hold (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Petticoat Hold

One who has an estate during his wife’s life, called the apron-string hold.

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

Peter Lug * Petticoat Pensioner

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