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Play (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Play

To play booty; to play with an intention to lose. To play the whole game; to cheat. To play least in sight; to hide, or keep out of the way. To play the devil; to be guilty of some great irregularity or mismanagement.

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

Platter-faced * Pluck

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Pitt’s Picture
Pit-a-pat
Pitch-kettled
Pitcher
Pizzy Club
Plaister of Warm Guts
Plant
To Plant
Plate
Platter-faced
Play
Pluck
Plug Tail
Plumb
Plummy
Plump
Plump Currant
Plumpers
Plyer
Pogy
Point