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Quandary (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Quandary

To be in a quandary: to be puzzled. Also one so over-gorged, as to be doubtful which he should do first, sh—e or spew. Some derive the term quandary from the French phrase qu’en dirai je? what shall I say of it? others from an Italian word signifying a conjuror’s circle.

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

Quaking Cheat * Quarrel-picker

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Quack
Quack-salver
Quacking Cheat
Quag
Quail-pipe
Quakers
Quaking Cheat
Quandary
Quarrel-picker
Quarromes
Quartered
To Quash
Quean
Queen Dick
Queen Street
Queer
Queer As Dick’s Hatband
To Queer