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Red Letter Day (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Red Letter Day

A saint’s day or holiday, marked in the calendars with red letters. Red letter men; Roman Catholics: from their observation of the saint days marked in red letters.

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

Red Lattice * Red Rag


Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Receiver General
To Recruit
Recruiting Service
Red Fustian
Red Lane
Red Ribbin
Red Lattice
Red Letter Day
Red Rag
Red Sail-yard Dockers
Red Shank
Religious Horse
Religious Painter
the Relish
Remedy Critch
Remember Parson Melham