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Sham (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Sham

A cheat, or trick. To cut a sham; to cheat or deceive. Shams; false sleeves to put on over a dirty shirt, or false sleeves with ruffles to put over a plain one. To sham Abram; to counterfeit sickness.

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

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Shallow * To Shamble

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

To Settle
Seven-sided Animal
Shabbaroon
Shaftsbury
To Shag
Shag-bag
Shake
Shake-1
Shallow Pate
Shallow
Sham
To Shamble
Shanker
Shanks
Shanks Naggy
Shannon
Shapes
Shappo
Shark
Sharp
Sharper