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Whip Jacks (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Whip Jacks

The tenth order of the canting crew, rogues who having learned a few sea terms, beg with counterfeit passes, pretending to be sailors shipwrecked on the neighbouring coast, and on their way to the port from whence they sailed.

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.

To Whip the Cock * To Whip Off

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Whids
To Whiddle
Whiddler
Whiffles
Whifflers
Whimper
To Whine
Whinyard
To Whip the Cock
Whip Jacks
To Whip Off
Whip-belly Vengeance
Whipper-snapper
Whipshire
Whipster
Whipt Syllabub
Whirlygigs
Whisker
Whisker Splitter
Whiskin