Get your own copy of this book on Amazon

Wiper Drawer (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Wiper Drawer

A pickpocket, one who steals handkerchiefs. He drew a broad, narrow, cam, or specked wiper; he picked a pocket of a broad, narrow, cambrick, or coloured handkerchief.

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.

Wiper * To Wiredraw

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Windmills In the Head
Window Peeper
Windward Passage
Windy
Wink
Winnings
Winter Cricket
Winter’s Day
Wipe
Wiper
Wiper Drawer
To Wiredraw
Wise
Wise Men of Gotham
Wiseacre
Wiseacre’s Hall
Wit
Witches
To Wobble
Wolf In the Breast
Wolf In the Stomach