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Yarmouth Capon (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Yarmouth Capon

A red herring: Yarmouth is a famous place for curing herrings.

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.

Yankey * Yarmouth Coach

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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

Yaffling
To Yam
Yankey
Yarmouth Capon
Yarmouth Coach
Yarmouth Pye
Yarum
Yea and Nay Man
Yellow
Yellow Belly
Yellow Boys
To Yelp
Yest
Yoked