RPG: Advanced Gaslamp Book

Here follows a selection of slang used in my gaslamp fantasy novels and role-playing game. It is taken from my advanced Gaslamp book. The book is not complete, and will not be appearing any time soon. But I hope that this selection of slang terms, garnered from various sources, may be a useful resource to other people.

Note that the words Mandrake and Ogre are specific to my world, and were not used in real Victorian times.

Victorian Slang

Abbess: A madam.

Abbot: Madam’s boyfriend.

Alderman: Half a crown.

All Gay: Call used by lookouts to indicate that coast is clear.

Angler: a thief who uses a hook tied to a pole to steal from open windows.

Ape leader: an old maid.

Arab: A street urchin.

Arbor vitae: Penis.

Area: The below-ground servant’s entrance in the front of many London town-houses.

Area Diving: Theft; sneaking down area steps, and stealing from the lower rooms of houses.

Aunt: A madam or prostitute.

Bacca-pipes: Whiskers curled in small, close ringlets.

Backgammon Player: sodomite.

Badger: a riverside thief who throws his victim into the Thames after overpowering or killing them.

Balmy: Stupid.

Bang-up: Very good, fine.

Barkers: Revolvers.

Barney: Lark, criminal spree, or argument.

Bawbles: Testicles.

Beak: A magistrate or judge.

Beak-hunting: Stealing poultry.

Beano: Rowdy festivities or fun.

Bearer up: Person that robs men who have been decoyed by a woman accomplice.

Beef: Raise an alarm.

Bend: Waistcoat.

Bene: Good (pronounced Bennay).

Benjamin: Coat

Benjy: Waistcoat.

Betty: A type of lock pick.

Billy: Handkerchief.

Bird: A woman.

Bit faker: Coin counterfeiter.

Black: Blackmail.

Blackchapel Brougham: A costermonger’s cart.

Blackleg: A strike-breaker.

Blag: To steal or snatch, usually a theft, often by smash-and-grab.

Bleached mort: A fair-complexioned young woman.

Blind Cupid: Buttocks.

Blob, on the: Begging by telling hard luck stories.

Blow: Inform the police.

Blower: Informant.

Bludger: A violent criminal.

Blue boar: A venereal wart.

Blue bottle: A policeman.

Blue pigeon, flying the: Stealing lead from roofs.

Boat, get the: To receive a particularly harsh sentence.

Boko: Nose

Bone: Good.

Bonnet: A covert assistant to a Sharp.

Bouncer: somebody who steals from a shopkeeper while pretending to be a customer.

Brass: Money.

Brass Donkey: A police horse automaton (an insult).

Break: Collection for somebody just come out of prison.

Break a drum: To commit burglary.

Brick: A good fellow.

Broad arrow: The arrow-like markings on a prison convict’s uniform.  “Wearing the broad arrow”: In prison.

Broads: Playing cards.

Bruiser: A boxer.

Bubbies: Breasts.

Bube: VD.

Buck’s face: A cuckold.

Bug hunters: People who rob drunkards returning from the pub late at night.

Bull: Five shillings.

Bulldog with six teeth: gun

Bumper: a full glass or cup.

Bung: Landlord

Bunter: A very common prostitute.

Buntlings: Petticoats.

Burking: Murdering by strangulation.

Burner: VD.

Bushel bubby: A full-breasted woman.

Buster: Burglar.

Buttoner: One who traduces somebody into playing a crooked game, such as loaded dice.

Cab: a brothel.

Cabbage: To steal.

Caddee: A lowly underling or assistant to a thief.

Cagg: To abstain from alcohol.

Can: Barman.

Caper: A criminal act, dodge or device.

Cash carrier: A pimp.

Chancery, in: In an awkward spot.

Chapel, the: Blackchapel.

Chat:  a Louse.
Chaunting: Singing; also informing
Chaunting lay: Street singing (hopefully for money)
Chavy:  Child
Chicken-breasted: Small-breasted (woman).

Chink:  Money

Chiv: A knife.
Chivvy: Face.

Choker: Clergyman.  “Gull a choker”
Chokey: Prison.

Christen: To remove identifying marks from, to make like new again.  “Christen a watch.”

Christening Jack: To remove identifying marks from, to make like new again; specifically a watch.
Church: To remove identifying marks from, to make like new again.  “Church a watch.”

Churching Jack: To remove the innards from a watch, and replace with inferior ones.

Civilian: a non-criminal.
Claim: To steal

Click: Robbery, theft.

Clink: Prison.

Cly faking: To pick a pocket, especially of its handkerchief (for which there was a ready market)
Cock Alley: Vagina.

Cockchafer: An especially built treadmill in the ‘Steel
Cocker: Friend, pal.

Cock Lane: Vagina.

Coffin nail: Cigarette.

Coiner:  A coin counterfeiter
Cokum (n & adj): Opportunity, advantage, shrewd, cunning.

College: Prison.
Cool: Look, look at this/it.
Coopered: Worn out, useless
Coopered Ken: A bad place for a stick up.

Cop: (1) To steal.

Cop: (2) Policeman

Copper: Policeman.

Corinthians: A frequenter of brothels.

Corned: Drunk

Couter: a pound note.

Cove: a man.

Covey: a collection of prostitutes.

Crabshells: Shoes.

Crack a case: To commit burglary.

Crack a crib: To commit burglary.

Cracksman: Lock breaker and safecracker.

Crapped: Hanged.

Crib: A building, house or lodging.  The location of a gaol.

Crib-cracker: A burglar.

Crimping shop: A waterfront lodging house.

Crinkum-crankum: a woman’s nether regions.

Crinkums: VD.

Croak: To die.

Crooked cross, to play the: To betray, swindle or cheat.

Crow: a lookout. A doctor.

Crusher: A policeman.

Cupid’s kettle-drums: Breasts.

Dab: Bed.

Dabbed about: Thrown.

Dabeno: Bad.
Daffy:  A small measure, spirits.
Daisies: Boots.

Dander: To have your dander up is to be angry.

Darbies: Handcuffs.

Davy: Affidavit.

Dead lurk: Empty premises.
Deaner: A shilling.
Deb: Bed.
Demander:  One who gains monies through menace.

Deuce:  Tuppence
Deuce Hog: 2 shillings
Devil’s claws: The broad arrows on a convict’s prison uniform.
Dewskitch:  A beating

Dial: Face
Dicky: A woman’s under-petticoat.

Diddeys: Breasts.

Didikko:  Gypsies; half breed gypsies.
Dillo: Old.
Dimmick:  A base coin, counterfeit
Dinah: Favourite girl.

Ding: (v & n) Throw away, pass on.  Any object that has been so treated. Ex. “Knap the ding” or to take something that has been thrown out.
Dipper:  Pickpocket
Dispatches:  Loaded dice
Dobbin: Ribbon
Dollymop: A prostitute, often an amateur or a part-time street girl..
Dollyshop:  A low, unlicensed loan shop or pawn shop.
Don: A distinguished/expert/clever person; a leader

Dookin: Palmistry
Doss: a bed or resting-place.

Down:  Suspicion.  “To put down on someone” means to inform on that person’s plans.  While “To take the down of a ticker” means to christen a watch.
Do Down: To beat someone badly, punishing them with your fists. (b)
Downer:  Sixpence.
Downy:  Cunning, false.
Drag: (1) A three month gaol sentence.

Drag:  (2) A street
Dragsman:  A thief who steals from carriages.

Drop, the: The gallows.
Drum:  A building, house or lodging; the location of a gaol.
Dry Room: A cell.

Dub: (1) Bad.

Dub: (2) Key, lock pick
Duckett: A street hawker or vendor’s licence.
Duffer:  A seller of supposedly stolen goods.  Also a Cheating Vendor or hawker.

Dugs: A woman’s breasts.
Dumplin:  A swindling game played with skittles
Dumps:  Buttons and other Hawkers small wares.

Dunnage: Clothes.

Dutch: Wife

Escop: Policeman.

Eye: The place where a fence hides stolen goods.

Factory, The: Scotland Yard.

Fadge: Farthing.

Fag: Pick-pocket.

Fakement: a Device or pretence (especially a notice or certificate to facilitate begging).

Fall: To be arrested.

Family, the: The criminal Underworld, also Family People.
Fan: To delicately feel someone’s clothing, while being worn, to search for valuables.
Fancy, the:  The brethren of the boxing ring.

Fanlight-jumping: Burglary through a fanlight.
Fawney: Ring
Fawney-dropping: A ruse whereby the villain pretends to find a ring (which is actually worthless) and sells it as a possibly valuable article at a low price.

Fetch mettle, to: Masturbation.
Find The Wizard: A form of three card monte. Packs of cards in this world use wizards instead of jacks.

Fine wirer:  A highly skilled pickpocket
Finny: Five pound note

Fire ship: A woman with VD.

Fist: Handwriting.
Fitter: A locksmith specialising in making burglary tools.

Flag: An apron
Flam:  A lie
Flap dragon: VD.

Flash (v & adj):  Show, Showy (as in “Show-off,” or “Flashy”); smart; something special.
Flash house:  A public house patronized by criminals.
Flash notes:  Paper that looks, at a glance, like bank-notes
Flat:  A person who is flat is easily deceived.
Flatch:  Ha’penny
Flats:  Playing cards.
Flimp:  A snatch pickpocket.  Snatch stealing in a crowd.
Flue Faker: Chimney sweep
Flummut: Dangerous
Fly, on the:  Something done quickly.
Flying cove: Seller of false information concerning stolen goods.

Flying the Blue Pigeon: Stealing roof lead.
Flying the Mags: The game of “Pitch and Toss”
Fogle: A silk handkerchief.

French disease: VD.

Fully: To send somebody for trial.

Fushme: five shillings.

Gaff:Show, exhibition, fair “Penny Gaff” – Low, or vulgar theatre.

Gagger: Conman specialising in hard luck stories.

Gallies: Boots
Gammon: Deceive
Gammy: False, undependable, hostile
Gargler: Throat.

Garret:  Fob pocket in a waistcoat

Gasper: Cigarette.
Gatter:  Beer
Gattering: A public house

Gay: To do with (female) prostitutes.

Gaying instrument: Penis.
Gegor: Beggar
Gen:  Shilling

Gift: Stolen property sold cheaply.

Gig-lamps: Spectacles.

Gilt: Money.

Gingambobs: Testicles.

Glim: (1) Light or fire.

Glim: (2) Begging by depicting oneself as having been burnt out of one’s home.

Glim: (3) Venereal Disease.
Glock: Half-wit
Glocky: Half-witted

Go out: To thieve.
Gonoph:  A minor thief, or small time criminal

Gorblimies, the: The Seven Dials area of London.
Gospel grinder: A missionary or Bible reader.

Grampus: A fat or obese man.

Granny:  Understand or recognize
Gravney:  A Ring

Green Eye: The Magick Lanterns of the police.
Grey:  A coin with two identical faces
Griddling: Begging, peddling, or scrounging
Growler:  A four wheeled cab

Growler-shover: A cabbie.

Grub Street: the gutter press.

Gulpy: Gullible.

Gum: Loud, abusive language.

Half a bar: Ten shillings.

Half inch: steal.

Hallelujah lass: Salvation army girl

Hammered for life: Married
Hard up: Tobacco
Haybag: Woman
Haymarket Hector: Pimp; especially around the areas of Haymarket and Leicester Squares.
Hempen Fever: Hanged.

Hoisting:  Shoplifting
Holywater sprinkler: A cudgel spiked with nails.

Hook: Pick-pocket.

Hookem-snivey: To feign illness in order to obtain alms.

Hook it!: Be off!

Hooks: Hands
Huey: A town or village.

Hughey: A town or village.
Huntley, to take the: To take the Biscuit.  To be excellent, as in Huntley & Palmer’s biscuits.

Hustling: robbing in pairs.

Hykey: Pride.

Ikey: A Jew.

Indorser: A male homosexual.

Irons: Guns.

Jack: Detective.

James: A crowbar. A housebreaker’s tool.

Jemmy: (1) Smart.

Jemmy: (2) of Superior class.

Jemmy: (3) A housebreaker’s tool.
Jerry:  A Watch
Jerryshop:  Pawnbrokers

Jew, to: To drive a hard bargain.
Joey: A four pence piece
Jolly: Disturbance or Fracas
Judy: A woman, specifically a prostitute
Jug: Prison.

Jug loops: Locks of hair brought over the temples and curled
Julking: Singing (as of caged songbirds)

Jump:A ground floor window or a burglary committed through such a window.

Kanurd: drunk.

Kate: Skeleton key.

Kecks: Trousers
Ken:  House or other place, esp. a lodging or public house.
Kennetseeno:  Bad, stinking, putrid — Malodorous.
Kennuck:  Penny
Kettledrums: Women’s breasts.

Kicksies: Trousers.

Kidney, of the same: Alike

Kidsman:  An organizer of child thieves
Kife: Bed
Kinchen-lay (Kynchen-lay):  Stealing from children
Kingsman:  A coloured or black handkerchief.

Kip: Somewhere to sleep.
Knap: To steal, take or receive
Knapped: Pregnant
Knob:  “Over and under” a fairground game used for swindling.

Know life, to:To be knowledgeable in criminal ways

Laced mutton: A prostitute.

Lackin: wife

Ladybird: A Prostitute

Lady Green: The prison chaplain.
Lag: A convict or Ticket-of-leave man; to be sentenced to transportation or penal servitude.

Lagged: Imprisoned.

Lam: To beat up.
Lamps:  Eyes
Lawful blanket: A wife.

Laycock, Miss (or Lady): Female sexual organs
Lavender, in:  (1) to be hidden from the police.

Lavender, in:  (2) to be pawned.

Lavender, in:  (3) to be put away.

Lavender, in:  (4) to be dead.
Lay:  A method, system or plan
Leaving shop: An unlicensed pawnbrokers.

Left-handed wife: A concubine.

Leg :  A dishonest person, a sporting cheat or tout.

Lever: Lever watch
Life-preserver: a short, weighted club.

Lill: Pocketbook

Lobcock: A large, flaccid penis.

Lob-crawling: Till-robbing.
Lock hospital: VD hospital or ward.

London Particular: Thick London “Pea Soup” fog
Long-Tailed:  A banknote worth more than 5 pounds is said to be “long tailed”
Lucky, cut one’s: Make a clean getaway.

Luggers: Ear rings
Lumber: (1) Unused, or second-hand furniture.

Lumber: (2) To pawn.

Lumber: (3) To go into seclusion.

Lumber: (4) To be in lumber is to be in gaol.
Lump Hotel:  Work House
Lurk: (1) A place of resorting to or concealment in.

Lurk: (2) A scheme or method
Lurker:  A criminal of all work, esp. a beggar, or someone who uses a beggar’s disguise.
Lush:  An alcoholic drink.
Lushery:  A place where a lush may be had.  A low public house or drinking den.
Lushing Ken:  See Lushery.

Lushinton: A drunk.

Macer: a cheat.

Mag: Ha’penny.

Mag, on the: To engage in confidence trickery.
Magflying: Pitch and toss
Magsman:  An inferior cheat
Maltooler: A pickpocket who steals while riding an omnibus, esp. from women.
Mandrake: (1) A Homosexual.

Mandrake: (2) A wizard who is a fop or dandy.
Mark: The victim
Mary Blaine: Railway Train; to meet a train or to travel via railway.
Mauley:  Handwriting, signature
Mazzard: Head, face.

Mecks:  Wine or spirits

Mettle: Semen.
Milling: Boxing.

Milltag: Shirt
Miltonian: Policeman
Min:  Steal
Mitting:  Shirt
Mizzle: Quit, Steal, or Vanish
Mobsman:  A swindler or pickpocket, usually well-dressed.
Moke: Donkey.

Mollisher: A woman, often a villain’s mistress
Monkery:  the Country
Moniker: Signature

Moocher:  A rural vagrant.  A gentleman of the road.
Mot: Woman, esp. the proprietor of a lodging or public house
Moucher:  A rural vagrant.  A gentleman of the road.
Mouth: (1) Blabber.

Mouth: (2) A Fool
Mud lark: A scavenger in the Thames.

Mug-hunter: A street robber or footpad.   Hence the modern “Mugger”
Mumper:  Beggar or scrounger
Mutcher:  A thief who steals from drunks

Mucksnipe:A person who is “down and out”

Nail: steal.

Nancy: Buttocks
Napper: Head.

Nark: Informer. Or to inform.

Narking dues: Arrested because of being narked on.

Nebuchadnezzar: Male sexual organs; “to put Nebuchadnezzar out to grass” means to engage in sexual intercourse.
Neddy: Cosh
Nemmo: Woman
Nethers:  Lodging charges, rent
Newgate Knockers:  Heavily greased side whiskers curling back to, or over the ears
Netherskens: Low lodging houses, flophouses
Nibbed: Arrested
Nickey: Simple in the head

Nipper: Child
Nobble:  The inflicting of grievous bodily harm
Nobbler: (1) One who inflicts grievous bodily harm.

Nobbler:  (2) A sharper’s confederate

Nobby: Smart, stylish.
Nommus!:  Get away! Quick!
Nose:  Informer or Spy

Nubbiken: A sessions courthouse.

Ogre: A thug, particularly a stupid one.

Old bird: An experienced thief.

On the fly: While in motion or quickly.

On the game: Thieving.

Onion:  A watch seal

Oof: Money.
Out of twig: Unrecognized or in disguise

Outsider:An instrument, resembling needle nosed pliers, used for turning a key in a lock from the wrong side.

Pack:  A night’s lodging for the very poor.

Paddingken: A tramp’s lodging house
Pall:  Detect
Palmer: Shoplifter
Patterer: Someone who earns by recitation or hawker’s sales talk, esp. by hawking newspapers
Peter: A box, trunk or safe.
Pig: A policeman, usually a detective

Pigeon: A victim

Pinch a bob: To rob a shopkeeper’s till.

Pinchcock: Prostitute.
Pipe: A private detective.

Pit: Inside front coat pocket
Plant:  A victim

Plug-tail: Penis.
Pogue: A purse or prize

Pop: To pawn.
Prad: Horse
Prater:  A bogus itinerate preacher
Prig: (1) A thief.

Prig: (2) To steal

Prop: A tie pin or brooch or similar.
Puckering: Speaking in a manner that is incomprehensible to spectators
Punishers:  Superior nobblers.  Men employed to give severe beatings

Push: Money.

Quail-pipe: A woman’s tongue.

Queer screens: Forged banknotes.

Quiff: A trick or ploy.

Quod: Prison.

Racket:  Illicit occupation or tricks

Rampsman or Ramper: A tearaway or hoodlum
Randy, on the:  On the Spree or otherwise looking for companionship

Ran-tan, on the: Roaring drunk.
Rasher-wagon: Frying pan
Raws: Bare fists

Ray: 1/6 (one and six-pence)

Razzo: A red nose.
Reader: Pocketbook or wallet
Readers: Marked cards.

Ready: Money, cash.

Ream: Superior, real, genuine, good.
Ream Flash Pull: A significant heist
Ream Swag: Highly valuable stolen articles

Red clock: Gold watch.
Reeb:  Beer
Rhino: The share of the proceeds of a robbery.

Roller:  A thief who robs drunks or a prostitute who steals from  her clientele.
Rook: A type of jemmy
Rookery: Slum or ghetto
Rorty: Dashing, lively.

Rothschild, to come to the: To brag and pretend to be rich.
Roundmouth: Anus.

Row: a fight.

Rozzers: Policemen

Rum: Strange.

Saddle: a loaf.

St. Peter’s Needle: Severe discipline
Salt Box: The Condemned Cell
Sapphist: A lesbian.

Sawney: Bacon
Scaldrum dodge: Begging by means of feigned, or self-inflicted wounds
Scoot, do a: Flee.

Scran: Food
Scratch an itch: Bitch
Screever:  A writer of fake testimonials; a forger
Screw: (1) Skeleton Key

Screw: (2) To break into.
Screwing:  A sub-genre of Cracking; burglary by means of skeleton  keys, waxing keys, or picking locks.
Screwsman:  A burglar versed in screwing
Scroby: Flogging in gaol
Scurf:  An exploitive employer or gang-leader
Servant’s lurk: A lodging or public house used by shady or dismissed servants.
Shake lurk: Begging under the pretence of being a shipwrecked seaman.
Shallow, work the: Begging while half naked.
Shandy-gaff: a mixture of ale and gin; or ale and ginger beer.

Shanker: A venereal wart.

Shant: A pot or tumbler
Sharp:  A (card) swindler
Shevis:  A shift, a type of garment.

Shindy: a domestic disturbance

Shine: A disturbance or a row.
Shinscraper: The Treadmill
Shirkster: A layabout

Shiv: A knife.

Shiver and shake:  A cake
Shivering Jemmy:  A half naked beggar
Shoful: (1) Bad or counterfeit.

Shoful: (2) An hansom cab
Shofulman:  A coiner or passer of bad money.

Sinker: Bad money.
Skilly: thin soup or gruel.

Skinner: A thief specialising in robbing children.

Skipper: One who sleeps in hedges and outhouses
Skyrocket: Pocket (rarely used)
Slang: A watch chain.

Slang cove: A showman
Slap-Bang Job: A night cellar (pub) frequented by thieves, and where no credit is given.
Slate: To beat physically.

Slating, a good: A severe beating.

Slavey: A maid of all work.

Slop: Policeman.

Slum: (1) False, sham, a faked document, etc.

Slum: (2) To cheat.

Slum: (3) To pass bad money.
Smasher:  Someone who passes bad money.
Smatter Hauling: Stealing Handkerchiefs

Smoke, the: London.
Smug: to steal.

Snakesman: A slightly built (boy) criminal used in burglary and housebreaking.

Sneak: To steal.
Snells: A hawker’s wares
Snide: Counterfeit; counterfeit coins or jewels.
Snide pitching: Passing bad money

Snidesman: Coiner of counterfeit money.
Snoozer:  A thief that specializes in robbing hotel rooms with sleeping guests.
Snowing: Stealing linen, clothes, etc, that have been hung out to dry.

Snuff: Kill
Soft: Paper money (i.e., “to do some soft” means to pass bad paper money.)
Soiled dove:  A fallen woman.

Sparks: Diamonds.

Speeler: Cheat or a gambler
Spike:  Workhouse
Split: informer; to inform the police.

Sprat:  Six pence
Spreading the Broads: Three card monte.
Spring the rattle: Call the police.

Square rigged: Soberly and respectfully dressed.

Stall-farming: Assisting pickpockets.

Stand the racket: Take the rap for a fellow thief.

Starring the glaze: Breaking a pane of glass.

Stephen: Money.

Step short: Hurry up.

Sticker: A knife.

Stir: Prison.

Stramash: Rough and tumble.

Swag: Stolen property, loot.

Swank: Behave ostentatiously or swagger.

Swell: An elegantly, or stylishly dressed gentleman.

Tail: A prostitute.

Tallywags: Testicles.

Tatts: Dice, False Dice
Tea Leaf:  Thief

Tea Leafing: Petty theft.
Terrier Crop:  Short, bristly haircut (denoting a recent stay in a prison or a workhouse)
Teviss:  Shilling
Thicker:  A Sovereign or a Pound
Thick ‘Un:  A Sovereign

Thingambobs: Testicles.
Throttle: Throat (noun).

Ticker: A watch.

Tiddlywinker: A cheat.

Tightener:  A meal.  “To do a Tightener,” to take a Meal.
Timber merchant: Street matchstick seller.

Tipping the velvet: Cunnilingus.

Titfer: Hat

Titfertat:  Hat
Toff:  An elegantly, or stylishly dressed gentleman.
Toffer:  A superior whore.
Toffken:  A house containing well-to-do occupants.
Toke: Bread
Tol: Lot, a Share.

Tom: A tomboyish lesbian.
Tom Sawyer: Lawyer.

Tombstone: A pawn ticket.

Toolers: Pickpockets
Tooling:  Skilled Pickpocket
Toper: Road.

Topped: Hung.

Topper: Something of outstanding quality.

Topping: A hanging.

Toy: A watch.

Toy and tackle: Watch and chain.

Toy getter: A watch thief.

Translators: Second-hand apparel, especially boots.
Trasseno: An evil person

Trinkets: Testicles.
Trotter cases: Boots.

Tuppeny  (Tuppeny Loaf): Head
Twiddle-diddles: Testicles.

Twirls: Keys, especially skeleton keys.
Twist (Twist  and Twirl): Girl.

Uncle: A pawnbroker.

Under and Over: A fairground game that’s easy to swindle people with.

Unfortunate women: Prostitutes.

Unrigged: Undressed.

Uxter: Money.

Vamp: To Steal or Pawn.

Vamp, in for a: to be jailed for stealing
Vampsman: a robber.

Venus’s curse: VD.

Virtue Rewarded: taken away in a police van.

Voker:  Speak. “Voker Romeny?”  (Pardon me, but do you speak Thieves Cant?)

Wagtail: A lewd woman.

Wasp: An infected prostitute.

Weed: To steal

Weeping Willow: Pillow.

Welsh: to inform.

Welsher: Informer.

Wet: Ale or similar drink.
Whirlygigs: Testicles.

Whistle and Flute: Suit.

Whore pipe: The penis.

Wobbler: An egg.
Work Capitol: Commit a crime punishable by death.

Work the mace: Obtain goods on false pretences.

Yack:  A watch
Yennap:  A Penny.

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