1811 Slang for Lord Akeldama
- Backgammon player ~ A sodomite
- A bang up cove ~ A dashing fellow who spends his money freely
- Bachelor’s faire ~ Bread and cheese and kisses
- Blanket hornpipe or Buttock ball ~ The amorous congress
- Pink of the fashion ~ The top of the mode
- Prinking ~ Dressing over nicely; prinked up as if he came out of a bandbox, or fit to sit upon a cupboard’s head
- Twiddle poop ~ An effeminate looking fellow
- In twig ~ Handsome or stylish
- Gaying instrument ~ The penis
- Jessamy ~ A smart jemmy fellow, a fopling
~ 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
As the swell’s rattler and prades are bang up prime; the gentleman sports an elegant carriage and fine horses.
|Banyan 1760s The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Banyans were comfortable robes worn by men while relaxing at home.
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