Court Holy Water (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Court Holy Water

COURT PROMISES. Fair speeches and promises, without performance.

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.

Court Card * Court of Assistants


Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

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Covent Garden Ague
Covent Garden Nun
To Couch a Hogshead
Counterfeit Crank
Country Harry
Country Put
County Work
Court Card
Court Holy Water
Court of Assistants
Cow Juice
Cow’s Baby
Cow’s Courant
Cow Itch
Cow’s Spouse
Cow’s Thumb