King of the Gypsies (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

King of the Gypsies

The captain, chief, or ringleader of the gang of misrule: in the cant language called also the upright man.

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.

King John’s Men * King’s Pictures


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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Kill Care Club
Kill Devil
Kill Priest
To Kimbaw
King’s Plate
King’s Wood Lion
King’s Bad Bargain
King’s Head Inn
King John’s Men
King of the Gypsies
King’s Pictures
Kingdom Come
Kiss Mine A-se
Kissing Crust
Kit-cat Club
Kitchen Physic
Kittle Pitchering