Red Letter Day (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Red Letter Day

A saint’s day or holiday, marked in the calendars with red letters. Red letter men; Roman Catholics: from their observation of the saint days marked in red letters.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Red Lattice * Red Rag


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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Receiver General
To Recruit
Recruiting Service
Red Fustian
Red Lane
Red Ribbin
Red Lattice
Red Letter Day
Red Rag
Red Sail-yard Dockers
Red Shank
Religious Horse
Religious Painter
the Relish
Remedy Critch
Remember Parson Melham