Word Grubbers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Word Grubbers

Verbal critics, and also persons who use hard words in common discourse.

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

Woolley Crown * Word Pecker


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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Wooden Horse
Wooden Ruff
Wooden Surtout
Woman of the Town
Woman and Her Husband
Woman’s Conscience
Woman of All Work
Wool Gathering
Woolley Crown
Word Grubbers
Word Pecker
Word of Mouth
Wrap Rascal
Wrapt Up In Warm Flannel
Wry Mouth and a Pissen Pair of Breeches
Wry Neck Day