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Criminal slang

Vincent Joseph Monteleone

Criminal slang

the vernacular of the underworld lingo.

by Vincent Joseph Monteleone

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Published by Christopher in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cant -- Dictionaries.,
  • English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreDictionaries.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE3721 .M6 1949
    The Physical Object
    Pagination292 p.
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6061767M
    LC Control Number49049008
    OCLC/WorldCa10939327

    Get this from a library! Criminal terminology. [Ellen Dupont] -- Outlines the different types of crime and investigates how offenses are interpreted and applied by the police and the courts. Summary Many people recognize criminal terminology. It appears daily on.   How a Secret Criminal Language Emerged From the Underworld As Julie Coleman, English professor at Leicester University, writes in her book A History of Cant and Slang Volume 2, dictionaries Author: Natalie Zarrelli.

      But his definitions for convict slang terms have survived two centuries. Some are still in use, like seedy, snitch, snooze, square and . The book contains one of England's first dictionaries of criminal slang. The baffling language of the criminal underworld wove webs of deception around numerous victims, and The Canting Academy followed a tradition of books designed to warn the innocent city dweller against rogues, vagabonds, and pickpockets.

    The word 'cant' refers to the secret language spoken by professional thieves and beggars. The Canting Academy, or Devils Cabinet Opened, by Richard Head, was first published in It records the customs, phrases and songs of urban villains and scoundrels, including an early dictionary of criminal slang. Another word for criminal: lawbreaker, convict, con, offender, crook | Collins English Thesaurus.


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Rat. Booze. Gun moll. Shakedown. The popularity of these terms in American English is due, in part, to an obscure Boston lawyer who, perhaps as a lark, published a slim dictionary of criminal slang in Joesph M.

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Nick: to arrest someone Nut: the expenses incurred by a thief setting up a robbery or theft. Obbo: police observation on criminals. Padding: unscrupulous police practice of adding to a drugs haul to upgrade an arrest and ensure a conviction.

Q.E.: Queen's evidence. An accomplice in a crime giving File Size: 64KB. A fascinating addition to any criminal law history library or collection, this book will likely be perused often.

With a new introduction by Bryan A. Garner, President, LawProse, Inc. [ new introduction], pp. Originally published: Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, Monteleone was a police officer with thirty-two years of service throughout the United States. In the early s magistrates in the Australian colonies were often frustrated by the language used by reoffending convicts to disguise their criminal activities and intensions.

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Thank you for your : Simon Barnard. The very first collections of slang were criminal cant. Criminal cant is the spine of all slang. If the environment of slang is always the city, then its central preoccupation is invariably crime. So obviously there are a lot of crime-related books which she covers.Slang/Crime Crime slang.

Select a slang term for more details. Also try Crime Slang Quiz. bent. dishonest, corrupt. busted. to be charged with a criminal offence.

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