autem quaver

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autem quaver (plural autem quavers)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) A Quaker.

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  • [Francis Grose] (1788), “Autem quaver”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd corrected and enlarged edition, London: Printed for S. Hooper, [], OCLC 3138643.
  • “autem quaver” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 54.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, page 81