badge-cove

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Noun[edit]

badge-cove (plural badge-coves)

  1. (archaic, thieves' cant) A parish pensioner. [18th-19th century]
  2. (obsolete) A licensed (badged) beggar. [16th-18th century]
  3. (Polari) An old person; a senior citizen.

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