- (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) To run away; to leave; to depart.
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:namous.
- (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Look out! Beware!
1851, Mayhew, Henry, “Gambling of Costermongers”, in London Labour and the London Poor, volume 1, page 17:
- One boy (of the party) is always on the look out, and even if a stranger should advance, the cry is given of "Namous" or "Kool Eslop." Instantly the money is whipped-up and pocketed, and the boys stand chattering and laughing together.
- Farmer, John Stephen (1902) Slang and Its Analogues, volume 5, page 12
- Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of the Underworld, London, Macmillan Co., 1949