wisker

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wisker (plural wiskers)

  1. (archaic, Britain, slang) A lie
    • 1694, Echard, Laurence, transl., “Amphitryon”, in Plautus's Comedies, Amphitryon, Epidicus, and Rudens, Made English, translation of Amphitryon by Titus Maccius Plautus:
      Suppose I tell her some damn'd wisker; why, that's but m' old Dog-trick.

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