yarrum

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Unknown

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Noun[edit]

yarrum (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Milk.
    • 1652, Brome, Richard, A Joviall Crew: or, the Merry Beggars, play, first performed 1641:
      Here's Pannum and Lap, and good Poplars of Yarrum, / To fill up the Crib, and to comfort the Quarron.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:yarrum.

References[edit]

  • OED2
  • Grose, Francis (1788) A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue[1], 2nd edition, London: S. Hooper
  • Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)
  • “yarum” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume II (L–Z), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 424.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1904) Slang and Its Analogues[2], volume 7, page 372

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