More Regency slang! Enjoy!
Bookkeeper: a person who doesn’t return borrowed books.
Croaker: someone who always foretells a bad outcome to any endeavour.
Curtain Lecture: a discreet scold. Usually, it was given by a wife to her husband.
Fresh Milk: Cambridge new comers to the university.
Gluepot: a parson. They were so cold because they officiated marriages, joining men and women together in that sacred bond.
Lawful Blanket: a wife.
Lollop: to lean on the table with your elbows.
Outrun The Constable: a man who has lived above his means or income.
Pitt’s Picture: a window bricked over, or otherwise stopped up, from the inside, to save the window tax imposed by Pitt’s administration.
Sunday Man: one who goes abroad on that day only, for fear of arrests.
Tooth-music: the sound made by chewing.
White Serjeant: a man fetched from the tavern or ale-house by his wife.
How People Spoke: The Regency Era
How They Spoke: The Regency Era (Part 2)
Regency Slang (Part 2)