Thursday, July 27, 2017


(n.) a tramp burglar or safe breaker
- Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.


Spider Jim King said...

I read that term in Jack Black's excellent early twentieth century tome "You Can't Win," a tale of hobos, ne'er-do-wells, and thieves. I highly recommend it.

I had no idea it was a word others knew.

Jay King said...

It was a fairly new word in 1911 since I found it not in the main text of the Century Cyclo but in the more modern supplement.

Jay King said...

I need to find that book.