Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Five hundred years of the vulgar tongue

‘Quite simply the best historical dictionary of English slang there is, ever has been […] or is ever likely to be’​ — Journal of English Language and Linguistics

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sinker, n.2 1. [late 18C–mid-19C] in pl., old stockings that, through wear, have developed mis-shapen heels. 2. in monetary senses . (3 subsenses) 3. [late 19C+] any form of doughy cake, esp. a doughnut .
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