(UK Und.) the hand; in pl., the fists.
|Muses Delight 177: The buznapper’s kenchin my rummer did seize, / I soon right and left daddle tipt him.‘A Cant Song’|
|‘On Newgate Steps Jack Chance was Found’ [lyrics] His daddle clean he’d slip between, / In a crowd he’d nap a clout unseen.|
|Choice of Harlequin I viii: The French, with trotters nimble, could fly from English blows, / And they’ve got nimble daddles, as monsieur plainly shews.|
|Life’s Painter 133: What, no copper clinking among you, my hearties? What, have you got red-hot heaters in your gropers, that you’re afraid to thrust your daddles in them?|
|Cumberland Ballads (1805) 6: Gi’e us a shek o’ thy daddle.‘Nichol the Newsmonger’|
|‘A Leary Mot’ in Musa Pedestris (1896) 78: Mog up with her daddle bang-up to the mark, and she blacked the Bunter’s eye.|
|Tom Crib’s Memorial to Congress 13: Having first shaken daddles.|
|Real Life in Ireland 92: To see the King’s right daddle fly alternately from his heart to his shamrock in his hat was quite theatrical.|
|‘The City Youth’ in Out-and-Outer in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) IV 139: His nob is never idle, or his daddles ever slack.|
|‘Night Before Larry Was Stretched’ in Dublin Comic Songster 186: Oh! by the holy, you thief, / I’ll scuttle your nob with my daddle.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 27 Sept. 3/1: He deliberately walked from his comer, and tipping his dexter mawley into the daddle of his adversary, declared himself incompetent at present to compete further.|
|Sixteen-String Jack 338: Suppose I inform him Mr. John Rann [...] is in private, anxiously anticipating the pleasure of shaking his daddle.|
|Paved with Gold 325: He took her small hand [and] called it ‘an ugly little paw,’ ‘a stupid, useless little daddle’.|
|Story of a Lancashire Thief 8: ‘I’ll have a sight of Lucky! Will you go?’ ‘Here’s my daddle on it,’ says I.|
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|London Dly News 20 Mar. 5/5: That gentleman is Professor Jones, the cleverest man with his daddles that ever stood in the ropes.|
|Bristol Mercury 16 Jan. 7/4: The ‘old un’ had taught him to ‘handle the daddles,’ as he put it.|
|(con. 1835–40) Bold Bendigo 155: We could do little or no damage to him with stuffed daddles.|
(UK Und.) a specialised form of pickpocketing on public transport, usu. by women, in which she uses a fake hand to appear clasped in her lap with a real one, while her other real hand passes through a slit in her coat to pick a neighbour’s pocket.
|North-Eastern Dly Gaz. 13 Sept. 3/3: Asked what he thought of the ‘dummy daddle’ dodge [he] said he rather thought ‘A woman [...] can work with a “dummy daddle” in an omnibus or railway carriage much better than a man [...] because she can wear [a] loose shawl or cloak as concealment for her real hand.|
see under sling v.
to hit with the fist.
|‘Nocturnal Sports’ in Universal Songster II 180/1: Tips him the daddle-fives, right an’ left at once.|
a request that someone shake hands.
|Fair Quaker of Deal (rev.) II i: Oh, Jack Hatchway, have I found you; tip us your daddle.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Heir at Law I ii: Tip us your daddle, Zekiel.|
|Hamlet Travestie III ii: Tip us your daddle.|
|Life and Trial of James Mackcoull 85: Ha! little one, tip us your daddle, we’ve done the job, and cleanly too – all’s bob!|
|Musa Pedestris (1896) 97: ‘Vhy, then,’ says she, ‘come tip’s your dad, / And let us take a drap of gin.’.‘Flashey Joe’ in Farmer|
|(con. 1737–9) Rookwood (1857) 135: Tip us your daddle, Sir Luke.|
|Land Sharks and Sea Gulls II 110: I never lushes with no one, till I first shakes him by the fist. Come, tip us yer daddle.|
|Devil in London I iii: Ah, Mr. ---, how are you? Tip us your daddle!|
|Satirist & Sporting Chron. (Sydney) 18 Mar. 1/1: Bill and his Pall have fluked out the ready, tipped us their daddles, lushed a pot of heavy wet, and proclaimed peace.|
|Alton Locke (1850) 456: Tip us your daddle, my boy.|
|‘Scene in a London Flash-Panny’ Vocabulum 98: Why, Bell, is it yourself? Tip us your daddle, my bene mort.|
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|Sl. Dict. (1890) 42: Why, Bell, is it yourself? Tip us your daddle, my bene mort.‘On the Trail’ in|
|Sun (NY) 10 July 29/4: Here is a genuine letter written in thieves’ slang, recently found by the English police [...] She said, ‘Is that you, my bear cove?’ ‘Tip us your daddle’.|