an immoral woman, esp. when used attrib. (see also combs. below).
|Romeo and Juliet II iv: [Enter Nurse and Peter]. mer.: A sail, a sail! ben.: Two, two; a shirt and a smock. nurse: Peter!|
|Family of Love V iii: If we could wrest this smock-law now in hand to our club-law, it were excellent.|
|Bartholomew Fair II iv: And shall we ha’ smocks, Urs’la, and good whimsies, ha?|
|Love’s Cure IV iii: A simple Shopkeeper’s carted for a Bawd, For lodging, though unwittingly, a Smock-gamester.|
|Guardian III v: Yet now I think on’t, I had ever a luck hand in such smock night-work.|
|Mercurius Fumigosus 6 5 July 48: To that end are gathering the hands of all their Sisters of the Smock, Inhabitants of the County of Long-acre, Sodom, Bloomsbury, Pick’d Hatck.|
|Compleat and Humorous Account of Remarkable Clubs (1756) 19: A List of the Knights of the Noble Order of the fleece. Sir Maudlin Smocklove, Sir Courtly Flatcap, Sir Cavil Moody.|
1. those streets occupied by brothels.
|Maroccus Extaticus C: What complaint coulde haue come against Peticoat lane, Smocke Alley, Shorditch, or Rotten Row.|
|Devil is an Ass I i: We will survey the Suburbs, and make forth our sallies, Downe Petticoat-lane, and up the Smock-alleys, To Shoreditch, Whitechappel, and so to Saint Katherns’.|
|Mercurius Democritus 20-27 July 78: A strange accident happened in Smock-alley near Hip-street on Friday last, a light Gentle-woman [...] hang’d herself.|
|Ladies Remonstrance [address on title page] Do-Little Lane, over against Smock-Alley.|
|Wooden World 69: If ever he’s troubled with Dreams ... then truly he oft fancies himself a mauling off the Roast-meat in Smock-alley.|
|Voyage to Lethe [title page] Printed for J. Conybeare in Smock-Alley near Petticoat Lane in Spittlefields.|
|Voyage to Lethe (2nd edn) [title page] printed for Mrs. Laycock, at Mr. Clevercock’s in Smock Alley.|
|Memoirs of [...] Jane D****s 31: She was saluted by every whore in Smock-alley with, ‘Long life to you, mother C—s’.|
2. (also smock castle) the vagina.
|Holborn Drollery 58: This warlike Rhodomontado Stormed SMOCK-CASTLE in a Bravado.|
|Gentleman’s Bottle-Companion 15: Here’s the pretty neat playhouse that’s built in Smock-alley.|
|Banquet of Wit 101: Sentiments and Toasts [...] Success to the Theatre of Smock Alley.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 52: Callibistri, m. [...] 2. The female pudendum; ‘Smock Alley’.|
(Aus.) a womanizer.
|Dead Bird (Sydney) 26 July 6/2: He was a tip-top swell, a real smock-dozzler, and he had taken his Mary-Anne to the ball.|
a gathering place of whores.
|A Novella III i: What make you here i’th’ Smock-Faire, precious Mistris?|
a womanizer; thus smock-hunting, pursuing women.
|Bondman II i: Your rambling hunt-smocke feeles strange alterations, And in a Frosty morning, lookes as if He could with ease creepe in a pottle Pot, In stead of his Mistris placket.|
|Hannibal and Scipio I v: Valiant Captaines, turn’d smock-souldiers.|
|‘New Song Made on the Intended Invasion of the Spaniards’ in Ballads and Songs 26: The Youth has now lost heart and head For ah! his brave Smock-Hero’s fled.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues VI 269/1 smock-hunting = whoring.|
|Humorous Day’s Mirth I viii: He was taken learning tricks at old Lucilla’s house, the muster-mistress of all the smock-tearers in Paris, and both the bawd and the pander were carried to the dungeon.|
|Maid of Honour (1632) v I: I hope Sir, You are not the man, much less imploy’d by him As a smocke-agent to me.|
|Wandring Whore VI 4: Smock-Attornys (or Pimps).|
|‘A Song’ in Westminster Drolleries (1875) 80: No, no, I’le never farm your Bed, Nor your Smock-Tenant be.|
|Pantagruelian Prognostications (1927) II 694: Those whom Venus is said to rule, as pandars, procurers, and mutton-brokers [...] smockers.(trans.)|
|F&H].Works IV 173: Skilful smocksters [...] Tell us that Love’s a drowthy exercise [|
|Sl. and Its Analogues VI 268/2: smockster (smock-merchant, smell-smock, or smock-tearer) = a whoremonger.|
a pimp, a kept man.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
a promiscuous woman, lit. one who raises her smock.
|Alchemist V iv: No, my smock-rampant.|
|Gypsies Metamorphosed 505: A woman true to no man [...] A smocke rampant and that itches to be putting on the britches.|
|Hey for Honesty III i: I have no soul so poor as to obey To suffer a smock rampant to conduct me.|
|Volunteers III i: Thou wert a pretty Fellow, to Rebel all thy life-time against Princes, And trail a Pike under a Smock-Rampant at last.|
1. a prostitute.
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 27: Bagasse, f. A prostitute; ‘a smock-servant’.|
2. a mistress or lover.
|Sl. and Its Analogues VI 268/2: smock-servant = (1) a mistress, and (2) a lover.|
|Mercurius Fumigosus 24 8–15 Nov. 107: After the spending of 5.d. in Rewsh-Wine and Sugar, took her to a simple, shitten, sharking Smock-Shop, where they [illegible]’d that Night.|
see smock hunter
a woman’s male lover.
|Of Virgil his Æneis IV: Now this smocktoy Paris with berdlesse coompanye wayted.|
|Elder Brother III ii: These smock vermin, How eagerly they leape at old mens kisses, They licke their lippes at profit, not at pleasure.|
|Female Fire-Ships Act II: Lewd Smock-Vermin.|