hugh prowler n.
a generic nickname for a small-time thief.
|Five Hundred Pointes of Good Husbandrie (1878) 80: For feare of Hew prowler, get home with the rest, / When frost is at hardest, then carriage best.|
|Staffs. Gaz. 14 Jan. 4/6: For fear of Hugh Prowler, get home with the rest.|