1. [mid-16C–mid-19C] (UK Und.) the road.
2. [mid-17C] a villain’s female companion.
3. [mid-17C–19C] (UK Und.) a highway robber, a footpad (but not a mounted highwayman).
4. [late 17C] a prostitute.
5. [late 17C–19C] an easy-paced horse.
6. [mid-18C–mid-19C] a tramp.
7. [mid-18C–19C] (UK Und.) highway robbery.
8. [mid-19C; 1950s] a walk.
9. [1940s] (Aus.) a foot.
[late 17C–18C] (Scot.) a highwayman.
[mid-19C] a list of information useful to beggars, e.g. of friendly individuals (such as alms-givers or criminal accomplices), characters of local police, etc.
[late 18C–early 19C] a horse thief.
[late 17C] a horse.
[18C] (UK Und.) to go out to commit a robbery.
[mid-19C–1920s] (Aus.) to live as a tramp, to go on the tramp.
1. [late 17C–early 19C] going out to commit a robbery, usu. on the highway.
2. [17C; mid-19C–1910s] living as a tramp.
[mid-19C–1900s] to beg at the roadside, usu. with a small piece of paper attached to one’s jacket, declaring ‘I am hungry’; also displaying deformities or handicaps.