SE in slang uses
(UK Und.) a thief who works after dark; cit. 1791 suggests the goods taken rather than the thief (cf. night sneak under night n.).
|Thieving Detected 24: The evening sneak steals out when the daylight begins to disappear.|
|View of Society II 76: Morning Sneak is a fellow who watches the maid servants in houses when they open parlour-windows [...] and take the first thing they can lay their hands on. [Ibid.] 77: Evening Sneaks are fellows who are on the same lay, and use the same means, but their time of performing it is in the evening.|
|‘Flash Lang.’ in Confessions of Thomas Mount 19: The evening or morning sneak, goods taken early in the morning or late in the evening.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn).|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
the female genitalia.
|Amatory Ink [Internet].|
false news, rumours.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|
(US) a prostitute.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 17 Dec. 11/1: Those ofay ‘ladies of the evening’ checked out of the Braddock Hotel.|
|(con. late 19C) Shady Ladies of the Old West [Internet] Other names [for prostitutes] were [...] ‘ladies of the evening’, [etc.].|
|IOL News 4 Dec. [Internet] Durban’s ladies of the night say they are fit nd ready to ‘service’ some of the 30,000 delegates converging on the city.|