Green’s Dictionary of Slang

evening n.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

evening sneak (n.) [sneak n.1 (1b)]

(UK Und.) a thief who works after dark; cit. 1791 suggests the goods taken rather than the thief (cf. night sneak under night n.).

[UK]J. Fielding Thieving Detected 24: The evening sneak steals out when the daylight begins to disappear.
[UK]G. Parker 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.
[UK] ‘Flash Lang.’ in Confessions of Thomas Mount 19: The evening or morning sneak, goods taken early in the morning or late in the evening.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn).
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.

In phrases

lady of the evening (n.) (also lady of the night)

(US) a prostitute.

[US]Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 17 Dec. 11/1: Those ofay ‘ladies of the evening’ checked out of the Braddock Hotel.
[US](con. late 19C) C. Jeffords Shady Ladies of the Old West [Internet] Other names [for prostitutes] were [...] ‘ladies of the evening’, [etc.].
[SA]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.