a fool, a gullible person.
|Hist. of Highwaymen &c. 68: I like a Cunningham, [...] pretended myself with Child.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p: Mr. Cunningham, a punning appellation for a simple fellow.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn) n.p.: Cunningham. A punning appellation for a simple fellow.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1796].|
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 61: Cunningberry, also Cunningham — a half-witted fellow.|