1. [late 17C–1910s] a hand.
2. [18C–mid-19C] a ring.
[mid–19C] (UK Und.) a pickpocket.
see fambling-cheat n.
[late 17C–18C] a handkerchief.
[late 17C–18C] to shake hands (and make up one’s differences).
[18C–19C] pickpocketing or shoplifting; thus fam-layer, a shoplifter.
[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a lack of practice at thieving (esp. pickpocketing).
[early 19C] a glove.
[early 19C] throttling.
[late 18C] (UK Und.) gloves.
[18C] (UK Und.) gloves.