Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dung n.

[mid-18C tailors’ jargon dung, a tailor who accepts the master’s terms without argument, or who works when his fellows are striking; the dung is ‘soft’ (and disgusting), while the union man, the flint, is ‘hard’ (and admirable)]

a workman who accepts less than union wages; thus a strike-breaker.

[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Flints, journeymen taylors, who on a late occasion, refused to work for the wages settled by law. Those who submitted, were by the mutineers stiled dungs, i.e. dunghills.
[UK]‘Brother Rook’ Willy Wood & Greedy Grizzle 10: Well might the edge of Grizzle’s tongue / Have shap’d a flint into a dung.
[UK]‘Jeremy Swell, Gent.’ Tailors’ Revolt 12: What! do you think I’ll heed your vile decree? / Command your own d--d Dungs, but never me.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1796].
[UK]‘Jon Bee’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 81: Flints — tailors; dungs are the same, but work at less wages or by the garment.
[US]N.Y. Times 1 Mar. 2/6: The war waged by the flints against the dungs, or in other words the strike of the Taylors.
[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.
[UK]Story of a Lancashire Thief 12: I never even heard him talk workmen’s slang; he’d never speak about flints and dungs, or fat, or elbow grease.
[UK]Sl. Dict.
[UK]Barrère & Leland Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.

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dung-puncher (n.) (also dung-pusher)

(Aus.) a derog. term for a male homosexual.

[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 41/2: dungpuncher active male homosexual.
[Aus]G. Seal Lingo 115: This hardly exhausts the terms used to describe homosexuals in Lingo, all of which are unrelievedly pejorative and include, but are not restricted to: dung-puncher/pusher [...] and fag.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].

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