owt gens n.
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|Berks. Chron. 7 Dec. 7/1: The language of Costers. We’ve a slang, sir, and it is only know to ourselves. It puzzles the Irish and bothers the Jews [...] ‘Owt-gen’ for two shillings.|
|Appleton’s Journal (N.Y.) 6 Sept. 308: Vagrant vernacular [...] is not remarkable for originality [...] The main principle upon which this peculiarity revolves, is to spell and pronounce the substantives in any sentence backward [...] Gin becomes shilling, and owt gins two shillings. Yenork is a crown, and deenop a pound.‘Vagrants and Vagrancy’ in|