|New London Spy 128: The rowling ones oof both sexes, as they are termed in their own elegant cant language.|
|Life’s Painter 158: Such a one is a natty, rolling, flashy blade.|
a smart, fashionable person.
|Life’s Painter 149: Rolling Joe. A kind of fellow who dresses smart, or what they term natty.|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
(UK Und.) a dandified thief.
|Attic Misc. 116: And while his flaming mot was on the lay, / With rolling kiddies, Dick would dive and buz.‘Education’ in|
|‘The Rolling Kiddy’ inI (1975) 233: O this is the way to be a rolling Kiddy O.|
|Morn. Post 4 Dec. 3/3: he entered the office with the manners [...] of what is generally termed a jolly dog, or knowing one, and by some he would have been called a rolling kiddy.|
|Vocab. of the Flash Lang. in McLachlan (1964) 248: kiddy: a thief of the lower order, who, when he is breeched, by a course of successful depredation, dresses in the extreme of vulgar gentility, and affects a knowingness in his air and conversation, which renders him in reality an object of ridicule; such a one is pronounced by his associates of the same class, a flash-kiddy or a rolling-kiddy.|
|‘Sonnets for the Fancy’ Boxiana III 622: [as 1791].|
|Finish to the Adventures of Tom and Jerry (1889) 175: The slouched, castor, the open breeches at the knees, the short jacket, the fogle loosely twisted round his squeeze, the large wedge broach, the long-quartered shoe and silver buckles, the bit of myrtle in his gig, and the cut altogether of a ‘rolling kiddy.’.|
|Leeds Times 22 June 6/1: Aye Jack, thou wert a rollin kiddy once, / And nearly wert thou lagged for doing the panny.|