1. the mouth, the jaws, the face, the lips.
|Eng. Rogue I 50: Munns, The Face.|
|Canting Academy (2nd edn).|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Muns c. the Face. Toute his Muns, c. note well his Phis, or mark his Face well.|
|Triumph of Wit 195: Tout thro’ the Wicker, and see where the Gully pikes with the Gentry-mort, whose Muns is the rummest I ever touched before [Look thro’ the Window, and see where the Man walks with the Gentlewoman, whose Face is the best I ever saw before].|
|Narrative of Street-Robberies 14: She [...] call’d out furiously, Stop Thief; whereupon they cross’d the Way, that she should not have an Opportunity to rap their Muns.|
|Discoveries (1774) 43: Chive his Muns; cut his Face.|
|The Minor 39: Why, you jade, you look as rosy this morning, I must have a smack at your muns.|
|Life’s Painter 139: The first thing that was done, sir, / Was handling round the kid, / That all might smack his muns, sir.|
|Buck’s Delight 74: Noodle, nooble, ugly muns!‘Dicky Ditto’|
|Dict. Sl. and Cant.|
|N.Y. Morning Post 3 Apr. 2/4: An honest Hibernian standing hard by, [...] gave poor Cato such a dig in his munns, that he was no longer able to tell what he wanted.|
|Musa Pedestris (1896) 87: His faithful pals the done-up Dares bore / Back to his home with tottering gams, sunk heart, / And muns and noddle pink’d in every part.‘The Milling Match’ in Farmer|
|Pelham III 291: Ah, Bess, my covess, strike me blind if my sees don’t tout your bingo muns in spite of the darkmans.|
|‘Her Muns with a Grin’ Swell!!! or, Slap-Up Chaunter 50: Her muns vith a grin, vhich no velvet could vin.|
|‘May Day Morning’ in Capt. Morris’s Songs in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) III 222: Then Moll she began for to row, / And a lick in the muns gave him warning.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.|
|,||Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.|
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2. in ext. use, the whole person.
|Bloody Register III 169: Jenny [...] gives the hint to her companions to bulk the Muns forward (that is, push).|
hoods and scarves made of lutestring (a glossy silk fabric) or alamode (a thin, light, glossy black silk).
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Black-Muns, hoods and scarves of a-la-mode and luststrings.|
|Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) [as cit. c.1698].|
|New Canting Dict.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
a handsome man.
|Account 18 Mar. [Internet] She observ’d a Gentleman who was a very Rum Muns, (that is, a great Beau).|
see suck one’s face under suck v.1