1. [late 18C–mid-19C] a dip-candle; a tallow-chandler.
2. foods that are dipped or have something dipped into them.
(a) [mid-19C] (Aus.) a boiled flour dumpling.
(b) [20C+] (Ulster) fried bread.
(c) [20C+] (Ulster) hot gravy or an egg to dip in.
3. [mid-19C+] (US/UK Und.) a pickpocket; also attrib.
4. [mid-19C+] (US/UK Und., also the dip) an act of pickpocketing.
5. [late 19C] (US Und.) a burglary.
6. [1900s–40s] (US) a hat.
7. [1920s] (UK und.) in the context of pickpocketing, a hand.
8. (US black) a pocket.
[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a faux-academic term for the world of pickpocketing.
[mid-19C] (UK Und.) pickpocketing.
[mid-19C+] (UK Und.) working as a pickpocket; resulting from pickpocketing.
SE in slang uses
see under dig v.3
[late 19C–1920s] mad, eccentric.