Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fam v.

[abbr. famble n. (1)]

1. to feel, to handle; to grope a woman.

[UK]Canting Academy, or the Pedlar’s-French Dict. 117: To feel a Woman where they generally have a fancy To fam.
[Aus]Vaux Vocab. of the Flash Lang.

2. (UK und.) to pick a pocket.

[UK]Man of Pleasure’s Illus. Pocket-book n.p.: ‘If I can't pinch a skin or a reader, I can fam a cly for a chance’.

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