Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – Day 225

The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue was first published at the end of the eighteenth century, and given that the current health crisis is giving too much time to read books, I thought I’d pick a daily word from it until I got bored….

Noisy Dog Racket

I can’t add anything at all to this definition by Grose, other than I think it’s interesting enough to worth noting. He defines it as “stealing brass knockers from doors”, a nod to his own sense of humour and the long-standing problem of brass being stolen.