Regency Romance Era Thieves and Sporting Slang E

A Very Merry Chase Regency Romance Era Lexicon Of Relevant Terms


EARNEST. A deposit in part of payment, to bind a bargain.


EARWIG. A crony or close friend.

EASY. Make the cull easy or quiet; gag or kill him.

EASY VIRTUE. A lady of easy virtue, one that is impure or a prostitute.

ELBOW SHAKER. A gamester, one who rattles the dice.

EMPEROR. Drunk as an emperor, i.e. ten times as drunk as a lord.

ENSIGN BEARER. A drunken man, who looks red in the face, or hoists his colours in his drink.

EQUIPT. Rich; also, having new clothes. Well equipt; full of money, or well dressed.

EQUIPAGE. A coach or carriage and horses.


EWE. A beautiful woman. An old ewe, dressed lamb fashion; an old woman, dressed like a young girl.



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