Assorted Slang and Terminology - Volume 1 - Thieves Cant
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Thieves Cant, sometimes referred to as the Cant, rogues' cant or TC for short, was/is a secret language formerly used by thieves, beggars and hustlers in Great Britain and other English-speaking countries.
It is a common trope of the fantasy genre – a series of coded words or phrases so the rogues and thieves can talk about various activities
There are two chapters provided here. One is English -> TC and the other is the reverse, TC -> English.
In the E - > TC translation, if there are multiple versions they are separated by a comma. These can be regional variations and so on.
Some sample translations:
English ---> TC
- Betrayer - turncoat
- Constable - harman, myrmidons
- Cutpurse – nipper
TC ---> English
- Academy – brothel
- Beak - judge
- Cackle - inform
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