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Victorian Slang of the Week


          3) to expose, discover or reveal a plot, 1807 (references stop after 1864, meaning either the word stopped being used, or there were no additional changes to this specific meaning

          4) to inform or confess to an authority, 1844

          5) curse often as in blow me down or I’ll be blowed, 1837.  Many references through the end of the century

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor


blow—1) a spree or party 1827.  The references are from college newspapers and the like

          2) to boast often blow off, 1859


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