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Victorian Slang of the Week


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


blowen—a promiscuous woman, 1805.  The references are through mid century, so I imagine this was mostly an eastern word, which didn’t make it out West, where phrases like “soiled dove” was more common

1 Comment

  1. Carioline Clemmons says:

    I think you’re right, Denise. I’ve never heard it used at all in Texas or California.

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