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Victorian Slang of the Week

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

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

burner–confidence man, 1838. “The ‘gentlemen’s’ club he frequented was peopled with gamblers, pickpockets and burners.”

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1 Comment

  1. Never heard that one, but I can see how it applies because people get “burned” dealing with them. Thanks.

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