prigger


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prigger

(ˈprɪɡə)
n
slang a thief
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In his day the crime reporter's column was full of exciting words such as palliards, clapper dudgeons, whipjacks, priggers and dummerers, not to mention the odd kinchin mort
62) Thomas Harman's Caveat for Common Cursitors, an early classic of the emergent genre of rogue literature, claims to survey at first hand a worthless and predatory "fraternity" organized into criminal specializations (rufflers, priggers, palliards, Abraham men), armed with a horrifying repertoire of stratagems, and protected by an arcane language of its own.