slammerkin

slammerkin

or

slammakin

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's loose dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) an untidily dressed woman
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) slovenly or untidy
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Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace delves into the gruesome murder committed by a Welsh girl obsessed with fashion that inspired Emma Donoghue's acclaimed novel, Slammerkin, published in 2000.
In her novel Slammerkin (2001), Irish author Emma Donoghue follows an ambitious 18th-century prostitute living in England.
Her bestselling, award-winning novel Slammerkin (2000) captured the underworld of prostitution in 18th-century London while seducing the reader into caring about an actual teenage girl who was hanged for murder.
The first, Slammerkin, is the story of an 18th-century prostitute and the second, Life Mask, follows a Sapphic sculptor in 1790s London.
She has previously written Slammerkin, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
SLAMMERKIN (slam-'r-kin)--recidivist relatives who are often serving time [an obsolete word for a slovenly-dressed woman]
It reclaims the often suppressed history of early lesbians, much in the spirit of her 1996 Ladies and Gentlemen and her novel Slammerkin (2 000).