whipjack

whipjack

(ˈwɪpˌdʒæk)
n
obsolete a beggar imitating a distressed sailor
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2 Whipjack (*whining beggar who pretends to be a sailor) 29
Whipjack - A whining beggar who pretends to be a sailor (79)
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