Discussion in 'Domain Appraisals' started by marky50000, Dec 20, 2005.
Hi all, I got another one word domain what do you think......
The computer says no
I cant remember the last time I had a good old nubbing.
marky5000, what do you think nubbing means?
A defunct thieves cant term, first recorded at the end of the seventeenth century. For example, Henry Fielding has a character say in Tom Jones (1745): “I will shew you a way to empty the pocket of a queer cull, without any danger of the nubbing cheat” (cull is “fool, dupe, sucker”). It’s formed from two other obsolete words: nub, originally East Anglian dialect meaning “neck” (which is probably related to the sense of “protuberance” and to our surviving use as “the gist or point of a story”) and cheat, another item of thieves’ cant for any sort of thing or article. In similar vein, the nubbing-cove is the hangman (using cove in the ancient sense of “man” that still survives in some places) and nubbing-ken is the court house, a name that indicated the likely fate of anyone who ended up there (ken is yet another bit of slang from the world of vagabonds, thieves and beggars meaning “house”).
Did they have the internet in 1745?
having intrest in it tho had a offer of $100
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