"funking the cobbler" Definition

  1. a bold schoolboy trick, performed with assafœtida and cotton stuffed into a hollow tube or cow’s horn. The cotton being lighted, the smoke is blown in through the keyhole of a door, or the crannies of a cobbler’s stall. A funny song, much in vogue some years back, gave all the agonies of a drunken cobbler, who believed the devil had come for him, with all sorts of accessories, till “He was told by a shout That ’twas only some boys who’d been FUNKING him out.”

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Position in the dictionary: 1366 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: funny, funny-bone, fye-buck, gab, gaby, gad, gadding the hoof, gaff, gaffer, gaffing
Previous words in the dictionary: funk, fully, fullams, full of beans, full fig, full feather, full blast, full against, fuggies, fudge

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