"palmer" Definition

  1. a swindler who used to visit shops under the pretence of collecting harp halfpence. To induce shopkeepers to search for them, he offered thirteenpence for one shilling’s-worth, when many persons were silly enough to empty a large quantity of copper on their counters. The PALMER, a proficient with his fingers, generally contrived to conceal some before he left the shop.

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Position in the dictionary: 2495 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: palming, pam, pannikin, pannum, pannum-bound, panny, pantalettes, pantile, pantiler, pants
Previous words in the dictionary: palm oil, palm, pall, palaver, palampo, pal, padre, paddy’s land, paddy’s goose, paddy

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