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  • (noun) - (1) Misfortune; sometimes varied to "cold gruel." Sea slang.

    --John Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887

    (2) A hoax, a trumpery affair; Oxford University . . . An unpleasant return or snub for a proffered kindness.

    --John Farmer's Slang and Its Analogues, 1891

    (3) Jubbity, a difficulty, misfortune. "He's had some jubbities."

    --Alfred Easther's Dialect of Almondbury and Huddersfield, 1883

    January 14, 2018