- Thought to be from leery ("knowing, streetwise"). (Wiktionary)
“Much has been made of the "lairy, middle-aged" Take That fans on tour.”
“With his floppy haircut, tight T-shirt and lairy onstage swagger, you get the feeling that if he wasn't onstage he'd be on the lash with his mates, chucking kebabs about in the street, and wolf-whistling at girls.”
“Whether she manages it or not you'll see for yourself while enjoying plenty of richly funny autobiographical stand-up; Pacquola's got a self-critical, obsessively questioning personality that's a far cry from the lairy Aussie stereotype.”
“The background noise, a mixture of lairy shouting and R'n'B, is deafening.”
“She was also accompanied by a security detail, in case the locals became unacceptably lairy, and by her unborn son for that voguish thing, in utero slum tourism.”
“Currently riding high with his lairy clubland anthems – but how can he be in this for the long haul?”
“This album's lairy gloating is made just about bearable because Tinie is, at heart, a nice guy, who – like his most obvious referent, Kanye West – mentions his mum every few songs.”
“Those were the days of Richard Keys appearing in lairy, coloured suits – mustard or bright red – and former players making a name for themselves as pundits.”
“The latest offering from the you-fackin-muppet school of British cinema; Nick Nevern's tack is a fake doco, apparently shot by a middle-class kid for a class assignment, about the lairiest of lairy I'll-nick-anything-me geezers, played by Nevern himself.”
“But the unconverted are thin on the ground tonight, in an audience that unites surly teenage moshers with their mortal enemies, the lairy geezer who prefers to listen to music on a vast stereo installed in a Honda Civic modified with a carbon spoiler and an enormous exhaust pipe.”
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Mostly, the cant words come from my reprint of Francis Grose's 1785 dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', while the more modern slang has been found at various online sources, e.g. this online diction...
States of being
Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
Aussie stuff that doesn't really belong in my other lists.
The name is a discreet tribute to Charles Cudworth and his essay: "Ye Olde Spuriosity Shoppe, or, Put it in the Anhang", whi...
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