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whichbe commented on the word pig's whisper
A stage whisper, a whisper that is meant to be heard.
August 1, 2008
Gammerstang commented on the word pig's whisper
(noun) - (1) A very short space of time.
--Jon Bee's Slang: A Dictionary, 1823
(2) Synonymous with "cockstride," cock's tread.
--John Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887
(3) You'll find yourself in bed in something less than a pig's whisper.
--Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, 1837
January 17, 2018
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