First published in 1897, “A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon and Cant” includes definitions for a wide range of contemporary slang-English words, as well as those relating to American, Anglo-Indian slang, pidgin English, “gypsies' jargon”, and other interesting contemporary phraseology. English is a language that has been forever changing, gaining vibrancy and colour from many other languages, countries, cultures and communities. This volume explores some of the influences, providing definitions, examples, etymological information, and more. Highly recommended for all lovers of the English Language. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.