Reverse Dictionary: CRE – CRIM

creaking, creaky SCREECHETTY 1892 Eng. dial.
creaky, squeaky SCREAKY;  SKREAKY;  SKREEKY;  SKRIEKY 1885 Amer. dial.

a creak; a clatter, a rapping sound, as the crackling of wooden articles when disturbed NICKER 1881 Sc.
a creaking noise GIRG;  JARG;  JERG;  JIRG 1820 Sc.
a creaking sound NEESTER 1890 Sc.
a creaking noise; a squeaking NEESTERIN 1898 Sc.

to creak SCRATCH Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
to creak, as a cart FRATCH c1440 obs.
to creak, as the hinge of a door CRAKE 1657 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to creak, to crack, to clatter, to make a clicking sound NICKER 1931 Sc.
to creak; to give a harsh sound HARSH 1583 obs.
to creak, to grate, as the ungreased wheel of a barrow SCRIPET Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to creak, to make a creaking noise GEIG;  GIG;  GIKE 1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
to creak; to make a grinding, grating sound; to crackle, as ice when it gives to the tread SCRINGE;  SKRINGE 1853 Ireland
to creak, to make a harsh noise, to roar, to rattle YERR a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to creak; to squeak SCRICELE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to creak, to squeak, as a rusty hinge or new shoes NEESTER;  NEISTER a1838 Sc.
to creak, to squeak, to squeal; to grate SCREAK;  SCREEK;  SKREAK;  SKREEK 1843 Amer. dial.
to make a creaking noise, to grate, to jar, to vibrate; said of a door or gate GIRG;  JARG 1513 obs., chiefly Sc.

cream REAM 1755 Sc. & Eng. dial.
cream; a sauce for puddings, ice cream, pie, cake, etc. DIP 1877 Amer. dial.
cream in coffee STREAK O’ MOO Bk1942 Amer. sl.
cream or milk BOVINE EXTRACT Bk1942 Amer. sl.
cream or milk CHALK 1934 US jocular usage
cream or milk COW Bk1942 Amer. sl.
cream or milk COW JUICE 20CAmer. sl., World War II usage
cream or milk MOO JUICE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
cream or milk PUSS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
cream or milk SWEET ALICE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
cream or sugar as an ingredient in tea of coffee SEASONING 1897 Amer. dial.
cream upon the surface of milk HEAD Bk1902 Eng. dial.

to curdle or form flakes on the surface of coffee or tea; said of cream or milk FEATHER 1816 Amer. dial.

creamy REAMY Bk1868 Sc.

creased, worn, and rumpled; shabby, unkempt DOG-EARED 19C Amer. sl.
marked with creases, wrinkles, or corrugations; wrinkled, shrivelled WRIZZLED 1590 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
roughly creased; crinkled CRINKLETY-CRANKLETY 1904 Amer. dial.

a crease, a fold BINK Bk1911 Sc.
a crease; a wrinkle; a rumple RUNKLE a1400 now chiefly Sc. & Irish usage
a crease in cloth GAIR 1825 Sc. obs.
a crease or fold; a wrinkle WRIMPLE 1499 obs.
a crease or wrinkle in cloth GALL 1787 Sc.
a crease, wrinkle, or fold; a crinkle CRIMPLE c1440 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial.
creases in a garment BEGGAR-PLAITS 1892 Sc. & Eng. dial.
creases or wrinkles in garments as if slept in BEGGAR’S-PLAITS Bk1911 Sc.

to crease SCREASE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to crease; e.g. if one female sits so close to another as to crease or rumple her dress by pressing or sitting on it, she is said to ‘miscomfrumple’ it MISCOMFRUMPLE 1854 Eng. dial.
to crease into frumples or clumsy folds BEFRUMPLE 1611 obs.
to crease, to become creased GAIR 1880 Sc.
to crease, to crinkle, to rumple WAFFLE 1825 Sc.
to crease, to crumple, to ruple; to disorder or disfigure by much handling GRUGGLE 1804 Sc.
to crease, to wrinkle; to entwist, as the end of a rope TAW Bk1905 Eng. dial.

that may be created or produced CREABLE a1656 obs.

a creator, a maker EFFECTER 1635 obs.
– a creator; a maker; one that gives fashion or shape to FASHIONER 1548
– a creator; one who frames or fashions FABRICATOR c1645
a female creator or maker EFFECTRESS 1601 obs.

to create, to make BASH UP 1940s NZ sl.
to create, to make happen, to cause POP UP 1930s sl.

creative, generating NATURANT 1635 obs. rare
creative, original, unorthodox OUT-OF-THE-BOX 1996 colloq.

to think creatively or in an unorthodox manner THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX 1971 colloq.

to give credence to a person or thing; to believe in; to trust LEVE c1175 obs.
to put credence in FAITH 1951 Amer. dial.

credible LEVELIKE a1300 obs. rare
credible LEVELY a1300 obs. rare
credible, easy to believe CREABLE 1480 obs.
credible, trustworthy; that may be believed or trusted LEVEABLE 1382 obs. rare

– buying or taking on credit ONTAKING 1880 Sc.
– on credit ON PUMP Bk1974 Amer. dial.
on credit ON THE CUFF 1927 orig. US
– on credit ON THE MURRAY COD Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘on the nod’
– on credit ON THE NOD 20C Aust. sl.
– on credit ON TICK 1642
– on credit JAW-BONE 1862 Amer. sl., orig. Can.
– on credit ON JAWBONE 1862 Amer. dial.
– on credit ON (THE) MACE 1893 Brit. sl.
– on credit, for free ON ONE’S FACE L19 US sl.
– on credit; often implying that no payment will be made ON THE ARM 20C Amer.
– on credit, on trust ON THE DINGLE 1854 Eng. dial.
– a letter from a creditor OBITUARY NOTICE 1920s US sl.
– a line of credit at a bar or any other type of business TAB ACTION 1940s African-American sl.
– a line of credit at a bar or any other type of business TAB ISSUE 1940s African-American sl.
– an imaginary credit or award for a good deed BROWNIE POINT 1953 US sl.
– credit BAIL 2000s sl.
– credit CRED 1979 sl.
– credit JAWBONE 1862 Amer. dial.
– credit LIGHT E19 sl.
– credit, acknowledgement, respect, self-awareness DAP 1970s African-American sl.
– credit at a public house FACE M18 sl.
– credit, merit FAIR FUCKS 1992 Ireland sl.
– credit, ‘tick’ SOCK 1874 sl.
– credit; trust; reputation of solvency and probity TICK 1668
– a person who supplies goods on credit, to be paid for by instalments TALLYMAN 1654
– a woman who sells goods on credit TALLYWOMAN 1727
– to buy on credit BUY ON THE NEVER TICK 1920s sl.
– to buy on credit, to run into debt RUN ON TICK 1642
– to buy on credit, to run into debt GO ON TICK 1672
– to buy on credit; to get into debt TAKE ON 1899 Sc.
– to credit, to believe; to give heed to FAKE Bk1900 Sc.
– to gain credit on the basis of one’s wits or appearance GO ON ONE’S FACE M19 sl., orig. US Amer. dial.
– to gain credit on the basis of one’s wits or appearance RUN ONE’S FACE 1839 Amer. sl.
– to gain credit on the basis of one’s wits or appearance TRAVEL ON ONE’S FACE 1859 Amer. dial.
– to give credit to someone for something; to vouch for, to sanction or countenance ACCREDITATE 1654 obs.
– to give credit to, to trust LAKE Bk1902 Sc.
– to have one’s credit stopped HAVE ONE’S LIGHT PUT OUT E19 sl.
– to live on credit CALL ONE’S JAWBONE Bk1896 sl.
– to live on credit GET A LIGHT Bk1896 sl.
– to live on credit GET ON SOCK Bk1896 sl.
– to live on credit GET ON THE NOD Bk1896 sl.
– to live on credit GO TICK Bk1896 sl.  
– to live on credit MACE IT Bk1896 sl.
– to live on credit STRIKE ON THE MACE Bk1896 sl.
– to obtain credit RUN ONE’S SHAPE FOR M19 sl., orig. US
– to obtain credit by bluff, bluster, or deceit PUSH ONE’S FACE c1760 colloq.
– to obtain goods by persuading the shopkeeper to extend credit that one has no intention of paying GIVE ON THE MACE E19 sl.
– to obtain goods by persuading the shopkeeper to extend credit that one has no intention of paying STRIKE THE MACE E19 sl.
– to obtain goods by persuading the shopkeeper to extend credit that one has no intention of paying WORK THE MACE E19 sl.
– to obtain goods on credit and never pay for them GIVE IT ON THE MACE 19C Brit. sl.
– to open a line of credit STRIKE A LIGHT E19 sl.
– to open or have a credit account with anyone TALLY 1596 obs.
– to supply goods on credit; to give in credit; to loan out money TRUST OUT 1833 Amer. dial.
– to take credit; to run into debt, leave one’s debts unpaid TICK 1648 sl. or colloq.
– to talk someone into extending credit; to buy on credit JAWBONE 1941 Amer. dial.

using stolen credit cards for a variety of frauds and swindles ON THE PLASTIC 1970s US criminals’ sl.

a credit card PLASTIC 1980 sl., orig. US
a credit card PLASTIC MONEY 1974 sl., orig. US
an instance of stealing credit card data on the internet PHISH 2004 US
a stealing credit card data on the internet PHISHING 1997 US
illegally taking details of a credit card by passing it through a special scanner which ‘reads’ the information contained on the magnetic strip SKIMMING 20C Brit. sl.

to steal credit card data on the internet PHISH 2003 US

a creditor EMILY POST 1980s Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘ghost’
a creditor, i.e. one who gives the debtor an unpleasant shock GHOST 1967 Aust. sl.
a creditor who makes insistent or repeated demands for repayment of a debt; also, an agent employed by a creditor to collect a debt; a debt collector DUN 1628
a creditor who makes insistent or repeated demands for repayment for a debt; also, an agent employed by a creditor to collect a debt; a debt collector DUNNER c1654

blindly credulous; going beyond mere faith ULTRAFIDIAN 1825
credulous, gullible; easily taken advantage of or imposed upon; easily fooled EASY 1698
– credulous, simple-minded OOLLENLY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– said of a person who credulously accepts all news GOBEMOUCHE 1845 rare

universal credulity; capacity of believing anything whatever OMNICREDULITY 1845

a credulous gullible person; a simpleton SIMON 1785 sl.
a credulous gullible person; a simpleton SIMPLE SIMON 1785 sl.
a credulous or gullible person DAISY M19 US students’ sl.
a credulous or gullible person GILL(S) 1592
a credulous person BLUFF Bk1911 Sc.
a credulous person CREDULIST 1788 obs. rare
a credulous person; a potential victim of a confidence trickster; it is common term of address, used ironically by the con-man when he approaches the victim CHIEF 1940s W. Indies sl.
a credulous person who will believe anything, no matter how improbable or absurd GOBEMOUCHE 1818 rare
a credulous simpleton; one who will swallow anything; one easily gulled GULPIN 1802

-used to reject imputation of credulity I DIDN’T FALL OFF A CHRISTMAS TREE 20C

to listen credulously; to play into one’s hands RISE 1856 sl.

a creek REACH B1900 Eng. dial.
a creek, a bay OB 1930 Sc.
a creek, a bay; a projection in a river BIGHT 1891 Sc. & Eng. dial.
a creek, a narrow inlet of the sea VOE 1871 Sc.
a creek, a stream, a channel KILL 1639 Amer. dial.
a creek or inlet CUT 1630
a creek or inlet VENT 1604 obs.
a deep place in a creek, river, pond, etc. CATHOLE 1842 Amer. dial.

creeping, crawling RAMPING c1440 obs. rare
creeping softly, skulking, sneaking; cringing; self-deprecating, obsequious; contemptible, useless, good-for-nothing MEECHING 1792 Eng. & Amer. dial.

a creeping or stealing upon one unawares OBREPTION 1642 obs.

a creeping, slow-motioned person SIDITHERUM 1855 Eng. dial. obs.

to creep about softly; to sneak, to slink, to skulk MEECH 1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
to creep in stealthily UNDERCREEP 1382 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to creep or crawl SNAKE-BELLY 1933 Amer. dial.
to creep or crawl in a winding course SINUATE 1848 rare
to creep or crawl on the ground RAMP 1390 obs. rare
to creep or slink away, to sneak SLENCH c1330 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to creep, to crawl; to move about feebly HARL ABOUT 1871 Sc.
to creep, to crawl; to move slowly or with difficulty; to hobble; to scramble, to sprawl SCRAWL 1747 Eng. dial.
to creep, to crawl, to scramble; to wriggle OAG 1892 Sc.
to creep, to crawl, to wriggle; to move slowly; to be infected with vermin OG a1838 Sc.
to creep, to crouch, to cower; to move slowly and feebly; to droop OOR 1866 Sc.
to creep, to scramble, to crawl; to move with difficulty SCRAUCHLE 1885 Sc.
– to creep, to sneak; to wander or prowl round SMOOCH 1904 Eng. dial.
to creep, to struggle; to force one’s way with difficulty; to scramble SCRAFFLE;  SKRAFFLE 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to creep under or though, as a hare or sheep through a hedge SMOOT 1788 N. Eng. dial.
to move in a creeping, crawling, or stealthy manner suggestive of the movements of a snake SNAKE 1848

a creepy feeling; the fidgets; a fit of depression; a state of nervousness or unease JIM-JAMS 1896 colloq.

a fee paid to doctors for signing a cremation form ASH CASH 2001 Brit. medical sl.

– the crest or summit of a hill or ridge of elevated ground RIGGING 1541 chiefly Sc.

a crevice, a crack, a fissure SCORE 1825 Sc.

the knave of trumps in cribbage NOB M19 sl.

CRICKET (insect) – NOUNS
a cricket GRIG 1939 Amer. dial.
a cricket; a cicada FALL BIRD 1967 Amer. dial.

– bowled out CASTLED 2003 UK
 describes a simple, slogging shot off a sweeping bat AGRICULTURAL 1982 UK sl.
– hit or sent up high in the air SKIED 1868
– a ball aimed high by the bowler, often to the height of the batsman’s head BEAMER 1961
– a ball bowled so as to change direction from leg to off when it pitches; off break OFFIE 20C Aust. sl.
– a ball so bowled or batted as to skim along the surface of the ground DAISY-CUTTER 1863
– a ball that rises sharply off the pitch BOUNCER 1913
– a ball that stays low without bouncing COOLIE CREEPER M19 S. Afr. sl., derogatory
 a batsman’s innings score of no runs BLOB 1889 UK sl.
– a batsman’s powerful but reckless shot HAYMAKER 1954 UK sl.
– a batsman’s score of 200 runs or more in one innings DOUBLE TON 1995 UK sl.
– a batsman’s score of no runs BLOB 1903
– a batsman’s stroke that deflects the ball gently behind the wicket DAB 1969 UK sl.
– a cricket ball SIX-STITCHER 20C Aust. sl.
– a cricket stump PEG 1891 colloq.
– a delivery in which the ball twists or ‘breaks’ TWISTER 1832
– a difficult ball to play STRINGER Bk1904 sl.
– a game of cricket played by the oarsmen; the playing-field used by them AQUATICS M19 Eton usage
– a good ball RIPPER 1851 sl.
– a half-volley; a hard hit BARTER 1859-1864 Eng. sl.
– a hit made by striking the ball very hard SMITE 1861
– a light shield worn by cricketers to protect the genitals BOX 1950
– a lofty hit or kick given to a cricket ball BALLOON 1904 colloq.
– a low-keeping bowled ball MULLIGRUBBER 20C Brit. sl.
– an exceedingly fast ball; an extremely fast horse, etc. SIZZLER 1961 Brit. sl.
– a new ball CHERRY 1953 UK sl.
– a piece of showy play (primarily by a batsman in cricket) intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators GALLERY-HIT 1882
– a pitch that has been drying after rain and is difficult to bat on STICKY DOG 1904 colloq.
– a playing field PADDOCK 1839 Aust. sl.
– a powerful hit with a cricket bat SMACK 1875
– a score of zero/nought DUCK 1868 UK sl.
– a six DOROTHY DIX 1979 Aust. sl.
– a stroke at cricket, which tempts or entices the opponent to take aim TICE 1874
a twirling delivery of the ball at cricket TWIDDLER 1904
– a very fast ball; also, one that deviates with unexpected speed after pitching FIZZER 1904 colloq.
– a wicket RABBIT IN THE THICKET 1980s Aust. rhyming sl.
– a wicket TIMBER 1876 sl.
– cricket BATS 1790 Eng. dial. obs.
– cricket CROCKETTS 1859 Eng. dial. sl.
– cricket GAM’LIN-STICKS Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cricket RABBIT IN THE THICKET 1980s Aust. rhyming sl.
– cricket played with a stump STUMPER Bk1904 sl.
– mythical prize in English and Australian cricket test-matches THE ASHES 1882 Eng.
– powerful but reckless batting HAYMAKING 1986 UK sl.
– the ball LEATHER 1868
– the boundary of a cricket field RING 1872
– the cap worn by Australian test cricketers GREEN BAGGY 1992 Aust. sl.
– the pitch DECK 1995 UK sl.
– the score of a batsman who is out for no score in each leg of a match PAIR 2003 UK sl.
– the score of a batsman who is out for no score in each leg of a match PAIR OF DUCKS 2003 UK sl.
– the side which is batting IN-PARTY 1817 obs.
– the wicket that a batsman is defending CASTLE 1959 UK
– the wrong sort of ball to hit WRONG ‘UN 1897 sl.
– the zero or ‘0’ placed against a batter’s name in the scoring sheet when he fails to score DUCK’S EGG 1863
– a batsman who makes use of pad play (when batting, the practice of using one’s pads to protect the wicket) PAD-PLAYER 1888 rare
– a batsman who steps back towards the wicket and plays the ball from behind the popping crease BACK-PLAYER 1897
– a batter BAT 1756
– a batter who is able to strike the ball very hard SMITER 1878 cricket usage
– a bowler who bowls tactically, as by varying deliveries with a view to deceiving the batsman into making a mistake, rather than by straightforward repetition of a particular style of delivery; now disused HEAD BOWLER 1856
– a bowler who delivers the ball at high speed; a fast bowler PACE BOWLER 1947
– a bowler who specializes in off-break deliveries OFFIE 1947
– a cricketer FLANNELLED FOOL 1902 derogatory
– a cricketer lacking skill as a batsman who comes in at the bottom of the order TAIL-ENDER Bk2005
– a cricketer who scores 100 or over CENTURION c1885 colloq.
– a fast bowler PACER 1878
– a fielder at cricket SCOUT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a fielder at cricket SCOUTER Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a fielder positioned close to the facing bat BAT PAD 1989 Aust. sl.
– a fielder some distance behind the wicketkeeper BACK-STOP 1773
– a fieldsman WATCH 1836
– a member of a cricket team HAND 1731 obs.
– a member of a football or cricket team called upon to play at a pinch DEADHEAD Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a non-professional player GENTLEMAN 1806
– a pace bowler PACEMAN 1972
– a person who handles the bat at cricket BATSMAN 1756
– a player that blocks every ball BARN-DOOR 1679
– a player who is skilled at both bowling and batting ALL-ROUNDER 1863
– a weak batsman RABBIT 1904 sl.
– a wicket-keeper AUNT SALLY 1898 colloq. rare
– a wicket-keeper STUMPER Bk1904 colloq.
– a wicket-keeper YABBIE;  YABBY 1983 Aust. sl.
– in cricket: an appeal to an umpire, how’s that? OWZAT? 1934 UK
– to field at cricket FAG OUT c1840 Brit. schoolboys’ sl.
– to field at cricket SCOUT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to give a lateral spin to the ball so that it ‘breaks’ or turns aside on rebounding TWIST 1816
– to hit a ball vigorously with a cricket bat SMACK 1882
– to hit a cricket ball high in the air BALLOON 1904 colloq.
– to hit half-volley BARTER 1859-64 Eng. sl.
– to hit the ball or attack the bowling with unrestrained power CART 1903 UK sl.
– to play a tentative stroke that gently deflects the ball behind the wicket; said of a batsman DAB 1985 UK sl.
– to produce a hit by striking the ball very hard SMITE 1868
– to score at least one run BREAK ONE’S DUCK 19C sl.
– to score at least one run BREAK ONE’S EGG 19C sl.
– to score at least one run CRACK ONE’S EGG 19C sl.
– to stop a cricket ball by placing the bat more or less over it SMOTHER 1845
– to strike a ball into the air SKY 1873
– to survive your team’s innings undismissed CARRY YOUR BAT OUT 1934 UK sl.
– to swiftly advance beyond the crease to meet the pitch of a ball; said of a batsman DANCE 1995 UK sl.

– absolutely safe for criminal activities since the authorities have been fully and  comprehensively paid off; said of a town or city AIRTIGHT 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– aware of a criminal scheme ALIVE M19 sl.
– criminal CRIM 20C sl.
– criminal, dishonest MALVERSE 1791 Sc. obs.
– criminal, dishonest ON THE CROSS 20C sl.
– criminal, dishonest, crooked KINKY 1903 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– criminal, guilty NOCENT 1559
– criminal, guilty; deserving punishment or condemnation CULPABLE 1303 obs.
– criminal, ill-doing MALEFACTORY 1871 rare
– criminal, illegitimate ILLEGIT 1910s sl.
– criminal, roguish ALSATIAN L17 sl.
– criminal, undependable, untrustworthy NO-ACCOUNT 1845 Amer. dial.
– criminal, wicked MALEFACTIOUS 1660 obs.
– criminal, wrong-doing MALEFICENT 1760
– criminal, wrong; sinful; causing offence or displeasure OFFENCEFUL 1603 rare or obs.
– engaged in a criminal enterprise IN THE RACKET c1860 UK criminals’ sl.
– engaged in criminal activity AT IT 1970 UK sl.
– friendly or sympathetic to criminals RIGHT 1856 criminals’ sl.
– grossly criminal, extremely wicked, atrocious, infamous, vile FACINORIOUS 1601 obs.
– grossly criminal, extremely wicked, atrocious, infamous, vile FACINOROUS 1548 obs. exc. arch.
– having a criminal record TASTY 1975 Brit.
– indicating criminal qualities FACEY 2000 UK sl.
– involved with criminality IFFEY;  IFFY 1930s sl., orig. US
– mixed up with or belonging to the underworld GAME 1805 UK sl. obs.
– of a crime: fully prepared INSIDE-OUTSIDE 1929 US criminals’ sl.
– of a crime: successfully achieved OFF M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– of a criminal case: open-and-shut; irrefutable DEAD-BANG 1934 Amer. sl.
– of a criminal enterprise: under way ON 1969 UK sl.
– of an entry in a criminal’s file: showing crimes for which the criminal was not charged but probably committed SILENT 1990 US sl.
– of a professional criminal: considered likely to be arrested whether or not actually responsible for the crime in question DUE 1996 UK sl.
– ready for any criminal undertaking; said of a villain ALL SET L18 sl.
– relating to or characteristic of the criminal underworld FLASH 20C colloq.
– said of a criminal who gives up no information at all if arrested DD 1950 US sl.
– suspected of having committed a crime ON SUS 1936 Brit. sl.
– unsafe for criminal activity WRONG M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– in a criminal, illegal manner WRONG M19 sl.
– in a criminal manner QUEERLY L17 sl.
– of a criminal activity: in a street situation ACROSS THE PAVEMENT 1977 UK sl.
– a business that appears to be legitimate but is in fact a front for criminal activity SOD BUSTER 1982 US sl.
– accusation of crime ACCRIMINATION 1655 obs. rare
– a crime committed by or with the connivance of someone living or working in the place where it happened INSIDE JOB 1908 sl.
– a crime committed by someone not otherwise associated with the place where it happened OUTSIDE JOB 1925 sl.
– a crime committed without an accomplice SINGLE-O 1930 US sl.
– a crime COUP 2001 UK sl.
– a crime MALVERSE c1700 Sc. obs.
– a crime ONE 1910s UK criminals’ sl.
– a crime, an evil deed FACT 1539 obs.
– a crime; an evil deed FEAT 1481 obs.
– a crime; a robbery BIT OF WORK 1996 UK sl.
– a crime for which someone other than the guilty person is punished RAPPER 20C US sl.
– a crime, vice, sin LAHTER c900 obs.
– a criminal act; an offense; evil-doing MALEFACT 1534 obs.
– a criminal act; a swindle GIG 20C sl.
– a criminal act; evil-doing; an instance of evil-doing MALEFACTION 1602
– a criminal charge alleging habitual criminal status THE HABITUAL 1972 US sl.
– a criminal conspiracy or plot FRAME 1911 sl., orig. US
– a criminal conspiracy or plot FRAME-UP 1900 sl., orig. US
– a criminal conviction RAP 1903 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– a criminal enterprise, a double-crosser DEAD PIGEON 1964 US sl.
– a criminal enterprise; a swindle or a means of deception RACKET 1894 UK sl.
– a criminal enterprise in which cars are given new identities FIXIT 1972 UK sl.
– a criminal gang MOB L18 sl., orig. US
– a criminal ‘job’ or undertaking CHAT L19 sl.
– a criminal record FORM 1958 Brit. sl.
– a criminal record PEDIGREE 1911 sl.
– a criminal record YELLOW SHEET 1985 US sl.
– a criminal record; prior convictions PRIORS 1978 US sl.
– a criminal scheme or activity HUSTLE 1970s US sl.
– a criminal specialty RAP 1990s US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal undertaking JOB 1722 sl.
– a criminal undertaking CAPER 1867 sl.
– acting criminally, riotously, etc. EVILLING 1930s African-American sl.
– acts of crime; commerce in drugs; illegal activity  ACTION Bk2000 criminals’ sl.
– a failed crime, esp. when foiled by the authorities RANK 1920s US criminals’ sl.
– a false criminal charge BUM RAP Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– a false criminal charge HUMBLE 1940 US sl.
– a gang of Black (esp. Jamaican) youths involved in organized or violent crime, often drug-related POSSE 1986 sl., chiefly US
– a getaway after committing a crime; a quick getaway by car from the scene of a crime STOPPO 1935 Brit. sl.
– a location where criminals gather to plot; a dwelling for thieves, prostitutes, etc. CRIB Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– an accusing or charging with crime; charge, accusation ACCUSE 1593 obs. rare
– an alert or alarm which causes a criminal to abandon a planned crime DOWN 1819 sl. obs.
– an association of violent criminals; a band of thieves PUSH 1866 sl.
– an easily achieved criminal act BIT OF NONSENSE 1968 UK sl.
– an impression of an object made for criminal purposes SQUEEZE 1882 sl.
– an underworld contract to have someone killed PAPER 1983 US sl.
– any arrest and allied criminal proceeding that ignores the facts, evidence, truth etc. and concentrates on a speedy conviction, the guilt or innocence of the person notwithstanding RAILROAD L19 US sl.
– any crime punishable by transportation LAGGING MATTER E19 UK criminals’ sl.
– any criminal or illicit livelihood or vocation; any trick or device with sinister design GAME 1738 UK sl.
– any implements used in the commission of crime, e.g. housebreaking implements, guns, pistols, or other weapons TOOLS E19 UK criminals’ sl.
 any job or plan that pays well, almost invariably criminal ANTHEA (TURNER) 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘earner’
– a one-time payment from a criminal to the police to avoid prosecution SCORE 1972 US sl.
– a petty crime; a trivial offense PECCADILLIE 1660 obs. rare
 areas or streets known for a high proportion of criminal residents BACK SLUMS 19C sl.
– a sanctuary for criminals; a lawless place ALSATIA 1697
– a small bladder of chicken blood held in the mouth and used by criminals to counterfeit the coughing up of blood CACKLE-BLADDER 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– a subset of a criminal organization GARAGE 1975 US sl.
– a successful crime or illegal deal TICKLE 1938 sl.
– a type of criminal activity LAW M16 UK criminals’ sl.
– a woman and two men, or two women and one man in league for criminal purposes UNICORN L19 sl.
– crime BIZ Bk1998 sl.
– crime LEMON AND LIME 1990s rhyming sl.
– crime NURSERY RHYME 1990s Brit. rhyming sl.
– crime committed by means of computers or the internet CYBERCRIME 1991
– crime, wickedness; fraud, guile FAKEN c924 obs.
– criminal activities; dishonest or fraudulent practices THE CROSS E19 sl.
– criminal activity; stealing, burglary THE GAME 1739 obs. criminals’ sl.
– false or trumped-up criminal charges HUMBUG 1972 US sl.
 funds saved by criminals to pay lawyers, secure cash bail, and to bribe officials FALL MONEY 1893 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– information on crime MAIL 1960s Aust. sl.
– members of the criminal underworld TALENT 1879 Aust. sl.
– minor crime; a cheat or swindle DAISY BEAT 1889 rhyming sl.
– money set aside by a criminal for bribing policemen or obtaining bail if he is arrested  FALL DOUGH 1910 US criminals’ sl.
– one’s criminal record; the police prison file on a criminal, recording previous convictions, etc. JACKET 1950s sl.
– organized crime OC 1975 US sl.
– organized crime THE RACKETS 1920s US sl.
– organized crime; the mafia THE MOB 1938 orig. US
– photographs of wanted criminals ART 20C Amer. sl.
– previous criminal convictions; a criminal record PREVIOUS 1935 Brit. sl.
– proceeds from crime EARNINGS 1974 S. Afr. sl.
– relatively peaceful co-existence by rival organized crime families AMERICAN WAY 1992 US sl.
– suspicion of having committed a crime SUS(S) 1936 Brit. sl.
– the criminal fraternity FAMILY M18 sl.
– the criminal fraternity; the underworld of thieves, robbers FAMILY PEOPLE L18 cant
– the criminal lifestyle; the lifestyle of prostitution THE LIFE 1916 US sl.
– the declaration, under the Habitual Criminals Act, that one is an habitual criminal; an indefinite sentence under this act KEY 1944 Aust. sl.
– the ‘grapevine’ or that system of communication which subsists in the underworld, esp. between convicts and the outer world THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD 1879 UK criminals’ sl.
– the ‘grapevine’ or that system of communication which subsists in the underworld, esp. between convicts and the outer world THE UNDERGROUND WIRES 1918 US criminals’ sl.
– the harbouring or entertainment of criminals or outlaws; a shelter RECEIPT 1631 Sc.
– the underworld LAGLAND M19 sl.
– the underworld THE FANCY M19 Aust. & US 
– the world of thieves, prostitutes, tramps, sexual degenerates, and confidence men UNDERWORLD 19C Brit. & US
– a bodyguard hired to protect a criminal MINDER 1924 sl.
– a bragging, self-assured criminal HACKUM Bk1992 criminals’ sl. obs.
– a career criminal; a racketeer RACKET GUY 1925 criminals’ sl.
– a clever crook ACE Bk1945 criminals’ sl.
– a companion in crime OLD VULTURE 1889 criminals’ sl. obs.
– a condemned criminal NEWGATE-SAINT Bk1902 sl.
– a confirmed criminal, esp. a murderer BAD ACTOR Bk1975 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– a convicted criminal SPACER 1920 US criminals’ sl.
– a crime boss, esp. when he masquerades as a respectable businessman THE MAN 1950s sl.
– a criminal BAB 1920s Aust. & NZ sl.
– a criminal BABBLER 1920s sl.
– a criminal CAT’S UNCLE 1936 Amer. dial.
– a criminal CRIM 1909 US & Aust. sl.
– a criminal, a bandit, one who lives by guile BANDULU 20C W. Indies Rasta
– a criminal, a beggar DANGLER 1928 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal, a crook BABBLING BROOK 1919 Aust. rhyming sl.
– a criminal; a defaulter FAATER Bk1866 Sc.
– a criminal, a gangster RANK 1990s W. Indies & Black British
– a criminal, a guilty person NOCENT 1447 obs., often opposed to ‘innocent’
– a criminal, a hoodlum, a tough guy; a mischievous person BADDIE 1939 sl.
– a criminal, a law-breaker WANDELARD 1338 obs. rare
– a criminal; a malefactor; an evil-doer MALFETOUR c1450 obs.
– a criminal, a member of organized crime or an urban gang GANGSTA 1988 sl.. orig. US
– a criminal; an evil-doer MALFEASANT 1882
– a criminal; an undesirable person; a bad person; a wicked person; a villain WRONGO;  WRONGGO 1937 sl., orig. US
– a criminal; a rough or ugly person MUG 1865
– a criminal, a short-changer or other swindler; a confidence man; a professional crook GIP ARTIST 1935 Amer. sl.
– a criminal associate DAGGER 1980s Aust. sl.
– a criminal associate MONKEY 1914 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal, a thief, a crook; a swindler; a gangster; an amateur pickpocket GANEF;  GANEV 1839 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal; a thief; a racketeer RACKET DUDE Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal, a thief; one who makes his living dishonestly or by begging HUSTLER 1825 sl.
– a criminal; a thoroughly bad person; an untrustworthy, incompetent person, animal, action, circumstance, or event WRONG ‘UN L19 sl.
– a criminal; a thug, a hoodlum HARD 1864 sl.
– a criminal, a vagrant, a beggar HARLOT c1225 obs.
– a criminal, a villain BANDIT 1970 UK sl.
– a criminal, a villain HARDHEAD 1933 Aust. sl.
– a criminal, a villain, a rebellious young male BAD BWAI;  BAD BWOY 1999 W. Indies & Black British teen usage
– a criminal; a villain, esp. in a film or play BADDY 1937 sl., orig. US
– a criminal, a villain, esp. one in a film or other work of fiction; a ‘bad guy’ BLACK HAT 1959 colloq., orig. US
– a criminal character; a tough guy HARD ONE 1908 US sl.
– a criminal, esp. a gang leader THE AARON 17C thieves’ sl.
– a criminal, esp. a thief, working on his own HATTER c1893 Aust. sl. obs.
– a criminal, esp. one who assists as a confederate PUNTER 1891 sl.
– a criminal having wounds and scars resulting from the burning of the hands or face as a punishment for crimes BADGE a1790 UK criminals’ sl. obs.
– a criminal involved in large-scale, high-volume operations BIG-TIMER 1937 police & media sl.
– a criminal mastermind MISTER BIG;  MR. BIG 1930s sl., orig. US
– a criminal novice; a rookie HAM-FATTER 1929 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal of any kind YEGG 1901 US sl.
– a criminal or law-breaker who is prone to use violence HEAVY MAN 1926 US sl.
– a criminal or tramp who robs other criminals or tramps HIGHJACKER 1933 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal or wicked person; a villain WRONGO 1937 sl.
– a criminal practitioner GAMESTER 1694 UK sl.
– a criminal’s accomplice; a female criminal MAT E19 sl.
– a criminal’s accomplice; a female criminal MOT;  MOTT;  MOTTE 1829 UK sl.
– a criminal’s lookout or sentinel COCKATOO 1934 Aust. sl.
– a criminal’s or gangster’s female companion MOLL 1823 sl.
– a criminal’s sweetheart; a female cohabiting with a man who gets his living by thieving MOLISHER;  MOLLISHER Bk1859 sl.
– a criminal’s unskilled accomplice; any type of hired thug HEELER 1859 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal undergoing his second probation OLD FAKE c1840 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who deceives his peers BESTER 1865 UK criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who fraudulently changes the identity of a motor vehicle RINGER 1965 UK sl.
– a criminal who has been convicted several times, and is in jeopardy of an automatic life sentence in some states if convicted again; hence: a hardened and perhaps dangerous criminal THREE-TIME LOSER 1914 US sl.
– a criminal who impersonates a police officer WISE MAN 1904 US criminals’ sl. obs.
– a criminal who informs on his accomplices TANKER Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who is arrested, but never actually charged and jailed IN-AND-OUTER 1970s US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who is handcuffed to two prison officers DAISY-CHAIN 20C Irish sl.
– a criminal who is highly regarded by peers in the underworld BIG WINEY Bk1992 US convicts’ sl.
– a criminal who is on the fringe of full membership of the US Mafia HALF A BUTTON 1975 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who operates on a large scale BIG STUFF 1927 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who places himself in the way of persons who are in hot pursuit of his accomplices FACER 1859 Amer. sl.
– a criminal who preys on homosexuals FAIRY HAWK 1960s US homosexual sl.
– a criminal who regularly asserts alibis when questioned about a crime ALIBI IKE 1915 US sl.
– a criminal who reoffends, esp. repeatedly PEDIGREE-MAN 1923 cant
– a criminal who represents the interests of a cheque forger TOPPER 1956 UK sl.
– a criminal who seeks admission to the Mafia HALF-ASSED WISEGUY Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who sells information to crooks INFORMATION FENCE 1940 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who specializes in preying on other, successful and thus wealthy, criminals HEAD HUNTER 1991 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who takes the blame for several others PACK HORSE Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who targets White people as victims PADDY HUSTLER 1970 US sl.
– a criminal who uses explosives to break into safes HARDHEAD 1949 US sl.
– a criminal who uses extreme physical force to collect outstanding debts or to inflict punishment HEADBREAKER 1986 US sl.
– a criminal who uses extreme physical force to collect outstanding debts or to inflict punishment HEADBUSTER 1955 US sl.
– a criminal who uses extreme physical force to collect outstanding debts or to inflict punishment HEADCRUSHER Bk1980 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who uses intimidation; a thug STANDOVER MAN 1944 Aust. sl.
– a criminal who uses violence or force YEGG-MAN 1926 US criminals’ sl.
– a criminal who works alone LONE HAND 1926 US sl.
– a criminal who works at night; a robber, thief or highwayman who follows his vocation chiefly by moonlight MOONMAN 1632 obs. rare
– a criminal, who works at night; a thief or highwayman MOON’S MAN 1907 obs.
– a criminal with high-level police protection BIG JUICE Bk1988 criminals’ sl.
– a criminal with no convictions VIRGIN 1970s US criminals’ sl.
– a dangerous criminal BAD NUMBER Bk1945 criminals’ sl.
– a denizen of the criminal underworld BAT 1935 US criminals’ sl.
– a fellow criminal BENE COFE 1608 UK criminals’ sl.
– a fellow criminal BENE COVE 1611 UK criminals’ sl.
– a female associate of a criminal HAIRPIN Bk1962 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– a female criminal RACKET BROAD Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a female criminal; an evil-doer MALEFACTRESS 1647
– a female criminal who is extremely successful in defrauding various welfare programs by using many different aliases to obtain an unfair quantity of goods and money WELFARE QUEEN Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a female member of the criminal fraternity; a thief FAMILY WOMAN L18 sl.
– a female petty criminal; a woman living by her wits WIDE GIRL 1956 UK sl.
– a flashy, sharp individual who exists on the fringes of real criminality, living by their wits rather than a regular job SPIV 20C sl.
– a girl or woman of the Underworld MOLL OF THE CROSS 1865 UK criminals’ sl.
– a graft collector for a criminal gang BASKET MAN 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– a group or gang that includes various different types of minor criminals, and even a few non-criminal types  ODD-MARK FIRM 1990s UK criminals’ sl.
– a habitual criminal BITCH Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a habitual criminal HAB 1963 US sl.
– a habitual criminal HABITCH 1956 Amer. legal usage
– a habitual criminal HC Bk1988
– a habitual criminal KATH 1910s Aust. sl.
– a habitual criminal KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN 1910s Aust. sl.
– a habitual criminal MAGGOT 1985 Amer. police sl.
– a habitual criminal, drunkard, etc. HABITUAL 1884 colloq.
– a hanger-on among criminals, running errands and performing odd jobs BEACHCOMBER 1950 US criminals’ sl.
– a hardened criminal PUGGIE 1965 US sl.
– a hardened criminal TAGEREG 2016 W. Indies sl.
– a hardened criminal; an outlaw; a person who is difficult to dangerous to deal with; a tough, ruthless, aggressive person HARD CASE 1836 colloq., orig. US
– a known associate of a criminal KA 1986 US sl.
– a known criminal FACE 1944 police sl.
– a known criminal NAME 1984 Brit. sl.
– a larcenous criminal; later, esp. a car thief KINK 1914 Amer. sl.
– a lookout during a crime HUMP 1949 US sl.
– a low-ranking member of a crime syndicate BUTTON 1966 Amer. police & criminals’ sl.
– a low-ranking member of a crime syndicate BUTTON MAN 1969 Amer. police & criminals’ sl.
– a machine gunner BIG STICK WIELDER Bk1945 criminals’ sl.
– a major criminal BARON 1910 UK & US criminals’ sl.
– a major criminal OPERATOR 1920s sl.
– a major criminal BIG-LEAGUER 1955 US sl.
– a male criminal who is extremely successful in defrauding various welfare programs by using many different aliases to obtain an unfair quantity of goods and money WELFARE KING Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a man who delivers or, esp. collects illicit payments; a bill collector BAGMAN 1935 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– a man who is a professional criminal or a trusted associate of criminals; a member of the criminal fraternity; a thief FAMILY MAN 1749 sl.
– a member of a crime syndicate, who earns money through a dishonest or illegal business, typically involving extortion, intimidation, or violence RACKETEER 1924 orig. US
– a member of a criminal gang MOBBY 1888 US criminals’ sl.
– a member of a criminal gang MOBMAN 1936 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– a member of a criminal gang employed to intimidate the gang’s potential victims FRIGHTENER 1962 sl.
– a member of a gang of criminals; a dressy swindler or pickpocket, esp. formerly, one who operates in a crowd MOBSMAN 1843 UK criminals’ sl.
– a member of a gang of criminals, esp. thieves MOB 1826 rare
– a member of a gang of criminals; spec. a member of the Mafia MOBSTER 1917 colloq., orig. US
– a member of a group of criminals who keeps or controls the money  GHEE WITH THE BOODLE Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a member of a mob or criminal gang MOB GEE;  MOB GHEE 1931 US criminals’ sl.
– a member of a mob or criminal gang MOB GUY 1975 US criminals’ sl.
– a member of an organized crime enterprise who produces high profits, however unpleasant his character may be EARNER 1995 US sl.
– a member of an organized crime family; an Italian businessman IBM 1997 US sl.
– a member of an organized crime organization MOBBIE 1994 US sl.
– a member of an organized crime syndicate RACKET GHEE 1930s US sl.
– a member of an organized crime syndicate RACKET MAN 1930s US sl.
– a member of an organized criminal enterprise RACKET BOY 1953 US sl.
– a member of any of a number of West Indian, and esp. Jamaican, gangs engaged in usually drug-related organized crime YARDIE 1986 sl.
– a member of the gang who selects the likely targets for robbery MOB-MARKER 1934 US criminals’ sl.
– a mendicant villain who, recently released from prison, returns to robbery, specializing in stealing horses CHOIR BIRD M16 UK criminals’ sl.
– an accomplice in petty crime RAM 1941 sl., orig. & chiefly Aust.
– an armed criminal GUN 1859 Amer. sl.
– an armed criminal GUNNY 1950s Amer. sl.
– an armed criminal GUN-SLINGER 1928 sl., chiefly US
– an armed female criminal; the female companion of a male gunman or gangster GUN MOLL 1908 US sl.
– an artful criminal or near-criminal DAGEN 20C sl.
– an elite criminal MACEMAN L19 sl.
– an experienced, senior criminal FAIKE L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– a nickname for the male leader of a 17th century criminal gang HIGH SHREEVE 1612 criminals’ sl.
– an important criminal, a gangster BAD-JOHN 1973 Black British sl.
– an incipient criminal MOOCHING KID 1929 US criminals’ sl.
– an intelligent, resourceful criminal TALENT 1962 US sl.
– an Italian or Sicilian criminal brought to the US for criminal purposes, especially murder ZIP 1987 US sl.
– an officer of a law enforcement agency noted for its successful (and often aggressive) methods in dealing with organized crime GANGBUSTER 1936 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– an older Italian-American criminal, associated with outdated ways of doing things MOUSTACHE PETE 1938 US sl.
– an underworld boss RABBI Bk2002 US criminals’ sl.
– an underworld leader BIG MITT 1925 criminals’ sl.
– any pathological law breaker whose crimes are against persons rather than property and who derives more excitement than financial gain from his crimes, often committing moral offenses involving no profit; esp. rapists, transvestites, etc. MOONER 1958 Amer. sl.
– a partner in a crime GHEE ONE HUSTLES WITH Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a person caught outright committing a crime DEADWOOD 1992 US sl.
– a person connected to the underworld GAME 1910 criminals’ sl. obs.
– a person connected tot he underworld GAME LIGHTERMAN 1910 criminals’ sl. obs.
– a person connected to the underworld GAME WATERMAN 1910 criminals’ sl. obs.
– a person declared a habitual criminal KEY MAN 1944 Aust. sl.
– a person given to small-time criminality NERVOUS FINGER 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– a person protecting a criminal WINGER 1993
– a person suspected of a crime SUS; SUSS 1936 Brit. sl.
– a person suspected or accused of or charged with a crime CHUMMY 1942 Brit. police sl.
– a person who accepts the blame for a crime POTSIE;  POTSY;  POTTSY Bk1992 gambling sl.
– a person who commits a crime using, or in connection with, a motor vehicle MOTOR BANDIT 1912
– a person who commits a criminal offense without intending to do so ACCIDENTAL CRIMINAL Bk1992 legal usage
– a person who distracts the police and passers-by in the aftermath of a smash-and-grab HAZER 1925 UK criminals’ sl.
– a person who does the dirty work of a criminal; a subordinate, esp. one who performs unpleasant tasks HENCHMAN Bk1980
– a person who does the job then ‘takes off’ TAKE-OFF ARTIST 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– a person who has been caught committing a crime DEAD PIGEON 1910s US prison sl.
– a person who has been convicted twice, and therefore risks a higher sentence another time TWO-TIME LOSER 1931 US criminals’ sl.
– a person who is jailed for the same crime RAP PARTNER 1960s US criminals’ sl.
– a person who is not a part of the criminal underworld but who reports what he hears to those who are EAR 1964 US sl.
– a person who knows that a crime is being committed HEP-GHEE Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a person who most eagerly sought after in connection with serious criminal offenses MOST WANTED 1985
– a person who never succeeds in a criminal enterprise HASHER 1935 US sl.
– a person who shelters or assists outlaws or criminals RECEIPTER 1681 Sc.
– a person who takes or is given the blame for a crime, even if they are not actually guilty RAPPER 1940s US sl.
– a person who tracks down wanted criminals; a fugitive hunter HEAD HUNTER 1927 US sl.
– a person who veers from the straight and narrow and acts like a criminal BAD SEED Bk2004
– a person with a criminal record HISTORY-SHEETER 1940 Anglo-Indian colloq.
– a person with a long record of petty crimes such as shoplifting MOPE Bk1992 New York police usage
– a person without a criminal record CLEANSKIN 1943 Aust.
– a petty criminal LURKER 20C Aust. sl.
– a petty criminal LURKMAN M19 Aust. sl.
– a petty criminal PUNK 1917 sl., chiefly US
– a petty criminal SCAMMER;  SKAMMER 1972 sl., orig. US
– a petty criminal; a man who lives by his wits, often dishonestly WIDE BOY 1937 Brit. sl.
– a petty criminal; an opportunistic burglar; a sneak thief; a pickpocket HEEL 1902 US criminals’ sl. rare
– a petty criminal; a tramp GANDY DANCER 1919 US sl.
– a petty criminal; a villain; a rogue WIDE-OH 1988 Sc. sl.
– a petty criminal; a villain; a rogue WIDO 1935 Sc. sl.
– a petty criminal, rated as the lowest order of thieves FUNKER 19C sl.
– a petty criminal; such people collectively SLAG 1955 sl.
– a petty criminal who works on the city streets, esp. as a pickpocket or drug peddler STREETMAN 1908 US sl.
– a professional criminal BLACKLEG 1930 US criminals’ sl.
– a professional criminal FLY MAN c1919 Glasgow cant
– a professional criminal VILLAIN 1960s sl.
– a professional criminal, esp. a mob member WISE GUY 1970s criminals’ sl.
– a professional criminal or an associate of criminals; a swindler or dishonest person CROOK 1877 colloq.
– a professional criminal, esp. a mob member WISE GUY 1975 US criminals’ sl.
– a professional criminal, usually an armed robber with no territorial ambitions FACE 1960s UK criminals’ sl.
– a professional criminal who has not been in trouble with the police AMATEUR 1930s UK criminals’ sl.
– a reformed or retired criminal DEAD ONE 1900s US criminals’ sl.
– a second-rate criminal CHESTER 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– a second-rate criminal SLOW CONNECTOR 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– a second-rate criminal, i.e. one whose life alternates between being in and out of prison IN-AND-OUT BOY;  IN-AND-OUT MAN 1920s sl.
– a second-rate, petty criminal IN-AND-OUTER 1950s US criminals’ sl.
– a serious, violent criminal HARD GUY 1916 US sl.
– a shrewd, imposing criminal NAIL 1812 sl.
– a shrewd, imposing criminal; a person of an over-reaching, imposing disposition DEAD NAIL E19 sl.
– a shrewd, imposing criminal; a person of an over-reaching, imposing disposition NAILING RASCAL E19 sl.
– a shrewd, imposing criminal; a person of an over-reaching, imposing disposition NAILS E19 sl.
– a small-time criminal CHISELLER 1928 Amer. sl., esp. criminals’ usage
– a small-time criminal CHISLER 1930 Amer. sl., esp. criminals’ usage
– a small-time criminal GRIFTER 1915 US sl.
– a small-time criminal PUNK 1917 sl., chiefly US
– a small-time criminal, such as a pickpocket or thief GRAFTER 1866 US sl.
– a small-time criminal, usually a vagrant or the lookout in a robbery GAY CAT 1916 criminals’ sl.
– a small-time criminal, usually a vagrant or the lookout in a robbery GAY CAT SPOTTER 1916 criminals’ sl.
– a small-time crook who deals in smuggled or stolen property TANGLER 1940s sl.
– a street criminal who relies almost exclusively upon force and terror; a hold-up man; an armed robber JACK-BOY 1989 US sl.
– a strong-arm man in an underworld gang ENFORCER 1929 sl., orig. US
– a stupid, strong-arm member of an underworld gang MOGUE Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– a successful criminal or pimp MCDADDY 1950s African-American sl.
– a successful criminal or pimp, esp. one who dresses or behaves in a way characteristic of such a person MAC DADDY;  MACK DADDY 1958-59 Amer. criminals’ & rap music sl.
– a timorous person who is in moral sympathy with the criminal element, but lacking the courage or inclination to actually participate SQUARE PLUG Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– a top criminal who levies a tax on all games of chance in the area of which he is in control HEAD BULLY OF THE PASS c1698 sl.
– a top criminal who levies a tax on all games of chance in the area of which he is in control HEAD BULLY OF THE PASSAGE BANK c1698 sl.
– a top criminal who levies a tax on all games of chance in the area of which he is in control HEAD CULLY OF THE PASS Bk1776 sl.
– a top criminal who levies a tax on all games of chance in the area of which he is in control HEAD CULLY OF THE PASSAGE BANK Bk1776 sl.
– a violent, aggressive criminal BARRACUDA 1935 US sl.
– a violent criminal BAD GUY 1965 US police sl.
– a violent criminal HEAVY 1916 sl.
– a violent criminal; a hired thug HEAVY HITTER 1975 US sl.
– a violent criminal; a thug HEAVYWEIGHT 1914 US criminals’ sl.
– a violent criminal; a vandal; a gangster; a thug; an unruly or disreputable person; a rowdy person, a rogue; one of a gang which commits outrages on persons and property HIGHBINDER 1806 US sl. rare
– a violent criminal, esp. one who fights with a sword or knife; a cut-throat, a murderer; a thug; an assassin HACKSTER 1574 rare
– a violent or ruthless criminal, a villain; an outlaw, a gunman BADMAN 1855 chiefly US
– a wanted criminal JACK-THE-LAD 1981 Brit. colloq.
– a White gang-boss; a big-time crook BIG JUICE 1971 African-American sl.
– a woman who delivers or, esp. collects illicit payments BAG LADY 1977 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– a young and beautiful female member of a criminal gang  EWE L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– a young criminal, a tearaway BAD BOY 1929 US sl.
– a young criminal, a tearaway BAD-HEAD 1996 Caribbean English
– a young member of a criminal gang YOUNG CUB 1698 criminals’ sl. obs.
– a young or novice criminal ERIFF L17 sl.
– big-time criminals MAFIA 1950s W. Indies Rasta
– criminals QUEER PEOPLE 1940s UK criminals’ sl.
– criminals ST. GILES’S BREED 18C sl.
– criminals in general TAKES 1945 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– criminals living in the parish of St. Giles, now London, W.C.1. GILES’S BREED 1785 UK criminals’ sl.
– criminals, rowdies, thugs, etc.; in the 19th century, corrupt politicians or their hangers-on THE BOYS a1815 Amer. sl.
– criminals, villains SAN TOYS 1900s rhyming sl. for ‘The Boys’
– leading criminals HIGH MOB 1896 UK criminals’ sl.
– leading criminals HIGH MOBSMEN 1896 UK criminals’ sl.
– members of London’s criminal underworld ALSATIANS 18C sl.
– rogues of the same gang; also, those of the same profession BIRDS OF A FEATHER 1618 UK criminals’ sl.
– the chief of a mob of crooks YEGGON 1925 US criminals’ sl. obs.
– the driver of a criminals’ getaway vehicle WHEELMAN 1935 sl., orig. US
– the girlfriend of a thief or criminal MONISHER;  MONNISHER 1765 sl. rare
– the girlfriend or female accomplice of a criminal or gangster MOLL 1823
– the head of a criminal organization; a gang boss MOKER;  MOKKER 1926 US sl.
– the head of an organized crime syndicate, or some equivalent figure; a ‘Big Boy’ B.B. 1930 US sl.
– the head of an organized crime syndicate, or some equivalent figure; a gang leader BIG BOY 1928 US criminals’ sl.
– the head of an organized crime syndicate, or some equivalent figure BIG FELLA;  BIG FELLOW 1934 US criminals’ sl.
– the leader of a gang of criminals, because the wether in a flock of sheep usually wears a bell around his neck BELL WETHER Bk1992 criminals’ sl. obs.
– the leader of a gang of criminals; the head of a gang; a pretentious criminal of no importance BIG SHOT 1920 criminals’ sl.
– the member of a criminal gang who actually steals the money TAKE MAN 1975 Aust. sl.
– the member of a criminal gang who keeps watch or entices a victim into a crooked gambling game TAKER 1552 sl.
– the member of a criminal gang who remains on guard at a railway station, impersonating a policeman, for the purpose of bullying any victim who discovers he has been swindled, and returns to try to recover his money TAILER 1898 US criminals’ sl.
– the member of a criminal gang who watches the roads, inns, etc., in order to carry information to the gang of a booty in prospect CARRIER 1725 sl.
– the perpetrator of a crime PERP 1981 US sl.
– the rich backer of a large-scale crime ANGEL 1960s US prison & criminals’ sl.
 the woman accomplice of a criminal gang-leader ARCH-DELL E18 UK criminals’ sl.
 the woman accomplice of a gang-leader ARCH-DOXY E18 UK criminals’ sl.
– about to commit a crime, esp. a burglary ON THE MOVE 1996 UK sl.
– of a pregnant female criminal facing the death sentence: to plead that since she is pregnant, the law should spare her unborn child’s life PLEAD ONE’S BELLY 18C sl.
– said of a criminal who is caught red-handed BANG TO RIGHTS 1904 Brit. sl.
– said of a criminal who is caught red-handed DEAD TO RIGHTS 1859 Brit. sl.
– to abandon life as a professional criminal, to ‘go straight’ SWALLOW 20C sl.
– to accuse of a crime ACCRIMINATE 1655 obs. rare
– to be accused (and condemned) unfairly of a crime TAKE THE FALL 1920s US sl.
– to carry out a crime FAKE DOWN M19 NZ sl.
– to catch in the act of committing a crime RANK 1920s US sl.
– to charge with a crime TAB (UP) L19 sl.
– to commit a crime PULL (IT) OFF Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– to commit a crime in partnership with one or more other people MAKE ONE WITH 1970s UK criminals’ sl.
– to commit an especially daring crime COWBOY Bk1970 US sl.
– to commit a successful crime PULL A STROKE c1950 cant
– to distract someone’s attention while a crime is being committed TUG 1970s Aust. criminals’ sl.
– to distract someone’s attention while a crime is being committed TUG A HEAD 1970s Aust. criminals’ sl.
– to divert attention from the scene of a crime PULL AWAY 1975 Aust. sl.
– to engage in criminal activity at night MOONLIGHT L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– to engage in criminal business activities JUGGLE 1994 UK sl.
– to engage in criminal gang activity WOLF-PACK 1982 US sl.
– to escape criminal prosecution or lessen the charges against you by providing the police with information about other criminals TRADE UP 1981 US sl.
– to extract a one-time bribe from a criminal to avoid prosecution; said of a police officer SCORE 1972 US sl.
– to fail in the commission of a crime, esp. theft or robbery DIP 1975 Aust. sl.
– to harbour or shelter a criminal or outlaw RECEIPT 1715 Sc.
– to indulge in a crime spree FAST LANE 1980s Aust. prison sl.
– to operate as a criminal without confederates; to operate selfishly within a criminal enterprise SINGLE-O 1950 US sl.
– to plan a crime PUT ONE TOGETHER 1970s UK criminals’ sl.
– to practise any form of criminal deception, trickery, extortion, etc. RACKETEER 1920s sl.
– to put together plans for a crime, esp. a robbery, and then carry out that crime MAKE ONE 1970s UK criminals’ sl.
– to record the name of someone who has committed an offense BOOK 1841 sl.
– to suspect of a crime SUS(S) 1953 Brit. sl.
– to witness a crime GAP 1949 US sl.