1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Regency Word Wednesday

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Bang Up

“(Whip.) Quite the thing, hellish fine. Well done. Compleat. Dashing. Ina handsome stile. A bang up cove; a dashing fellow who spends his money freely. To bang up prime: to bring your horses up in a dashing or fine style; as the swell’s rattler and prads are bang up prime; the gentleman sports an elegant carriage and fine horses.”

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