Definition of Charleys

1. charley [n] - See also: charley



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charleys

charlatan
charlatanic
charlatanism
charlatanisms
charlatanries
charlatanry
charlatans
charlesite
charleston
charlestoned
charlestoning
charley
charley-horse
charley horse
charleyhorse
charleys (current term)
charlie
charlie horse
charlies
charlock
charlocks
charlotte
charlotte russe
charlottes
charm
charm offensive
charm quark
charm quarks
charm school
charme

Literary usage of Charleys

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1. Seventy Years of Irish Life: Being Anecdotes and Reminiscences by William Richard Le Fanu (1893)
"WHEN I was in college a favourite amusement of the ingenious youth there was tormenting the old city watchmen, or " charleys " as they were called. ..."

2. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Georgina Hogarth, Mamie Dickens (1879)
"Best love to Katie, the two charleys, and all. [To Miss Dickens.} WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Feb. tfh, 1868. I began here last night with great success. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1841)
"Thus they knocked one another— these charleys and Christines ; for so they called themselves, though without any good reason ; for may I never see day, ..."

4. The pearl of the Antilles; or, An artist in Cuba by Walter Goodman (1873)
"Mister charleys, who has fortified himself with a strong stimulant, is waiting at the wing for his cue, in company with the ' call-boy' (an old man in this ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"A regular chase between me and the charleys all the way to I .ad Lane. 184«. HOOD, Tale of a Trumpet, it. 55. That other old woman, the parish CHARLEY ! ..."

6. Tales of Our Great Families by Edward Walford (1877)
"At last the " charleys " sprang their rattles, and other more vigilant guardians of the West End streets rushed up; but it was not till they were ..."

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