Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XXVII

Is "to beat or thrash" in Shakespeare, according to John Camden Hotten's A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words (1860), and thus Pepper joins the Avenger, Trabb's Boy, and the other menacing boys and young men.

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