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fawney

n.

1781, from Irish fainne "ring."

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Historical Examples

  • His hair was powdered, and a fawney sparkled on his dexter fam.

    A Book of Scoundrels

    Charles Whibley

  • The Fawney says, if you will give me eight or nine shillings for my share the things are yours.