Origin of Shelta
Examples from the Web for shelta
This language, or jargon, known as Shelta, has been the subject of much learned writing.The Gypsy's Parson|George Hall
Me tu sosti, “Thou shalt be (of) me,” is Romany, which is freely used in Shelta.
Our informant could give only a single specimen of the Shelta literature.
Shelta is perhaps the last Old British dialect as yet existing which has thus far remained undiscovered.
Word Origin for Shelta
secret language of Irish tinkers, 1876, of unknown origin. According to OED it mostly consists of Irish or Gaelic words with inversion or arbitrary substitution of initial consonants.