The meaning and history of thieves' slang

• The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Thieves Fenya so accustomed ear of the Russian people, we do not hesitate to use a lot of words from the thieves' jargon. For example, a freebie on the ball and the like, we were still in the last century. And it's not invented cunning criminals phrases - it's actually much more complicated.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

The fact that one of the first ethnic groups in the Russian Empire were, oddly enough, Jewish. The police also could not understand the conversations of criminals in Yiddish and Hebrew - the police did not take the Jews. Over time, most of the terms developed in thieves' slang.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

bot

בטא

Pronounced bot, that is - to express. Simply put - talk.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Fenya

אופן

Pronounced Ofen, translated "way". Bituy beofen - ביטאי באופן, "bot on hair dryer" - expressed in a special way, so that is not understood by others.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

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Fraer

Frej

And this is a Yiddish. Transfer can be as "freedom." Thus, the simpleton - man, never been in prison.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Blatnoi

Die Blatte

Again Yiddish. A sheet of paper. Be arranged through connections - have a note from the right person. In the jargon of thieves - the, a criminal.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Shaher-Maher

סחר מחר

Originally pronounced Saher Maher. "Maher" - sell, "Shaher" - a commodity.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Khewra

חברה

In fact, in Hebrew means Chevra only company. In criminal same language as before (now rarely used) is called a gang.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

ksivu

כתיבה

A note. Ktiva - document.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Raspberry

מלון

Apartment where thieves lurk. Malone was originally meant only hotel.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

Khan

חנה

The end. Hebrew Khan - stop for a rest. Surprisingly, the word "Taganka" comes from the word תחנה (Taha) - station, bus stop, parking lot. In the last century was the name of the prison, where the prisoners were collected before being sent to Siberia.

The meaning and history of thieves' slang

kef

كايف

The Arabic word for pleasure, enjoyment, pleasant idleness.

Freebies

חלב

Students do not know what to scream session. With Chalav Hebrew translates as milk. Even in the XIX century Russian Jews gathered for the Jews in Palestine called דמי חלב dmey Chalav - "money for milk."