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1. a brisk old fellow fond of his liquor; one who drinks to excess;
a boon companion; a drunkard ...1709 sl., obs.
2. the devil ...L17
3. a lively old man ...L18 UK criminals' sl.
From: The Rambling Fuddle-Cups:
Or, A Tavern-Struggle for a Kiss
By the Author of Hudibrass Redivivus (Edward Ward), 1709