Definition - Tramp and circus slang.

Etymology -
The term derives from the Italian parlare, to talk

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1846:
"The chanting cadger stalls the chummy's daughter off to a single padded lumber; ranks her of five bob and a bender;…palaries sweat patter, and nobbs on for more blunt."
(Swell's Night Guide 77)

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