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Definition of the noun Pearlies

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noun

  1. teeth; pearly whites.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World (2013)

by Jill Condra

The early 20th century gave London one of its most unique and iconic costumes: the Pearlies. The Pearlies are descended from 19th-century London families of fruit and produce sellers, originally apple sellers, known as costermongers.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Pearlies (costermongers), pearl buttons sewn down the sides of the costermongers' trousers in the East End. Pear, to (thieves), to take money from the police for information, and then from thieves for telling them how to escape. Pear- making ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

often wearing pearl buttons (pearlies). pearly whitesBr. col.person's teeth. pears Aus.sl. breasts.

Google previewThe Essential Lingo Dictionary (2015)

of Australian words and phrases by John Miller

pearlies The teeth. Also pearly whites. pearl necklace Sperm ejaculated on the chest of a sexual partner. Also string of pearls. pear-shaped A description of something that has gone awry, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Pearlies (costermongers), pearl buttons sewn down the sides of the costermongers' trousers in the East End. Pear, to (thieves), to take money from the police for information, and then from thieves for telling them how to escape. Pear- making ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Pearlies. In pl., pearl buttons : sewn down the sides of coster trousers. Peas. As like as two peas, as like ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

pearlies /'p3:liz/ >pln 1 pearl buttons. 2 the traditional pearl-button-covered costume of costermongers. pearlite /'p3:lait/ > n a constituent of steel composed of alternate plates of ferrite and cementite.

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Scrabble value of P3E1A1R1L1I1E1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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