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arch doxy

obsolete The leader of a female band of thieves or gypsies, who acts as an accomplice to her male counterpart, an "arch cove" or "arch rogue." The beguiling women put on a fantastic show of exotic dance, while their arch doxy secured "donations" from the audience.
See also: arch, doxy

doxy

(ˈdɑksi)
n. a gangster’s woman. (Underworld.) Lefty’s good-looking doxy dropped off this package. It’s ticking.
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A castlelike fortress spanning an entire city block, the building is seen by the characters as squalid--full of cozy pieds-a-terre where rich businessmen can "stash their doxies.
One wouldn't have known without reading Zambello's comments in the program, where one learns Alberich is in suspenders and boots because he's a Forty-Niner prospecting in the Colorado River and the nymphs cavorting on his sluice are mining-camp doxies.
In a preface breathless with excitement despite its posture of streetwise toughness (exactly the tone of rogue literature), Reynolds recalls being taken, at age fifteen, to the den of drug dealers, complete with rogue literature's doxies "scantily clad in diaphanous blouses, lingerie, or topless" (x), and rogues conversing in thieves' cant: "Half of the conversation between our hosts and Benny was incomprehensible to me" (x).
Chester: yes, a popular fashion show for doxies from Manchester and Scouseland, but vastly overpriced and really only for those who like animated roulette.
An anecdote collected by Draper in 1874 suggests Pattie spent his last evening with his 2 doxies, Virginia Sal -- a buxom young redhead -- and Virginia Poll or Paul(ina): "one of whom was seen plaiting his long Hair just on the eve of the battle while the other lay in his bosom and sung him a song".
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A hundred years on from Cookson's classic "unhand me, Sir Jasper" bosom heavings, the dialogue dipped deliciously from plummy puddings with lines like "you revolting little twerp" to dance hall doxies delivering right-handers and later apologising because they were "a pint or two for the worse".