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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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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".
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".
Trouble was this guy kept bringing his doxies back to the launch in the middle of the night and humping them like it was going out of style.
Besides, their wives and doxies will have a change in their tedious routine of throwing drugs into the Green over perimeter fences: their latest projects would entail the hurling of industrial sized rolls of Andrex up and over for their own bowel-loose vermin.
WHILE yet more women emerge as Ryan Giggs' doxies, I have a sneaking regard for his predatory silent stealth that permitted his womanising.