lully prigger(redirected from priggers)
obsolete A petty thief who steals linens or clothes from outdoor washing lines. Primarily heard in UK. The lully prigger got stuck on the hedge as he attempted to escape and was susbequently caught red-handed with his arms full of wet shirts and underpants.
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