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Posted By: MartinRyan
27-Mar-15 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
OK - let's cut to the chase!

Partridge in his Dictionary of Historical Slang has

twang To cot with (a woman): cant : C. 17-18
So a word from the criminal underworld. He makes no attempt at derivation.

He also has
twang(e)y. A tailor: North Country: ca. 1780-1850.
This tailor sense was mentioned earlier in the thread.