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March 15, 2012


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Mike Ames

I was brought in the Midlands and we used cabbaging meaning cheating all the time. I have never met anyone outside of my town that ever used the expression. This would have been late 50's/ early 60's.


I can confirm usage in the UK 'Garment trade' of the 1950's -1960's.

Virtual Linguist

Thanks, both, for these interesting memories.

Raven Stonewall

My mother raised us using the word cabbage to mean stealing something. Ex She will cabbage on any pens she finds laying around.

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