dick turpin

Turpin

[tur-pin]
noun
1.
Ben, 1874–1940, U.S. silent-film comedian.
2.
Richard ("Dick") 1706–39, English highwayman.
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Turpin (ˈtɜːpɪn)
 
n
Dick. 1706--39, English highwayman

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dick turpin

English robber who became celebrated in legend and fiction.

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