Re[3]: RARA-AVIS: Bird

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 28 Apr 2002

On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 10:54:09 +1000 Rene Ribic <> wrote:

> They all mean informing (as in "stool pigeon"). "Dobbing" is Australian,
> particularly used by kids but not exclusively, "grassing" is Cockney
> slang, at least originally & I think "peaching" is a more middle class
> Brit version.

'Peaching' is simply a contraction of 'impeaching' (which apart from its use in political systems, also simply means 'accuse'). Although I have no evidence, I think its usage was once very common.


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