As promised here are yesterday's and today's Forgotten English:
The wealthy classes. Tippy, meaning fine, is in Brockett['s North Country Words, 1825].
- Gilber Tucker's American English, 1921
A thief working with snuff, pepper, and the like. To give on the sneeze racket, to does a man in the eyes, and then rob him.
- John Farmer's Slang and its Analogues, 1903.