Meaning of Adam Tiler in English:

Adam Tiler

Pronunciation /ˌadəm ˈtʌɪlə/


(also Adam Tyler)
slang, historical British
  • A pickpocket's accomplice, specifically one who receives or deals with stolen money or goods.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Head (?1637–?1686), writer. From the male forename Adam + the surname Tiler, apparently punningly after tiler.