Sneaksby meaning

1880, Peter Anthony Motteux (translating Miguel de Cervantes), The history of Don Quixote of la Mancha.

I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion: I am no proud man, d'ye see, and when the liquor is offered me I whip it off, that they may not take me for a churl or a sneaksby, or think I don't understand myself nor good manners […]

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1996, Mona K. Gedney, A Lady of Quality.

"You are such a sneaksby, Lacey. You know how irritating Mama finds him, and yet you write to him secretly. Mama will not be pleased with you."

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