Pot-walloper
Pot-walloper Pot"-wal`lop*er, n. 1. A voter in certain boroughs of England, where, before the passage of the reform bill of 1832, the qualification for suffrage was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months. [1913 Webster]

2. One who cleans pots; a scullion. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • pot-walloper — potˈ walloper noun see separate entry ↑pot waller • • • Main Entry: ↑pot …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot-walloper — [pät′wäl΄əp ər] n. 〚altered (infl. by wallop, to boil) < potwaller, lit., a pot boiler /span> POT1 + obs. wall, to boil < ME wallen < OE weallan < IE base * wel , to turn, roll > WALK〛 …   Universalium

  • pot-walloper — [pät′wäl΄əp ər] n. [altered (infl. by wallop, to boil) < potwaller, lit., a pot boiler < POT1 + obs. wall, to boil < ME wallen < OE weallan < IE base * wel , to turn, roll > WALK] Eng. History a man considered a householder by… …   English World dictionary

  • pot walloper —    obsolete    a drunkard    To wallop was to boil hard as well as to beat, and the pot held the intoxicant. This was a pun on the granting of suffrage under the Reform Act of 1832 to any adult male householder who had walloped his pot (cooked… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pot-walloper — /ˈpɒt wɒləpə/ (say pot woluhpuh) noun Colloquial a heavy drinker …   Australian English dictionary

  • pot —    1. to kill by shooting    Referring to hunting for the cooking pot, but now also used of attempts to kill or wound:     ... wasn t anything much else to shoot at so I took to potting them. (Sharpe, 1978)    A pot shot is one taken without… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • potwalloper — /pot wol euh peuhr, pot wol /, n. Eng. Hist. (in some boroughs before the Reform Bill of 1832) a man who qualified as a householder, and therefore a voter, by virtue of ownership of his own fireplace at which to boil pots. Also, pot walloper.… …   Universalium

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  • scullery maid — Synonyms and related words: abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, betweenmaid, biddy, chambermaid, chaperon, companion, cook, dishwasher, dishwiper, dry cleaner, duenna, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, gentlewoman, girl, handmaid, handmaiden,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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