Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Great Britain, in the latter part of the seventeenth century, a nickname for a member of the Country party, as opposed to the Court party.
“He evokes a cast of one "awkward booby", one "old grumbletonian", one "tall, trapesing, trolloping, talkative maypole" and one obliging girl with cheeks "as red as a pulpit cushion".”
“Now, if I pleased, I could be so revenged upon the old grumbletonian.”
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Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
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