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British Dictionary definitions for bummaree

bummaree

noun British (formerly)
  1. a dealer at Billingsgate fish market
  2. a porter at Smithfield meat market

Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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Examples from the Web for bummaree

Historical Examples

  • I cannot think that "bona venalia," goods set to sale, among the Romans, give any clue to Bummaree.

    Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 90, July 19, 1851

    Various

  • I have been informed that the only other use of the word known is with the confectioners, who use Bummaree pans.