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British Dictionary definitions for klondyker



  1. British an East European factory ship

Word Origin

C20: from the gold miners who took part in the 19th-century gold rush to the Klondike
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Examples from the Web for klondyker

Historical Examples

  • They had failed, but it could never be said of a Klondyker that he had not tried.

    The Magnetic North

    Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)

  • Pretty sort o' Klondyker you are—go and get nearly drowned first day out!

    The Magnetic North

    Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)

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