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potwalloper

or pot-walloper

[pot-wol-uh-per, pot-wol-] /ˈpɒtˌwɒl ə pər, pɒtˈwɒl-/
noun, English History.
1.
(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 called potwaller
[pot-wol-er] /ˈpɒtˌwɒl ər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of potwalloper
1715-1725
1715-25; pot1 + walloper; replacing potwaller literally, potboiler (pot1 + wall, Old English weallan to boil + -er1)
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