Dictionary.com

butter-and-egg man

[ buht-er-uhn-eg ]
/ ˈbʌt ər ənˈɛg /
Save This Word!

noun Older Slang.
a prosperous businessman from a small town or a farmer who spends his money ostentatiously on visits to a big city.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of butter-and-egg man

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25

Words nearby butter-and-egg man

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use butter-and-egg man in a sentence

FEEDBACK