butter-and-egg man

[ buht-er-uh n-eg ]
/ ˈbʌt ər ənˈɛg /

noun Older Slang.

a prosperous businessman from a small town or a farmer who spends his money ostentatiously on visits to a big city.

Origin of butter-and-egg man

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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