Word Origin for Crockford
Examples from the Web for crockford
This is not very clearly put, but the meaning is that much more money was lost at Crockford's than on the turf.
As it was impossible for me to return to camp that evening, the captain and Mr. Crockford offered me a bed on board.Soyer's Culinary Campaign|Alexis Soyer
But the Emperor Napoleon—all ex-member of Crockford's as he is—sensibly declined the tempting bait.
"Crockford's" became the rage, and the votaries of fashion, whether they like play or not, hastened to enroll themselves.
Crockford's old bulk-shop, west of Temple-bar, was taken down in 1846.Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)|John Timbs