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lime-juicer

[ lahym-joo-ser ]
/ ˈlaɪmˌdʒu sər /
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noun Older Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.

a British sailor.
a British person.

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Origin of lime-juicer

First recorded in 1855–60; so called because British sailors were required by law to drink lime juice to ward off scurvy

usage note for lime-juicer

See limey.
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