lime-juicer

[ lahym-joo-ser ]
/ ˈlaɪmˌdʒu sər /

noun Older Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.

a British sailor.
a British person.

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

See limey.
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Word Origin and History for lime-juicer

lime-juicer


n.

see Limey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper