potwalloper

or pot-wal·lop·er

[ pot-wol-uh-per, pot-wol- ]
/ ˈpɒtˌwɒl ə pər, pɒtˈwɒl- /
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noun English History.

(in some boroughs before the Reform Bill of 1832) a man who qualified as a householder, and therefore a voter, by virtue of ownership of his own fireplace at which to boil pots.

Nearby words

  1. potty,
  2. potty-chair,
  3. pottymouth,
  4. potus,
  5. potwaller,
  6. potyomkin,
  7. potëmkin,
  8. pou sto,
  9. pouch,
  10. pouched

Origin of potwalloper

1715–25; pot1 + walloper; replacing potwaller literally, potboiler (pot1 + wall, Old English weallan to boil + -er1)

Also called pot·wal·ler [pot-wol-er] /ˈpɒtˌwɒl ər/.

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