or pot-wal·lop·er

[pot-wol-uh-per, pot-wol-]

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.

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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