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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Definitions for daily-breader

  1. British. a commuter.

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Citations for daily-breader
The daily-breader, the journeyman, might envy this tortured dignitary his title, his chain, his rank at Court, this important office, to which he had climbed so pertinaciously, only to wear himself out in it ... Thomas Mann, Royal Highness, translated by A. Cecil Curtis, 1916
They seemed to insist upon his being but a mere "daily breader," who was trudging home to snatch a few hours' sleep before hurrying off to catch the train to his work. Horace W. C. Newte, The Square Mile: A Story of Ways and Means, 1908
Origin of daily-breader
Daily-breader suggests “daily bread,” the English translation of Latin panem… quotidiānum of the Lord’s Prayer (Pater noster) in the gospels of Matt. 6:11 and Luke 11:3. Daily-breader entered English in the 19th century.