bumbailiff

noun
bum·​bai·​liff | \ ¦bəm¦bālə̇f \
plural -s

Definition of bumbailiff

British
: bailiff usually used contemptuously a confounded, pettifogging bumbailiff— W. M. Thackeray

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History and Etymology for bumbailiff

bum entry 1 + bailiff; from his close pursuit of debtors

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“Bumbailiff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumbailiff. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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