butter-and-egg man

noun
\ ˌbətə(r)ˈneg-, -ə(r)nˈdeg- \

Definition of butter-and-egg man

slang
: a free spender or wealthy investor : a naive prosperous businessman

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First Known Use of butter-and-egg man

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Butter-and-egg man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter-and-egg%20man. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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