lime–juicer

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noun lime–juic·er \ˈlīm-ˌjü-sər\

Definition of lime–juicer

  1. 1 slang :  englishman

  2. 2 slang a :  a British shipb :  a British sailor

Origin and Etymology of lime–juicer

from the use of lime juice on British ships as a beverage to prevent scurvy


First Known Use: 1859

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