potwalloper

noun pot·wal·lop·er \ ˈpäˌtwäləpə(r) \
variants: or less commonly potwaller \-lə(r)\

Definition of potwalloper

:a voter living in an English borough before the Reform Act of 1832 and qualifying for suffrage as a householder by the boiling of his own pot at his own fireplace

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Origin and Etymology of potwalloper

potwalloper alteration (influenced by wallop) of potwaller, from 1pot + obsolete English wall to boil (from Middle English wallen, from Old English weallan) + English -er


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