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butter-and-egg man

[buht-er-uh n-eg] /ˈbʌt ər ənˈɛg/
noun, Older Slang.
1.
a prosperous businessman from a small town or a farmer who spends his money ostentatiously on visits to a big city.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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butter-and-egg man

noun phrase
  1. A wealthy business executive or farmer from the provinces: The visiting Butter and Egg Men had their Whoopee in New York
  2. person who finances a theatrical production; angel (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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