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lime-juicer

[lahym-joo-ser] /ˈlaɪmˌdʒu sər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a British person.
2.
a British sailor.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; so called because British sailors were required by law to drink lime juice to ward off scurvy
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Word Origin and History for lime-juicer
n.

see Limey.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lime-juicer

limey

noun
  1. An English person: The ''Doctor'' was a lime-juicer (1888+)
  2. A British ship (1919+)

[fr the ration of lime juice given to British sailors as an antiscorbutic; the dated use for the first sense is strictly ''an English immigrant to the Antipodes''; the generalized term probably reflects the US use, ''English sailor or soldier,'' found by 1918]


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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