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Botty

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Conceited. The frog that tried to look as big as an ox was a “botty” frog (Norfolk). A similar word is “swell,” though not identical in meaning. “Bumpkin” and “bumptious” are of similar construction. (Welsh, bot, a round body, our bottle; both, the boss of a shield; bothel, a rotundity.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bottle
Bottle-chart
Bottle-holder
Bottle-imps
Bottle-washer (Head)
Bottled Beer
Bottled Moonshine
Bottom
Bottom (Nick)
Bottomless
Botty
Boucan
Bouders
Boudoir
Boues de St. Amand (Les)
Bought and Sold
Bougie
Boule
Bouljanus
Bouncer
Bounty