- skip - Brewer’s

Gombeen Man (The)

.

A tallyman; a village usurer; a money-lender. The word is of Irish extraction.

“They suppose that the tenants can have no other supply of capital than from the gombeen man.”—Egmont Hake: Free Trade in Capital, p. 375.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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

previous entry · index · next entry

Golden Thigh
Golden Tooth
Golden Town (The)
Golden Valley (The)
Golden Verses
Goldy
Golgotha
Goliath
Golosh
Gomarists
Gombeen Man (The)
Gombo
Gondola
Gone Coon (A)
Gone to the Devil
Gone Up
Goneril
Gonfalon
Gonfanon
Gonin
Gonnella’s Horse