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Nicknames

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National Nicknames:

For an American of the United States, “Brother Jonathan” (q.v.).

For a Dutchman, “Nie Frog” (q.v.), and “Mynheer Closh” (q.v.).

For an Englishman, “John Bull.” (See Bull.)

For a Frenchman, “Crapaud” (q.v.), Johnny or Jean, Robert Macaire.

For French Canadians, “Jean Baptiste.”

For French reformers, “Brissotins.”

For French peasantry, “Jacques Bonhomme.”

For a Glaswegian, “Glasgow Keelie.”

For a German, “Cousin Michael” or “Michel” (q.v.).

For an Irishman, “Paddy.”

For a Liverpudlian, “Dicky Sam.”

For a Londoner, “A Cockney” (q.v.).

For a Russian, “A bear.”

For a Scot, “Sawney” (q.v.).

For a Swiss, “Colin Tampon” (q.v.).

For a Turk, “Infidel.”

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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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