Reference Entry

panjandrum

Edited by Russ Willey

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2009 |
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199916214

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A pretentious or pompous official, a local ‘potentate’. The word occurs in the farrago of nonsense composed in 1755 by

Reference Entry.  197 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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