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Fellow Commoner (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Fellow Commoner

An empty bottle: so called at the university of Cambridge, where fellow commoners are not in general considered as over full of learning. At Oxford an empty bottle is called a gentleman commoner for the same reason. They pay at Cambridge 250l. a year for the privilege of wearing a gold or silver tassel to their caps. The younger branches of the nobility have the privilege of wearing a hat, and from thence are denominated HAT FELLOW COMMONERS.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Feint * Fen

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Fawney
Feague
Feak
To Feather One’s Nest
Feather-bed Lane
Fee
Feeder
Feet
Feint
Fellow Commoner
Fen
To Fence
Fencing Ken
Ferme
Fermerdy Beggars
Ferrara
Ferret
Fetch
Feuterer
To Fib