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Unfortunate Gentlemen (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Unfortunate Gentlemen

The horse guards, who thus named themselves in Germany, where a general officer seeing them very awkward in bundling up their forage, asked what the devil they were; to which some of them answered, unfortunate gentlemen.

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

Under Dubber * Unfortunate Women

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