Pot-waller

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pot-waller pot′-wol′ėr a pot-boiler: a voter in certain English boroughs where, before the Reform Bill of 1832, every one who boiled a pot—i.e. every male householder or lodger, was entitled to vote—also Pot′-wall′oner
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Lit., 'pot-boiler,' the latter part of the word being from an Old Low Ger. wallen, to boil.