Swaddler

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Swaddler A term of contempt for an Irish Methodist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swaddler A contemptuous name applied by Roman Catholics in Ireland to the early Methodists: said to have originated from a sermon preached on the infant Christ “wrapped in swaddling-clothes.” [Slang.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Swaddler an Irish papist's name for a Methodist, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swethel, a swaddling-band, swathu, a bandage.

Usage

In literature:

Curse on the swaddler?
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Answer me that, you ould swaddler?
"Stories of Comedy" by Various
Answer me that, you ould swaddler?
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3" by Various
Answer me that, you ould swaddler?
"Tales from Blackwood, Volume 3" by Various
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