Archaic Definition of the Week

publishingPOMPKIN.  A man or woman of Boston in America: from, the number of pompkins raised and eaten by the people of that country.  Pompkinshire; Boston and its dependencies.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue : A Dictionary of British Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence (unabridged) compiled originally by Captain Grose

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