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(Madame). Marie Antoinette. So called because she was always demanding money of her ministers, and never had any. According to the Revolutionary song:

La Boulangère a des ecus
Qui ne lui content guère.

(See Baker.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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