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Johnnies

British bourgeois. Byron, February 23rd, 1824, writes to Murray his publisher respecting an earthquake:

“If you had but seen the English Johnnies, who had never been out of a cockney workshop before ... [running away ...].”

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