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Linspe

(French, 2 syl.) means a prince in slang or familiar usage. It comes from the inspector or monitor of the cathedral choir called the Spé or the 1nspé (inspector), because he had to superintend the rest of the boys.

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