| Share
 

Roundheads

Puritans; so called because they wore their hair short, while the Royalists wore long hair covering their shoulders.

And ere their butter `gan to coddle,
A bullet churnd i'th Roundhead's noddle.

Men Miracies, p. 43 (1656).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Roundheads from Infoplease:

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring