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Meaning of potwalloper

pot•wal•lop•er

Pronunciation: (pot'wol"u-pur, pot-wol'-), [key]
— n. Eng. Hist.
  1. (in some boroughs before the Reform Bill of 1832) a man who qualified as a householder, and therefore a voter, by virtue of ownership of his own fireplace at which to boil pots.
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