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Jimmy Woodser

Line breaks: Jimmy Wood¦ser
Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdzə
 
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Definition of Jimmy Woodser in English:

noun

Australian /NZ informal
A person who drinks alone or a drink taken on one’s own.
Example sentences
  • I thought he wanted one and wouldn't like to be a Jimmy Woodser.

Origin

late 19th century: from a line in the poem Jimmy Wood (1892) by Barcroft Boake: ‘Who drinks alone, drinks toast to Jimmy Wood, sir’.

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