Victorian Slang of the Week – Norwicher

This would cheese Alan Partridge right off. Norwicher – meaning a person who takes more than his fair share. Why the people of Norwich were used for this description is unknown, as the Dictionary says “In what way the term originated, or why Norwich was selected before any other city, I have not been able to discover.”

Other excellent words on this page include Nub, meaning husband and Nuddikin, meaning head.


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