A Dictionary of the English Language
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Jack Pudding

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Jack Pudding. n.s. [jack and pudding.] A zani; a merry Andrew.

Every jack pudding will be ridiculing palpable weaknesses which they ought to cover. L'Estrange.

A buffoon is called by every nation by the the name of the dish they like best: in French jean pottage, and in English jack pudding. Guardian.

Jack pudding, in his party-colour'd jacket,
Tosses the glove, and jokes at ev'ry packet.
Gay.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Gay, John (51) · L'Estrange, Roger (131)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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