Illywhacker meaning

(Australia, colloquial, rare) A small-time confidence trickster or seller of trinkets.
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Origin of illywhacker

  • Uncertain. Suggested by lexicographer Sidney Baker to derive from speiler, via eeler-spee or eeler-speeler by pig Latin, and from which illywhacker. The verb form whack the illy is a back-formation from the noun.
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