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nouninformal, dated Australian
A British person.
- ‘he had an inherited contempt for lime juicers’
- ‘There's plenty booting in lime-juicers, I guess—though I don't deny but what some of them are soft.’
- ‘We don't want any lime juicers here.’
- ‘They is noisy-tongued lime juicers.’
- ‘The mate pulled a gun on a lime-juicer in port here last trip.’
- ‘The daily allowance for the sailors was 1 ounce lemon juice with 1 ounce sugar, the lemon juice being often called "lime juice" and our sailors "lime juicers."’
- ‘Well, never mind—it's all in a lifetime—and who ever heard of a lime juicer winning a race anyway!’
- ‘"I'm sorry to have to inform them," I went on, "that this lime juicer has been licked."’
- ‘Where's that lime juicer—you son of a gun, come out and face me!’
- ‘I guess you've fixed me this time all right, and you're the first lime juicer who ever did it.’
- ‘You lime juicers don't know what good grub is.’
Mid 19th century with reference to the former enforced consumption of lime juice in the British navy (see Limey).
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