"swaddler" Definition

  1. a Wesleyan Methodist; a name originally given to members of that body by the Irish mob; said to have originated with an ignorant Romanist, to whom the words of the English Bible were a novelty, and who, hearing one of John Wesley’s preachers mention the swaddling clothes of the Holy Infant, in a sermon on Christmas-day at Dublin, shouted out in derision, “A SWADDLER! a SWADDLER!” as if the whole story were the preacher’s invention.—_Southey’s Life of Wesley_, vol. ii. p. 109. _See_ introductory article.
  2. _see_ SOUPER.

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Position in the dictionary: 3537 of 4022 slang words.
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