"blue bottle" Definition

  1. a policeman. This well-known slang term for a London constable is used by _Shakspeare_. In Part ii. of _King Henry IV._, act v. scene 4, Doll Tearsheet calls the beadle, who is dragging her in, a “thin man in a censer, a BLUE-BOTTLE rogue.” This may at first seem singular, but the reason is obvious. The beadles of Bridewell whose duty it was to whip the women prisoners were clad in blue.

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Position in the dictionary: 250 of 4022 slang words.
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