"top-sawyer" Definition

  1. the principal of a party, or profession. “A TOP-SAWYER signifies a man that is a master-genius in any profession. It is a piece of Norfolk slang, and took its rise from Norfolk being a great timber county, where the TOP SAWYERS get double the wages of those beneath them.”—_Randall’s Diary_, 1820.

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Position in the dictionary: 3735 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: topped, topper, topsy-turvy, tormentors, torpids, toshers, toss, tot, tot-up, totting
Previous words in the dictionary: top-heavy, top-dressing, top up, top, tootsies, tooth, tooley street tailor, tooler, tool, tony lumpkin

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