haberdasher of (nouns and) pronouns n.
a schoolmaster; a tutor.
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Haberdasher of Nouns and Pronouns Schoolmaster or Usher.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Pelham I 104: When I first went to Paris, I took a French master [...] This ‘Haberdasher of Pronouns’ was a person of the name of Margot.|