1. a perjurer.
|Hist. of Life of J. Wild (1840) lxvi: There are ways to bring honest men into scrapes, whereby they may, if the plumpers rap hard* come in for a scragging bout (*Fellows hired to swear; Keep close what they swear).‘Advice to his Successor’ in Fielding|
2. a single vote at an election.
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Political Songster 117: He [...] boldly sung ‘I give Charles Fox a plumper’.‘The Female Canvasser’|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Men of Character III 280: I’ve no manner of doubt that every one of the ‘brethren’ got Sir Jeremy ten plumpers.|
|Comic Almanack Aug. 374: Both must have received a few plumpers, and the state of their respective polls must be rather unsatisfactory.|
|,||Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.|
|Semi-Attached Couple (1979) 227: The black lips opened in answer to the interrogation of the polling-clerk, and announced a plumper for Colonel Beaufort.|
|‘The Right Tap’ Fun July n.p.: If the lever, meaning a plumper, were labelled ‘stout,’ and those recording a split vote half and half, the illusion would be complete [F&H].|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 31 Oct. 12/4: ‘Did you vote yesterday, Pat?’ ‘I did, sorr, and guv you a plumper. I put a big shtroke acrass yer name, and left the other dirhy blaggards out in the crowd!’.|
|Recollections Old Country Life 8: An old printed document [...] giving [...] the number of plumpers, or single votes, polled for each candidate .|
|Aus. Sl. Dict. : Plumper, a single vote and no‘splitting’.|
|Lonely Plough (1931) 180: He says those ten female plumpers could have put you at the head of the poll.|
3. a heavy bet.
|DSUE (8th edn) 901/1: from ca. 1881.|