Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Norfolk adj.

In compounds

Norfolk breakfast (n.)

no breakfast at all.

Beds Times 25 Aug. 6/2: In the eastern Counties they galk about giving the pigs a ‘Norfolk breakfast’ on Sunday mornings — which means they get no breakfast.
Norfolk dumpling (n.) [the typical local foodstuff ]

1. a dupe.

[UK]J. Day Blind Beggar of Bednall-Green Act I: This Tom Tawney coat here gulls me, make me your cheat, your gull, your strowd, your Norfolk Dumpling.

2. a native of Norfolk.

[UK]R. Armin Nest of Ninnies 17: He lookt like a Norfolke dumpling, thicke and short.
[UK]Fuller Worthies (1840) II 446: ‘Norfolk dumplings’ This cannot be verified of any dwarfish or diminutive stature of people in this county [...] it relates to the fare they commonly feed on.
[UK]J. Ray Proverbs 245: Norfolk dumplings. This referres not to stature of their bodies; but to the fare they commonly feed on and much delight in.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Luton Times 12 July 7/5: Norfolk — ‘A Norfolk dumpling’.
[UK] ‘’Arry on a ’ouseboat’ in Punch 15 Aug. 77/1: If I don’t give them dashed Norfolk Dumplings a doing, I’ll eat my old ’at.
[UK]Cornishman 25 May 4/2: Among country nicknames is [...] Cambridgeshire camel, Essex calf, Norfolk dumpling.

3. (Aus.) a prisoner on Norfolk Island or the act of imprisoning someone there [‘Conditions on Norfolk Island ...were appalling; Norfolk dumplings lie heavy on the stomach—fair ‘settlers’, as was a term on the Island’ (DSUE)].

[Aus]M. Clarke Term of His Natural Life (1897) n.p.: Norfolk Dumpling [...] that’s what we call sending ’em to Norfolk Island, the most out-and-out cruel punishment that they can give.