[1940s] (US Und.) a tramp who begs from house to house.
bread and butter letter
(alsobread-and-butter note) [note journalistic jargon bread and nutter column, a column fuelled in the main by press agent handouts and similar varieties of free publicity for those who send it to the writer; such a column harms no one, ‘butters up’ a variety of individuals and keeps the writer off the breadline]
[late 19C+] a letter of thanks sent to one’s host shortly after having enjoyed their hospitality.
[large and white, they resemble slices of bread and butter]
[late 18C] Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea, London, which was built as a pleasure garden in 1741, but gradually fell into disrepute and was shut down in 1803; it is now part of the gardens of the Chelsea Hospital.