fellow commoner n.
an empty bottle.
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Fellow commoner, an empty bottle, so called at the University of Cambridge, where fellow commoners are not in general considered as over full of learning; at Oxford an empty bottle is called a gentleman commoner for the same reason.|
|Gent.’s Mag. 1084: One [student at Cambridge] was a Harry Soph; another a fellow-commoner and senior Soph, and occasionally jocularly called an empty bottle, whilst e contra, a bottle decanted was, from time to time, denominated a fellow-commoner.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|, ,||Sl. Dict.|