Jeremy Diddler


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a character in a play by James Kenney, entitled "Raising the wind." The name is applied to any needy, tricky, constant borrower; a confidence man.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Rover too;--you might get up Rover while you were about it, and Cassio, and Jeremy Diddler. You can easily knock them off; one part helps the other so much.
"The Romance of a Day" demonstrates that "Jeremy Diddler" and "raising the wind" were sufficiently well known to appear without annotation in the popular press.