n.1.A hanger-on to noblemen, or persons of quality, especially in English universities; a toady. See 1st Tuft, 3.
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Along the way we learn a few interesting expressions such as "tufthunters" and "slop-shop." We discover that when Shaw writes, "As a purveyor of light literature warranted not to cause mental indigestion or remorse for time misspent, Mr.