bumbailiff

bumbailiff

(ˌbʌmˈbeɪlɪf)
n
(Professions) derogatory Brit (formerly) an officer employed to collect debts and arrest debtors for nonpayment
[C17: from bum1 + bailiff, so called because he follows hard behind debtors]
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The cheat-thief, swindler, beggar, and unemployed; the starving, wretched, and criminal workingman--these are figures who do not exist for political economy but only for other eyes, those of the doctor, the judge, the grave digger, and bumbailiff, etc.; such figures are specters outside its domain (Marx, 1844: 120-121).
The man laboured long and hard to chronicle such expressions as bumbailiff (it's a bailiff of the meanest kind, one that is employed in arrests).
The man laboured long and hard to chronicle such expressions as "bumbailiff" ("a bailiff of the meanest kind, one that is employed in arrests") only to see them disregarded in favour of "bepop (No 9 in today's list) and "tit" (No 2) Johnson, a man clearly with too much time on his hands, represents something of an historical conundrum.