Madame Bishop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Anna Bishop, wife of Henry Bishop, composer of the song Home! Sweet Home!,[1] or possibly after a publican of the same surname.[2]

Noun[edit]

Madame Bishop (plural Madame Bishops)

  1. (Australia, slang, obsolete) A drink comprising port, sugar and nutmeg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Madame Bishop”, entry in 1970, Bill Wannan, Australian Folklore, Lansdowne Press, reprint 1979 ISBN 0-7018-1309-1, page 359.
  2. ^ Madame Bishop”, entry in 1973, Eric Partridge, The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang, page 560.