Bluegown

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

blue +‎ gown

Noun[edit]

Bluegown (plural Bluegowns)

  1. (historical) One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, who received certain alms every year on the king's birthday, including a blue gown.
    Synonym: King's Bedesman