ambassador of Morocco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a reference to morocco leather.

Noun[edit]

ambassador of Morocco (plural ambassadors of Morocco)

  1. (idiomatic, obsolete) A shoemaker.
    • 1824, Edward Baines, History of the Wars of the French Revolution Volume 3 page 195
      How was the letter sent? By this ambassador of Morocco. Who do you call by that name? The lady's shoe-maker.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see ambassador,‎ of,‎ Morocco.

References[edit]

Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)