butter-and-egg man

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butter-and-egg man (plural butter-and-egg men)

  1. (US slang, dated) A prosperous dairy farmer (or other wealthy rural citizen), seen as coming into the big city and ostentatiously living it up.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow, Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, New York: Random House, page 69:
      He puffed on the big cigar that he always had stuck in his face and posed back like a big butter-and-egg man.