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 Mortgage.Mor’timer. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Morther.
 
Well, Mor, where have you been this long while? (Norfolk). I’sy, Mor, come hither! (Norfolk). Mor or Morther means a lass, a wench. It is the Dutch moer (a woman). In Norfolk they call a lad a bor, from the Dutch boer (a farmer), English boor. “Well, bor!” and “Well, mor!” are to be heard daily in every part of the county.   1
       
“When once a giggling morther you,
And I a red-faced chubby boy,
Sly tricks you played me not a few,
For mischief was your greatest joy.”
       
Bloomfield: Richard and Kate.
 


 Mortgage.Mor’timer. 

 
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