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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tuft-hunter.
 
A nobleman’s today; one who tries to curry favour with the wealthy and great for the sake of feeding on the crumbs which fall from the rich man’s table. A University term. (See above.)   1
 


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