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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Andrew,
 
a name commonly used in old plays for a valet or man-servant. Probably a Merry Andrew is simply the mirth-making Andrew or domestic jester. (See MERRY ANDREW.)   1
        Similarly, Abigail is used in old plays for a waiting gentlewoman. (See ABIGALL.)
 


 And’rea Ferra’ra.Andrew (An). 

 
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