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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gingerbread (g soft).
 
Brummagem wares, showy but worthless. The allusion is to the gilt gingerbread toys sold at fairs.   1
 


 Gingerbread.Gingerbread Husbands. 

 
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