Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Jarvey.

 Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.Jarvie (Baillie Nicol). 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jarvey.
 
A hackney-coach driver. Said to be a contraction of Geoffrey; and the reason why this name was selected was because coachmen say to their horses gee-o, and Ge-o’ is a contraction of Geoffrey. Ballantine says, that one Jarvis, a noted hackney-coachman who was hanged, was the original Jarvey.   1
   A Jarvey’s benjamin. A coachman’s great-coat. (See BENJAMIN.)   2
 


 Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.Jarvie (Baillie Nicol). 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors