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 Jeremi’ad (4 syl.).Jeremy Diddler. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jeremiah,
 
derived from “Cucumber.” The joke is this: King Jeremiah = Jere’-king, contracted in Jer’-kin’, or gher-kin, and gherkin is a young cucumber.   1
   The British Jeremiah. Gibbon so calls Gildas, author of Lamentations over the Destruction of Britain (516–570).   2
 


 Jeremi’ad (4 syl.).Jeremy Diddler. 

 
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