E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
King of Yvetot (pron. Ev-to).
A man of mighty pretensions but small merits. Yvetot is near Rouen, and was once a seigneurie, the possessors of which were entitled kingsa title given them in 534 by Clotaire I., and continued far into the fourteenth century.