Fledgeby

(2 syl.). An over-reaching, cowardly sneak, who conceals his dirty bill-broking under the trade name of Pubsey & Co. He is soundly thrashed by Alfred Lammle, and quietly pockets the affront. (Dickens: Mutual Friend.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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