or Jemmie Duffs. Weepers. So called from a noted
Scotchman of the 18th century, who lived at Edinburgh. His great
passion, like that of “Old Q.,” was to follow funerals in mourning
costume, with orthodox weepers. I myself know a gentleman of a similar
morbid passion. (Kay: Original Portraits i. 7, and
ii. 9, 17, 95.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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