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.

A Jarvey's benjamin.
A coachman's great-coat. (See Benjamin.)

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