jerry sneak

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jerry sneak

1. obsolete A man who has been thoroughly and continually dominated, intimidated, bullied, or browbeaten by his wife. Refers to a character in Samuel Foote's 1764 play The Mayor of Garratt. Lord Edgar used to be the most adventurous man I knew, but since getting married, he's become a real jerry sneak.
2. obsolete Someone who steals watches. I know that man—he's a jerry sneak who's stolen many a watch from my patrons!
See also: Jerry, sneak
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