Definition of cabbage-eating in English:

cabbage-eating

adjective

  • That eats cabbage or cabbages; also (derogatory) applied to a person from a social class or a region (especially northern or eastern Europe) traditionally associated with the eating of cabbages.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Foote (bap. 1721, d. 1777), actor and playwright.