One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- short for costermonger
- ‘Now, you must go to Victoria station, and ask every coster, beggar, porter, constable and conductor who was there on Sunday evening if they can remember a man wearing an overcoat that fits our description.’
- ‘But I think he displays a real understanding and sympathy for his coster girls.’
- ‘Fleet Street was choked with red-headed folk, and Pope's Court looked like a coster's orange barrow.’
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