One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A foolish and gullible person (often used humorously to refer to oneself)‘muggins has volunteered to do the catering’
fool, simpleton, innocent, dupe, gullView synonyms
- ‘Guess who got caught today - that's right, muggins - yours truly.’
- ‘On Tuesday it was pouring with rain and muggins here goes and stands too close to a HUGE puddle of water just as a bus came zipping past.’
- ‘My e-mail domain expired on Saturday and muggins here hadn't renewed it… doh!’
- ‘They were flying muggins here to London at a time when it wasn't cheap, so I could meet these music business executives and talk about our fabulous career.’
- ‘The muggins here was driving so had to settle for a diet Coke.’
- ‘Fred was going to pay, but seeing as muggins here is the only one with an American Express card, I got landed with the bill instead.’
- ‘Of course, this means that muggins has to go and fix the leaky washing machine fitting pdq.’
- ‘He wasn't paid on time and unlike muggins here he intelligently resigned.’
- ‘Why he couldn't have done that is beyond me, it was muggins here who had to spend an hour mopping the floor - not to mention all the other nonsense I have to do in the mornings anyway.’
Mid 19th century: perhaps a use of the surname Muggins, with allusion to mug.
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