One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A profession, especially the theatrical profession; (with the and singular concord) actors or other public performers collectively.
rare, slang, historical, ironic
A full-time vagrant (in contrast to one who travels around only when unable to find a regular job); (with the and plural concord) such vagrants collectively.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. Phonetic respelling of profess-<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Jack London (1876–1916), writer, war correspondent, and agronomist. Phonetic respelling of profess-.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.