One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly with the. Rule by the statesman Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), especially the period between 1721 and 1742 during which he was acknowledged to be the British Prime Minister.
Early 18th century. From Robin, pet-form of the male forename Robert, with allusion to the statesman Sir Robert Walpole + -ocracy.
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