One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of decorated German or Dutch wine glass, typically having a wide base and a long, ornamental knobbed or ‘prunted’ stem.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Strang (1795–1863), author and statistician. From German Römer rummer. In later use in quots. mentioning such glasses in a Dutch geographical or cultural context perhaps also partly from Dutch roemer rummer.
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