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- noun Australia, colloquial, obsolete A small-time
confidence tricksteror seller of trinkets.
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Uncertain. Suggested by lexicographer Sidney Baker to derive from speiler, via eeler-spee or eeler-speeler by pig Latin, and from which illywhacker. The verb form whack the illy is a back-formation from the noun.
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chained_bear commented on the word illywhacker
Usage on quandong.
April 16, 2009