Saturday, January 23, 2021

Word of the Week: Quockerwodger


Words worth using


Nick Clegg is a quockerwodger as he behaves like a puppet and is controlled by David Cameron’s strings.


Originating from the 1850s, the term quockerwodger combines mixes quocken (“to vomit or choke”) and quocker (“a man who goes harvesting at some distance from home”) and somehow ended up becoming the name for a wooden puppet on a string according to the World Wide Word website.


Used rarely in print, the term has great relevance politically and was used to describe “a pseudo-politician, one who whose strings of action are pulled by somebody else”. We can think of many others to whom this most certainly applies.



Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here.

The Steeple Times
We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.
  1. A Jew and Scotsman were travelling through the Lake District, both were travellers. They decided to enjoy lunch at a local Bistro. The waiter later issued the bill. The Scotsman eagerly shouted; “here, here, I am paying, it is on me.
    The Headlines in the local newspaper read the following; “Deranged Scotsman murders Jewish ventriloquist”
    Nick Clegg must pay his food and drinks bill for Thousands of Pounds at his official grace-favour palace, he cannot expect the already hard pressed working classes to pay his tab.
    He is not a Quockerwodger, he is a tight ass.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here



Please subscribe and share this site, it really helps us grow and become better. Your data is safe and secure, The Steeple Times will send a single email to you personally at noon each day.


Most Popular

The Point of a Pub

Katie UKIPpers

Put a Bloody Bin in it!

Ghastly Ghislaine Goes 50/1

A BBC Balls-up

A French Farce

MacBook Maxwell

Theresa The Tea Leaf

Lock Him Up 2021!

A Chelsea Essential

Dry January 2021 CANCELLED

Lockup Lunacy

Sorry is the Shiftiest Word

Bombastic Basham Bashes Back

Archewell OFF!

Getaway Ghislaine

Oysters Ahoy!