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date: 03 December 2022

Birmingham screwdriver n. (also Brummagem screw-driver) [the supposed oafishness of the Birmingham worker who would rather hammer in a screw than use the correct tool; despite normal racial stereotypes (and their supposed jobs) a US usage yiddish screwdriver has been noted c.1939] 

Green's Dictionary of Slang

Jonathon Green

a hammer.1984PartridgeDSUE (8th edn) 142/1: Brummagem screwdriver A hammer. 2002 ADC Theatre (Cambridge, UK) Theatre Lex. ...

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