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 Jump Over the Broomstick (To).June (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jumper.
 
The longest jumper on record was Phayllos, who is accredited with jumping 55 feet. Half that length would be an enormous jump.   1
   A counter jumper. A draper’s apprentice or employé, who is accustomed to jump over the shop counter to save the trouble and time of going round.   2
 


 Jump Over the Broomstick (To).June (1 syl.). 

 
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