What does bumbailiff mean?

bumbailiff meaning in General Dictionary

See Bound bailiff under Bound a

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  • See Bound bailiff, under Bound, a.

bumbailiff meaning in Etymology Dictionary

host of writs, manufacturer of arrests, etc., c.1600, from bum "arse" (see bum (n.1)), because he had been always felt to be near behind, + bailiff.