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Cookhouse official

From The Great War 1914-1918

Cookhouse official: A general term for any unreliable or baseless rumour. The cookhouse had the reputation of being a centre of idle gossip among mess-orderlies and people whose duties took them there. [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.64.
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