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sparrowfart noun

Very early in the morning

Example

I’ve got to be up at sparrowfart tomorrow

Origin

Unknown, but implies a worryingly intimate knowledge of the pre-dawn chorus routines of passer domesticus

Collected by

Granny D – 1950s
Marion Dixon (Howes) – mother of Mum, spouse of Pop

Notes

Also Australian rural slang

Submitted: 21/11/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 18/03/2022 00:56 by Mark

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