Definition of Widdicombe Fair from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Widdicombe Fair

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a popular old English song about a group of people who borrow a horse to go to a horse fair in Widdicombe, a village in Devon. Each verse of the song ends with the names of the people in the group: Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l (Daniel) Whiddon, Harry Hawk and old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh.