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Where did the term "bumper crop" or...

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Where did the term “bumper crop” or “bumper year” come from?
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A cup or glass of wine, filled to the brim, used to be called a bumper. Dickens wrote in 1839, “This charming actress will be greeted with a bumper,” meaning a crowded house at the theater.

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