Butter and Egg Man (1891)

Jonathon Green slang at ABECEDARY.NET
Mon Jan 24 13:06:36 UTC 2005

This doesn't antedate, but the use, reinforced by 'sugar papa', is
irrefutably slang: I haven't encountered 'bracelet buyer' in this
context elsewhere.

1924 O.O. McIntyre ‘New York Day by Day’ [syndicated col.] 10 Dec. They
are the boys below the scale of the heavy sugar papas and butter and egg
men and are designated bracelet buyers.

Jonathon Green

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