Before the invention of alarm clocks, inns located in Ireland hired people to take note of guests awakening time and then knock on their room door to wake them up. More information here. See also Irish, Old-Timey.
... and then using smelling salts to revive the person. See also Old-Timey.
See also Old-Timey.
A stupid or easily victimized person; a dupe. Probably Yiddish origin. See also Jewish, Old-Timey.
Disgruntled women, unite! See also Old-Timey.