Continuing dispute between the West Cumbrian towns of Whitehaven and Workinton inhabitants. The northern-most town calls the other this because the miners used to eat it in the pits or something.

The real reason is that at one time the town of Workington was richer than Whitehaven and they used to be able to afford the luzury of Jam. Hence the phrase was coined in Whitehaven who were jealous of their Workington pals.
Y' hoofing jam eater, git back to where thou cum fray!
by Dave Wilson January 31, 2007
Initially a term of abuse, because some local miners were too poor to put meat in their sandwiches.

Now a term of solidarity for the people of West Cumbria who struggled successfully through hard times, especially the inhabitants of White'evan (Whitehaven) and Wukitn (Workington).
Are you a jam eater? (West Cumbrian)
Me marra fray Merypoort sa jam eater too! Ahreet?
Jam eaters n prood of it!
by Jam eater July 17, 2009
Initially a term of abuse, because some local miners were too poor to put meat in their sandwiches. Now a term of solidarity for the people of West Cumbria, especially the inhabitants of Whitehaven and Workington.
We're jam eaters and proud of it!
Are you a jam eater? (West Cumbrian)
Jam eaters against the rest.
by marra's marra's marra July 07, 2009
Someone from Workington in West Cumbria
"Oy Marra you f*ckin jam eater"
by Steve Torrens April 11, 2007
Any person from the town of Workington, Cumbria, in North-West England.
Originally a derogitary term for miners too poor for meat sanwiches, who ate jam sandwiches instead.
Aye fook off ye Jam Eater! Ye dinnae belong 'ere!
by tEasco November 16, 2012
Derogotary phrase, used to imply someone partakes in Oral Sex with a girl while she is on her period.
Joe: James, you are such a fucking jam eater
by Ben007 September 19, 2006
A person who is unable to eat without spilling. Someone who spills something sticky or of a jam-like consistency on themselves. Someone who covers themself in jam or marmalade before canoe trip. Someone with food on they're face and they don't realize its there. Someone who spills messy food on themselves.
Bill:that was the best sloppy joe i've ever had!
Jen:great, now go and change your shirt you fuckin' jam eater!
by Brian Cytrynbaum January 24, 2006

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