The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #569   Message #2332481
Posted By: Fergie
04-May-08 - 05:43 AM
Thread Name: Origin: The Croppy Boy
Subject: RE: The Croppy Boy
Many of the dissenters had their hair shorn short in a distinctive cropped style and subsequently they became known as Croppies. The term was used initially by loyalists in a disparaging manner (see "Croppies Lie Down), but after the rebellion it was used by those that supported the uprising as a term of of honour.