The term “lime juicer” was used as an insult against new British immigrants to Australia in the 1850s.
The term suggested that new-comers were still stained with the lime-juice of their recent long sea voyage, as it was used to prevent scurvy while at sea.
Lime juicer examples
“When Sunday came, I went out in my best clothes, with a Scotch cap having a rampant lion crest on it, and I’ll never forget how I was stared at. The diggers cried: – ‘Look at him ; you can smell the lime-juice!’ I was so disgusted that I discarded my Scotch bonnet altogether.” – George Robins. Records of the Castlemaine Pioneers, p176