lorimer c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), “maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware,” from O.Fr. loremier “saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker” (Mod.Fr. lormier), from loraim, from L. lorum “strap, thong, rein of a bridle,” from PIE root *wel- “to turn” (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)).

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