from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. An insult meaning gross and lubberly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Gross; lubberly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fat; gross: used in contempt.
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And if thou gleeking fat-kidneyed boar-pigs can't insult nicely, then don't insult at all ...
We spend some time with "The Shakespeare Insult Kit," which offers choice adjectives and nouns from the Bard's work that one can configure in any number of combinations, such as "thou dankish, fat-kidneyed moldwarp" or "thou mammering, onion-eyed ratsbane."
The three of us were given advice and instruction in couplets; we were more likely to refer to a hated playmate as a "fat-kidneyed rascal" than a jerk; we played under the tables at Christmas parties where phrases like "deconstructionist philosophy" and "patriarchal malfeasance" drifted down through the heavy tablecloths with the carols.
Peace, ye fat-kidneyed rascal! what a brawling dost thou keep!
Perhaps on "Talk Like Shakespeare Day," other politicians will resort to name-calling with phrases like, "thou churlish onion-eyed scullion," or "thou logger-headed, fat-kidneyed malt worm."
Sadly, no such book is in existence, but it would make a great companion piece Shakespeare’s Insults: Educating Your Wit; the bizarre imagery of “You sound like a Nazi Julie Andrews” rivals that of “Thou goatish fat-kidneyed harpy!” any day.
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