Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young hawk; an eyas.
  • n. An unsophisticated person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young hawk; an eyas; hence, an unsophisticated person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young hawk; an eyas.
  • n. A ninny; a simpleton.

Etymologies

French niais. See eyas. (Wiktionary)

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