Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fool or idiot; a coward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fool; an idiot, a coward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cultivate with a nidget.
  • n. A noodle; a fool; an Idiot.
  • n. A triangular horse-hoe, used in Kent and Sussex, chiefly in cultivating hops.

Etymologies

Compare French nigaud a boody, fool, Old French niger to play the fool. (Wiktionary)

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  • "The person who fetches the midwife". (via NPR's Says You)

    August 6, 2011

  • A fool; an idiot, a coward.

    October 14, 2008