from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hunter.
- n. Informal A person regarded as silly, foolish, or stupid.
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- n. A silly or foolish person; An idiot.
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- n. (Old Testament) a famous hunter
After Nimrod. Sense 2, probably from the phrase "poor little Nimrod,” used by the cartoon character Bugs Bunny to mock the hapless hunter Elmer Fudd.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
In most English-speaking countries, Nimrod is used to describe a hunter or warrior, after the biblical character of Nimrod, who is described as "a mighty hunter". (Wiktionary)