Definitions

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  • n. a coward, dastard, wretch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See niding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wicked man.
  • Wicked; mean; sparing: parsimonious.

Etymologies

From Middle English nīthing ("wretch, coward; good-for-nothing; a stingy or misery person"), from Old English nīþing ("wretch, villain, coward, outlaw") (Wiktionary)

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