Definitions

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  • n. A rude person

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An uncivil, turbulent fellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rude, boisterous, or turbulent fellow.

Etymologies

rude + -sby (as in various names) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Quoth the merchant to himself, This wildling is a rudesby and a maggotty head.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But the rudesby was too old to be served as he had served the schoolmaster!

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • Halbert, "doubt not that thy faithful Affability will be more commoved by the speech of this rudesby, than the bright and serene moon is perturbed by the baying of the cottage-cur, proud of the height of his own dunghill, which, in his conceit, lifteth him nearer unto the majestic luminary."

    The Monastery

  • Quoth the merchant to himself, "This wildling is a rudesby and a maggotty head.

    Arabian nights. English

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  • a loud boor; a generally offensive person.

    January 2, 2008