Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trifle; an absurdity; a piece of folly or nonsense. Smollett Sir Lancelot Greaves, xiii.

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Examples

  • "To be sure, sir," said he, "they thought you as great a nincompoop as your squire-trimtram, like master, like man; but I hope as how you will give them a Rowland for their Oliver."

    The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • “To be sure, sir,” said he, “they thought you as great a nincompoop as your squire-trimtram, like master, like man; but I hope as how you will give them a Rowland for their

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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