Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, bearing a forked appendage or organ.
  • Rascally; scoundrelly; villainous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Rascally; scandalous.

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  • adjective archaic rascally; scandalous

Etymologies

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Latin furcifer yoke bearer, scoundrel; furca fork, yoke, fork-shaped instrument of punishment + ferre to bear.

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  • (a.) Rascally; scandalous.

    March 4, 2008

  • "Whatever you do, DON'T be furciferous!" (Bill O'Rielly, 1/24/11)

    January 25, 2011