Definitions

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  • n. A worthless, degenerate person or animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A worthless, base, degenerate person or animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hilding.

Etymologies

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From Middle English hinderling ("a laggard, coward"), from Old English hinderling ("a mean wretch, a sneak"), equivalent to hinder +‎ -ling. Compare hilding.

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