from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A derogatory term, a vile wretch, used in Heathenry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coward; a dastard; -- a term of utmost opprobrium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See nithing.


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  • (noun) - A low, mean, contemptible, base wretch; formerly the most opprobrious word that could be applied to any body.

    --Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874

    January 16, 2018