Contemptible fellow

  • 1 Fribble — Frib ble, n. A frivolous, contemptible fellow; a fop. [1913 Webster] A pert fribble of a peer. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 tyke — tyke1 /tuyk/, n. 1. a child, esp. a small boy. 2. any small child. 3. a cur; mongrel. 4. Chiefly Scot. a low, contemptible fellow; boor. Also, tike. [1350 1400; ME < ON tik bitch] tyke2 /tuyk/, n …

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  • 3 smaik — mean or contemptible fellow, Scottish, now archaic, current c.1450 c.1900, perhaps cognate with O.H.G. smeichari, from smeken to flatter …

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  • 4 cad — n British an unprincipled, contemptible fellow. A word applied in the 19th century by privileged school pupils and students to their common counterparts. It came to mean an often plausible but dishonour able male. Unknown to most of its users,… …

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  • 5 tyke — n. [Written also Tike.] 1. Dog, cur, puppy. 2. Contemptible fellow, cur, puppy …

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  • 6 tyke — or tike [[t]taɪk[/t]] n. 1) a child, esp. a small boy 2) any small child 3) a cur; mongrel 4) scot. Chiefly Scot. a low, contemptible fellow; boor • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < ON tīk bitch …

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  • 7 blighter — [blīt′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that blights [Brit. Informal] 2. [Brit. Informal] a mean or contemptible fellow …

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  • 8 cullion — [kul′yən] n. [ME coillon, wretch, lit., testicle < OFr coillon < VL * coleone, eunuch < * colea, scrotum < L coleus < ? colum, a strainer] Obs. a low, contemptible fellow …

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  • 9 dog — [dôg, däg] n. pl. dogs or dog [ME, generalized in sense < late, rare OE docga, dogga (usual hund: see HOUND1) < ?] 1. a) any of a large and varied group of domesticated canines (Canis familiaris) often kept as a house pet or used for… …

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  • 10 scab — [skab] n. [ME scabbe < ON skabb, akin to OE sceabb < IE base * (s)kep , to cut, split > L scabies, SCABIES, scabere, to SHAVE] 1. a crust that forms over a sore or wound during healing 2. a mangy skin disease, as scabies, of animals, esp …

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  • 11 cockloche — ˈkäˌklōch noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : a silly or contemptible fellow …

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  • 13 Contemptuous — Con*temp tu*ous (?; 135), a. Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful. [1913 Webster] A proud, contemptuous behavior. Hammond. [1913 Webster] Savage invective and contemptuous sarcasm. Macaulay. [1913 …

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  • 14 List of British words not widely used in the United States — Differences between American and British English American English …

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  • 15 Leszek Kołakowski — (born 23 October, 1927 in Radom, Poland) is a distinguished Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his acclaimed three volume history, Main Currents of Marxism .Life… …

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  • 16 William Shakespeare by Edmund Malone — ▪ Primary Source       The following document is one of several portraits presented in Edmund Malone s Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the English Stage (1800). In addition to a general examination of the origins of theatre in… …

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  • 19 List of Middle-earth Orcs — For original Orcs from the New Line films, see List of original characters in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The following is a list of Orcs of Middle earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien and considered to be part of the Middle… …

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  • 20 Labor spies — are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of an employer/labor organization relationship.Some of the… …

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