grobian

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

grobian (plural grobians)

  1. (pejorative) a coarse, uncouth, uncivilized fellow, perhaps violent
    • 1892, Andrew Lang, The Library, second edition, page 41–42:
      [B]eware of men who love not fly leaves neither regard margins, but write notes over the latter, and light their pipes with the former.... To such fellows it matters not that they make a book dirty and greasy, cutting the pages with their fingers, and holding the boards over the fire till they crack. All these slatternly practices, though they destroy a book as surely as the flames of Caesar's soldiers at Alexandria, seem fine manly acts to the grobians who use them.

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Etymology[edit]

From German, latinization grobianus of grob (coarse), probably with relation to the name Jan. Compare with dumrian.

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Noun[edit]

grobian m

  1. (pejorative) a coarse, uncouth, uncivilized fellow, perhaps violent

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References[edit]

  • “grobian” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • grobian” in The Ordnett Dictionary