knut

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

knut (plural knuts)

  1. (archaic, informal, Edwardian) An idle upper-class man-about-town[1]
    Oh Hades! the Ladies who leave their wooden huts,
    For Gilbert the Filbert, the colonel of the knuts...

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwardian Slang Terms

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Knute.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

knȕt m (Cyrillic spelling кну̏т)

  1. knout

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse knútr, from Proto-Germanic (compare *knuttan-, whence English knot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

knut c

  1. knot; a looping of a piece of string
  2. an exterior corner of a building

Usage notes[edit]

corner

In particular used about log cabins, but also generalized to small and medium sized buildings

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