fustilarian

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from fustilugs (unattractive, grossly overweight person) +‎ -arian.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

fustilarian (plural fustilarians)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shipley, Joseph T. (1955) Dictionary of Early English, Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN 9781442233997, page 287
  2. ^ Vienne-Guerrin, Nathalie (2016) Shakespeare's Insults: A Pragmatic Dictionary, Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781474252676, page 203
  3. ^ Crystal, David (2016) The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780191645433, page 229