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Middle English[edit]


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gnof (plural gnofs)

  1. churl; curmudgeon
    • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Miller's Tale,
      Whilom ther was dwellynge at Oxenford / A riche gnof, that gestes heeld to bord.