gnoff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gnof ‎(a miser, churl, lout), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots gnaff ‎(any small or stunted object). Compare Saterland Frisian knufe ‎(lump), Saterland Frisian gnuffig ‎(thick, rough, coarse, ill-mannered).

Noun[edit]

gnoff ‎(plural gnoffs)

  1. A churl; a curmudgeon; boor; lout.