nimrod

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In most English-speaking countries, Nimrod is used to denote a hunter or warrior, because the biblical Nimrod is described as "a mighty hunter". In American English, however, the term has acquired a derogatory meaning of "idiot"; there are various hypotheses as to why.

Noun[edit]

nimrod (plural nimrods)

  1. (chiefly US, informal, pejorative) A foolish person; an idiot.
    Don't stick your fingers in the fan, you nimrod!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Nimrod”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language[1], Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000
  2. ^ Steinbeck, John (1962) Travels with Charley: In Search of America[2], 1997 edition, Penguin, ISBN 0-14-005320-4, page 45
  3. ^ “Nimrod, n.”, in Oxford English Dictionary[3], Oxford University Press, 2007
  4. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/nimrod-2016-02-17
  • nimrod at OneLook Dictionary Search

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