nuncle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rebracketing of phrases an uncle, mine uncle, thine uncle, etc. Compare neam and naunt.

Noun[edit]

nuncle (plural nuncles)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Uncle.
    • 1605, Shakespeare, King Lear
      FOOL: Prithee, nuncle, tell me whether a madman be a gentleman or a yeoman?

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nuncle (third-person singular simple present nuncles, present participle nuncling, simple past and past participle nuncled)

  1. To blench; cheat; deceive.

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