scissorbill

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See also: scissor-bill

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

scissor +‎ bill

Noun[edit]

scissorbill (plural scissorbills)

  1. (now rare) Synonym of skimmer: birds of the genus Rynchops.
  2. (US, archaic) Synonym of razorback: a variety of pig.
  3. (US, pejorative) A fool, an incompetent; a yokel, a hick.
  4. (IWW slang, pejorative, archaic) A foolish worker who lacks class consciousness and opposes unions.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "scissorbill, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2014.
  • Scissorbill, in Dictionary of American Regional English by Joan Houston Hall. Harvard University Press: 2002, Page 786.