Nidget
Nidget Nidg"et, n. [Written also {nigget}, {nigeot}.] [Cf. F. nigaud a booby, fool, OF. niger to play the fool.] A fool; an idiot, a coward. [Obs.] --Camden. [1913 Webster]

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  • nidget — nid·get …   English syllables

  • nidget —    See idiot …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • nidget — ˈnijə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of earlier nidiot, alteration (from incorrect division of an idiot) of idiot (I) archaic : idiot, fool …   Useful english dictionary

  • nigeot — Nidget Nidg et, n. [Written also {nigget}, {nigeot}.] [Cf. F. nigaud a booby, fool, OF. niger to play the fool.] A fool; an idiot, a coward. [Obs.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nigget — Nidget Nidg et, n. [Written also {nigget}, {nigeot}.] [Cf. F. nigaud a booby, fool, OF. niger to play the fool.] A fool; an idiot, a coward. [Obs.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idiot —    The word is sometimes used alone in a semi exclamatory way, especially when someone has just said something foolish. It is also frequent as ‘you idiot’ and in expanded forms. Thus, an uncle addresses his nephew in Mariana, by Monica Dickens,… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Nidgery — Nidg er*y, n. [See {Nidget}.] A trifle; a piece of foolery. [Obs.] Skinner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cowardice — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Excess of fear. < N PARAG:Cowardice >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cowardice cowardice pusillanimity Sgm: N 1 cowardliness cowardliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 timidity timidity effeminacy GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • N — in NICKNAME (Cf. nickname), NEWT (Cf. newt), and British dialectal naunt, the n belongs to a preceding indefinite article an or possessive pronoun mine. Other examples of this from Middle English manuscripts include a neilond ( an island, early… …   Etymology dictionary

  • niget — var. of nidget …   Useful english dictionary

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