Slubberdegullion \Slub"ber*de*gul`lion\, n. [Slubber + Prov. E. gullion a wretch.] A mean, dirty wretch. [Low] [1913 Webster]

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  • slubberdegullion — a slobbering or dirty fellow, a worthless sloven, 1610s, from slubber to daub, smear (1520s), probably from Dutch or Low German. Second element appears to be an attempt to imitate French; perhaps related to O.Fr. goalon a sloven …   Etymology dictionary

  • slubberdegullion — noun a) A filthy, slobbering person; a sloven, a villain, a fiend, a louse. b) A worthless person …   Wiktionary

  • slubberdegullion — slub·ber·de·gul·lion …   English syllables

  • slubberdegullion — A boorish slob …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • slubberdegullion — ˈsləbə(r)də̇ˌgəlyən, dēˌg , ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: probably irregular from slubber (I) chiefly dialect : a dirty rascal : scoundrel, wretch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commonalty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Commonalty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 commonalty commonalty democracy Sgm: N 1 obscurity obscurity Sgm: N 1 low condition low condition low life low society low company Sgm: N 1 bourgeoisie bourgeoisie …   English dictionary for students

  • Duhig, Ian — (1954 )    Born in London of Irish parents, Duhig was educated at Catholic schools which he left at sixteen. After several years of menial and manual work, he took exams at night school and went to Leeds University. After that he worked with… …   British and Irish poets

  • slubber —   v.t. stain, sully; do carelessly.    ♦ slubberdegullion, n. archaic, slovenly person …   Dictionary of difficult words

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