The constable has sworn that the caitiff had pea-green hair.
Her eloquent sighs and sobs soon told the caitiff he had nothing to fear.
Galaor spurred to the rescue, and by his aid the caitiff crew were slain or routed.
What man would be so caitiff and thrall as to fail you at your need?
caitiff, you knew there was another one worth all these twice told.
The caitiff who had undersold them was in the village at that moment!
They set a spy on her, a caitiff priest named L'Oyseleur, who pretended to be her friend, and who betrayed her.
So long as this caitiff knight lives, your life will not be safe.
We passed for good knights one time: / what caitiff's death, if we Here in far-off country / a woman's game are doomed to be!
Then after the search ‘he perceived the barrels and so bound the caitiff fast.’
c.1300, "wicked, base, cowardly," from Old North French caitive "captive, miserable" (Old French chaitif, 12c., Modern French chétif "puny, sickly, poor, weak"), from Latin captivum (see captive, which was a later, scholarly borrowing of the same word). In most Romance languages, it has acquired a pejorative sense.
c.1300, "wicked man, scoundrel," from Anglo-French caitif, noun use from Old North French caitive "captive, miserable" (see caitiff (adj.)). From mid-14c as "prisoner."