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Nimrod

[nim-rod] /ˈnɪm rɒd/
noun
1.
the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a great hunter. Gen. 10:8–10.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a person expert in or devoted to hunting.
Related forms
Nimrodian, Nimrodic, Nimrodical, adjective
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Examples from the Web for Nimrod
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  • Nimrod's saddle is exactly like mine, only with longer and larger stirrups.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Nimrod mounted the only standing horse and went in the direction of the sound.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Nimrod soon found what he considered to be the trail, and we proceeded.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Of course, Nimrod was blamed for not being a better mountaineer.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Nimrod set several box traps in places where skunks had been.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • I could hear Nimrod shouting on the bank, but did not seem to understand him.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Nimrod said his bicycle betrayed itself, too, only not so badly.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Nimrod and I had been lured to the Cuttle Fish ranch to go on a wolf hunt.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • "Sure I do," answered the Nimrod, lowering his cheek to the stock of the gun.

  • Nimrod was the son of Cush, grandson of Ham, and great-grandson of Noah.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield
British Dictionary definitions for Nimrod

Nimrod

/ˈnɪmrɒd/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8–9) Douay spelling Nemrod
2.
a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting
Derived Forms
Nimrodian, Nimrodic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Nimrod

"great hunter," 1712, a reference to the biblical son of Cush, referred to (Gen. x:8-9) as "a mighty hunter before the Lord." It came to mean "geek, klutz" by 1983 in teenager slang, for unknown reasons. (Amateur theories include its occasional use in "Bugs Bunny" cartoon episodes featuring rabbit-hunting Elmer Fudd as a foil; its possible ironic use, among hunters, for a clumsy member of their fraternity; or a stereotype of deer hunters by the non-hunting population in the U.S.)

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Nimrod

nimrod

noun

: Of course, there's always the middle ground, reserved for friends who commit a blunder. For these, we have ''nimrod,'' ''klutz,'' and ''geek''

[1980s+ Teenagers; fr the name of Nimrod, the ''mighty hunter before the Lord'' in Genesis]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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