bezonian

[ bih-zoh-nee-uh n ]
/ bɪˈzoʊ ni ən /

noun Archaic.

an indigent rascal; scoundrel.

Origin of bezonian

1585–95; obsolete besoni(o) raw recruit (< Italian bisogno need, needy soldier < ?) + -an
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Examples from the Web for bezonian

  • They met Mr. Bradlaugh at a little distance, hurrying to the scene of combat with the air of 'Under which king, Bezonian?'

    'That Very Mab'|May Kendall and Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for bezonian

bezonian

/ (bɪˈzəʊnɪən) /

noun

archaic a knave or rascal

Word Origin for bezonian

C16: from Italian bisogno ill-equipped raw recruit; literally, need
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