bezonian

[ bih-zoh-nee-uhn ]
/ bɪˈzoʊ ni ən /

noun Archaic.

an indigent rascal; scoundrel.

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Origin of bezonian

First recorded in 1585–95; obsolete besoni(o) “raw recruit” (from Italian bisogno “need, needy soldier (i.e., newly landed in Italy from Spain)” +-an

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

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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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