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bezonian

[bih-zoh-nee-uh n]
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noun Archaic.
  1. an indigent rascal; scoundrel.
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Origin of bezonian

1585–95; obsolete besoni(o) raw recruit (< Italian bisogno need, needy soldier < ?) + -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?'

    'That Very Mab'

    May Kendall and Andrew Lang


British Dictionary definitions for bezonian

bezonian

noun
  1. archaic a knave or rascal
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Word Origin

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