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hilding

[ hil-ding ]
/ ˈhɪl dɪŋ /
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noun Archaic.
a contemptible person.
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Origin of hilding

1575–85; perhaps to be identified with Middle English heldinge, hilding bending, swerving aside, Old English hylding, equivalent to hyld(an) to bend, incline + -ing-ing1
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