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lurdan

[lur-dn]Archaic.
noun
  1. a lazy, stupid, loutish fellow.
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adjective
  1. lazy; stupid; worthless.
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Origin of lurdan

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French lourdin dullard, equivalent to lourd heavy, dull (< Vulgar Latin *lurdus, for Latin lūridus lurid) + -in < Latin -īnus -ine1
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Examples from the Web for lurdan

Historical Examples

  • Lurdan, Lurden (passim), a generic reproach and term of abuse; examples are numerous.

    Early English Dramatists--Recently Recovered "Lost" Tudor Plays with some others

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British Dictionary definitions for lurdan

lurdan

noun
  1. a stupid or dull person
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adjective
  1. dull or stupid
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French lourdin, Old French lourd heavy, from Latin lūridus lurid
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