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niddering

[nid-er-ing]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a coward.
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Historical Examples

  • If so, I have been told both ways; in some visions, running like a niddering, in others standing firm as a pyramid.

    Dariel

    R. D. Blackmore

  • As to Mr. William Morris, he might be fabled to render Α δειλοί “niddering wights,” but beyond that, conjecture is baffled.

    Essays in Little

    Andrew Lang

  • A niddering who flies for his life at the first approach of danger is not fit to wield a sceptre in these lands.

  • "Let but a man stir towards me and this spear flies through thy heart, Niddering," cried Eric.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for niddering

niddering

nidering

archaic
noun
  1. a coward
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adjective
  1. cowardly
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Word Origin

C16: a mistaken reading of Old English nithing coward; related to nīth malice
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