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Nimrod

[nim-rod]
noun
  1. the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a great hunter. Gen. 10:8–10.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) a person expert in or devoted to hunting.
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Related formsNim·rod·i·an, Nim·rod·ic, Nim·rod·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples of nimrod

  • Nimrod soon found what he considered to be the trail, and we proceeded.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • Nimrod's saddle is exactly like mine, only with longer and larger stirrups.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • Nimrod set several box traps in places where skunks had been.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • I could hear Nimrod shouting on the bank, but did not seem to understand him.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • Nimrod mounted the only standing horse and went in the direction of the sound.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for nimrod

Nimrod

noun
  1. Old Testament a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8–9)Douay spelling: Nemrod
  2. a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting
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Derived FormsNimrodian or Nimrodic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for nimrod

Nimrod

"great hunter," 1712, a reference to the biblical son of Cush, referred to (Gen. x:8-9) as "a mighty hunter before the Lord." It came to mean "geek, klutz" by 1983 in teenager slang, for unknown reasons. (Amateur theories include its occasional use in "Bugs Bunny" cartoon episodes featuring rabbit-hunting Elmer Fudd as a foil; its possible ironic use, among hunters, for a clumsy member of their fraternity; or a stereotype of deer hunters by the non-hunting population in the U.S.)

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