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Nimrod

[ nim-rod ]
/ ˈnɪm rɒd /
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noun

the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a great hunter. Genesis 10:8–10.
(sometimes lowercase) a person expert in or devoted to hunting: Our two best archers are aptly nicknamed the Nimrod twins.
(lowercase)Slang. a foolish or inept person; doofus: What an annoying nimrod he turned out to be.

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Origin of Nimrod

Ultimately from Hebrew Nimrōdh, of uncertain origin and meaning

OTHER WORDS FROM Nimrod

Nim·rod·i·an, Nim·rod·ic, Nim·rod·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Nimrod

Nimrod
/ (ˈnɪmrɒd) /

noun

Old Testament a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8–9)Douay spelling: Nemrod
a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting

Derived forms of Nimrod

Nimrodian or Nimrodic, adjective
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