hilding

noun

hil·​ding ˈhil-diŋ How to pronounce hilding (audio)
archaic
: a base contemptible person

Word History

Etymology

hilding, adjective, base

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hilding was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Hilding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilding. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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