hilding

noun
hil·​ding | \ ˈhil-diŋ How to pronounce hilding (audio) \

Definition of hilding

archaic
: a base contemptible person

First Known Use of hilding

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hilding

hilding, adjective, base

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