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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“Hilding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilding. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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