mold·​warp | \ ˈmōlˌdwȯrp \
variants: or moldiwarp \ -​ldiˌw-​ \
plural -s

Definition of moldwarp

1 dialectal, British : a European mole (Talpa europaea)
2 dialectal : a stupid or shiftless person the old man … a shambling moldwarp— Maristan Chapman

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History and Etymology for moldwarp

Middle English moldewerp, moldewarp, moldywarp, molwarp; akin to Old Saxon moldwerp mole, Middle Dutch moldewerp, Middle High German multwerf, moltwerf; all from a prehistoric West Germanic compound whose 1st constituent is represented by English mold entry 1 and whose 2d constituent is akin to Old English weorpan to throw

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“Moldwarp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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