variants or moldiwarp
plural -s
dialectal, British : a European mole (Talpa europaea)
dialectal : a stupid or shiftless person
the old man … a shambling moldwarpMaristan Chapman

Word History


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 24 Jun. 2024.

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