moldwrap

noun mold·wrap \ˈmōlˌdwȯrp\
variants: or

moldiwarp

\-ldiˌw-\

Definition of moldwrap

plural

-s

  1. 1 dialectal, British :  a European mole (Talpa europaea)

  2. 2 dialectal :  a stupid or shiftless person the old man … a shambling moldwrap — Maristan Chapman

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Origin and Etymology of moldwrap

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 1mold and whose 2d constituent is akin to Old English weorpan to throw — more at warp


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