ronyon

noun

ron·​yon ˈrən-yən How to pronounce ronyon (audio)
ˈrän-
obsolete
: a mangy or scabby creature

Word History

Etymology

perhaps modification of Middle French rogne scab

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ronyon was circa 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Ronyon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ronyon. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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