roynish

adjective
roy·​nish | \ˈrȯinish\

Definition of roynish 

1 archaic : mangy, scabby

2 archaic : base, coarse

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First Known Use of roynish

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for roynish

Middle English, from royne scurf, scab (from Middle French rogne, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin ronea, probably alteration—influenced by Latin rodere to gnaw—of Latin aranea spider, spider web) + -ish

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