Definition of Ronyon
1. ronion [n -S] - See also: ronion
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ronyon
ronyon (current term)
Literary usage of Ronyon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"It denotes an angry or insulting mode of saying 'stand aside,' 'get out of my way,' or ' out of my gate.' " The word ronyon, and the phrase, " the rump-fed ..."
2. Select Cases and Other Authorities on the Law of Property by John Chipman Gray (1908)
"The other eighth was reserved by the grantor. In 1827 Drake ronyon ... Drake ronyon bought out all the other heirs except Delia Adair. ..."
3. The Gaelic Etymology of the Languages of Western Europe and More Especially by Charles Mackay (1877)
"Bailey, a few years earlier, defined ronyon as a rake (a dissolute person). Out of my doors, you witch ! you hag ! you haggle ! you ]>ole-riu ! you ..."
4. The Youth of Shakspeare: Shakspeare and His Friends. The Secret Passion by Robert Folkestone Williams (1847)
"Hold thy cursed prate, thou foul-mouthed ronyon !" said the gallant, in that deep sort of voice which usually heralds a monstrous passion. ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1878)
"and the " rump-fed ronyon" in "Macbeth," have always been etymologically obscure, Dr Johnson explaining, by mere guess, the word to signify " a fat bulky ..."