Definition of Nidget

1. n. A fool; an idiot, a coward.



Definition of Nidget

1. Noun. (obsolete) A fool or idiot; a coward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nidget

1. an idiot [n -S] - See also: idiot

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nidget

nidation
nidations
nidda
nidder
niddering
nidderings
niddicock
nide
nided
nidering
niderings
nides
nidgeries
nidgery
nidget (current term)
nidgets
nidi
nidicolous
nidificate
nidificated
nidificates
nidificating
nidification
nidifications
nidified
nidifies
nidifugous
nidify
nidifying

Literary usage of Nidget

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rural Economy of the Southern Counties: Comprizing Kent, Surrey, Sussex by Marshall (William), Mr Marshall, William Marshall (1798)
"Another implement, which is likewise peculiar, I believe, to this country, is the " nidget," or horse hoe of many triangular shares, fixed, horizontally, ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"... no more then abject, base-minded, false. hearted, coward, or nidget. ... but nidget has no relation to it. It ie formed, probably, from ideal, ..."

3. Heads of the People: Or, Portraits of the English by Joseph Kenny Meadows (1878)
""Why, Tom, " said Atkins, with a solemnity proper to the importance of the question, a " nidget is a bein' which has lost the use of his ra-tional ..."

4. A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary: Of Obsolete and Uncommon Words by William Toone (1834)
"nidget (S. nid), a coward; a term which was applied to any man who, ... fls a gentle nidget; you may play with him as safely as with his bauble. ..."

5. Folk-Etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in by Abram Smythe Palmer (1882)
"nidget, part of a plough in Kent (Wright), the same word as ... a horse-hoe, called also a nidget or ..."

6. Hops: Their Cultivation, Commerce, and Uses in Various Countries. A Manual by Peter Lund Simmonds (1877)
"When your hops are tied, no time should be lost in working them with the nidget or scuffle, followed by the harrow—this should be done both ways. ..."

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