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caitiff n. [key-tif]

- a despicable, base or cowardly person;
- a captive or prisoner

Etymology

From Old French caitif = prisoner, from Latin captīvus captive. First usage in 14th century.

Usage:

Did you all see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yet? Ah, what satisfaction it was to see that crass caitiff Voldemort come to his much deserved end.
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