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Monday word: hilding

hilding (ˈhil-diŋ), noun.
(archaic) A base, contemptible person; a wretch.

Etymology:  late 1500s.  This may be another word coined by Shakespeare.

"He was some hilding fellow that had stol'n
The horse he rode on..."
    - Henry IV, Part II
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