roynish

roy·nish

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  • Roynish — Royn ish, a. [F. rogneux, from rogne scab, mange, itch.] Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome. [Written also {roinish}.] [Obs.] The roynish clown. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roynish — ˈrȯinish adjective Etymology: 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 more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • roinish — Roynish Royn ish, a. [F. rogneux, from rogne scab, mange, itch.] Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome. [Written also {roinish}.] [Obs.] The roynish clown. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roin — Roin, n. [F. rogne. See {Roynish}.] A scab; a scurf, or scurfy spot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roinish — Roin ish, a. See {Roynish}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roinish — same as ↑roynish …   Useful english dictionary

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