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hilding

[hil-ding] /ˈhɪl dɪŋ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a contemptible person.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; perhaps to be identified with Middle English heldinge, hilding bending, swerving aside, Old English hylding, equivalent to hyld(an) to bend, incline + -ing -ing1
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