the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a great hunter. Gen. 10:8–10.
(sometimes lowercase) a person expert in or devoted to hunting.

Nimrodian, Nimrodic, Nimrodical, adjective Unabridged
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Nimrod (ˈnɪmrɒd)
1.  Old Testament Douay spelling: Nemrod a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8--9)
2.  a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting

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Word Origin & History

"great hunter," 1712, in ref. to the biblical son of Cush, referred to (Gen. x.8-9) as "a mighty hunter before the Lord." It came to mean "geek, klutz" by 1983 in teenager slang, for unknown reasons. (Amateur theories include its occasional use in "Bugs Bunny" cartoon episodes featuring rabbit-hunting
Elmer Fudd as a foil; its possible ironic use, among hunters, for a clumsy member of their fraternity; or a stereotype of deer hunters by the non-hunting population in the U.S.
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nimrod definition

  1. n.
    a simpleton; a nerd. : What stupid nimrod left the lid off the cottage cheese?
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Bible Dictionary

Nimrod definition

firm, a descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. He was the first who claimed to be a "mighty one in the earth." Babel was the beginning of his kingdom, which he gradually enlarged (Gen. 10:8-10). The "land of Nimrod" (Micah 5:6) is a designation of Assyria or of Shinar, which is a part of it.

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