from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crude or brutish person. See Synonyms at boor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rough, coarse, or uncouth person; yokel; lout.
  • n. A loud boisterous person.
  • n. A derogatory term for a white person from the Confederate South (i.e., United States).
  • n. A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.
  • interj. An exclamation of joy.
  • interj. A battle cry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a race of filthy brutes in Swift's “Gulliver's Travels.” See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
  • n. Hence, any brutish or vicious character.
  • n. A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given by Swift, in “Gulliver's Travels,” to a feigned race of brutes having the form of man and all his degrading passions.
  • n.
  • n. [lowercase] A rough, brutal, uncouth character.
  • n. [lowercase] A greenhorn; a back-country lout.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
  • n. a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
  • n. a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Yahoo, member of a race of brutes in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.



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