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- •hist a Muslim official or governor under the Mughal
(=the Muslim dynasty in India in the 16°-19° centuries).
- •a conspicuously wealthy person
- •see also nawab
- •a person, esp a woman,
who nags (=to scold or find constant fault)
- •a horse, esp disparagingly, an old one
- •dom. a child's nursemaid, tutor, etc.
- •Chief of the napery.
(=another term for linen used for household purposes, such as table linen. Historically it was the office in a medieval household responsible for the washing and storage of these items. This office worked closely together with the offices of the laundry (washing and storage of clothing) and the ewery (water and the vessels for drinking or washing of the person), and the three could be concurrent in smaller households.) [WIKI]
- •the person having charge of the royal table linens
- •one who raises the nap on cloth
- •Ind. a professional dancing girl
- •naut. a person skilled or engaged in navigation, as of a ship at sea.
- •aboard a ship or aircraft, the person responsible for plotting the course and tracking
progress along it.
- •Brit. a laborer employed in building or excavating roads, canals, etc.
- •the title of a distinguished Muslim in Pakistan.
- •hist. a Hebrew who had taken certain vows of abstinence;
- •an ascetic
- •unknown, perhaps similar to neatherder,
or a mispelling of nigger.
Richard Sperry was complained of for not coming to watch,
but Mr. Goodier answered for him that when he was comeing from the farme they
wanted an oxe; the neager said he was sicke and left in the woods;
so he was faine to goe forth to seeke him least he should be lost.
[New Haven court records, 2 May 1648; p. 181 (supplement)
Dickerman Genealogy, DICKERMAN, Edward Dwight, 1897]
- •a cowherd
(neat=any bovine animal, hence neat's-foot oil)
- •a seamstress;
- •a woman or girl with specified sewing skill
- •one engaged in or esp. a specialist in negotiating, as treaties, business
- •colloq and usu contemptuous a negro.
- •loosly or incorrectly applied to other dark-skinned races.
A very offensive term.
- •a nocturnal prowler, esp. a thief.
- •a suffix forming nouns denoting a person associated with
a specified thing or quality (e.g. beatnik), (e.g. refusenik).
|Titles of nobility and royalty|
in order of rank (highest first)
- •nob. the aristocracy
- •Brit. the Peerage.
See the table.
cf the scholarly
article on the "Feudal Hierarchy" at
noncommissioned officer (NCO)
- •mil. an officer not holding a commission
(=a warrant conferring rank)
- •one who refuses to take an oath, as of allegiance.
- •eccl a benificed (=a church office with an endowed living)
Anglican clergyman who refused to take the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to William and Mary and their successors
after the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Also: ~ public
- •one authorized to perform certain legal formalities, esp. to draw up or
certify contracts, deeds, etc.
/noo´voh reesh/ /pl. nouveaux riches (pronoun. same)/
- •a person who has recently gained (usu. ostentatious) wealth.
- •a person new to a field or activity; a beginner.
- •eccl a person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows.
- •Yid an obtuse, bothersome, or boring person; a pest.
- •L a woman who has never given birth.
- •a woman belonging to a religious order or congregation
devoted to active service or meditation,
living under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
- cf monk
- •RCC an ambassador in Church affairs.
See the table at diplomat
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