Nimrod

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Nimrod

In the Bible, a mighty hunter and king of Shinar who was a grandson of Ham and a great-grandson of Noah.

nim·rod

 (nĭm′rŏd′)
n.
1. also Nimrod A hunter.
2. Informal A person regarded as silly, foolish, or stupid.

[After Nimrod. Sense 2, probably from the phrase "poor little Nimrod," used by the cartoon character Bugs Bunny to mock the hapless hunter Elmer Fudd.]

Nimrod

(ˈnɪmrɒd)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8–9). Douay spelling: Nemrod
2. a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting
Nimˈrodian, Nimˈrodic adj

Nim•rod

(ˈnɪm rɒd)

n.
1. the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a hunter. Gen. 10:8–10.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a skilled hunter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nimrod - (Old Testament) a famous hunterNimrod - (Old Testament) a famous hunter  
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Translations
Nemrod