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A British maritime patrol aircraft
A grandson of Ham; he was a mighty hunter and king of Shinar
A silly or foolish person; An idiot

Don't stick your fingers in the fan, you nimrod!.

In the Bible, a mighty hunter and king of Shinar who was a grandson of Ham and a great-grandson of Noah
{i} great-grandson of Noah, mighty hunter, founder of Nineveh (Biblical); hunter
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(Old Testament) a famous hunter
The "mighty hunter before the Lord" (Genesis 10: 9), NIMROD was the rebellious Assyrian King that built the TOWER OF BABEL
An idiot
plural of Nimrod



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    doofus, fathead, lamebrain, numbskull


    /ˈnəmräd/ /ˈnɪmrɑːd/


    [ 'nim-"räd ] (noun.) In most English-speaking countries, Nimrod is used to describe a hunter or warrior. In American English it has assumed a derogatory meaning. This usage most likely originated with the classic cartoon character Bugs Bunny, who referred to Elmer Fudd as a "poor little Nimrod.""." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. Houghton Mifflin Company: 2000. While this was most likely meant to refer sarcastically to the biblical character of Nimrod who is described as "a mighty hunter", the word came to connote one who was easily confounded. Another explanation for this usage derives from the John Steinbeck memoir Travels with Charley: In Search of America, in which Steinbeck used the term sarcastically while describing an inquest after a hunter accidentally shot his partner: "The coroner questioning this nimrod..."1962, Steinbeck, John, Travels with Charley: In Search of America, edition 1997, Penguin, ISBN 0-14-005320-4:, p. 45 The Oxford English Dictionary, however, cites a 1933 writing as the first usage of nimrod to refer to a fool, predating Bugs Bunny by at least five years and Steinbeck by nearly thirty."He's in love with her. That makes about the tenth. The same old Nimrod. Won't let her alone for a second." (B. Hecht and G. Fowler, Great Magoo, 1933) "." Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press: 2007. Another possible explanation is from the play entitled "The Lion of the West" by James Paulding. First performed in 1831, it features a comedic characterization of Davy Crockett named Col. Nimrod Wildfire who attempts to woo a young French woman. Subsequent reference may refer to this character.

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