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  •  Nimrod (none)
    Yes, Nimrod, a descendent of Ham, is a mighty hunter in the bible. But since I was a kid, I've known it to be used as a put-down on the order of nitwit. "You nimrod" was sort of like calling someone "You moron."

    Anyone else know this slang definition? Might hunter is the only thing in the dictionary.

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    by Kestrel on Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 02:38:05 PM PST

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    •  According to wikipedia -- (4.00)
      The name took on connotations of a dolt when hunter Elmer Fudd was called "Nimrod" by Bugs Bunny in the popular Warner Bros. cartoons. Long before that, there are recorded instances of its use as a slang word to mean simply "hunter" (from the Genesis account). Fudd's dimwitted personality may have lent much to its proliferation as an insult.
      More here.

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      by boulderfreak on Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 02:57:51 PM PST

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      •  Bugs is being consistent in his usage tho. (none)
        Bugs: O mighty warrior of great fighting stock / Might I enquire to ask, eh, what's up doc?
        Elmer: I'm going to kill the rabbit!!
        Bugs: Oh mighty hunter t'will be quite a task / How will you do it, might I inquire to ask?
        -- What's Opera, Doc?

        See? Bugs calls Elmer a "mighty hunter"! It's all about the sarcasm...

    •  Nimrod as a negative (none)
      Same here.
      Found the following, which may explain:


      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.]

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      by Catte Nappe on Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 03:07:18 PM PST

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