- n a cowardly and despicable person
- s despicably mean and cowardly
- The sudden declaration of war by Russia was sufficient to induce Bulgaria to turn her caitiff arms against the German intruders.
- Essentially, the Button Molder likens Peer to those whom Dante consigned to Limbo: "That caitiff choir of the angels, who were not rebellious, nor were faithful to God; but were .
- His language glitters with marvelous words that have, alas, also become obsolete: porpentine (porcupine); swound (faint); german (akin); caitiff (wretch); borthens (the hair of .