caitiff :

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  • 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 .

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