Rudesby "insolent person," 1560s, mock surname from RUDE (Cf. rude).

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  • Rudesby — Rudes by, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] An uncivil, turbulent fellow. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rudesby —    An archaic word for a rude, disorderly man. It was well used in the seventeenth century, but faded, revived only by writers such as Sir Walter Scott who had a conscious policy of restoring old words. Shakespeare uses the word twice, the… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • rudesby — ˈrüdzbē noun ( es) Etymology: rude + sby (as in the name Crosby) archaic : an uncivil turbulent person a madbrain rudesby full of spleen Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

  • rudesby — noun A rude person See Also: rudely, rudeness …   Wiktionary

  • rudesby — rudes·by …   English syllables

  • Suresby — Sures by, n. [Etymol. uncertain. See {Rudesby}.] One to be sure of, or to be relied on. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] There is one which is suresby, as they say, to serve, if anything will serve. Bradford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rudes|by — «ROODZ bee», noun, plural bies. Archaic. a rude or unmannerly fellow: »Rudesby, be gone! (Shakespeare). ╂[< rude + sby, an ending of proper names, such as Crosby, Hornsby] …   Useful english dictionary

  • -by — by, suffix (bɪ) forming 1. names of places (in the north of England), from by n.1, as in Grimsby, Netherby, Kirkby, Ormesby, Rugby, Whitby. 2. descriptive personal appellations, playful or derisive, as idleby …   Useful english dictionary

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