We all think that nimrod is synonymous to morron, idiot and other lovely adjectives when actually- it means the absolute opposite, sort of.

Dating back to 1712, nimrod is an actual noun meaning a great hunter. The word came about as reference to the biblical son of Cush named Nimrod who was ā€œa mighty hunter before the lordā€. It was only in 1983 that this word became a teenage slang for someone who is somewhat inapt. Why? No one seems to know.


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