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Ronʹyon or Ronion

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A term of contempt to a woman. It is the French rogneux (scabby, mangy).

“You hag, you baggage, you polecat, you ronyon! out, out!”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. 2r


“‘Aroint thee, witch!ʹ the rump-fed ronyon cries.ʹ”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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