Caitiff definitions

kā'tĭf
A despicable coward; a wretch.
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Despicable and cowardly.
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A mean, evil, or cowardly person.
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Evil, mean, or cowardly.
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A base or despicable person; a wretch.
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(archaic) A villain, a coward or wretch.
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Especially despicable; cowardly.
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Origin of caitiff

From Old French caitif (“captive”), a variant of chaitif (French chétif), from a Proto-Romance alteration of Latin captivus (“captive”); compare Italian cattivo (“bad, wicked”).