MEANING: noun: A coward or wretch.

ETYMOLOGY: From erroneous reading of Middle English nithing, from Old English nithing, from Old Norse nidhingr, from nidh (scorn). Earliest documented use: 1596.

NIDDERINE - from the city or culture of Nidder

NADDERING - babbling, prattling, speaking blandly and inanely

NIDGERING - poking or otherwise rousing from a state of inactivity or inattention