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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Arrogant, a. and n. Also: errogant. [e.m.E. arrogant, ME. arrogaunt (Chaucer), OF. arrogant, L. arrogant-, arrogans.] a. adj. Proud, haughty. b. n. An arrogant person.a. c1450-2 Howlat 925 (so pompos, impertinat, … in exces our arrogant). a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1343 (of thi will the thranes arrogant). 1562-3 Winȝet I. 27/32 (the arrogant temeritie of Johne Knox); 32/19 (ane blynd, arrogant, and wylfull errour). 1556 Lauder Off. Kings 287 (no sleprie hird, nor errogant).b. 1562-3 Winȝet I. 78/9 (in the rebuk of chief arrogantis).

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