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caitiff =wretch (2 thrice as freq. as 1)
1. expressing pity Oth. IV. i. 109 “Alas! poor caitiff!”
2. expressing contempt Meas. II. i. 187 “O thou ! O thou varlet!” ; also attrib. R2 I. ii. 53 “A recreant.”
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