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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Niding \Ni"ding\ (n[imac]"d[i^]ng), n. [Written also nithing.] [AS. n[imac][eth]ing, fr. n[imac][eth] wickedness, malice, hatred.] A coward; a dastard; -- a term of utmost opprobrium. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He is worthy to be called a niding. --Howell. [1913 Webster]