blackguard


1black·guard

noun \ˈbla-gərd, -ˌgärd; ˈblak-ˌgärd\

: a rude or dishonest man : a man who deserves to be hated

Full Definition of BLACKGUARD

1
obsolete :  the kitchen servants of a household
2
a :  a rude or unscrupulous person
b :  a person who uses foul or abusive language
black·guard·ism \-gər-ˌdi-zəm, -ˌgär-\ noun
black·guard·ly \-gərd-lē, -ˌgärd-\ adjective or adverb

First Known Use of BLACKGUARD

1535

Rhymes with BLACKGUARD

2blackguard

verb

Definition of BLACKGUARD

transitive verb
:  to talk about or address in abusive terms

First Known Use of BLACKGUARD

1769

Rhymes with BLACKGUARD

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