variants: or less commonly -art

Definition of -ard

: one that is characterized by performing some action, possessing some quality, or being associated with some thing especially conspicuously or excessively braggart dullard pollard

History and Etymology for -ard

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German -hart (in personal names such as Gērhart Gerard), Old English heard hard

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“-ard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ard. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of ARD

acute respiratory disease

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