noun suffix

Definition of -ard

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

Variants of -ard

less commonly


Origin and Etymology of -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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to search out and expose misconduct

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