-ard

noun suffix
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

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


Medical Dictionary

ARD

abbreviation

medical Definition of ARD

acute respiratory disease

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