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blackguard

noun black·guard \ ˈbla-gərd , -ˌgärd ; ˈblak-ˌgärd \

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

blackguardism

play \-gər-ˌdi-zəm, -ˌgär-\ noun

blackguardly

play \-gərd-lē, -ˌgärd-\ adjective or adverb

First Known Use of blackguard

1535

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blackguard

verb

Definition of blackguard

blackguarded; blackguarding; blackguards
: to talk about or address in abusive terms

First Known Use of blackguard

1742

in the meaning defined above

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BLACKGUARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blackguard for English Language Learners

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


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