blackguard

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

Definition of blackguard 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : the kitchen servants of a household

2a : a rude or unscrupulous person

b : a person who uses foul or abusive language

blackguard

verb
blackguarded; blackguarding; blackguards

Definition of blackguard (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to talk about or address in abusive terms

Other words from blackguard

Noun

blackguardism \ˈbla-gər-ˌdi-zəm, -ˌgär- \ noun
blackguardly \ˈbla-gərd-lē, -ˌgärd- \ adjective or adverb

First Known Use of blackguard

Noun

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1742, in the meaning defined above

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blackguard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blackguard

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

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