blackguard

noun
black·​guard | \ ˈbla-gərd How to pronounce blackguard (audio) , -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 How to pronounce blackguardism (audio) , -​ˌgär-​ \ noun
blackguardly \ ˈbla-​gərd-​lē How to pronounce blackguardly (audio) , -​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

old-fashioned + literary : a rude or dishonest man : a man who deserves to be hated

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