dastard

noun

das·​tard ˈda-stərd How to pronounce dastard (audio)
1
: coward
2
: a person who acts treacherously or underhandedly

Examples of dastard in a Sentence

the villain of the story is a dastard indeed

Word History

Etymology

Middle English

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dastard was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Dastard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dastard. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

dastard

noun
das·​tard ˈdas-tərd How to pronounce dastard (audio)
: coward
especially : one who sneakily commits harmful acts
dastardliness
-lē-nəs
noun
dastardly
-lē
adjective
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