palliard

noun pal·liard \ˈpalyə(r)d\

Definition of palliard

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  a low or profligate rascal :  beggar, vagabond, lecher

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Origin and Etymology of palliard

Middle French paillard, from paille straw; from his sleeping on straw — more at pallet


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