palliard

noun
pal·​liard | \ ˈpalyə(r)d \
plural -s

Definition of palliard

archaic
: a low or profligate rascal : beggar, vagabond, lecher

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History and Etymology for palliard

Middle French paillard, from paille straw; from his sleeping on straw

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“Palliard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palliard. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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