Definition of Blackguard

1. Noun. Someone who is morally reprehensible. "You dirty dog"

Exact synonyms: Bounder, Cad, Dog, Heel, Hound
Specialized synonyms: Perisher
Generic synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain
Derivative terms: Blackguardly



2. Verb. Subject to laughter or ridicule. "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
Exact synonyms: Guy, Jest At, Laugh At, Make Fun, Poke Fun, Rib, Ridicule, Roast
Generic synonyms: Bemock, Mock
Specialized synonyms: Tease, Lampoon, Satirise, Satirize, Debunk, Expose, Stultify
Derivative terms: Rib, Ribbing, Ridicule, Ridicule, Ridiculer, Roast

3. Verb. Use foul or abusive language towards. "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
Exact synonyms: Abuse, Clapperclaw, Shout
Specialized synonyms: Slang, Rail, Revile, Vilify, Vituperate, Curse
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Lash Out, Round, Snipe
Derivative terms: Abuse, Abuser, Abusive

Definition of Blackguard

1. n. The scullions and lower menials of a court, or of a nobleman's household, who, in a removal from one residence to another, had charge of the kitchen utensils, and being smutted by them, were jocularly called the "black guard"; also, the servants and hangers-on of an army.

2. v. t. To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.

3. a. Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, blackguard language.

Definition of Blackguard

1. Noun. (dated) A scoundrel; an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackguard

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackguard

blackfellas
blackfeller
blackfellers
blackfellow
blackfellows
blackfin
blackfins
blackfish
blackfishes
blackflies
blackfly
blackfold
blackfoot daisy
blackfriar
blackfriars
blackguard (current term)
blackguarded
blackguarding
blackguardism
blackguardisms
blackguardly
blackguards
blackgum
blackgums
blackhander
blackhanders
blackhat
blackhats
blackhead
blackheads

Literary usage of Blackguard

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1. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"A Thorough blackguard.—A King among Beggars.—Wives and Families visit Me.—Mutilated Men. ... blackguard ..."

2. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... two little blackguard " drums " or drummer boys, they would have been cut to pieces, as they were routed, by a dashing troop of ..."

3. Omniana; Or, Horae Otiosiores by Robert] [Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1812)
"blackguard. Johnson derives this cant term, as he calls it, from black and guard, without attempting to explain their combination. ..."

4. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"... but fitter for the blackguard" e's Illustrations of British History, 1838, vol. ii. p. 120). 2226. NOTE ON THE IMPRESSMENT OF SAILORS. ras practised in ..."

5. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"blackguard. The scullions and other meaner retainers in a great household, who, when progress was made from one residence to another, accompanied and ..."

6. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"A Thorough blackguard.—A King among Beggars.—Wives and Families visit Me.—Mutilated Men. ... blackguard ..."

7. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... two little blackguard " drums " or drummer boys, they would have been cut to pieces, as they were routed, by a dashing troop of ..."

8. Omniana; Or, Horae Otiosiores by Robert] [Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1812)
"blackguard. Johnson derives this cant term, as he calls it, from black and guard, without attempting to explain their combination. ..."

9. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"... but fitter for the blackguard" e's Illustrations of British History, 1838, vol. ii. p. 120). 2226. NOTE ON THE IMPRESSMENT OF SAILORS. ras practised in ..."

10. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"blackguard. The scullions and other meaner retainers in a great household, who, when progress was made from one residence to another, accompanied and ..."

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