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Pronunciation:  'blagârd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
  2. [v]  use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
  3. [v]  subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"

BLACKGUARD is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: abuse, bounder, cad, clapperclaw, dog, guy, heel, hound, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule, shout
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, bemock, curse, debunk, expose, lampoon, lash out, mock, perisher, rail, revile, round, satirise, satirize, scoundrel, slang, snipe, stultify, vilify, villain, vituperate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Black"guard\, n. [Black + guard.]
    1. 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.
             A lousy slave, that . . . rode with the black guard
             in the duke's carriage, 'mongst spits and dripping
             pans.                                 --Webster
    2. The criminals and vagrants or vagabonds of a town or
       community, collectively. [Obs.]
    3. A person of stained or low character, esp. one who uses
       scurrilous language, or treats others with foul abuse; a
       scoundrel; a rough.
             A man whose manners and sentiments are decidedly
             below those of his class deserves to be called a
             blackguard.                           --Macaulay.
    4. A vagrant; a bootblack; a gamin. [Obs.]
  2. \Black"guard`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blackguarded};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Blackguarding}.]
    To revile or abuse in scurrilous language. --Southey.
  3. \Black"guard\, a.
    Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, blackguard