Definitions for: Blackguard


[n] someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
[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"
[v] subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
[Obs.]

A lousy slave, that . . . rode with the black guard
in the duke's carriage, 'mongst spits and dripping
pans. --Webster
(1612).

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.]


Black"guard`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blackguarded;
p. pr. & vb. n. Blackguarding.]
To revile or abuse in scurrilous language. --Southey.


Black"guard, a.
Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, blackguard
language.

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

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat



Related Resources:
animals begin with d
animlas that start with r