blackguard definition

  • noun:
    • A thoroughly unprincipled person; a scoundrel.
    • A foul-mouthed individual.
    • A scoundrel; an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person.
    • 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.
    • The criminals and vagrants or vagabonds of a town or neighborhood, collectively.
    • one of stained or low personality, esp. one that makes use of scurrilous language, or treats other people with nasty punishment; a scoundrel; a rough.
    • A vagrant; a bootblack; a gamin.
    • In collective sensory faculties (correctly as two words): The scullions and least expensive menials linked to a fantastic household, who attended to the containers, coals, etc., and taken care of all of them once the family relocated in one spot to another.
    • A guard of attendants, black in color of skin or dress, or in character.
    • The idle unlawful class; vagabonds usually.
    • The vagabond children of great cities; “city Arabs,” which operate errands, black colored shoes, or do odd tasks.
    • A man of coarse and unpleasant manners and speech; a fellow of reduced character; a scamp; a scoundrel.
    • someone who is morally reprehensible
  • verb-transitive:
    • To abuse verbally; revile.
    • To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.
  • adjective:
    • Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious.
  • others:
    • of the menials of a family group; serving; waiting.
    • Of bad character; vicious; vile; reduced; pointless: said of people and things.
    • Scurrilous; abusive; befitting a blackguard: as,blackguard language.
    • To revile in scurrilous language.
    • is, act, or talk like a blackguard; behave riotously.
  • verb:
    • at the mercy of laughter or ridicule
    • use foul or abusive language towards

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