Search Result for "blackguard":
1. someone who is morally reprehensible;
- Example: "you dirty dog"
[syn: cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel]
1. subject to laughter or ridicule;
- Example: "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"
- Example: "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"
- Example: "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
[syn: ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun]
2. use foul or abusive language towards;
- Example: "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"
- Example: "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
[syn: abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blackguard \Black"guard`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blackguarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blackguarding.] To revile or abuse in scurrilous language. --Southey. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blackguard \Black"guard\, a. Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, blackguard language. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blackguard \Black"guard\ (bl[a^]g"g[aum]rd), 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.] [1913 Webster] A lousy slave, that . . . rode with the black guard in the duke's carriage, 'mongst spits and dripping pans. --Webster (1612). [1913 Webster] 2. The criminals and vagrants or vagabonds of a town or community, collectively. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A person of stained or low character, esp. one who uses scurrilous language, or treats others with foul abuse; a scoundrel; a rough. [1913 Webster] A man whose manners and sentiments are decidedly below those of his class deserves to be called a blackguard. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. A vagrant; a bootblack; a gamin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
BLACKGUARD, n. A man whose qualities, prepared for display like a box of berries in a market -- the fine ones on top -- have been opened on the wrong side. An inverted gentleman.