meaning of -ard

-ard meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition -art, from Old French -ard, -art, from German -hard, -hart "hardy," creating the second aspect in many individual brands, frequently utilized as an intensifier, but in center High German and Dutch used as a pejorative take into account typical nouns, and thus driving into center English in bastard, coward, blaffard ("one whom stammers"), etc. It therefore became a living element in English, such as buzzard, drunkard.


-ard meaning in General Dictionary

Alt. of -art


-ard meaning in General Dictionary

Alt. of -art