What does -art mean?

-art meaning in General Dictionary

The termination of several English words; because, coward, reynard, drunkard, mostly through the French, in which language this ending is of German beginning, being orig. the same word as English difficult. It frequently has the sense of one who needs to a high or exorbitant degree the product quality expressed by the root; as, braggart, sluggard.


-art meaning in General Dictionary

The cancellation of many English words; since, coward, reynard, drunkard, mainly from French, in which language this closing is of German beginning, being orig. exactly the same term as English difficult. It usually has the sense of person who has to increased or exorbitant level the quality expressed by the root; because, braggart, sluggard.