- a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household.
- the servants of an army.
- camp followers.
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM blackguardblack·guard·ism, nounblack·guard·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for blackguard
Not exactly, except that I heard my stepfather denounce the doctor as an infernal cur and blackguard.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Diard was, therefore, not a mere commonplace gambler who is seen to be a blackguard, and ends by begging.Juana|Honore de Balzac
“You blackguard,” said Eric, standing irresolutely for a few minutes; and then with tears in his eyes began to climb the wall.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
If you had not prevented him, that blackguard would have used abusive language to me and ranged himself on your side.
There was a drunken-looking blackguard opposite us in church,” he said to his son as they drove home; “do you know who he was?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for blackguard
- an unprincipled contemptible person; scoundrel
- (as modifier)blackguard language