Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for palliard
A Washman is called a Palliard, but not of the right making.
A Palliard is he that goeth in a patched cloke, and hys Doxy goeth in like apparell.
"Togged out to the ruffian, no doubt," said the palliard, who was incomparably the shabbiest rascal in the corps.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth