a four-year-old male red deer.

Also stag·gart [stag-ert] /ˈstæg ərt/.

Origin of staggard

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at stag, -ard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for staggard



a male red deer in the fourth year of life

Word Origin for staggard

C15: see stag, -ard
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Word Origin and History for staggard

"stag in its fourth year," c.1400, from stag + -ard.

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