- The termination of many English words; as, coward, reynard, drunkard, mostly from the French, in which language this ending is of German origin, being orig. the same word as English hard. It usually has the sense of one who has to a high or excessive degree the quality expressed by the root; as, braggart, sluggard
- Someone who is in a specified condition (“pejorative agent suffix”).
drunk + -ard → drunkard
dull + -ard → dullard
wise + -ard → wizard
- -dar, ADR, DAR, DRA, Dar, Dra, RAD, RDA, dar, rad, rad.
- forms pejoratives, diminutives, and nouns representing or belonging to a particular class or sort
Coordinate term: -asse
clocher (“to wobble”) + -ard → clochard (“tramp, vagrant”)
flemme (“laziness”) + -ard → flemmard (“idler”)
soul (“drunk”) + -ard → soulard (“drunkard”)
chauffeur (“driver”) + -ard → chauffard (“bad driver”)
montagne (“mountain”) + -ard → montagnard (“mountain-dweller”)
route (“road”) + -ard → routard (“backpacker”)
- -arde, -art, -erd, -erde, -ord
- Forming pejorative agent nouns from other nouns; -ard.
- “-ard, suf.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- [slang] Originated in Philadelphia, slang for "affirmative", or "alright"
- [slang] short for alright. slang normally used in philadelphia area.
- [slang] Aight or alright
- [slang] someone who breaks the connection between people
- [slang] A brown male with really hot, sexy long black hair.
- [slang] Hard in northern.
- [slang] Short for Newtownards ("newt-nards")
a town in Northern Ireland where you will find fegs, Richmonds of course, spoons, Rigger and Leonard with their 3 leets
- [slang] Meaning " Al-right Dawg"
- [slang] An adjective to describe someone who thinks that they are tough or big.
- [slang] An acronym for a medical syndrome of the lungs. It stands for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
It is characterized as a rapid onset of progressive malfunction of the lungs usually associated with the malfunction of other organs due to the inability to take up oxygen. The condition is associated with extensive lung inflammation and small blood vessel injury in all affected organs. It is an acute and life threatening illness.