palliard

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Etymology[edit]

Old French paillard, from paille ‘straw’.

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Noun[edit]

palliard (plural palliards)

  1. (archaic) a beggar or vagrant, especially a professional one
    • 1964: They all knew him. A palliard, some said on Henley Street, a wild rogue. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun

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