-ard

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From Old French -ard (suffix), from Old Frankish *-hard (hardy, bold), from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard)

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-ard

  1. someone who is in a specified condition (“pejorative agent suffix”) e.g. a drunkard

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French -ard (suffix), -art, from Old Frankish *-hard (hardy, bold), from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard), from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong). More at English hard.

Suffix[edit]

-ard m

  1. Used primarily to form pejoratives, diminutives, and nouns representing or belonging to a particular class or sort.
    clocher + ‎-ard → ‎clochard
    flemme (laziness) + ‎-ard → ‎flemmard (idler)
    soul (drunk) + ‎-ard → ‎soulard (drunkard)

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