-ard

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See also: ard, ARD, àrd, ård, ard-, and 'ard

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-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.

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