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- someone who is in a specified condition e.g. a drunkard
someone who is in a specified condition
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.
- Used primarily to form pejoratives, diminutives, and nouns representing or belonging to a particular class or sort.