blaggard

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blaggard (plural blaggards)

  1. (dated) A scoundrel; an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person. Usually, only used to refer to a male person.
  2. (archaic) A man who uses foul language in front of a woman, typically a woman of high standing in society.
    • 2006, Jan Freeman, 'Blaggards' of the year – Boston Globe
      "Arrr, keelhaul the blaggards!" wrote Ty Burr in the Globe last summer, pronouncing sentence on the malefactors who brought us the second "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.