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Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of disour.


dizzard ‎(plural dizzards)

  1. (obsolete) A jester or fool.
  2. (obsolete) An idiot.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.43:
      Lactantius, in his book of Wisdom, proves them to be dizzards, fools, asses, madmen, so full of absurd and ridiculous tenets and brain-sick positions, that to his thinking never any old woman doted worse.
    • 1902, John Kendrick Bangs, Olympian Nights, ch. 10:
      "You're a dizzard!" I retorted. "And a noodle and a jolt-head; [] you're a Hatter!" I shrieked the last epithet.