from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blockhead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A blockhead. [Obs.] [Written also dizard, and disard.]

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  • noun obsolete A jester or fool.
  • noun obsolete An idiot.


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Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of disour.


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  • Anticyras; a common proverb among the Greeks and Latins, to bid a dizzard or a mad man go take hellebore; as in Lucian,

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Et caepas simul alliumque ructat [6095] — si quando ad thalamum, &c., how like a dizzard, a fool, an ass, he looks, how like a clown he behaves himself!

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • By the time grandfather was a half-grown boy, big enough to join in the rough crowd of village lads who tormented Jed, the old dizzard had been for years the local butt.

    Hillsboro People Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1918

  • A whole lot of the neighbors had come in to watch with him, and even then, with the old dizzard actually dying, they were making a fool of him.

    Hillsboro People Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1918

  • -- Thou idle, gaping dizzard [fool]! and I have to ask thee yet again what is come of aught, it shall be with mine hand about thine ears!

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary Emily Sarah Holt 1864

  • [3646] gull, a dizzard, an illiterate idiot, an outside, a glowworm, a proud fool, an arrant ass, Ventris et inguinis mancipium, a slave to his lust and belly, solaque libidine fortis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • [3664] when thou art a dizzard thyself: quod prodest, Pontice, longo stemmate censeri?

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • "Come back and shut the door, thou blundering dizzard!

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt 1864


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  • A foolish fellow, idiot, blockhead.

    May 11, 2008

  • Needs better visuals.

    September 2, 2015

  • Much given to fretting his gizzard

    Doubts swirl like the flakes of a blizzard.

    When Percy must vote

    Cold fear grips his throat -

    Well-meaning but sadly a dizzard.

    July 18, 2016

  • Also disard.

    March 27, 2024