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- n. Obsolete form of bombard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See bombard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of bombard.
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Dr. Johnson, however, strangely enough deduces the word bumpkin from bump; but what if it should prove to be a corruption of bumbard, or bombard: in low Latin, bombardus, a great gun, and from thence applied to a large flagon, or full glass.
I hear it sing i 'the wind: yond' same black cloud, yond 'huge one, looks like a foul  bumbard that would shed his liquor ...