from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wretch; a rascal; a good-for-nothing.


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  • In the first category were babelard or babillard for ` babbler '; lubbard for ` big, stupid lout' (from which came landlubber); caynard ` lazy dog '(ultimately from the Italian cagna ` bitch'); losard ` rake 'or ` profligate' (from Old English losel ` one who is lost to perdition '); and the mellifluous but contumelious musard, whose sin was day-dreaming.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 4


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  • A fox pup must study and train hard

    Or risk he's dismissed as a caynard.

    The skulk's tough tuition

    Achieves full fruition

    In raising a wily red Reynard.

    August 13, 2017