Definitions

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  • n. Deceit; falsehood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Deceit; falsehood.

Etymologies

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From Middle English flerd, flærd, from Old English fleard ("nonsense, vanity, folly, deception, fraud, superstition"). Cognate with Old Danish flerdh, flær ("falsehood, deceit"), Swedish flärd ("vanity, frivolity, flamboyance"), Icelandic flærð ("deceit"). More at flird.

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