Definitions

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  • n. A dreamer; an absent-minded person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dreamer; an absent-minded person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A muser or dreamer; a vagabond.
  • n. A foolish fellow.

Etymologies

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French, from muser to loiter, trifle. See muse (intransitive verb).

Examples

  • 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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  • musardobs. a dreamer; an absent-minded person

    July 27, 2008