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What does 'blackguard' mean?
I know it's an old insult, but where does it come from?
asked in blackguard, old insults, words



beeper_spryte answers:

black·guard (blgrd, -ärd)
n.
1. A thoroughly unprincipled person; a scoundrel.
2. A foul-mouthed person.

Noun
an unprincipled contemptible person [originally, lowest group at court]

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/blackguard

it's also been corrupted to "blaggard", same definition for both.


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