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The dict-ified word of the day is blackguard

| source : web1913 | Blackguard \Black"guard`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blackguarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blackguarding}.] To revile or abuse in scurrilous language. --Southey. | source : web1913 | Blackguard \Black"guard\, a. Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, blackguard language. | source : web1913 | Blackguard \Black"guard\, n. [Black + guard.] 1. The scullions and lower menials of a court, or of a nobleman's household, who, in a removal from one residence to another, had charge of the kitchen utensils, and being smutted by them, were jocularly called the ``black guard''; also, the servants and hangers-on of an army. [Obs.] A lousy slave, that . . . rode with the black guard in the duke's carriage, 'mongst spits and dripping pans. --Webster (1612). 2. The criminals and vagrants or vagabonds of a town or community, collectively. [Obs.] 3. A person of stained or low character, esp. one who uses scurrilous language, or treats others with foul abuse; a scoundrel; a rough. A man whose manners and sentiments are decidedly below those of his class deserves to be called a blackguard. --Macaulay. 4. A vagrant; a bootblack; a gamin. [Obs.] | source : wn | blackguard n : someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog" [syn: {cad}, {bounder}, {dog}, {hound}, {heel}] v 1: subject to laughter or ridicule: "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher" [syn: {ridicule}, {guy}, {laugh at}, {jest at}, {rib}, {make fun}, {poke fun}] 2: use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher" [syn: {abuse}, {clapperclaw}, {shout}] | source : devils | BLACKGUARD, n. A man whose qualities, prepared for display like a box of berries in a market -- the fine ones on top -- have been opened on the wrong side. An inverted gentleman.

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