EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English -ard, from Old French -ard (suffix), from Frankish *-hard (hardy, bold), from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard). More at hard.

SuffixEdit

-ard

  1. Someone who is in a specified condition (“pejorative agent suffix”).
    drunk + ‎-ard → ‎drunkard
    dull + ‎-ard → ‎dullard

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French -ard, -art, from Frankish *-hard (hardy, bold), from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard), from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong). More at English hard.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aʁ/
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-ard m (plural -ards, feminine -arde)

  1. forms pejoratives, diminutives, and nouns representing or belonging to a particular class or sort
    Coordinate term: -asse
    clocher (to wobble) + ‎-ard → ‎clochard (tramp, vagrant)
    flemme (laziness) + ‎-ard → ‎flemmard (idler)
    soul (drunk) + ‎-ard → ‎soulard (drunkard)
    chauffeur (driver) + ‎-ard → ‎chauffard (bad driver)
    montagne (mountain) + ‎-ard → ‎montagnard (mountain-dweller)
    route (road) + ‎-ard → ‎routard (backpacker)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French -ard, -art, from Frankish *-hard.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ard

  1. Forming pejorative agent nouns from other nouns; -ard.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: -ard

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