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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bourde, from Old French bourde.

NounEdit

bourd (plural bourds)

  1. (obsolete) A joke; jesting, banter.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.iii:
      The wisard could no lenger beare her bord, / But brusting forth in laughter, to her sayd; / Glauce, what needs this colourable word []  ?

VerbEdit

bourd (third-person singular simple present bourds, present participle bourding, simple past and past participle bourded)

  1. (obsolete) To jest.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bourd in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Old English bord.

NounEdit

bourd

  1. Alternative form of bord

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Old French bourde.

NounEdit

bourd

  1. Alternative form of bourde