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EtymologyEdit

Old French paillard, from paille (straw).

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palliard (plural palliards)

  1. (archaic) a beggar or vagrant, especially a professional one
    • 1964, Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun
      They all knew him. A palliard, some said on Henley Street, a wild rogue.

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