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Definition of Blackguard

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  BLACKGUARD   noun
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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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

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Regular definition:
BLACKGUARD:
?blŠ??:d n. & v. --n. a villain; a scoundrel; an unscrupulous, unprincipled person. --v.tr. abuse scurrilously. °°blackguardly adj. [BLACK + GUARD: orig. applied collectively to menials etc.]


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