- Historical the lowest servants of a large household, in charge of pots and pans
- a person who uses abusive language
- scoundrel; villain
Origin of blackguardblack (precise meaning or reference, refer uncertain ) + guard
- vulgar, low, etc.
- A thoroughly unprincipled person; a scoundrel.
- A foul-mouthed person.
transitive verbblack·guard·ed, black·guard·ing, black·guards
- Usually, only used to refer to a male person.
- Blackguard may also refer to a man who uses foul language in front of a woman, typically a woman of high standing in society.
(third-person singular simple present blackguards, present participle blackguarding, simple past and past participle blackguarded)
- To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.