Dastard meaning

dăs'tərd
A sneaking, malicious coward.
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A sneaky, cowardly evildoer.
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A malicious coward; a dishonorable sneak.
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Origin of dastard

  • Middle English probably alteration of Old Norse dæstr exhausted from past participle of dæsa to languish, decay
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, most likely from Old Norse dæstr (“exhausted”).
    From Wiktionary