Palliard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Palliard A born beggar; a vagabond.
    • Palliard A lecher; a lewd person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n palliard A vagabond who lies upon straw; a lecher; a lewd person.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. paillard, orig., one addicted to the couch, fr. paille, straw. See Pallet a small bed

Usage

In literature:

Madame the widow Palliard-Dubose retired grimly into her cabin, slamming the door on the world.
"Punch, Volume 156, January 22, 1919." by Various
The limping palliard tore the bandages from his mock wounds, shouldered his crutch, and trudged hastily after them.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
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