Middle English Dictionary Entry

-ard suf.
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In the adjs. bai-ard bay (horse), blanch-ard white (horse), and in the nouns bast-ard, bus-ard buzzard, dunce, cou-ard, trich-ard, taken from OF.
In English formations modeled on bast-ard, cou-ard, all derogatory: dast-ard, dot-ard, dull-ard, fabel-ard, faill-ard, los-ard (beside older los-el), nigg-ard, shreu-ard, slugg-ard; -- often used attributively.