a low, contemptible person; scoundrel.
a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household.
the servants of an army.
to revile in scurrilous language.
The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
Carmen Prosper Merimee
The Climbers Clyde Fitch
Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
The Quality of Mercy W. D. Howells
The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Diary of a Saint Arlo Bates
The Hero William Somerset Maugham
an unprincipled contemptible person; scoundrel
(as modifier): blackguard language
(transitive) to ridicule or denounce with abusive language
(intransitive) to behave like a blackguard
See under guillemot (def 1). a black or brown-speckled seabird of the genus Cepphus, of northern seas, having a sharply pointed black bill, red legs, and white wing patches, as C. grylle (black guillemot) of the North Atlantic and the similar C. columba (pigeon guillemot) of the North Pacific. British. a murre of the genus […]
sour gum. a tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of eastern North America, having elliptic leaves, dark-blue, berrylike fruit, and wood with a variety of commercial uses. Historical Examples Shapes that Haunt the Dusk Various Shapes that Haunt the Dusk Various Captain Ted Louis Pendleton Sunlight Patch Credo Fitch Harris noun a cornaceous tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of the […]
Italian La Mano Nera. any of various secret criminal groups organized in Italy and operating in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, practicing blackmail and violence. an anarchistic society in Spain, suppressed in 1883. a nationalistic society in Serbia, suppressed in 1914. Historical Examples The Barrel Mystery William J. (William James) […]
a villain, as in a cowboy movie; bad guy. Digital Technology. a hacker who violates the security of a system for personal profit or for the gratification of causing damage. wear / put on a black hat, to behave villainously. noun (informal) a computer hacker who carries out illegal malicious hacking work (as modifier): black-hat […]