Some articles on blackguard, blackguards:
... the front wall first then the serve is referred to as a 'blackguard' (pronounced 'blaggard') ... The receiver has the option to take a blackguard, as long as they say 'yes' before striking the ball ... If three consecutive blackguards are served without being taken then the server is deemed to have lost a rally ...
... Blackguard, a prestige class in the Dungeons Dragons role-playing game. ...
More definitions of "blackguard":
- (verb): Subject to laughter or ridicule.
Synonyms: ridicule, roast, guy, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun
Famous quotes containing the word blackguard:
“We for a certainty are not the first
Have sat in taverns while the tempest hurled
Their hopeful plans to emptiness, and cursed
Whatever brute and blackguard made the world.”
—A.E. (Alfred Edward)
“When the Prince of Wales [later King George IV] and the Duke of York went to visit their brother Prince William [later William IV] at Plymouth, and all three being very loose in their manners, and coarse in their language, Prince William said to his ships crew, now I hope you see that I am not the greatest blackguard of my family.”
—Horace Walpole (17171797)