cvb aff. a suffix forming nouns that denote persons who regularly engage in an activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem; now usu. pejorative:
coward; dullard; drunkard; wizard[/ex]
Etymology: ME < OF, prob. extracted from personal names with 2nd element -ard < Frankish*-hart-lit., strong, hardy, hard

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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