bard

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[[t]bɑrd[/t]]
n.
1) (formerly) a person who composed and recited epic poems, often while playing the harp, lyre, or the like
2) one of an ancient Celtic order of composers and reciters of poetry
3) any poet
4) big the Bard, William Shakespeare
Etymology: 1400–50; ME < Celtic bard′ic, adj. II
bard or barde
[[t]bɑrd[/t]] n.
1) her any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse
2) coo a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast to prevent its drying out while cooking
3) her to caparison (a horse) with bards
4) coo to cover with bards before cooking
Etymology: 1470–80; < MF barde < southern It dial. barda armor for a horse < Ar barda‘ah packsaddle < Pers pardah covering

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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