Here’s the word of the day from dictionary.com:
1. A rude or unscrupulous person; a scoundrel.
2. A person who uses foul or abusive language
Scurrilous; abusive; low; worthless; vicious; as, “blackguard language.”
To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.
Pronounced BLAG-uhrd not black guard, it’s yet another word that sounds like what it means. I have longed to use this word since I heard Michael Darling use it in the Disney version of Peter Pan but haven’t gotten any show to date. I suppose you want to be careful whom you label a blackguard.
Use it in a sentence: “Wednesday night, we won our first game in the city basketball tournament. One of the opposing forwards blackguarded L, but L brushed it off and owned him.”