Pronunciation: (blag'ärd, -urd, blak'gärd"), [key]
1. a low, contemptible person; scoundrel.
a. a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household.
b. the servants of an army.
c. camp followers.
to revile in scurrilous language.
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