palliard (n.) late 15c., "vagabond or beggar" (who sleeps on straw in barns), from M.Fr. paillard, from O.Fr. paillart (13c.), from paille "straw" (see PALLET (Cf. pallet) (1)).

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  • Palliard — Pal liard, n. [F. paillard, orig., one addicted to the couch, fr. paille straw. See {Pallet} a small bed.] [1913 Webster] 1. A born beggar; a vagabond. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. A lecher; a lewd person. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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