staggard (n.) "stag in its fourth year," c.1400, from STAG (Cf. stag) + -ARD (Cf. -ard).

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  • Staggard — Stag gard ( g[ e]rd), n. [From {Stag}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The male red deer when four years old. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staggard — [stag′ərd] n. [ME stagard: see STAG & ARD] a hart in its fourth year …   English World dictionary

  • staggard — /stag euhrd/, n. a four year old male red deer. Also, staggart /stag euhrt/. [1350 1400; ME; see STAG, ARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • Staggard — A male red deer in its fourth year. Cf. Brocket …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • staggard — stag·gard …   English syllables

  • staggard — …   Useful english dictionary

  • stag|gart — «STAG uhrt», noun. = staggard. (Cf. ↑staggard) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brocket — Male red deer in its second year. The 13c Latin form was brokettus. [< MdEngl. broach = a stag s first antlers] Cf. Staggard …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • -ard — suffix. 1 forming nouns in depreciatory senses (drunkard; sluggard). 2 forming nouns in other senses (bollard; Spaniard; wizard). Etymology: ME & OF f. G hard hardy (in proper names) * * * ə(r)d or, in a few loan words from French (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • staggart — noun see staggard …   Useful english dictionary

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