Das"tard (?), n. [Prob. from Icel. daestr exhausted. breathless, p. p. of daesa to groan, lose one's breath; cf. dasask to become exhausted, and E. daze.]

One who meanly shrinks from danger; an arrant coward; a poltroon.

You are all recreants and dashtards, and delight to live in slavery to the nobility. Shak.

 

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Das"tard, a.

Meanly shrinking from danger; cowardly; dastardly.

"Their dastard souls."

Addison.

 

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Das"tard, v. t.

To dastardize.

[R.]

Dryden.

 

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