AskDefine | Define dastard

Dictionary Definition

dastard adj : treacherously cowardly; "the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt [syn: dastard(a), dastardly] n : a malicious coward

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English

Etymology

ME, most likely from Old Norse dæstr, exhausted.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˈdæstəd/, /"d
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