Part of speech:

Used to form from adjectives personal nouns denoting the possession in a high degree of the quality denoted by the adjective; as, drunkard; sometimes changed to - art, as in braggart.

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Usage examples "ard":

  1. He put it down when ’ e see me, and George and the others, wot ’ ad been standing in a little bunch for’ ard, came aft and stood looking on. - "Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs", W.W. Jacobs.
  2. But for a single day on some of our nearer lochs,- such as Loch Leven, Loch Ard, or Loch Lomond,- the expenses are heavy, and the angler must always be the best judge as to the likelihood of the " game being worth the candle." - "Scotch Loch-Fishing", AKA Black Palmer, William Senior.
  3. We all went on with our work as ’ ard as we knew ’ ow. - "Light Freights, Complete", W. W. Jacobs.