What is the difference between blaggard and ankle?

blaggard | ankle |


As nouns the difference between blaggard and ankle

is that blaggard is (dated) a scoundrel; an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person usually, only used to refer to a male person while ankle is the skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.

As a verb ankle is

(us|slang) to walk.

blaggard

English

Alternative forms

* blackguard

Noun

(en noun)
  • (dated) A scoundrel; an unprincipled contemptible person; an untrustworthy person. Usually, only used to refer to a male person.
  • (archaic) A man who uses foul language in front of a woman, typically a woman of high standing in society.
  • * 2006, Jan Freeman, 'Blaggards' of the year – Boston Globe
  • "Arrr, keelhaul the blaggards !" wrote Ty Burr in the Globe last summer, pronouncing sentence on the malefactors who brought us the second "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.

    ankle

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ancle (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint.
  • Derived terms

    * ankle-biter * ankle slapper * ankle walker * cankle * show ankle

    Verb

    (ankl)
  • (US, slang) To walk.
  • * 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 275:
  • After a while he got up and ankled his way down the corridor and met Penny coming out of the toilet.
  • (cycling) To cyclically angle the foot at the ankle while pedaling, to maximize the amount of work applied to the pedal during each revolution.