Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FAIZART, n. Also fesart, fezart, fazard, -art.

1. A hermaphrodite fowl (Rxb. 1825 Jam.; Sh.11 1951).

2. A puny, effeminate man (Rxb. 1825 Jam., 1923 Watson W.-B.; Sh.11 1951); a weakling, a coward; an impudent fellow (Ib.). Sc. 1721  J. Kelly Proverbs 332:
To Fazards, hard Hazards is Death e'er they come here.
Sc. c.1800  in W. Stenhouse Sc. Musical Museum (1853) IV. 390:
Up wi' the Souters o' Selkirk. And down wi' the fazart Lord Hume.

[O.Sc. fasert, fazart, id., from c.1500. Of obscure origin. The proverb comes from Montgomerie's The Cherrie and the Slae (c.1585).]

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