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From Old French coart, cuard ( > French couard), from coe (“‘tail’”) (from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cauda) + -ard. The reference seems to be to an animal "turning tail", or having its tail between its legs.
- IPA: /ˈkaʊəd/
- A person who lacks courage.
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