Definition of costard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkästərd/
(also Costard)


1A cooking apple of a large ribbed variety.
Example sentences
  • The cooking equivalent was the Costard, which gave rise to the term costermonger, first applied to apple salesmen.
1.1 archaic, humorous A person’s head.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from coste 'rib', from Latin costa.

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Syllabification: cos·tard

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