Wordnik word of the day: papelard

Ah, there’s nothing like dusting off an old derogation. Today’s word of the day is papelard, “a dissembler; a flatterer; a hypocrite.” It’s been little used in English since Chaucer put it to work, but it’s been slightly more common in French, from which it comes. The noun for what a papelard practices, papelardie, means “hypocrisy” or pope-holy, another obscure and disused term.