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 Pic’ador (Spanish).Picaroon. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Picards.
 
An immoral sect of fanatics in the 15th century; so called from Picard of Flanders, their founder, who called himself the New Adam, and tried to introduce the custom of living nude, like Adam in Paradise.   1
   You are as hot-headed as a Picard. This is a French expression, and is tantamount to our “Peppery as a Welshman.”   2
 


 Pic’ador (Spanish).Picaroon. 

 
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