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tard

1. offensive slang A shortening of "retard," a derogatory term for a person who has an intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation). A: "Sarah's brother is a tard, so she always has to stay home to take care of him." B: "Why do you always have to say awful things?"
2. offensive slang By extension, a derogatory term for someone who is stupid, foolish, or socially inappropriate. Stop being such a tard, Tom, and do this the right way.

tard

n. a person who behaves as if retarded. (see also retard. Derogatory and potentially cruel.) You tard! Why did you do that?
References in classic literature ?
"Mais vous venez trop tard," she said, rubbing her handkerchief on her hand, which the horse had made wet in taking the sugar.
humaines; tot ou tard il devient efficace."--GUIZOT.
Tards? The accusation that a writer or commenter is a 'tard-that is, a retard-is an even worse insult and perhaps even more common in the new media space.
Now, of course, we have Nognog Tards (a reference to defenders of Vice President Jejomar Binay), as well.
In particular, PACE members, or PACE itself, can serve to call out users and commenters who make gratuitous accusations, who call those they don't like paid hacks and 'tards.