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"Bled" is an Arabic word meaning country or region. [...]

BUT, a "bledard" usually means a "yokel" or a "bumpkin" ( or "oaf", "hillbilly" or "rustic") according to context as mentioned upthread, someone not sophisticated, but who might be crafty. It's pejorative, but it can be admiring too. Very confusing!

In my dictionary, it says: "soldierwho served in the interior of North Africa"

Another interpretation could be the following:
As a "bled" means a village in the middle of nowhere (pejorative word), a "bledard" could be a person that comes from that hole.

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https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/blédard.159694/

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