noun \ˈkərn, ˈkern\

Definition of KERN

:  a light-armed foot soldier of medieval Ireland or Scotland
:  yokel

Variants of KERN

kern or kerne \ˈkərn, ˈkern\

Origin of KERN

Middle English kerne, from Middle Irish cethern band of soldiers
First Known Use: 15th century


noun \ˈkərn\

Definition of KERN

:  a part of a typeset letter that projects beyond its side bearings

Origin of KERN

French carne corner, from French dialect, from Latin cardin-, cardo hinge
First Known Use: 1683


biographical name \ˈkərn\

Definition of KERN

Jerome David 1885–1945 Am. composer


geographical name \ˈkərn\

Definition of KERN

river 150 miles (241 kilometers) S cen California flowing SW into a reservoir


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