Definition of CHURL

an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country <as far as he was concerned, anyone from outside the city was a backwater churl>
Near Antonyms slicker, smoothy (or smoothie); metropolitan, suburbanite, urbanite
a mean grasping person who is usually stingy with money <don't bother asking for donations at that house—the churl who lives there believes that charity begins and ends at home>
Related Words hoarder, pack rat, saver
a person whose behavior is offensive to others <a churl who gets thrown out of parties with remarkable regularity>

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