Karen

noun

Ka·​ren kə-ˈren How to pronounce Karen (audio)
plural Karen or Karens
1
: a member of a group of peoples of eastern and southern Myanmar
2
a
: a group of languages spoken by the Karen peoples
b
: a language of this group

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Karen was in 1833

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“Karen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Karen. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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