caird

noun

plural cairds
Scotland
: a traveling tinker
also : tramp, wanderer

Word History

Etymology

Scottish Gaelic ceard craftsman; akin to Greek kerdos profit

First Known Use

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caird was circa 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Caird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caird. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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