carl

noun \ˈkär(-ə)l\
variants: or

carle

\ˈkär(-ə)l\

Definition of carl

  1. 1 :  a man of the common people

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  churl, boor

Origin and Etymology of carl

Middle English, from Old English -carl, from Old Norse karl man, carl — more at churl


First Known Use: before 12th century

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