carl

noun \ ˈkär(-ə)l \
variants: or carle
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of carl

1 : a man of the common people
2 chiefly dialectal : churl, boor

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Origin and Etymology of carl

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


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