: a Scandinavian noble ranking immediately below the king

Word History


Old Norse — more at earl

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jarl was in 1820

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“Jarl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarl. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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