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kern

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noun \ˈkərn, ˈkern\
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kerne

Definition of kern

  1. 1 :  a light-armed foot soldier of medieval Ireland or Scotland

  2. 2 :  yokel

Origin and Etymology of kern

Middle English kerne, from Middle Irish cethern band of soldiers


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noun \ˈkərn\

Definition of kern

  1. :  a part of a typeset letter that projects beyond its side bearings

Origin and Etymology of kern

French carne corner, from French dialect, from Latin cardin-, cardo hinge


Kern

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biographical name \ˈkərn\

Definition of Kern

  1. Jerome David 1885–1945 American composer


Kern

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geographical name \ˈkərn\

Definition of Kern

  1. river 150 miles (241 kilometers) long in south central California flowing southwest into a reservoir

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