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1 an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country
  • as far as he was concerned, anyone from outside the city was a backwater churl

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2 a mean grasping person who is usually stingy with money
  • don't bother asking for donations at that house—the churl who lives there believes that charity begins and ends at home

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3 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • a churl who gets thrown out of parties with remarkable regularity

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The first known use of churl was before the 12th century

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“Churl.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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