Meaning of CARL in English


— carlish , adj. — carlishness , n.

/kahrl/ , n.

1. Scot.

a. a strong, robust fellow, esp. a strong manual laborer.

b. a miser; an extremely thrifty person.

2. Archaic. a churl.

3. Obs. a bondman.

Also, carle .

[ bef. 1000 (in compounds; see HOUSECARL); ME; OE -carl karl man; c. OHG karl; akin to CHURL ]

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