Definition of churl in English:
1An impolite and mean-spirited person.
- Fans of studio politics everywhere understand that while Harvey's a boor, Bob is merely churlish, and boors hardly ever stand down for churls.
- It is, in fact, an exceptionally charming story, and even hard-hearted churls will find themselves smiling with beatific indulgence by the end of it.
- Dalglish, throughout, behaved admirably and only churls later questioned his decision to quit Anfield.
1.2 archaic A person of low birth; a peasant.
- Not since the days when a churl suffered extravagant penalties for offending a Norman lord have we seen such disparities of treatment within our justice system.
- The good yeomen and thespians who put on the River City Shakespeare Festival are in need of a few knaves, churls, gentlemen and gentlewomen to volunteer as well.
- If I may, Lord, who is the churl you drag with you?
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