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carl Line breaks: carl

Definition of carl in English:


1 archaic A peasant or man of low birth.
1.1Scottish A man; a fellow.
Example sentences
  • The fact that the figure on the salt is well dressed and wears a sword indicates that, if he is a carl, he comes into the latter category.


Old English (denoting a peasant or villein): from Old Norse karl 'man, freeman', of Germanic origin; related to churl.

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