- Charles Rob·berts [rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/, 1894–1982, South African statesman: president 1961–67.
- archaic, or dialect swarthy
Word Origin and History for charles swart
Old English sweart "black," from Proto-Germanic *swartaz (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch swart, Old Norse svartr, German schwarz, Gothic swarts "dark-colored, black"), from PIE root *swordo- "dirty, dark, black" (source of sordid). The true Germanic word for "black," surviving in the Continental languages.