[kaird; Scot. keyrd]
- a traveling tinker, especially a gypsy.
- a wandering tramp or vagrant.
Origin of caird
1655–65; < Scots Gaelic ceard tinker; akin to Latin cerdō workman, Greek kerdṓ cunning one
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Examples from the Web for caird
And see Mary and all the lave have their hands as black as a caird's.'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
Mr. Caird gave me a striking instance of such a case in Scotland.More Letters of Charles Darwin
But in any case Mr. Caird's amendment was promptly negatived.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
And Mrs. Caird's anxieties drifted to the youth she loved so dearly.
Mrs. Caird looked at her and was not quite pleased with her attitude.
- Scot obsolete a travelling tinker; vagrant
C17: from Scottish Gaelic; related to Welsh cerdd craft
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