caird

[ kaird; Scots keyrd ]
/ kɛərd; Scots keɪrd /

noun Scot.

a traveling tinker, especially a Romani.
a wandering tramp or vagrant.

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Origin of caird

First recorded in 1655–65; from Scots Gaelic ceard “tinker”; akin to Latin cerdō “workman,” Greek kerdṓ “cunning one”
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British Dictionary definitions for caird

caird
/ (kɛəd, Scottish kerd) /

noun

Scot obsolete a travelling tinker; vagrant

Word Origin for caird

C17: from Scottish Gaelic; related to Welsh cerdd craft
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