[kaird; Scot. keyrd]

noun Scot.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Scot obsolete a travelling tinker; vagrant

Word Origin for caird

C17: from Scottish Gaelic; related to Welsh cerdd craft
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