carking

[ kahr-king ]
/ ˈkɑr kɪŋ /

adjective Archaic.

Origin of carking

1300–50 (for gerund); 1555–65 (for current sense); Middle English; see cark, -ing2

Definition for carking (2 of 2)

cark

[ kahrk ]
/ kɑrk /
Archaic.

noun

care or worry.

verb (used with or without object)

to worry.

Origin of cark

1250–1300; Middle English carken to be anxious, Old English becarcian, apparently derivative of car- (base of caru care) + -k suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for carking (1 of 2)

cark

1
/ (kɑːk) /

noun, verb

Word Origin for cark

C13 carken to burden, from Old Northern French carquier, from Late Latin carricāre to load

British Dictionary definitions for carking (2 of 2)

cark

2
/ (kɑːk) /

verb

(intr) Australian slang to break down; die

Word Origin for cark

perhaps from the cry of the crow, as a carrion feeding bird
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