- a strong, robust fellow, especially a strong manual laborer.
- a miser; an extremely thrifty person.
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Origin of carl
OTHER WORDS FROM carlcarlish, adjectivecarl·ish·ness, noun
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Definition for carl (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for carl
It’s Carl who comes back from college in Minnesota and a real estate career in Toronto with a plan to save Os’s economy.Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Kingdom’ is a suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir that’s almost impossible to put down|Richard Lipez|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Carl Sandler, who founded Mister in 2012, previously founded Daddyhunt.com and worked at Gay.com.
In the next election, MassEquality took Vinnie out, replacing him with a young gay man, Carl Sciortino.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cuomo ran for governor in 2002, but pulled out before he was to be soundly defeated in the Democratic primary by Carl McCall.
But poor Carl is still trudging along as if his assault never happened.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only difference was the writing staff was Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner, and they started writing on Monday.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel|Marlow Stern|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had not met since the battle of Wilson Creek, when Carl went back with a broken arm.
In the privacy of Lawrence's room, Carl told his story—a story that Lawrence listened to breathless attention.
There was another silence, during which Carl became absorbed in a book and Louise gave her attention to Helen's dolls.
"Miss Zélie herself sets more store by Carl than any of the rest," said Mandy, coming to the door.
Carl suddenly demanded, as they marched up the newly reddened walk.