carl

or carle

[ kahrl ]
/ kɑrl /

noun

Scot.
  1. a strong, robust fellow, especially a strong manual laborer.
  2. a miser; an extremely thrifty person.
Archaic. a churl.
Obsolete. a bondman.

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Origin of carl

before 1000 (in compounds; see housecarl); Middle English; Old English -carl < Old Norse karl man; cognate with Old High German karl; akin to churl

OTHER WORDS FROM carl

carl·ish, adjectivecarl·ish·ness, noun

Definition for carl (2 of 2)

Carl
[ kahrl ]
/ kɑrl /

noun

a male given name, form of Charles.
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British Dictionary definitions for carl

carl

carle

/ (kɑːl) /

noun

archaic another word for churl

Word Origin for carl

Old English, from Old Norse karl
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