[ kahrl ]
/ kɑrl /
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- a strong, robust fellow, especially a strong manual laborer.
- a miser; an extremely thrifty person.
Archaic. a churl.
Obsolete. a bondman.
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Origin of carl
OTHER WORDS FROM carlcarlish, adjectivecarl·ish·ness, noun
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[ kahrl ]
/ kɑrl /
a male given name, form of Charles.
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How to use carl in a sentence
“The whole ticking-time-bomb thesis is … so cockamamie,” said Carle.Human Rights Watch: Prosecute Bush, Cheney Over Torture Crimes|R.M. Schneiderman|July 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“Prosecutions will divide us and not make these excesses less likely,” said Carle.Human Rights Watch: Prosecute Bush, Cheney Over Torture Crimes|R.M. Schneiderman|July 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
These claims are absolutely false, according to former interrogators such as Carle and Kleinman.Human Rights Watch: Prosecute Bush, Cheney Over Torture Crimes|R.M. Schneiderman|July 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Still, you were then but the landless house-carle captain, and yet you dared to look up to the daughter of the ealdorman.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Then the carle said, “Another cup for the longer after youth!”
Then arose a white-headed carle from a table nigh to the dais, whose black raiment was well adorned with gold.
Alas that thou shouldst talk so,” said a carle, rising up from the warm sand; “what shall all thy toil win thee?
Mr. Carle, dancing master, may be spoke with on school days at Mrs. White's Tavern.A Portrait of Old George Town|Grace Dunlop Ecker
British Dictionary definitions for carl
/ (kɑːl) /
archaic another word for churl
Word Origin for carl
Old English, from Old Norse karl
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