ceorl

[chey-awrl]

Origin of ceorl

before 1000; this form borrowed (17th century) < Old English
Related formsceorl·ish, adjective
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ceorl

noun
  1. a freeman of the lowest class in Anglo-Saxon England
Derived Formsceorlish, adjective

Word Origin for ceorl

Old English; see churl
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