noun British Dialect.
verb (used with object)
- charity begins at home,
- charity commissioners,
- charity school,
Origin of chark
Examples from the Web for chark
Or perhaps your friend Chark would rather think that I was given to poisoning my relations?
Another suggestion is that it is connected with “chirk” or “chark,” an old word meaning “to make a grating noise.”
Sir Gregory and I, Mr. Chark, were on our way to see if she had been heard of at the hospitals, at the moment of your arrival.
So,” said Gimblet to himself, “it appears that the worthy Mr. Chark has been talking.
He would say “chark” for everything, merely varying the key higher or lower according to the exigencies of the case.Original Penny Readings|George Manville Fenn