[kurd, koo rd; Persian koord]

Origin of Kurd

First recorded in 1610–20
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Contemporary Examples of kurd

Historical Examples of kurd

  • In an instant all had vanished, and Sir Kurd sank down in a swoon.

    Ernest Bracebridge

    William H. G. Kingston

  • If a Kurd eat bread given him, he will never try to rob the giver.

    Modern Persia

    Mooshie G. Daniel

  • A Kurd was once arrested in Persia for stealing and a hand was cut off as punishment.

    Modern Persia

    Mooshie G. Daniel

  • Daoud heard a faint undertone of contempt in the Kurd's voice.

  • But it had one fatal objection—the connecting link was a Kurd.

British Dictionary definitions for kurd


  1. a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran
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Word Origin and History for kurd


1610s, the people's self-designation.

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