[ kurd, koord; Persian koord ]

  1. a member of an Islamic people speaking Kurdish and dwelling chiefly in Kurdistan.

Origin of Kurd

First recorded in 1610–20

Words Nearby Kurd

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How to use Kurd in a sentence

  • A Kurd has a sport-loving soul, and the offer was accepted at once; particularly as their rifles do not throw too accurately.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • On another occasion, a Kurd came to one of our European staff, with a request to have a tooth extracted.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • Evidently not a pure Arab, he claimed various admixtures as the fancy took him, the general preference being Kurd.

    War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit Roosevelt
  • These pass from Kurd to Cossack by theft, by gift, by loss; they pass from nation to nation by accident, which is Divine design.

    The Dark Star | Robert W. Chambers
  • Tribute of food and fur would be required from Kurd and Tartar and wild Siberian tribe.

    Vikings of the Pacific | Agnes C. Laut

British Dictionary definitions for Kurd


/ (kɜːd) /

  1. a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran

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