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English

Etymology 1

Old English carl, from Old Norse karl (man, husband)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
carl

Plural
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  1. A rude, rustic man; a churl.
    • 1974: In Lent noblemen and carls alike had got into the trances and pulled the carts of stone themselves. — Guy Davenport, Tatlin!

Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
carl

Plural
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  1. A female hemp plant.

Old English

Etymology

Old Norse karl (Swedish karl ‘man’), from Germanic *karlaz. Cognate with Old High German karl, karal and related to Old English ċeorl.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. a freeman,a man of middle rank, and the middle social class in norse and anglo-saxon society

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