caird

caird

[kaird; Scot. keyrd]
noun Scot.
1.
a traveling tinker, especially a gypsy.
2.
a wandering tramp or vagrant.

Origin:
1655–65; < Scots Gaelic ceard tinker; akin to Latin cerdō workman, Greek kerdṓ cunning one

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caird (kɛəd, Scottish kerd)
 
n
obsolete (Scot) a travelling tinker; vagrant
 
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic; related to Welsh cerdd craft]

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