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caird

[kaird; Scot. keyrd] /kɛərd; Scot. keɪrd/
noun, Scot.
1.
a traveling tinker, especially a gypsy.
2.
a wandering tramp or vagrant.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Scots Gaelic ceard tinker; akin to Latin cerdō workman, Greek kerdṓ cunning one
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British Dictionary definitions for caird

caird

/kɛəd; Scottish kerd/
noun
1.
(Scot, obsolete) a travelling tinker; vagrant
Word Origin
C17: from Scottish Gaelic; related to Welsh cerdd craft
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