Caird Caird, n. [Ir. ceard a tinker.] A traveling tinker; also a tramp or sturdy beggar. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • caird — noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic ceard craftsman; akin to Greek kerdos profit Date: 1663 Scottish a traveling tinker; also tramp, gypsy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • caird — I. ˈkārd Scotland variant of card II. noun ( s) Etymology: Scottish Gaelic ceard tinker; akin to Old Irish cerd smith, poet, Welsh …   Useful english dictionary

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