Part of speech: noun

A low bred, surly fellow; a sordid person.

Part of speech: noun

A peasant.

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Usage examples "churl":

  1. And seeing an old churl hard by, he asked him what men called that castle. - "The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights", James Knowles.
  2. Let churl or shepherd change his sky, And labour in the city dark, Where there is neither air nor room- How often will the exile sigh To hear again the unwearied lark, And see the heather's lavish bloom! - "Robert F. Murray his poems with a memoir by Andrew Lang", Robert F. Murray.
  3. He, troublesome old cross- grained churl that he was, would soon be out of the way. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.