Churl

Definition of Churl

n.1.A rustic; a countryman or laborer.
Your rank is all reversed; let men of cloth
Bow to the stalwart churls in overalls.
- Emerson.
2.A rough, surly, ill-bred man; a boor.
A churl's courtesy rarely comes, but either for gain or falsehood.
- Sir P. Sidney.
3.A selfish miser; an illiberal person; a niggard.
Like to some rich churl hoarding up his pelf.
- Drayton.
a.1.Churlish; rough; selfish.

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Babbitt, Philistine, Silas Marner, arriviste, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, boor, bounder, bourgeois, cad, captive, chattel, chattel slave, clodhopper, clown, concubine, curmudgeon, debt slave, epicier, galley slave, groundling, guttersnipe, helot, homager, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, liege, liege man, liege subject, looby, lout, low fellow, miser, mucker, muckworm, niggard, nouveau riche, odalisque, parvenu, peasant, penny pincher, peon, pinchfist, pinchgut, ribald, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, save-all, scrooge, serf, servant, skinflint, slave, subject, theow, thrall, tightwad, upstart, vassal, villein, vulgarian, vulgarist, yokel
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