Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots An itinerant tinker.

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  • n. A travelling tinker; a tramp, or sturdy beggar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A traveling tinker; also a tramp or sturdy beggar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A traveling tinker; a tramp; a vagrant; a gipsy.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Scottish Gaelic ceard, tinker, smith, from Old Irish cerd, artisan, skill.

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Irish ceard a tinker.

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