Definitions of Kerl

  1. See Carl.

Usage examples for Kerl

  1. Then says the good Schubert: I'm a loud, rollicking, beer- drinking Kerl, I am! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  2. The Germans, who herein show their good sense and the high state of civilization to which they have reached, are very free advertisers, going to the newspapers with all their wants, and finding in them that aid which all interests and all sorts of people, from kaiser to kerl, are compelled, in these days, to seek in the daily journal. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. " Speak English, dummer kerl he exclaimed, angrily. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  4. In the evening they played cards, with interruptions such as " Der verfluchte Kerl," meaning " a boar that refused to be shot," or " I could easily have killed him if my gun," etc. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  5. Thus he subscribed himself, as a genuine German, instead of Karl Ludwig, " Kerl Chlodowig," in the ancient style, and afterwards he used the signature, " German Brother of Fichtelberge." – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  6. He started singing, and looked round the cottage for Franek, even saying 'Morgen, Kerl, ' although Franek was not there. – Tales by Polish Authors by Various
  7. The maids also came to look; and the buxom cook, with her spotless apron and bare arms akimbo, was drawn from her kitchen, and pledged her culinary honour that such a pracht- kerl should be served up in her very best style. – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  8. 52 Johann Caspar Kerl, b. – Johann Sebastian Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry