Definition of Karen

1. Noun. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands.

Exact synonyms: Karenic
Generic synonyms: Tibeto-burman, Tibeto-burman Language

Definition of Karen

1. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek female given name). First taken up as a given name in the U.S.A., and popular in the English-speaking world from the 1950s to the 1970s. ¹

2. Proper noun. A group of languages of Myanmar and Thailand. ¹

3. Proper noun. (given name male), transliteration of the Armenian (?????). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Karen

Karel Capek
Karelian Isthmus
Karelian pasties
Karelian pasty
Karelo-Finnish SSR
Karen (current term)
Karen Blixen
Karl-Marx Stadt
Karl Adolf Eichmann
Karl Adolph Verner
Karl Alex Muller
Karl Augustus Menninger
Karl Baedeker

Literary usage of Karen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"Then you were happy, Karen, when you had saved that little boy. Karen. ... Say, Karen, what are you to do about your shower bath? The shed is blown down, ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1877)
"LITTLE Karen AND HER BABY. BY SCW THE cottage in which little Karen lived stood high up on the hill-side, close to the edge of a great forest. ..."

3. The Baptist Missionary Magazine by Massachusetts Baptist Convention, American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1841)
"Other founts, of the une »ir«, for Karen and Taling, have also been prepared, or rather such characters as «rere required for those last two languages, ..."

4. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1899)
"PAKU-Karen MISSION SCHOOLHOUSE, TOUNGOO, BURMA to prepare them for the care of an orderly and ... A considerable part of the expenses of the Paku Karen ..."

5. Scandinavia (1885)
"should still stand by Karen, they could not help thinking she brought some ... Karen was quick and busy all the time, preparing delicacies and serving them ..."

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