Archaic Definition of the Week – Karrows

publishingKARROWS * Hard-core fourteenth- to eighteenth-century Irish gamesters, portrayed by Holingshed’s Chronicles as “a brotherhood of karrowes that prefer to play at chartes [cards] all the yere long, and make it their onely occupation.”

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