Etymology
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churlish (adj.)

late Old English cierlisc "of or pertaining to churls," from churl + -ish. Meaning "deliberately rude, surly and sullen" is late 14c. Related: Churlishly; churlishness.

updated on November 18, 2017

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Definitions of churlish from WordNet

churlish (adj.)
rude and boorish;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.