IPA: kˈɛrʌn

Root Word: Karen


  • A female given name from Ancient Greek.
  • (slang, originally African-American Vernacular, derogatory) A middle-aged white woman exhibiting a sense of entitlement or white privilege.
  • (by extension, derogatory) Any person, especially female, exhibiting an exaggerated sense of entitlement.
  • (historical) One of the seven great Parthian feudal families.
  • A transliteration of the Armenian male given name Կարեն (Karen).
  • A member of a diverse ethnic group originating in Myanmar and Thailand.
  • A group of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken by people of the Karen ethnic group, also called Karenic.
  • Former name of Kayin (“state (administrative division) of Myanmar”).
  • Alternative letter-case form of Karen (“(derogatory) any person, especially female, exhibiting an exaggerated sense of entitlement”) [A female given name from Ancient Greek.]

Examples of "karen" in Sentences

  • You've reached the mailbox of Karen.
  • Write to Karen Talley at karen.talley@dowjones.com
  • The work is presently in the hands of Karen Jansen.
  • The group was an offshoot of the Karen National Union.
  • Karen worked as a laundress for 7 years in Newzealand.
  • How does Karen manage to maintain its phonic integrity
  • He and Karen fancied each other, but nothing came of it.
  • Karen was the feisty and volatile wife of Steve McDonald.
  • Karen Horney describes the other strategies as a neurotic.
  • So I feel ya. karen wester newton on Apr 1st, 2010 at 3: 13 pm
  • Karen Black, originally cast as the ingenue, was replaced out of town.
  • Excuse me Mrs Crawford Karen said to the lady working at the dishwasher.
  • Time to go check out new books … karen wester newton on Jun 2nd, 2010 at 8: 58 am
  • Mrs. Obama should call Kate Winslet, whose Golden Globe gown was exquisite. — karen
  • So I ended up with B lusz, etc.Ugh. karen wester newton on May 3rd, 2010 at 6: 10 pm
  • Only dumb people are the ones who can’t appreciate her voice. karen is truly the standard by which all artists are rated.
  • However, once again, Florida voters get the brunt of the decision of a republican house – sounds like 2000 all over again karen P
  • Posted in TV with tags amy pond, doctor who, eleventh doctor, karen gillan, matt smith, sci-fi, science fiction, scifi on April 3, 2010 by bytor
  • on 03 Dec 2003 at 9:42 am5alan sampson does anyone know how to write the name karen in elvish writing i cant find anything of any use anywhere. on 15 Dec 2003 at 5:46 pm6Crystal
  • Here McIntyre wonders why we're stuck with the term karen P. said, "Can someone tell me the difference in usage between affect and effect, i usually just guess and cross my fingers!"

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