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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Karen, Karenicnoun

    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands


  1. Karennoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    Left you a lover in that far land, / O Karen sad, that you pine so long! / Would I could unravel and understand / That sorrowful, sweet Norwegian song!

  2. Etymology: From Danish Karen, a vernacular form of Catherine that arose in medieval Denmark. The sense "middle-aged woman" comes from the popularity of the name among baby boomers and Gen-Xers.


  1. Karen

    The Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN), now known simply as the REANNZ Network, is a high-capacity, ultra high-speed national research and education network (NREN) connecting New Zealand's tertiary institutions, research organisations, libraries, schools and museums, and the rest of the world. REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd), a Crown-owned not-for-profit company, owns and operates KAREN. Commissioned in late 2006, KAREN links to other established regional and national research and education networks, notably to JANET in the UK and to the Pacific Northwest Gigapop in Seattle.


  1. karen

    A "Karen" is a term, usually used pejournatively, that originated from the internet and popular culture to describe a specific type of character. A Karen is generally depicted as a middle-aged, entitled, often racist and ignorant woman who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others. Behavior attributed to people named as Karens includes demanding to "speak to the manager”, refusing to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic, or calling the police on people of color for minor or non-existent reasons. The term has been criticized for being sexist and ageist.

Editors Contribution

  1. karen

    an unnecessarily entitled, demanding, or racist woman

    That Karen wants to speak to the manager.

    Etymology: A common name for middle-aged women

    Submitted by ryan_1 on August 2, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KAREN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Karen is ranked #36695 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Karen surname appeared 609 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Karen.

    81.4% or 496 total occurrences were White.
    7% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 27 total occurrences were Black.
    4.1% or 25 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Karen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2548

Anagrams for Karen »

  1. naker

  2. anker

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Karen in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Karen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Karen in a Sentence

  1. Kara Brooks:

    Karen Pence has returned to the school where Karen Pence previously taught for 12 years. It's absurd that Karen Pence decision to teach art to children at a Christian school, and the school's religious beliefs, are under attack.

  2. Karen Amsden:

    I don't blame his dad for what Jared Boyce has decided to do but Jared Boyce has struggled to find acceptance, at one point Karen Amsden was into Buddha. And pacifism. Karen Amsden even has a Buddha tattooed on Karen Amsden arm.

  3. Karen Momsen-Evers:

    Karen Momsen-Evers waited until airborne and reached out to another flight attendant. I begged Karen Momsen-Evers, I said I'm sure someone can make an emergency phone call, says Karen Momsen-Evers but the other crew member told Karen Momsen-Evers nothing could be done.I just wanted someone to go and try to save him.

  4. Karen Charrington:

    With hindering prosecution, you usually need to provide some criminal assistance to a person that has committed a felony, but for someone to tell an officer, ‘ Karen Charrington can't come in,' and they don't want to answer questions – Karen Charrington have that full right to remain silent to police officers. Karen Charrington’re not obligated to tell the officers what happened in a crime. Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022. ( Curtis Means) Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022( Curtis Means) After allegedly shoving Barbara Gustern to Barbara Gustern death, Pazienza stayed in the area for more than 20 minutes, according to The DA. NYC SOCIALITE ACCUSED IN ELDERLY SHOVE DEATH BULLIED CLASSMATES IN SCHOOL Surveillance footage reviewed by the DA captured Pazienza getting into a fight with a man believed to be her fiancé about seven minutes after the shove, then watching as an ambulance arrived at the location. About half an hour after the attack, Pazienza and her fiancé allegedly entered Penn Station and took the subway back to their shared condo in Astoria, Queens. Building where Lauren Pazienza and Lauren Pazienza fiancé reside in Queens, New York( Fox News Digital / Rebecca Rosenberg) It wasn't until six days later Lauren Pazienza fled New York City on March 16 after Barbara Gustern succumbed to Barbara Gustern injuries. Lauren Pazienza's parents' home in Port Jefferson, New York( Fox News Digital Digital/Rebecca Rosenberg) MARCH 10 : Barbara Gustern shoved to the ground in Manhattan MARCH 15 : Barbara Gustern dies. Lauren Pazienza cause of death ruled to blunt-force trauma to the head MARCH 16 : Pazienza reportedly flees to parents' home on Long Island as she apparently deleted her social media MARCH 17 : Pazienza allegedly stopped using her cellphone and hid it at her aunt's house MARCH 19 : NYPD received anonymous tip on Pazienza MARCH 21 : NYPD turned away from Pazienza family home MARCH 22 : Pazienza retains attorney and surrenders in Manhattan Lauren Pazienza's mug shot.

  5. Blade:

    Blade There are worse things out tonight than vampires. Dr. Karen Jenson Like what Blade Like me.

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