- pl. -·rens′ or -·ren′ a member of a group of peoples of S and SE Myanmar and of Thailand
- their Sino-Tibetan language
Origin of KarenBurmese kayin, name of one of the peoples
a feminine name
nounpl. Karen, or Ka·rens
- A member of a people inhabiting southeast Myanmar and western Thailand.
- Any of the Tibeto-Burman languages of this people.
Origin of KarenEarlier Burmese ka-reng (Modern Burmese kayin ) originally a derogatory term