To burden or be burdened with trouble; worry.
A worry; a trouble.
Carks and cares.
To worry or be worried.
Fling cark and care aside.
R. D. Blackmore.
Freedom from the cares of money and the cark of fashion.
Origin of cark
- Middle English carken from Norman French carquier to burden, load from Late Latin carricāre cargo
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English carken (“to be anxious”), from Old English carcian, becarcian (“to be anxious, be anxious about, care for, take charge of, look after”), from car- (“care”) + formative -cian (suffix).
- From caulk