KERN, noun An Irish footman or foot-soldier.
1. In English laws, an idle person or vagabond.
KERN, noun A hand-mill consisting of two stones, one of which is turned by the hand; usually written quern, which see.
1. A churn.
KERN, verb intransitive
1. To harden, as corn in ripening.
2. To take the form of corns; to granulate.
KERN'-BABY, noun [corn-baby.] An image dressed with corn, and carried before reapers to their harvest-home.