Darl vs Farl - What's the difference?

darl | farl |

As nouns the difference between darl and farl

is that darl is (informal) darling while farl is (obsolete) a quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.

As a verb farl is





  • (informal) darling
  • * 2004 , Marie Seltenrych, Five Golden Rings and a Diamond (page 306)
  • 'Well if you're sure. I was going to make myself a cup of tea before it gets too hot. Do you want one?' 'No. I'll be right. Listen darl , I brought you back something, and the kids,' he says, opening his backpack
  • * 2010 , Joanna Neil, ?Lucy Clark, Posh Doc, Society Wedding / New Boss, New-Year Bride
  • 'Hello, darl . This must be the newest addition to our family.' Melissa's attention was wrenched away from her confusing thoughts about Joss as she was enveloped in a warm hug from a woman just a little shorter than her.



    Etymology 1

    Contraction of fardel.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  • Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.
  • See also

    * soda bread * potato bread

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • * 1647', '', '''1854 , Alexander Dyce (editor), ''The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions , Volume 2, page 416,
  • Down with the mainmast ! lay her at hull !
    Farl up all her linens, and let her ride it out !
    (Webster 1913)