1. Karen originated as a Danish name, arising from the Greek word Aikaterine. Karen has the meaning of "Pure"

2. Some people use Karen to mean "vile, racist, entitled, jerk and etc.

Karen is a proper name and should not be used as a term. There are so many better options than using a name. Bitch, asshole or cunt to name a few.

When you use Karen as a slang term to mean "bad" or "vile" you slowly perpetuate feelings of anger and hate being directed at people named Karen. A name is very important to your identity. It is one of the first things your parents give you. Endorphins are released in a person’s brain when they hear their name spoken. It is like your own personal song that makes your brain happy. I understand this all started as a joke and in the beginning it was a little funny, but we are going on years of the world telling us, Karens are vile. Many Karens have legally changed their name because of the backlash it is causing. Using it or not is up to you but just know it is causing harm.
Person, "Karen, What's up?"
Karen, "I am hurt because society has changed my name to become a term to mean "vile."
Person, "You should stop complaining they are not talking about you!"
Karen, "I know they are not talking about me but when I see my name misused everywhere it is hard to not be hurt. People are actually starting to treat me as if I am a vile person."
Person, "Maybe you should just talk to the manager!"
Karen is silenced she knows her opinions and feelings do not matter anymore.
by I am Karen June 10, 2023
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1. An attractive, kind, intelligent woman. The Danish meaning of Karen is "pure" and the Hebrew meaning is "ray of light."
2. Some people who are envious of Karen have used this name as a source of ridicule in an attempt to turn her into something horrible so people will hate her.
3. An ethnolinguistic group of Sino-Tibetan language–speaking peoples, most of whom live in Myanmar, Thailand, and the United States.
1. My friend Karen is one of the most amazing people I've ever known.
2. Karen is a person's name, just like any other, but lately awful people wanting to add hate in the world have placed their hateful feelings onto Karens.
3. The Karens of Myanmar came to the United States as refugees and have struggled to fit in. It has become especially difficult for them because of bigoted bullies who have randomly decided to hate Karens.
by SOS SN June 21, 2022
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Middle aged woman, typically blonde, makes solutions to others' problems an inconvenience to her although she isn't even remotely affected.
Karen sues the local city council after they installed a new STOP sign that hides the sun from her window for two minutes a day. The sign was installed after a school boy on his bicycle was hit by a speeding driver and died.

Karen refuses to wear a face mask for her 5 minute trip to the supermarket during a pandemic. She harasses the workers, asks to see the manager and threatens to sue.

Karen complains that her favorite parking spot was replaced by a ramp for wheel chairs. She parks her car in the old spot anyway and shoots a vlog about it.
by Kounistou June 1, 2020
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Danish form of Katherine. It was considered the "Ashley" of the baby-boomer generation. It was popular for girls who were born 1950's and 1960's.
Karen used to be popular as the name Ashley and Jennifer were today. I would like to name my baby daughter Karen.
by kwamefi December 29, 2010
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The Greek name Karen means a pure and beautiful lady. Someone who is caring and kind. Is independent yet loving.
That girl is a perfect example of a Karen, I wish she were mine.
by rrena February 25, 2009
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Karen is a girl beautiful inside and out, they know how to make your day just being a complete sweetheart. Their one of those types of people, you can see yourself being friends with a long time. They consider to be one of your best friends. Karens usually know how to get down on the dance floor. Their in love with music. They care a lot about other people no matter how much someone hurts them. They do their best to make everyone happy. Stronger than a lot of people. They have the biggest heart out there. Even if their days are going bad along with yours, they'll still find in their hearts to somehow be there for you. Karens are just plain wonderful. Their true friends, hard to find.
Dang, look at Karen get low to Justin Bieber.
Karen is Beautiful!
Geezzzuss, Karen damn ;)
by 5/31 June 8, 2011
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A girl who is smart, caring, gorgeous, funny, and cute when she sneezes. She knows how to bring up a persons day after math class ^^. also really good at volleyball.
Dam you set so well and look so good doing it; your such a Karen.
by errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr September 30, 2008
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