char, chor, tchar noun clover 19. etymology: origin obscure; perhaps a development from English chard ‘the shoots of the artichoke, blanched and eaten’; only collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; form tchar collected by Rev John Baird note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the forms char and tchar ‘grass’ from Continental gipsies.

Smart & Crofton collected the form chor ‘grass’ from English Gypsies.

chore, chor, chowr, choar, tschor [chor′i to rhyme with ‘gory’ or chore to rhyme with ‘core’] verb to steal: chore aipples [steal apples]; choar a chauvie [rob that person] 19-.
chor, choar noun a thief: I asked her how many chauvies [children] she had? Twelve, sir. Were any of them chors? 19-e20. etymology: Romany; Hindi chor, Sanskrit chora; form chor also; chor form of the verb also collected by EMcC/PS; attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies and also collected by Simson (1865); forms tschor, chor collected by Simson (1865) from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; verb attested by BS in TDITA, SS and JS note:

This has passed into the speech of North East, Southern, South Eastern and Edinburgh Scots, meaning ‘to steal’ and seems to be mainly used by children.

Grellmann (1787) collected the forms Tʃchor ‘a thief’, Tʃchordas ‘a theft’ and Tʃchor ‘To ʃtealfrom Continental gipsies.

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form chor n., v., ‘to steal’ ‘a thief’ from English Gypsies.