birse

noun
\ ˈbirs , ˈbərs \

Definition of birse 

1 chiefly Scotland : a bristle or tuft of bristles

2 chiefly Scotland : anger

Examples of birse in a Sentence

as the lad's birse is fair up, it'd be best to leave him alone

First Known Use of birse

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for birse

Middle English *birst, from Old English byrst — more at bristle

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birria

birrus

birse

birsle

birsy

birth

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