birse

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noun \ˈbirs, ˈbərs\

Definition of birse

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a bristle or tuft of bristles

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  anger

Examples of birse in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of birse

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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