buirdly

adjective

buird·​ly ˈbu̇r(d)-lē How to pronounce buirdly (audio)
Scotland
: sturdy

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of burly

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buirdly was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Buirdly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buirdly. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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