dir·​dum ˈdir-dəm How to pronounce dirdum (audio) ˈdər- How to pronounce dirdum (audio)
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Word History


Middle English (northern dialect) durdan, durdum uproar, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh dwrdd noise, clamor, Middle Irish dordán humming, droning

First Known Use

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dirdum was circa 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Dirdum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirdum. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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