ferlie

noun
fer·​lie | \ ˈfer-lē How to pronounce ferlie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ferly
plural ferlies

Definition of ferlie

Scotland
: wonder

First Known Use of ferlie

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferlie

Middle English, from ferly strange, from Old English fǣrlīc unexpected, from fǣr sudden danger — more at fear

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“Ferlie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferlie. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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