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

Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferlie was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ferlie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferlie. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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