firk

verb
variants: or less commonly ferk \ ˈfərk , ˈfi(ə)rk \
firked also ferked; firking also ferking; firks also ferks

Definition of firk

intransitive verb

1 dialectal, British : to move quickly : hasten also : to be lively or frisky
2 dialectal, British
a : jerk, twitch
b : fidget, fuss

transitive verb

1 archaic : beat, strike, chastise, conquer I'll firk you, I'll rattle you— Thomas Gray
2 obsolete : to get dishonestly : contrive, cheat

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History and Etymology for firk

Middle English ferken, from Old English fercian to convey, bring, proceed; akin to Old English faran to go, travel

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“Firk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firk. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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