firk

verb
variants: or less commonly ferk \ˈfərk, ˈfi(ə)rk\

Definition of firk

firked also ferked; firking also ferking; firks also ferks
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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Origin and Etymology of firk

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


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