firk

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

ferk

\ˈfərk, ˈfi(ə)rk\

Definition of firk

firked

also

ferked

;

firking

also

ferking

;

firks

also

ferks

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 dialectal, British :  to move quickly :  hasten; also :  to be lively or frisky

  3. 2 dialectal, British a :  jerk, twitch b :  fidget, fuss

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 archaic :  beat, strike, chastise, conquer I'll firk you, I'll rattle you — Thomas Gray

  6. 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 — more at fare


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