firk

verb

variants or less commonly ferk
ˈfərk,
ˈfi(ə)rk
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
b

transitive verb

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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Feb. 2024.

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