gair

noun
\ ˈgār \
variants: or less commonly gare
plural -s

Definition of gair 

(Entry 1 of 2)

gair

adjective
\ " \
variants: or less commonly gare
-er/-est

Definition of gair (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Scottish : greedy, covetous

2 Scottish : parsimonious, stingy

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History and Etymology for gair

Noun

Middle English (northern dialect) gare, from Old English gāra

Adjective

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gerr greedy; probably akin to Old Norse gjarn eager, greedy

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