laird

noun \ ˈlerd \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of laird

chiefly Scotland
: a landed proprietor

lairdly

play \ˈlerd-lē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of laird

Middle English (northern dialect) lord, lard lord


LAIRD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of laird for English Language Learners

  • : a man who owns a large amount of land in Scotland


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