ourie

adjective ou·rie \ˈüri\

Definition of ourie

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  depressing, dismal

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  shivering with cold

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Origin and Etymology of ourie

Middle English (northern dialect) ouri, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ūrigr wet, from ūr drizzling rain + -igr -y — more at urine


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