variants or speir
speered or speired; speering or speiring; speers or speirs
chiefly Scotland

Word History


Middle English (Scots) speren, from Old English spyrian to seek after; akin to Old English spor spoor

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of speer was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near speer

Cite this Entry

“Speer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speer. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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