stirk

noun
\ ˈstərk How to pronounce stirk (audio) \

Definition of stirk

British
: a young bull or cow especially between one and two years old

First Known Use of stirk

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stirk

Middle English, from Old English stirc; akin to Middle Low German sterke young cow and perhaps to Goth stairo sterile animal — more at sterile

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“Stirk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stirk. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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