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

Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

Dictionary Entries Near stirk

Cite this Entry

“Stirk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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