tirled; tirling; tirls

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland : to make a rattling sound (as with a door latch)

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland : twirl

Word History

Etymology

alteration of trill entry 3

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of tirl was circa 1550

Dictionary Entries Near tirl

Cite this Entry

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

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