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birl

verb
chiefly Scottish

Synonyms of birl

to take part in drunken revelry
  • spent a good part of his time in Edinburgh birling into the wee small hours of the night

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The first known use of birl was circa 1585

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“Birl.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/birl. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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