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[hur-deez] /ˈhɜr diz/
plural noun, Scot.
the buttocks.
Origin of hurdies
First recorded in 1525-35; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We have swords at our hurdies, and here is the King's Park at hand.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Suppose I should tell ye now I canna read the heid o' one printed word frae the hurdies o' it?

  • The Duke's rider from over the Rest was there in the saddle of a grey garron foaming at the mouth and its hurdies in a tremble.

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
  • At any rate the hurdy girls were content with their partners, and their partners were all in love with the "hurdies."

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • Look at him, Hamish, already beckoning to us on his hurdies from the hill-top.

British Dictionary definitions for hurdies


plural noun
(Scot) the buttocks or haunches
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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