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peerie1

/ˈpiːrɪ/
noun
1.
(Scot) a spinning top
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from peir a Scot variant of pear, alluding to the top's shape

peerie2

/ˈpiːrɪ/
adjective
1.
(Orkney & Shetland, dialect) small
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Norwegian dialect piren niggardly, thin
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