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[poo r, pyoo r] /pʊər, pyʊər/
adjective, Scot.
pure. Unabridged
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  • Then I have to thank your family for their goodness to my puir brother, years ago.

  • His evil spirit is awa i' puir 'Brownie's' body, bent on Deevil's wark.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • Why, then, should I accept o' honour I never wrocht for, and couldna hae merited by a' the power and skill o' my puir abilities?

  • But noo 'at he 's broucht ye back—and Steenie, what there is o' him, puir bairn!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • The next news we got, the puir laddie was deid o' influenzy and buried somewhere about France.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
  • Your puir head's that hot and moidered—-But what's wrang with you, John, man?

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • "You must na mind the ongraciousness o' the puir mither," Nora said, as they turned away.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • But it canna be that this puir man is athegether right in his head.

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • An' ye've a wife an' six children, the shame on ye to treat a puir woman so!

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • It'll be a puir holiday for the cratur, but let him jist tak' it.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for puir


/puːr; pyr/
a Scot word for poor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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