[bur-kee; Scot. bir-kee]

noun Scot.

an aggressive, independent man.

Origin of birkie

First recorded in 1715–25; of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun Scot

a spirited or lively person
a foolish posturer

Word Origin for birkie

C18: perhaps related to Old English beorcan to bark; compare Old Norse berkia
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