birkie

[bur-kee; Scot. bir-kee]

Origin of birkie

First recorded in 1715–25; of uncertain origin
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birkie

noun Scot
  1. a spirited or lively person
  2. a foolish posturer

Word Origin for birkie

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