birkie

[ bur-kee; Scots bir-kee ]
/ ˈbɜr ki; Scots ˈbɪr ki /

noun Scot.

an aggressive, independent man.

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Origin of birkie

First recorded in 1715–25; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for birkie

birkie
/ (ˈbɪrkɪ) /

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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