noun Chiefly Northern U.S.
Origin of birling
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to move or rotate rapidly.
- Informal.to spend money freely.
- Informal.to gamble.
Origin of birl
verb (used with object), birled, birl·ing.
verb (used without object), birled, birl·ing.
Origin of birle
Examples from the Web for birling
Historical Examples of birling
By the way, did you fellows ever square up on that birling match?Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
Why was the sympathy of the crowd with Jimmy Powers in the birling match?Americans All
Birling the brown bowl wi' the fowler and the falconer, and some o' the serving folk.Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott