noun Chiefly Scot.
- burchfield, charles,
- burden of proof,
Origin of burd
Examples from the Web for burd
As there are only three sets of head phones,” 50 grumbled Burd, “one of us is bound to be a step-child.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Jessies cry startled everybody on deck and Darry and Burd came running from the stern.
Burd Ellen looked at Childe Rowland sadly, and shook her head, but she was under a spell, and could not warn him.English Fairy Tales|Anonymous
This is a great old tub, complained Burd, who had spent the previous hour at the device.
When Burd Isbel and her maidens went to the gate they heard beautiful music coming from within, and their hearts sank.Tales From Scottish Ballads|Elizabeth W. Grierson
poetic word for "woman, lady" in old ballads; later "young lady, maiden;" c.1200, perhaps from Old English byrde "wealthy, well-born." Or a metathesis of bryd "bride." The masculine equivalent was berne.