[ burd ]

nounChiefly Scot.
  1. a young lady; maiden.

Origin of burd

1175–1225; Middle English burde lady, perhaps representing Old English byrde well born

Words Nearby burd

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How to use burd in a sentence

  • But Jessie Norwood, her attention drawn to the freckle-faced child who stood there so composedly, motioned burd to halt.

  • As there are only three sets of head phones,” 50 grumbled burd, “one of us is bound to be a step-child.

  • When the number was ended, burd Alling removed his head-harness and gravely shook hands with Jessie.

  • I should worry if burd has a dozen maiden aunts,” observed Amy scornfully, “and they all knitted him red wristlets!

  • Besides,” burd Alling said in comment on this, “for a good cause we are all ready and willing to be bunkoed a little.