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[dir-duh m, dur-]
noun Scot.
  1. blame.
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Origin of dirdum

1400–50; Scots: blame, scolding, (earlier) altercation, uproar, late Middle English (north) durdan uproar, din < Scots Gaelic; compare Irish deardan, MIr dertan storm, rough weather
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Historical Examples

  • Nor do the scenes where mankind congregate to create bustle, 'dirdum and deray,' often fail of making me more or less melancholy.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV.


  • I just got a glisk o' him, for the first and last time, in the middle o' the dirdum at Worcester.