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dirk

1

[ durk ]

noun

  1. a dagger, especially of the Scottish Highlands.


verb (used with object)

  1. to stab with a dirk.

Dirk

2

[ durk ]

noun

  1. a male given name, form of Derek.

dirk

/ dɜːk /

noun

  1. a dagger esp as formerly worn by Scottish Highlanders


verb

  1. to stab with a dirk

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dirk1

1595–1605; originally Scots; of obscure etymology

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dirk1

C16: from Scottish durk, perhaps from German Dolch dagger

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Example Sentences

His 59 percent midrange mark is better than anything Dirk ever managed.

Dirk on offense, and something like Draymond-Green-plus-9-inches on defense.

Ferber makes us root for Dirk, only to reveal at the end that Roelf is the son that Selina wishes she had.

When Dirk abandons his artistic aspirations to become a bond trader, even Selina seems to lose interest in Dirk.

Caroline and John Jr. took great interest in the gleaming dirk.

The Black Watch major in command presented him with an officer's dirk.

Later, after Dirk refuses to service Christine, she calls up every man in her phone until someone will come over and pleasure her.

Bruce, struggling in the grasp of two hideous savages, was driving his glittering dirk into the breast of one of his assailants.

And yet, here's Dirk Hawley, walkin' 'way out here to bat up a few questions concernin' dad.

"This seems to be Dirk Hawley's day for underhand work," muttered Chub.

Matt explained how the letter had been dropped by Dirk Hawley and found on the bridge.

A moment Briggs stood drunkenly peering, half minded to pursue, to match his belaying-pin against the mates dirk.

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