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dirk

[ durk ]
/ dɜrk /
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noun
a dagger, especially of the Scottish Highlands.
verb (used with object)
to stab with a dirk.
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Origin of dirk

1595–1605; originally Scots; of obscure etymology

Other definitions for dirk (2 of 2)

Dirk
[ durk ]
/ dɜrk /

noun
a male given name, form of Derek.
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British Dictionary definitions for dirk

dirk
/ (dɜːk) /

noun
a dagger esp as formerly worn by Scottish Highlanders
verb (tr)
to stab with a dirk

Word Origin for dirk

C16: from Scottish durk, perhaps from German Dolch dagger
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