[ hur-deez ]

plural nounScot.
  1. the buttocks.

Origin of hurdies

First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain

Words Nearby hurdies Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hurdies in a sentence

  • Suppose I should tell ye now I canna read the heid o' one printed word frae the hurdies o' it?

  • The Duke's rider from over the Rest was there in the saddle of a grey garron foaming at the mouth and its hurdies in a tremble.

    The Lost Pibroch | Neil Munro
  • At any rate the hurdy girls were content with their partners, and their partners were all in love with the "hurdies."

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! | Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • We have swords at our hurdies, and here is the King's Park at hand.

    David Balfour, Second Part | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Look at him, Hamish, already beckoning to us on his hurdies from the hill-top.

British Dictionary definitions for hurdies


/ (ˈhʌrdɪz) /

pl n
  1. Scot the buttocks or haunches

Origin of hurdies

C16: of unknown origin

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