plural noun Scot.

the buttocks.

Origin of hurdies

First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hurdies

Historical Examples of hurdies

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for hurdies


pl n

Scot the buttocks or haunches

Word Origin for hurdies

C16: of unknown origin
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