laird

[ laird; Scots leyrd ]
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nounScot.
  1. a landed proprietor.

Origin of laird

1
1400–50; late Middle English laverd, northern and Scots form of loverdlord

Other words from laird

  • lairdly, adjective
  • lairdship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for laird

laird

/ (lɛəd, Scottish lerd) /


noun
  1. Scot a landowner, esp of a large estate

Origin of laird

1
C15: Scottish variant of lord

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