laird

[ laird; Scots leyrd ]
/ lɛərd; Scots leɪrd /

noun Scot.

a landed proprietor.

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Origin of laird

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

OTHER WORDS FROM laird

lairdly, adjectivelairdship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laird

laird
/ (lɛəd, Scottish lerd) /

noun

Scot a landowner, esp of a large estate

Word Origin for laird

C15: Scottish variant of lord
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