- a landed proprietor.
Origin of laird
Related Words for lairdlessee, heir, proprietor, beneficiary, retainer, master, occupant, landlord, buyer, partner, holder, trustee, purchaser, laird, legatee, landowner, inheritor, occupier, heiress, landlady
Examples from the Web for laird
Contemporary Examples of laird
When I get on the phone with Georgie, I ask her who told her the story of the cook, the laird, his wife and the Queen Mother.The Cook, the Laird, his Wife and the Queen Mother
May 15, 2012
“Sometimes people shoot Marc in a sensational way,” Laird says.Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs, Olsen Twins and More at 2011 CFDA Awards
June 6, 2011
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Historical Examples of laird
He used to walk frequently on the moss where the Laird Fisher sunk his shaft.
Only the laird moaned feebly, and reeled like a drunken man.
The undeceiving came at length, and then the Laird Fisher was old and poor.
The Laird Fisher looked from face to face of the people about him.
Old Laird Fisher was trundling a wheelbarrow on the bank of the smelting-house.
- Scot a landowner, esp of a large estate
Word Origin for laird
mid-15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), Scottish and northern England dialectal variant of lord, from Middle English laverd (see lord). Related: Lairdship.