peerie

1

noun

Scot a spinning top

Word Origin for peerie

C19: perhaps from peir a Scot variant of pear, alluding to the top's shape

peerie

2

adjective

Orkney & Shetland dialect small

Word Origin for peerie

C19: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Norwegian dialect piren niggardly, thin
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