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peerie

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/ (ˈpiːrɪ) /
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noun
Scot a spinning top
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Word Origin for peerie

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

British Dictionary definitions for peerie (2 of 2)

peerie2
/ (ˈpiːrɪ) /

adjective
Orkney & Shetland dialect small

Word Origin for peerie

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