peerie

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/ (ˈpiːrɪ) /

noun

Scot a spinning top

Nearby words

  1. peer-to-peer network,
  2. peerage,
  3. peerce,
  4. peerce, jan,
  5. peeress,
  6. peerless,
  7. peerlessly,
  8. peetweet,
  9. peeve,
  10. peeved

Word Origin for peerie

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

adjective

Orkney & Shetland dialect small

Word Origin for peerie

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

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