[ sir-uh ]
/ ˈsɪr ə /

noun Archaic.

a term of address used to inferiors or children to express impatience, contempt, etc.


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Origin of sirrah

1520–30; extended form of sir; source of final vowel is unclear

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British Dictionary definitions for sirrah

/ (ˈsɪrə) /


archaic a contemptuous term used in addressing a man or boy

Word Origin for sirrah

C16: probably variant of sire
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