sirrah

[ sir-uh ]
/ ˈsɪr ə /
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noun Archaic.

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

Nearby words

  1. sirius,
  2. sirloin,
  3. sirocco,
  4. sironize,
  5. siroset,
  6. sirree,
  7. sirup,
  8. sirupy,
  9. sirvente,
  10. sis

Origin of sirrah

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sirrah

sirrah

/ (ˈsɪrə) /

noun

archaic a contemptuous term used in addressing a man or boy

Word Origin for sirrah

C16: probably variant of sire

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Word Origin and History for sirrah

sirrah

1520s, term of address used to men or boys expressing anger or contempt, archaic extended form of sir (in U.S., siree, attested from 1823).

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