noun British.

a young bull or cow, especially one in its second year.

Origin of stirk

before 900; Middle English; Old English stirc calf, equivalent to stir- (akin to steer2) + suffixal -c (see -ock) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a heifer of 6 to 12 months old
a yearling heifer or bullock

Word Origin for stirk

Old English stierc; related to Middle Low German sterke, Old High German stero ram, Latin sterilis sterile, Greek steira; see steer ²
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