Birkie

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Birkie A lively or mettlesome fellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • birkie Lively; spirited; tart in speech.
    • n birkie A lively young fellow; a self-assertive fellow.
    • n birkie Beggar-my-neighbor: a game at cards.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Birkie birkā€²i a strutting or swaggering fellow: a fellow generally
    • adj Birkie active
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Usage

In literature:

Od, ye are a clever birkie!
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Birky, a lively young fellow.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 2." by Sir Walter Scott
Birky, a lively young fellow.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Till then, my birkie," rising and holding out his hand, "guid luck to ye!
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
A great stour has begoon, my birkie.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Ye're the English gentleman birkie that cam' to Kirkburn yestreen.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
A lord, no doubt, may be a "birkie" and a "coof," but may not a ploughman be so too?
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
Man, ye're a dour birkie!
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
Naebody excep' a wheen o' gigglin' birkies.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
He didn't want to hurt Birkie's feelings.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
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In poetry:

'You see yon birkie caw'ed a Lord,
Who struts and stares an' a' that,
Though hundreds worship at his word
He's but a coof for a' that.
For a' that and a' that,
A man's a man for a' that.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service

In news:

Fundraise to help cure diabetes and receive an entry to the 2013 Birkie or Korte.
Slow build for Birkie Trail Run.
Birkie bulks up to 9,500, works on deal with Telemark Resort.
Wisconsin's grueling " Birkie " ski competition.
Racing the ' Birkie '.
Birkie warrior race nears finish line.
Birkie trail weathers the storm.
Road to recovery makes Birkie stop.
Birkie drawing younger racers.
Birkie bulks up to 9,500, works on deal with Telemark Resort.
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