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Webster 1913 Edition


Stirk

Stirk

,
Noun.
[AS.
stric
, from
steór
a steer. See
Steer
a young ox.]
A young bullock or heifer.
[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Sir W. Scott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stirk

STIRK

,
Noun.
A young ox or heifer. [Local.]

Definition 2021


stirk

stirk

English

Noun

stirk (plural stirks)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialect, dated) A yearling cow; a young bullock or heifer.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 20:
      he could stop a running stirk by the horns, so strong he was in the wrist-bones.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      But beware of MacPhadraick, my son; for when he called himself the friend of your father, he better loved the most worthless stirk in his herd, than he did the life-blood of MacTavish Mhor.

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