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birkie

[bur-kee; Scot. bir-kee] /ˈbɜr ki; Scot. ˈbɪr ki/
noun, Scot.
1.
an aggressive, independent man.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for birkie

birkie

/ˈbɪrkɪ/
noun (Scot)
1.
a spirited or lively person
2.
a foolish posturer
Word Origin
C18: perhaps related to Old English beorcan to bark; compare Old Norse berkia
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