birkie

birkie

[bur-kee; Scot. bir-kee]
noun Scot.
an aggressive, independent man.

Origin:
1715–25; of uncertain origin

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birkie (ˈbɪrkɪ)
 
n
1.  a spirited or lively person
2.  a foolish posturer
 
[C18: perhaps related to Old English beorcan to bark; compare Old Norse berkia]

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