World English Dictionary
peerie1 (ˈpiːrɪ)
(Scot) a spinning top
[C19: perhaps from peir a Scot variant of pear, alluding to the top's shape]

World English Dictionary
peerie2 (ˈpiːrɪ)
dialect (Orkney & Shetland) small
[C19: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Norwegian dialect piren niggardly, thin]

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