buirdly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots buirdly, alteration of earlier buirly (burly), of uncertain origin.

Adjective[edit]

buirdly (comparative more buirdly, superlative most buirdly)

  1. (Scotland) Sturdy, well-built; solid, stocky.
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 293:
      So John Muir was brought in from his seat in the lorry, he was big and cheery and buirdly, John Muir, a roadman of Segget [...].

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Earlier buirly, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bøːrdlɪ/, /buːrdlɪ/

Adjective[edit]

buirdly (comparative mair buirdly, superlative maist buirdly)

  1. broad, stocky; buirdly