chirm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare chirp and Anglo-Saxon cyrman, cirman, to cry out.

Noun[edit]

chirm (plural chirms)

  1. Collective noun for goldfinch

Verb[edit]

chirm (third-person singular simple present chirms, present participle chirming, simple past and past participle chirmed)

  1. (obsolete) To chirp or to make a mournful cry, as a bird does.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.