torfer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English torfer, torfere, torfayr, from Old Norse torfǣra (a difficult road or passage, n.) whence the Icelandic torfæra (an obstacle; a difficult drive, a difficult route) and torfær (of a path: difficult to negotiate), torfǣrr (hard to pass, adj.), from tor- (hard, difficult) + fara (to go, pass). More at tore, fare.

Adjective[edit]

torfer (comparative more torfer, superlative most torfer)

  1. (dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Difficulty, trouble.