bairnish

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *bernis, *barnisch, from Old English *bearnisc and Old Norse bernskr (childish), from Proto-Germanic *barniskaz (childish), equivalent to bairn +‎ -ish. Cognate with Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐍂𐌽𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (barnisks, childish).

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bairnish (comparative more bairnish, superlative most bairnish)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Having the manners of a child; childish; silly.

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