tarrier

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The Roman Catholic slang variation is possibly derived from Saint Erasmus being labeled as a tarrier of time before torture and execution for his beliefs.

Noun[edit]

tarrier (plural tarriers)

  1. A layabout or loiterer; Someone who tarries.
  2. (slang, derogatory, Britain) A Roman Catholic of Northern Ireland or Scotland

Adjective[edit]

tarrier

  1. comparative form of tarry: more tarry

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tarrier (plural tarriers)

  1. Obsolete form of terrier.