thairm

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tharm, therm, from Old English þearm, from Proto-Germanic *þarmaz. More at English tharm.

Noun[edit]

thairm (plural thairms)

  1. Intestine used for haggis or musical instrument strings; gut.
    • 1787, Robert Burns, "To a Haggis":
      Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm.