Definition of dirk in English:

dirk

Syllabification: dirk
Pronunciation: /dərk
 
/

noun

  • A short dagger of a kind formerly carried by Scottish Highlanders.
    More example sentences
    • An assortment of rifles, pistols, dirks, daggers, and cudgels were quite literally dripping off their massive persons.
    • Shields, longswords, shortswords, broadswords, greatswords, and any other kind of sword you could name; daggers, dirks, scimitars, pikes, bows, and weapons even whose names escaped her.
    • There were over a dozen men in the inn yard by now, all watching the confrontation, and an entire town beyond them, and if only the loudmouth wore a sword, at least half the others carried dirks or daggers.

Origin

mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

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