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dirk

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Pronunciation: /dəːk
 
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Definition of dirk in English:

noun

A short dagger of a kind formerly carried by Scottish Highlanders.
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.

Words that rhyme with dirk

berk, berserk, Burke, cirque, Dunkirk, erk, irk, jerk, kirk, lurk, mirk, murk, outwork, perk, quirk, shirk, smirk, stirk, Turk, work

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