dirk
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɜːk/
Noun

dirk (plural dirks)

  1. A long Scottish dagger with a straight blade.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      In half a minute he had reached the port scuppers, and picked, out of a coil of rope, a long knife, or rather a short dirk, discolored to the hilt with blood.
  2. (Midwest US, dated, slang) A penis; dork.
    • May 1964, Lawrence Poston, "Some Problems in the Study of Campus Slang", American Speech volume 39, issue 2
      The word dick itself serves as model for two variants which are probably Midwestern, dirk and dork, also meaning "penis"...
  3. (Midwest US, dated, slang) A socially unacceptable person; an oddball.
    • May 1964, Lawrence Poston, "Some Problems in the Study of Campus Slang", American Speech volume 39, issue 2
      ...on at least one Midwestern campus a dirk may be an "oddball" student, while a prick (more common) is of course an offensive one.
Verb

dirk (dirks, present participle dirking; past and past participle dirked)

  1. To stab with a dirk.
  2. (obsolete) To darken.
    • c. 1378, Geoffrey Chaucer (translator), Boece (Chaucer), Book I:
      • The beaute the whiche clothes a derknesse of a forleten and despised elde hadde duskid and dirked, as it is wont to dirken besmokede ymages

Dirk
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɜːk/, /dɪək/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.



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