A young heifer or bullock under two years of age; the word is still in use in the north of England.

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  • Stirk — Stirk, n. [AS. stric, from ste[ o]r a steer. See {Steer} a young ox.] A young bullock or heifer. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stirk — [stʉrk] n. [ME < OE stierc, akin to Goth stairo, barren: see STERILE] Brit. a bullock or heifer, esp. one between one and two years old …   English World dictionary

  • stirk — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stirc; akin to Middle Low German sterke young cow and perhaps to Gothic stairo sterile animal more at sterile Date: before 12th century British a young bull or cow especially between one and two… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stirk — /sterrk/, n. Brit. a young bull or cow, esp. one in its second year. [bef. 900; ME; OE stirc calf, equiv. to stir (akin to STEER2) + suffixal c (see OCK)] * * * …   Universalium

  • stirk — noun a yearling cow …   Wiktionary

  • stirk — I Cleveland Dialect List a heifer between the ages of one year and two II North Country (Newcastle) Words a yearling ox or heifer …   English dialects glossary

  • stirk — yearling ox or cow; pasture for yearlings Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • stirk — [stə:k] noun dialect a yearling bullock or heifer. Origin OE stirc, perh. from stēor steer + oc (see ock) …   English new terms dictionary

  • stirk — stir̃k interj. kartojant bėgimui nusakyti: Katinas, uodegą kai kartelę pastatęs, stir̃k stir̃k stir̃k keliu Tvr …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • stirk — n. Brit. dial. a yearling bullock or heifer. Etymology: OE stirc, perh. dimin. of steor STEER(2): see OCK …   Useful english dictionary

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