Irk meaning

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To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
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It irks me to do all this work and have someone destroy it.

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The definition of irk is to annoy.

An example of to irk is for a mosquito to buzz in your ear in an irritating way.

An example of to irk is for someone’s personality to bother you.

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Origin of irk

  • Middle English irken to weary possibly from Old Norse yrkja to work, make verses, harangue werg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English irken (“to tire, grow weary”), from Old Norse yrkja (“to work”), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną (“to work”), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- (“to work”). Cognate with Icelandic yrkja (“to compose”), Swedish yrka (“to urge, argue”), Old English wyrcan, wyrċean (“to work”). More at work.

    From Wiktionary