Lirt meaning

(UK dialectal) To cheat; befool.
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(UK dialectal) Deception; guile.
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(UK dialectal) A cheat; a go-by.
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(UK dialectal) To toss.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To walk or move in a quick, lively, or pert manner.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To gambol; frisk.
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(UK dialectal) To deceive; beguile.
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Origin of lirt

  • From Middle English lirten, lurten (“to cheat”), from Old English *lyrtan (found only in belyrtan (“to deceive”)), from Proto-Germanic *lurtijaną (“to deceive”), from Proto-Indo-European *lerd- (“to bend, crook”). Cognate with Scots lirt (“to cheat, deceive, delude”), Middle High German lürzen (“to deceive”), Middle High German lerz, lurz, lorz (“left, left-handed”), Old English lort, lyrt (“crooked”).

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  • Origin obscure. Perhaps alteration of lirk (“to jerk”).

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