Torfer meaning

(dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Difficulty, trouble.
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Origin of torfer

  • From Middle English torfer, torfere, torfayr, from Old Norse torfǣra (“a difficult road or passage”, n.) whence the Icelandic torfæra (“an obstacle; a difficult drive, a difficult route”) and torfær (“of a path: difficult to negotiate”), torfǣrr (“hard to pass”, adj.), from tor- (“hard, difficult”) + fara (“to go, pass”). More at tore, fare.

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