Definition of pirr in US English:

pirr

noun

Scottish
  • 1A state of agitation or excitement; a fit of anger.

  • 2Scottish. A gentle breeze; a light wind. Frequently with of.

noun

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
  • 1The common tern, Sterna hirundo. Also (Irish English (northern)): the cry of the tern.

  • 2Irish English (northern). The black-headed gull, Larus ridibundus.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Mulcaster (?1532–1611), schoolmaster and author. Apparently a variant of pirrie<br>early 19th century. Apparently short for pirr maw.

Pronunciation

pirr

/pəː/