SIRRAH

sirrah

(noun) formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

sirrah (plural sirrahs)

(obsolete) a term of address to an inferior male or more commonly a child. A modern day equivalent would be "little man".

Anagrams

• Harris, arrish, harris, rarish

Etymology

Proper noun

Sirrah

(star) synonym of Alpheratz.

Anagrams

• Harris, arrish, harris, rarish

Source: Wiktionary


Sir"rah, n. Etym: [Probably from Icel. sira, fr. F. sire. See Sir.]

Definition: A term of address implying inferiority and used in anger, contempt, reproach, or disrespectful familiarity, addressed to a man or boy, but sometimes to a woman. In sililoquies often preceded by ah. Not used in the plural. "Ah, sirrah mistress." Beau & Fl. Go, sirrah, to my cell. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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