Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BIRDEK, BIRDIK, Berdek, n. (See first quot.) [′bɪrdək, ′berdək] Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Birdek, a heavy burden; somewhat ironically or jokingly. Also berdek.
Sh. 1933 4 :
He had a birdik apo his back.

[O.N. byrði, from byrðr, a burden + ek (Sc. ock) (Jak. xxxix. 11).]

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