Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JURR, n.1 A contemptuous term for a servant-maid, a “skivvy.” Ayr. 1786 Burns A. Armour's Prayer ii.:
For Geordie's jurr we're in disgrace, Because we stang'd her through the place.

[Abbreviated form of journeywoman, a daily help.]

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