Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

LURGAN, n. Also luirkyan (Marw.). A great mass of something (Ork. 1929 Marw.), specif. of food, a surfeit (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., Sh. 1962). [′lʌrgən, -kjən]

[Deriv. of Norw. lyrgja, a loosely cohering untidy mass. Cf. Lurgis.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Lurgan n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 27 Sep 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/lurgan>

15652

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

    Loading...

Share: