Definition of Bairnish
1. bairn [adj] - See also: bairn
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bairnish
bairnish (current term)
bait and switch
Literary usage of Bairnish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"... as " He has little bairnish ways, for all he is so old." BAKE-OVEN, s.—Common term for Oven. ..."
2. A Glossary of Words Used in South-west Lincolnshire: (Wapentake of Graffoe). by Robert Eden George Cole (1886)
"Childish : as " He has little bairnish ways, for all he is so old." BAKE-OVEN, s.—Common term for Oven. We're building a small bake-oven. ..."
3. Yorkshire Folk-talk: With Characteristics of Those who Speak it in the North by Marmaduke Charles Frederick Morris (1892)
"bairnish, adj. C. Childish. The form Barn is commoner than Bairn in parts of the Wold country. Ex.—It's nobbut bairnish deed. ..."
4. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1867)
"... in point of derivation, might be justly looked upon as duplicates of one already admitted;1 1 Thus I take bairn, but omit bairnish, ..."
5. Whistle-binkie: A Collection of Songs for the Social Circle by John Donald Carrick, Alexander Rodger, David Robertson (1890)
"Strip aff, strip affl your bairnish claes, And be a laddie like your brother, And gin yon'ro blest wi' health and days, Ye'll be a pleasure to your mother. ..."
6. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"... there will be, exclusive of fractions— This result is remarkable in more respects than one. In the first • Thus I take Bairn, but omit bairnish, ..."