Definition of Sirrah

1. Noun. Formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger.

Generic synonyms: Male, Male Person



Definition of Sirrah

1. n. 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.

Definition of Sirrah

1. Proper noun. (star) an alternative name for the star Alpheratz, or Alpha Andromedae ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) a term of address to an inferior male or more commonly a child. A modern day equivalent would be "little man". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sirrah

1. a form of address used to inferiors [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sirrah

1. 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." "Go, sirrah, to my cell." (Shak) Origin: Probably from Icel. Sira, fr. F. Sire. See Sir. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sirrah

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sirnames
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siroc
sirocco
siroccos
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sirohaem
sirohaems
siroheme
sirohemes
sirohydrochlorin
sirolimus
sirra
sirrah (current term)
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sirtuin
sirtuins
sirup
siruped

Literary usage of Sirrah

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1. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away," Job x\xii, ' Job did not say, " sirrah, hold thy tongue;" nor gave him any unsa- ..."

2. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Fox, Thomas Ellwood (1832)
"Nay, though Jeremiah was cast into prison, ' and into the dungeon, yet there was no such word as sirrah or Knave ' given him, Jer. xxxvii. ..."

3. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"sirrah, darest thou try me ? Much. How now ? what art thou down ? ... Come, sirrah, now to me ; spare me not, For I'll not spare thee. George. ..."

4. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Then do christian works,' said I. ' sirrah !' said he,' thou thinkest to frighten me with thy ... I am using the word (sirrah) again;' so checked himself. ..."

5. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"30 (Malone having observed, and rightly, that " in our author's time sirrah was not always a word of disrespect," Steevens and Douce choose to understand ..."

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