Do you hear that birr coming from under the stove, or am I fucking nuts?
- To make, or move with, a whirring noise, as of wheels in motion.
- A whirring sound, as of a spinning wheel.
- A rush or impetus; force.
From Middle English bir, from Old English byre; cognate with Norwegian bør, Icelandic byrr, Albanian borë, Latin borea and Polish burza.
- The basic monetary unit of Ethiopia divided into 100 santims.
Until 1976, the official name for the Ethiopian currency in English was dollar.
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Birr. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/birr. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.
The Effin Word, s.v. birr, accessed October 27, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/birr.
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