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n. Obsolete
Mister; fellow. Used as a contemptuous form of address.

[Alteration of sir.]


archaic a contemptuous term used in addressing a man or boy
[C16: probably variant of sire]


(ˈsɪr ə)

n. Archaic.
a term of address used to inferiors or children to express impatience, contempt, etc.
[1520–30; alter of sir]
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Noun1.sirrah - formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies


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The north-eastern corner star is alpha Andromedae situated virtually on the border line of the two constellations.
The asterism that we know as the 'Square of Pegasus' is of course something of a misnomer because the top left star is Alpheratz or Alpha Andromedae. Pegasus is home to M15, a globular cluster that lies on the constellation's western fringes close to the border with Equuleus.
Alpheratz, one of the four stars forming the 'Square of Pegasus', is technically in the constellation of Andromeda as Alpha Andromedae. Look inside the square and see how many stars you can count with the naked eye.