birkie(redirected from American Birkebeiner)
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A man, especially one who is spirited and energetic.
Lively; spirited; cocky.
[Possibly akin to Middle English berken, to bark, from Old English beorcan.]
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1. a spirited or lively person
2. a foolish posturer
[C18: perhaps related to Old English beorcan to bark; compare Old Norse berkia]
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