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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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Go to, sirrah! leave your jesting, and tell us where he is.
Sirrah, wilt thou be my man, and wait on me, and I will make thee go like Qui mihi discipulus?
Why, so thou shalt be, whether thou dost it or no; for, sirrah, if thou dost not presently bind thyself to me for seven years, I'll turn all the lice about thee into familiars, and make them tear thee in pieces.
Well, sirrah, leave your jesting, and take these guilders.
Ay, sirrah, I'll teach thee to turn thyself to a dog, or a cat, or a mouse, or a rat, or any thing.
The Wolf, looking up, said, "Sirrah! I hear thee: yet it is not thou who mockest me, but the roof on which thou art standing."
"Sirrah! sirrah!" reiterated Crimsworth; and to complete his apostrophe, he cracked the whip straight over my head.
Hast thou brought home thy charge, sirrah Gurth, or hast thou left them to robbers and marauders?''
``How, sirrah!'' said Cedric, ``misdirect travellers?
Brief scores: Nepal 229 in 43.2 overs (Paudel 75, Sharki 39, Pratis 41; Raza 2-34, Ravindra 2-41, Ali 2-33, Tanna 2-31) beat Oman 79 in 44.1 overs (Sirrah 13, Tanna 14 n.o.; Sarraf 3-24, Tamang 2-11, Pratis 2-13).
Soon the workshop grew to fourteen members, including myself, Sirrah, Harry Dolan, James Thomas Jackson, Sonora McKeller, Birdell Chew Moore, Guadelupe de Saavedra, Ryan Vallejo Kennedy, Blossom Powe, Ernest Mayhand, Jimmie Sherman, Jeanne Taylor, and Louise Meriwether.
She coaches her terrified employee, Mooncalf, to pad her profits for her beer and bottle ale: 'I ha' told you the ways how to raise it: froth your cans well i'the filling, at length, rouge, and jog your bottles o' the buttock, sirrah, then skink out the first glass, ever and drink with all companies, though you be sure to be drunk; you'll misreckon the better and be less ashamed on't' (2.2.97-104).