What does the word dirk mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Dark.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A dagger or poniard.

Usage examples for dirk

  1. " You will want to hear him tell about it, I know, Dirk," the girl said. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  2. Cheering on his men, Mark had been one of the first to leap on deck, and, once there, he had dashed, dirk in hand, at the first sailor he encountered, and immediately found out that even if armed with a dirk, a middy of seventeen is no match for a sturdy, well- built fellow of thirty; and though he caught his adversary by the throat with one hand, and pointed his dirk with the other, as he bade the man surrender, matters went badly for him. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  3. " I hope you won't remember this against me, madam," said Dirk, as soon as he got out of the stranger's hearing. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley