from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hurry; to trouble; to tease.
- v. To box (somebody) on the ear; to strike on the ear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hurry; to trouble; to tease.
- transitive v. To box (one) on the ear; to strike or box (the ear).
- n. A box on the ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See whirret.
Origin unknown; perhaps imitative. See whirr. (Wiktionary)