1A state of agitation or excitement; a fit of anger.
2A gentle breeze; a light wind. Frequently with of.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Mulcaster (?1532–1611), schoolmaster and author. Apparently a variant of pirrie.
1The common tern, Sterna hirundo. Also (Irish English): the cry of the tern.
2The black-headed gull, Larus ridibundus.
Early 19th century. Apparently short for pirr maw.