/dir"deuhm, derr"-/, n. Scot.
[1400-50; Scots: blame, scolding, (earlier) altercation, uproar, late ME (north) durdan uproar, din < ScotGael; cf. Ir deardan, MIr dertan storm, rough weather]

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