- A slang word for prison

- Stir is a 19th-century slang term for "prison," which some word historians believe is derived from the Romani stariben, which has the same meaning.
“I was in Brummagem, and was seven days in the new ‘stir’ (prison).” The term “Brummagem” was a local nickname for the English city of Birmingham.

- However, the phrase “in stir” (without the article) was the usual slang term for “in prison.”
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a word that is used alot in The Giver, when a boy or girl when hits the adolesent stage and gets dreams of sexual longing for the other sex.
Mom: " johny what did u dream about last night?"

johny : " well it was about amber and she was in a bikini dancing infront of me"

Dad: "looks like someone got their stirrings!"

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prison. romany word 'staripen', an immovable thing or place from which you cannot move, ultimately connecterd to the word 'stasis'
he's doing stir
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A word used in The Giver, when a male or female has a wet dream or sexual dream about the opposite gender.
Boy: I had a dream i was bathing Jessica last night.
Mom: looks like someone there stirrings last night
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Australian slang; Sydney (verb): to tease someone playfully about something which they are usually innocent of. For example, teasing someone about being lazy, when you actually don't think they are lazy, but just want to see their reaction.
I was just stirring him when i called him an idiot. I didn't really mean it
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prison, jail, "the joint", poky/pokey
1851, etymology unknown
Frenchy, gimme the money!
I wouldn't invest our last six thou if you had a legit idea ... much less something that's gonna land the three of you jerks back in stir.
(Small Time Crooks)
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to be moved and shaken to motivate and stimulate
STIR in me a fire that the world cannot explain
I come to worship you
by Humpty October 9, 2003
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