Etymology
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laird (n.)

"landed proprietor or hereditary estate-holder in Scotland," mid-15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), Scottish and northern England dialectal variant of lord, from Middle English laverd (see lord (n.)). Related: Lairdship.

updated on April 26, 2016

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Definitions of laird from WordNet

laird (n.)
a landowner;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.