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From Middle English irken (to tire, grow weary), from Old Norse yrkja (to work), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną (to work), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- (to work). Cognate with Icelandic yrkja (to compose), Swedish yrka (to urge, argue), Old English wyrcan, wyrċean (to work). More at work.

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irk (third-person singular simple present irks, present participle irking, simple past and past participle irked)

  1. (transitive) to irritate; annoy; bother
    It irks me doing all this work and have someone wreck it.

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irk

  1. plural of ark