1 a house 19-.
2 a farmhouse 20-.
3 a shop 20. etymology: Romany, possibly ultimately from Hindi ghar ‘a house or building’; form keir collected by EMcC/PS; attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and BS in TDITA; sense 1 also collected by Joseph F G S Lucas and Rev John Baird from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies and Simson (1865); form kier attested by JS and SR note:
Grellmann (1787) collected the form Ker with the same meaning from Continental gipsies.
Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form kair from English Gypsies.