“Neither do they, dork,” Hilda said, giving him an elbow in the ribs.
Oh, Dork, don't ask questions; it's a disgraceful affair, I fear.
Oh, hang it all, Dork, I'll go into some respectable business and earn a living.
In one of the waistcoat pockets Mr. Dork found the dead man's silver watch, with a blood-stained ribbon and a worthless gilt seal.
Mr. Dork looked about him in the moonlight, entirely bewildered by the disappearance of Samuel Prodder.
Mr. Dork wrote the young man's name in his pocket-book, and the landlord vouched for his being forthcoming when called upon.
Mr. Dork hesitated for a moment, rubbing the bristles upon his chin.
I haven't made many protestations, but I tell you, Dork, I'm coming out on top of this heap!
The earlier forms were dork and durk, and the spelling dirk, adopted by Johnson, represents the pronunciation of the second form.