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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Crabbit

This entry is part 6 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

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crabbit
(cra·bit) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj.
1. ill-tempered, grumpy, curt, disagreeable; in a bad mood [esp. in the morning]. (Often used in “Ken this, yer a crabbit get, so ye are“). -n. See crab – one who by their nature or temperament conveys an aura of irritability.

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2 Comments

  1. Hamerdoon Hamerdoon

    Crabbit is most certainly NOT slang Scots, which itself is not a dialect of English. Crabbit is a proper Scots language (leid) word. BTW, if writing in Scots there is no apostrophe after o (english ‘of’). The Scots word for ‘of’ is simply ‘o’ e.g. puss like a bag o spanners.

    Whilst I understand the knee-jerk reaction to locate Scots in a humorous setting (a symptom of the cultural cringe), we are long past the day when of Scots language and culture can be disguised as humour.

    You might want to have a look at http://www.dsl.ac.uk/ and http://www.scotslanguage.com/.

    Good luck

  2. Hamerdoon Hamerdoon

    Crabbit is most certainly NOT slang Scots, which itself is not a dialect of English. Crabbit is a proper Scots language (leid) word. BTW, if writing in Scots there is no apostrophe after o (english ‘of’). The Scots word for ‘of’ is simply ‘o’ e.g. puss like a bag o spanners.

    Whilst I understand the knee-jerk reaction to locate Scots in a humorous setting (a symptom of the cultural cringe), we are long past the day when ignorance of Scots language and culture can be disguised as humour.

    You might want to have a look at http://www.dsl.ac.uk/ and http://www.scotslanguage.com/.

    Good luck

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