Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Dreich

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dreich
(dre·ech) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj.
1. (intr.) drab.
2. (tr.) dreary (referring to weather or a sermon).
3. often leads to a state of being drookit; grey.

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  5. Clifford Johnston
    Clifford Johnston

    It would be great if you’d include the phonetics too so that we could pronounce the words correctly [well, at least closely ;-]

  6. Pronounced ‘dreech’ with the c’h’ at the end as in loch – NOT lock.
    Scots is NOT slang.
    You might want to have a look at http://www.dsl.ac.uk/ and http://www.scotslanguage.com/.
    Good luck

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