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 Avatar
    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 ;-]

    1. Doug Avatar

      Clifford:
      I’ve made an attempt to show pronunciation under each of the terms, directly preceding the definition.
      Does that not help?

      1. Clifford Johnston Avatar
        Clifford Johnston

        OK, so that’s what that is! Ta 🙂
        Cliff.

    2. Moira Avatar
      Moira

      Dreech

  6. Hamerdoon Avatar
    Hamerdoon

    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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