Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Fouter

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fouter
(foo·tir) Dialect, chiefly Scot.
1. ~n. one who muddles through; aimless, exasperating person (“Yer a fouter, gie it tae me, ah’ll dae it!“).
2. ~v. a fiddly, troublesome task or job (“This is a right fouter, this“) ~adv. foutering (“Yer foutering aboot! Stope it!“) [Similar to gitter].

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    from medieval word used for accoutrements
    used by boys/men caring for hunting dogs

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