Eleventh in a series fankle (fan·kle)Dialect, chiefly Scot ~v. 1. to entangle, twist. 2. to knot. 3. to coil, wind. 4. to disorder, complicate. ~n. 5. an entanglement. (used in “Dinnae get yersel’ in a fankle“).
Twelfth in a series drookit (drooÂ·kit) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~adj. 1. drenched, soaked through. (used in “Ah fell in the burn an’ got drookit“)
Thirteenth in a series wabbit (wah·bit) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~adj. 1. exhausted, out of breath, unable to function due to extreme tiredness (as in “Playin’ wi’ thae weans has gote me wabbit“). [similar to puggled]
Fourteenth in a series gallus (ga·luss) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~adj. 1. self-confident, daring, cheeky. 2. stylish, impressive (esp. Glasgow “He’s pure gallus, by the way“). 3. Orig. derogatory, meaning wild; a rascal; deserving to be hanged (from the gallows).
Fifteenth in a series bourach (boor·ach) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~n. 1. small hill or mound. 2. disorganized heap or mass (as in “Last went and it turned intae a right bourach“). 3. a crowd or group of people. 4. a small, humble house. 5. a muddle; mess; state of confusion (often in “That room o’ […]
Sixteenth in a series teuchter (choo·chter) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~n. 1. (trad.) one who derives from the Highlands of Scotland (a Highlander); more commonly used by city folk to describe rural dwellers. 2. Gaelic-speaker (mostly to each other) esp. at strange Gatherings known as Mods [definitely not Rockers]. Occasionally partakes of a wee dram (see […]
Seventeenth in a series drouth (droo·th) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~n. 1. drought; long or extreme period of weather without precipitation. 2. thirst, dry mouth, usually caused by excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages the previous night (“Man, ah must’ve hud ten pints last night. Ah’ve got an awfy drouth“). A typical cure would involve more liquid […]
Eighteenth in a series stramash (stra·mash) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n. 1. an uproar; a violent commotion or rowdy behavior; a melee. (“And players from both teams have now become embroiled in what can only be described as a giant stramash inside the penalty box“). 2. state of heightened excitement or rage. [similar to stushie, stooshie]
Ninteenth in a series blether (ble·ther) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n. 1. a person who chatters incessantly, someone who babbles on and on (“That wee yin o’ yours is an awfy blether gettin’“). ~v. 2. to engage in conversation, long-winded or idle talk (as in “Ah met yer granny doon the toun, we had a richt […]
Twentieth in a series couthie (coo·thee) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~adj. 1. amiable, sociable esp. persons (“Och, she’s a couthie soul, so she is“). 2. comfortable, pleasant; snug (as in “Here, there’s a couthie wee pub doon-by“).