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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Fankle

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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“).

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Drookit

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Twelfth in a series drookit (droo·kit) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~adj. 1. drenched, soaked through. (used in “Ah fell in the burn an’ got drookit“)

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Wabbit

This entry is part 13 of 28 in the series Your Scots Word Of The Day

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]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Gallus

This entry is part 14 of 28 in the series Your Scots Word Of The Day

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).

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Bourach

This entry is part 15 of 28 in the series Your Scots Word Of The Day

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’ […]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Teuchter

This entry is part 16 of 28 in the series Your Scots Word Of The Day

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 […]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Drouth

This entry is part 17 of 28 in the series Your Scots Word Of The Day

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 […]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Stramash

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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]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Blether

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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 […]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Couthie

This entry is part 20 of 28 in the series Your Scots Word Of The Day

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“).