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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Eejit

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Twenty-seventh in a series eejit (ee·jit) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n. 1. idiot, simpleton, one not possessed of all their mental faculties; one who is unable to properly conduct their own affairs (as in “Yer aff yer heid, ye eejit. That’s no’ a real dug“) [see also bawheid, dunderheid]

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Fouter

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Twenty-sixth in a series 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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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Wheesht

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Twenty-fifth in a series wheesht (whee·sht) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~v. 1. a call for quiet or silence; used as an interjection Wheesht! to bring about or continue, the silence of others. ~esp. children (often in “Will ye wheesht, you pair! Ma heid’s loupin!“). 2. quiet, hushed [haud yer wheesht is to hold one’s tongue].

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Skiver

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Twenty-fourth in a series skiver (sky·ver) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n. 1. one who avoids tasks or work in general; a shirker. [see also sloper] 2. a splinter of wood embedded in the skin (also skelf). ~v. 3. skive (“Ah cannae be arsed wi’ this – ahm away fur a skive.“)

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Greet

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Twenty-third in a series greet (gree·t) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~v. 1. to cry, weep. 2. gravel or grit. ~adv. 3. greetin’ (“Stope greetin’! It wisnae that sair.“) ~adj. 4. greetin’ face cry baby; one who is prone to tears or constantly miserable.

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Thrawn

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Twenty-second in a series thrawn (th·raw·n) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~adj. 1. twisted; distorted or misshapen. 2. stubborn or obstinate (often in “Jeez O, yer a thrawn auld bugger!“). 3. to be cross; in a dour or sullen mood.

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Birl

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Twenty-first in a series birl (burl) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~v. 1. to spin around, to revolve rapidly. 2. a whistle; the sound made by a whistle. ~adv. birlin’ (“Ah tell ye, efter a’ that dancin’ ma heid’s fair birlin’“).

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Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Couthie

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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“).

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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: 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]