I began the Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day series a month ago primarily as an exercise in motivating myself to blog daily with the potentially beneficial side effect of amusing [all?] my reader[s?] out there. I believe that it has been a resounding success, at least insofar as it has gotten me to blog daily for a whole month.
Sadly, it must draw to a close at 27 entries, as I believe it has fulfilled its purpose.
Also, I’m out of words.
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(cra·bit) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj.
1. ill-tempered, grumpy, curt, disagreeable; in a bad mood [esp. in the morning]. (Often used in “Ken this, yer a crabbit get, so ye are“). -n. See crab – one who by their nature or temperament conveys an aura of irritability.
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(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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(biz·um) Dialect, chiefly Scot -n.
1. obstreperous girl or woman; female upstart (as in “Dinnae pou’ yer brither’s hair, ya wee besom“)
2. woman of low moral standing; a hussy (“Thon yin’s a right mucky besom“).
3. a broomstick or scourge; any broom made from loose twigs
4. a comet or its tail.
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(glai·kit) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj.
1. (intr.) stupid; senseless, silly. (often in “He stood there wi’ a glaikit look oan his fizzog“)
2. (tr.) giddy, thoughtless.
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(br·aww) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj.
1. fine, pleasant, esp. weather (“It’s a braw day the day” or “It’s a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht the nicht“).
2. attractive, pretty (often in “You’re really braw, hen. Fancy a Ruby Murray?“).
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(maw·kit) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj. dirty, filthy, sticky, muddy.
Cf. Mauchy, Mochy, Maukie, Mawkit. (see also Manky, Clarty)
(often used in ‘Lookit the colour o’ ye, ya mauchit wee to’rag’).