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abeigh aloof.
aboon abune above.
ae one. No —S hook.
aff off.
agee ajee off the straight, ajar.
aglee agley agly aside, askew.
airest earliest.
airn iron.
airt direction, quarter; (verb) to direct.
aiver a draft-horse.
aizle easle hot ashes.
ajee off the straight; disturbed, mildly deranged.
allenarly solely; only.
almous awmous alms.
alow alowe ablaze.
amissing wanting, lost.
ane one.
aneath beneath.
anerly only.
ann annat annates the half-year's stipend payable to a minister's wife on his death.
appleringie a herb, southernwood.
archilowe a treat in return.
arles an earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain.
arriage a former feudal service rendered by a tenant with his beasts of burden.
ashet a large plate.
asklent athwart, aslant.
assythment (Scots law) indemnification for injury; satisfaction.
atweel well, indeed.
auld old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e. Edinburgh.
aunter adventure.
awa away.
awanting missing, wanting.
aweel well, well then.
awfy awfully, extremely.
backet a shallow wooden trough for carrying ashes.
backsey sirloin.
backspeer backspeir to cross-question.
baggit full of spawn; (noun) a ripe female salmon that has failed to shed her eggs.
bairn a child.
bairnlike childlike.
baith both.
bajan a freshman at Aberdeen university. Cf. BEJANT, a freshman at Aberdeen.
bakeboard a board for kneading dough on.
ballant ballat a ballad; (verb) to make a ballad.
bammer bampot an idiot, fool.
bandster a binder of sheaves after the reaper.
bangster a violent person.
bannock bonnock a flat unleavened loaf of bread
bardy scolding, impudent > BARDIER, BARDIEST.
barnsbreaking a boisterous frolic; an injurious or mischievous activity.
barp a mound or cairn.
barrie very good > BARRIER, BARRIEST.
baubee bawbee a halfpenny.
bauchle a loose, down-at-heel shoe; (verb) to make shapeless, to bungle.
baudrons a quasi-proper name for the cat; also for the hare. N.B. There is no singular BAUDRON.
baur bawr joke, amusing incident.
baxter a baker; originally, a female baker.
bederal bedral a beadle.
beetmaster beetmister a help in need.
beezer something of exceptional quality.
beflum (Scott) to befool, cajole.
begunk to trick, to play a trick on.
bein bien well off, comfortable.
beinness the state of being comfortable, well off.
bejant a freshman at St Andrews. Cf. BAJAN, a freshman at Aberdeen.
belive with speed, immediately.
bethankit elliptical for God be thanked.
bield a shelter; (verb) to give shelter.
bieldy sheltering > BIELDIER, BIELDIEST.
big to build > BIGS, BIGGED, BIGGING.
biggin bigging a building.
birk birch.
birkie a lively or mettlesome fellow; (adj.) active, lively > BIRKIER, BIRKIEST.
birr to emit a whirring noise; move with a whirring noise. [Also, unrelatedly, a monetary unit of Ethiopia with pl. BIRROTCH].
birse a bristle or bristles.
birsy bristly > BIRSIER, BIRSIEST.
bittie a small piece, a short time.
bittock a small bit of anything, of indefinite size or quantity; a short distance.
blad blaud a fragment, a broken off piece; (verb) to strike, disfigure.
blaeberry the bilberry.
blash a dash or splash of liquid or semi-liquid.
blate timidly awkward, bashful.
blatherskite bletherskate a contemptible person.
blatter a clattering rainy blast; (verb) to beat like rain on a window.
blaw to blow.
blawort blewart the harebell; the corn bluebottle.
blee complexion.
blellum an idle boring chatterer.
blootered drunk.
blude bluid blood.
bludie bludy bloody > BLUDIER, BLUDIEST.
bluidy bloody > BLUIDIER, BLUIDIEST.
blunk to spoil, bungle.
blunker a bungler.
bodle boddle a 17th century Scots copper coin.
bonie bonny.
bonspiel bonspell a curling match between clubs.
bool a bowl.
boortree bountree bourtree the elder tree.
bothan bothie bothy a hut, cabin.
bouk the body; bulk.
bourd an amusing tale, a jest; joking, banter, fun.
bowat bowet buat a lantern.
brachet bratchet a BRACH, a whelp
brae A steep bank beside a river valley; a hillside, a slope.
braeheid the summit of a hill or slope.
braird breer the first shoots of corn or other crops; (verb) of crops, to appear above the ground.
brander a gridiron; (verb) to cook on a gridiron.
brank to prance, toss the head.
branky showy > BRANKIER, BRANKIEST.
brattle to rush noisily.
braw fine, brave.
brawlie brawly very well > BRAWLIER, BRAWLIEST.
braws fine clothes.
brecham brechan a horse-collar.
bree the eyebrow; the liquor in which anything has been boiled.
breenge breinge a lunge forward; (verb) to lunge forward > BREENGES, BREENGING, BREENGED; BREINGES, BREINGING, BREINGED.
breest breist breast. Also BREIST.
brent steep > BRENTER, BRENTEST.
bricht bright > BRICHTER, BRICHTEST.
bridie a meat and onion turnover.
brochan gruel, porridge.
brockage fragments of crockery etc.
brocked brockit variegated, esp. black and white.
brog an awl; (verb) to prick with an awl.
broo buroo unemployment benefit; the office at which people receive it.
broose brouze a race at a wedding.
brose a dish of oatmeal with boiling water or milk poured on it.
browst a brewing.
bruckle liable to break, brittle.
bruilzie brulyie brulzie a broil, a noisy disturbance.
buckie a large spiral marine shell, esp. the common whelk.
buik buke a book.
buirdly stalwart; large and well made > BUIRDLIER, BUIRDLIEST.
buist a box, a tar-box; an owner's mark on sheep and cattle; (verb) to mark with this.
bumbaze to perplex, bamboozle.
burdie birdie.
burnie a small brook.
burrowstown a town that is a BURGH.
byde to bide > BYDES, BYDING, BYDED.
byke a nest of wasps or wild bees; a swarm, throng; (verb) to swarm.
caa to call > CAAS, CAAING, CAAED.
caber kabar kebar a heavy wooden heaving pole.
caboc a double cream cheese rolled in oatmeal. Cf. KEBBOCK, KEBBUCK.
cadee cadie a caddie.
cadgy brisk, cheerful > CADGIER, CADGIEST.
caduac an incidental payment; a windfall. [L. cadicum].
callan callant a boy; a fellow.
camsho camshoch crooked or deformed.
camstairy camsteary camsteerie perverse, unruly.
camstane caumstone calmstone camstone a white argillaceous stone used for whitening doorsteps.
cangle a noise or disturbance; (verb) to wrangle.
cannach a cotton-grass.
cantiness cheerfulness, liveliness.
cantrap cantraip cantrip a charm; an incantation, a witch's trick.
canty contented > CANTIER, CANTIEST.
capernoitie capernoity cappernoity the head, noddle.
carcake a small cake baked with eggs, eaten on Shrove Tuesday in parts of Scotland.
carfuffle curfuffle kerfuffle kefuffle a commotion; (verb) to make a commotion.
carline an old woman, a witch.
carnaptious curnaptious bad-tempered, quarrelsome.
carritch a catechism.
carriwitchet a pun; a conundrum.
carse alluvial lowland beside a river.
carvy caraway; a caraway seed, esp. one coated with sugar.
castock custock a cabbage stock.
cateran a military irregular or brigand.
cauld cold.
cauldrife apt to feel chilly; lifeless, without vigour.
caum pale bluish-grey clay; (verb) to whiten with this.
caup a two-handed drinking bowl.
cavel kevel kevil a piece of wood used in casting lots.
cavie keavie a hen-coop or cage.
chack a snapping shut or pinching; to pinch or nip.
chaft the jaw, cheek.
channer gravel, shingle.
chaumer a room or building in which male farm-workers sleep.
chib a sharp weapon such as a knife or razor; (verb) to slash with a sharp weapon > CHIBS, CHIBBING, CHIBBED.
chiel chield a man, a lad, a fellow.
chirk to chirp or squeak; to grate; (adj.) cheerful > CHIRKER, CHIRKEST.
chirl to emit a low sound, to warble.
claes clothes.
clamjamfry clamjamphrie clanjamfray rubbish, nonsense.
clat clart claut something scraped together, a lump; (verb) to scratch, scrape.
clatch to dabble or work into a miry matter.
claucht claught to snatch.
claver gossip; (verb) to gossip.
cleck to hatch.
cleekit pt. CLEEK, to seize, hook.
cleuch cleugh clough a ravine.
clipshear an earwig.
clishmaclaver gossip.
cloot a division of a cloven hoof; a cloth.
closehead the entrance to a close, or the gossips that congregate there.
clour a knock, bump; (verb) to knock, bump.
clow a clove. A clow-flower is a gillyflower.
cludgie a lavatory.
cockaleekie cockieleekie cockyleekie soup made from a fowl and leeks.
cockernony the gathering of hair in a fillet; a coiffure.
cocklaird the owner of a small farm, who farms it in person.
coff to buy.
coft pt. COUGH.
coggie cogie cogue a small wooden bowl.
cognosce (Scots law) to examine; to give judgment on.
collieshangie a squabble, a brawl.
compearant one who COMPEARS, appears in court.
condiddle (Scott) to steal.
coof cuif a lout, a dolt.
cooser cuisser cusser a stallion.
coost cast (pt.).
cootikin cuitikin cutikin a gaiter.
corbie corby a crow, a raven.
corfhouse a salmon-curing house.
cottar cotter a medieval peasant inhabiting a cottage.
cottown a group of outhouses.
coup cowp to overturn, turn up
couper a dealer.
couth refinement; (adj.) refined > COUTHER, COUTHEST.
couthie couthy kind, friendly > COUTHIER, COUTHIEST.
cowan a dry-stone diker; a mason who has never served an apprenticeship.
craig a form of CRAG, meaning cliff or neck.
cramboclink rhyming doggerel.
crame a booth for selling goods.
cratur a woman.
creesh to crease.
creeshy greasy > CREESHIER, CREESHIEST.
crewels cruels cruells scrofula [Fr. écrouelles.]
crine to shrink or shrivel.
crivens crivvens (slang) an interjection expressing dismay.
croove cruive cruve a pen for livestock; esp. a pigsty.
crouse lively, pert, arrogant. No comparative.
crowdie crowdy a mixture of meal and water, aka BROSE.
cruisie crusie crusy an open iron lamp with a rush wick.
crummie a cow with crooked horns.
cuddie a donkey.
cuit the ankle.
cuiter to wheedle; to cocker, pamper.
cuittle to coax, to cajole.
cummer kimmer a woman, a girl.
curch a covering for the head, a kerchief.
curliewurlie (of) an object with a curled or twisted shape.
curmurring a rumbling or flatulent sound. There is no verb CURMUR.
curn curran a grain, a small quantity.
curpel the crupper.
cushat the wood-pigeon or ring-dove.
cutty short, curtailed > CUTTIER, CUTTIEST; (noun) a short clay pipe.
dabbity a cheap pottery figure found at fairgrounds.
dacker daiker daker to lounge, saunter.
dae to do.
daidle daddle to waddle, stagger.
daimen occasional: 'a daimen icker in a thrave'.
dalt dault a foster-child.
dargle (Scott) a dell.
daud dawd dod to knock, thump.
daur to dare.
daut dawt to pet.
dautie dawtie pet.
deave deeve to deafen, worry with noise.
deif deaf > DEIFER, DEIFEST.
deil devil.
dempster doomster formerly in Scotland, an officer who repeated the sentence after the judge.
devel devvel a hard blow; (verb) to stun with a club.
dicht to wipe.
dindle dinnle to tingle, vibrate.
dinmont a wether between the first and second shearing.
dinna dinnae divna do not.
dirdam dirdum durdum an uproar; a scolding; blame.
dirl to (cause to) vibrate.
disjaskit jaded, worn out.
disjune breakfast.
dittay an indictment, a charge.
docht dought pt. of DOW, to be able.
docken = DOCK, the plant.
dod a rounded hill; (verb) to cut the hair of.
doddy a hornless cow; (adj.) sulky > DODDIER, DODDIEST.
doiled crazy, foolish.
doilt crazy, foolish > DOILTER, DOILTEST.
doited doitit in one's dotage.
donnard donnart donnerd donnered stupid, dull-witted.
donsy donsie sickly, stupid > DONSIER, DONSIEST.
doo dove, pigeon.
doocot dooket a dove-cote.
dook to duck, bathe.
doon doun down.
dort to sulk.
dorty pettish, sulky > DORTIER, DORTIEST.
doup dowp the bottom of anything.
dout to put out, extinguish.
dove dover to doze.
dovekie dovekey a kind of guillemot; also, the little auk.
dovie stupid > DOVIER, DOVIEST.
dow to be able: pt. DOCHT or DOUGHT.
dowf dull, heavy, spiritless. No comparative.
dowfness dullness, heaviness.
dowie dull, low-spirited > DOWIER, DOWIEST.
dowt a cigarette end.
dozen to doze > DOZENED, DOZENING.
drap to drop.
drappie drappy a little drop, esp. of spirits.
dree to suffer, endure.
dreich dreary > DREICHER, DREICHEST.
dreigh driegh dreary. Unlike DREICH, these do not have a comparative.
drook drouk to drench.
drookit droukit drowned, drenched.
drow wet mist.
drucken drunken.
drumbledor a DUMBLEDORE, a large flying insect.
drumly turbid, muddy, gloomy, cloudy > DRUMLIER, DRUMLIEST.
duddie duddy ragged > DUDDIER, DUDDIEST.
dunch dunsh to jog, nudge, butt.
duply in Scots law, a second reply; (verb) to say in DUPLY.
dush to strike heavily against.
dwalm dwam dwaum a swoon, a sudden sickness; (verb) to swoon.
dwine to pine, to waste away.
dyester one who dyes cloth.
dyvour a bankrupt.
dyvoury bankruptcy.
eard yird yeard earth; (verb) to bury.
eassel eassil eastwards, easterly.
easselgate easselward eastwards.
eastlin eastlings eastlins eastwards.
eatche an adze.
ee eye.
eident busy, diligent.
eilding eldin elding fuel.
elshin elsin an awl.
endlang endlong, lengthwise.
ethercap ettercap a spider.
ettle to intend, purpose, plan.
ewest near, close at hand.
ewhow alas!
excamb (Scots law) to exchange.
excambion excambium (Scots law) exchange of lands.
exeem exeme to release or exempt.
exies a fit, e.g. of hysterics or the ague.
faa to fall > FAAS, FAAING, FELL, FAAN or FALLEN.
fae from.
faik to abate; to excuse.
faither father.
fank a coil, tangle; an enclosure for sheep.
fankle to entangle.
fantoosh fashionable, pretentious.
farand farrand farrant having a certain manner or humour.
farl farle farthel the quarter of a round cake of flour or oatmeal.
fattrels ends of ribbon. N.B. there is no singular FATTREL.
faur far > FAURER, FAUREST.
faurd favoured.
faut to fault > FAUTS, FAUTING, FAUTED.
feart afraid.
fecht to fight.
fechter a fighter.
feck quantity, number.
feckly mostly, nearly.
feer to draw the first furrow in ploughing.
fegs a mild oath.
feirie nimble, fit to travel.
fendy resourceful, thrifty > FENDIER, FENDIEST
ferntickled fernticled freckled.
fernyticle a freckle.
fess to fetch.
feuar fiar in law, the owner of a property in fee simple.
fient fiend, devil. Fient ane: devil a one.
fike fyke to fidget restlessly.
fikery fuss, fidget.
fikish fidgety.
fiky fidgety > FIKIER, FIKIEST.
finnan haddock cured in peat smoke, originally at Findon (pron. fin'an), Scotland. The name is also applied to other kinds of smoked haddock.
firlot (a container used as) a measure of capacity for corn etc.
fissle to rustle.
fizzen foison fushion fusion physical energy or strength.
flacker flaffer to flutter.
flaff to flap, to pant.
flaught a snowflake; (verb) to cut, pare.
flaughter to flutter or flicker.
fleech to flatter, coax, beg.
fleechment flattery.
fleg to frighten; (noun) a fright.
fleme to put to flight. Pt. FLEMIT.
flemit pt. of FLEME, to put to flight.
fley to frighten.
flichter to flutter.
flisk to caper about.
flisky restive, whimsical > FLISKIER, FLISKIEST.
flite flyte to contend, strive; argue noisily; chide.
fodgel plump and solidly built; buxom.
foggage a grass that grows after the hay is cut.
forby forbye foreby forebye besides.
foreanent fornent fornenst right opposite to in location.
forestair an outside stair at the front of a house.
forfairn worn out, exhausted.
forfochen exhausted.
forhoo forhow forhooie to desert or abandon.
forisfamiliate to emancipate from parental authority.
forjaskit forjeskit tired out.
forpet forpit a fourth part (now of a peck measure).
forrad forward > FORRADER or FORRARDER; (noun) a forward > FORRADS.
forrit forward.
forwander to wander away; to go astray.
fou drunk > FOUER, FOUEST; (noun) a bushel > FOUS.
fouat fouet the house-leek.
fousty mouldy, damp > FOUSTIER, FOUSTIEST.
fouter foutra foutre to mess around aimlessly.
fouth fowth abundance.
foziness weakness, softness.
fozy spongy, lacking firmness > FOZIER, FOZIEST.
frack prompt, eager. N.B. no comparative.
frae from.
fraim fremd fremit foreign, strange; (noun) a stranger.
frampal frampold (Scott) peevish, intractable.
frampler (Scott) a brawler.
freet freit an omen.
freety freity superstitious > FREETIER, FREETIEST/FREITIER, FREITIEST.
fricht fright; (verb) to frighten.
fud a rabbit's or hare's tail.
fuffy light and soft > FUFFIER, FUFFIEST.
fugie a cock that will not fight, a runaway.
fugitation (Scots law) absconding from justice.
furr a furrow.
furth forth, outside of.
gabbard gabbart a kind of barge.
gaberlunzie a wandering beggar or a harmless hobo.
gabnash chatter, prattle.
gadsman gadman a person who drives horses at the plough.
gair a gore (in cloth or land).
gaitt a child.
galdragon (Scott) an obsolete Shetland word for a sorceress or witch. [ON galdra-kona].
galravage gilravage gillravage gilravitch gillravitch galravitch a noisy frolic; to behave riotously.
gamash gramash gramoche a kind of legging.
gant to yawn.
gar to compel; (noun) a garfish.
gardyloo jordeloo a warning cry given when throwing slops from the window into the street.
gare greedy, miserly.
garvie garvock a sprat.
gaucie gawcy gaucy gawsy gawsie portly, jolly.
gaumless stupid; witless; vacant.
gaun going.
geggie the mouth.
gey considerable > GEYER, GEYEST.
geyan = GEY AND, e.g. gey and easy, easy enough.
gie to give. GIES, GIED, GIEING, GAE, GIEN.
gillet jillet a skittish, flighty girl.
gilpey gilpy a boisterous girl.
gilravager a riotous person.
gimmer a young ewe; (contemptuously) a woman.
girnel a granary; a large chest or vat for storing grain.
girr a hoop, for a barrel or used as a child's plaything.
gizz jiz a wig. Pl. GIZZES, JIZZES.
gizzen to shrink from dryness so as to leak.
glaik a flash, a dazzle.
glaiket glaikit giddy, foolish.
glaum to clutch or grab.
glaur mire.
glaury miry > GLAURIER, GLAURIEST.
glee gley to squint.
gleg quick, sharp > GLEGGER, GLEGGEST.
glid slippery.
glidder slippery.
glisk a glimpse.
goldspink gowdspink the goldfinch.
gollar goller a loud inarticulate gurgling sound; (verb) to make this sound.
gomeral gomerel gomeril a simpleton.
goodsire gudesire gutcher a grandfather.
gool goold gule a marigold.
gorcock the cock of the red grouse.
gorhen the hen of the red grouse.
gouk gowk a cuckoo; a fool, an April fool.
goustrous boisterous, rude.
gousty desolate, dreary > GOUSTIER, GOUSTIEST.
gowan a daisy.
gowd gold, golden.
gowf to strike, cuff; to play golf.
gowfer golfer.
gowl to cry or howl.
gowpenful a double handful.
graith apparatus, equipment; (verb) to get ready, to dress.
grape to grope.
grassum (Scots law) a lump sum paid in addition to rent by a person taking a lease of landed property.
grein to long, yearn.
grippy inclined to avarice > GRIPPIER, GRIPPIEST.
grit great > GRITTER, GRITTEST.
groof grouf grufe the front of one's body, one's face.
groser grosert groset grossart a gooseberry.
grumph to grunt.
grumphie grumphy a pig.
grushie healthy, thriving. No comparative.
guddle to catch fish barehanded.
gude guid good.
gudeman goodman.
gudewife goodwife.
guffie a pig.
guildry the corporation of a royal burgh.
guising a survival of mumming, where children dress up and go from house to house.
gumphion a kind of banner formerly carried in a funeral procession.
gundy a toffee made of treacle and spices.
gurl to growl.
gustie savoury.
gyte crazy, mad; (noun) a child, a brat.
had to hold > HADS, HADDING, HADDEN.
haddie the haddock.
hae to have > HAES, HAEING, HAED, HAEN.
haet a whit.
haffet haffit the side of the head, the temple.
hafflin a halfling.
hag to hack, hew
hagg broken ground in a moss or bog, a place from which peat has been dug.
haggis a dish consisting of the heart, lungs, and liver of a sheep etc. minced with suet, oatmeal, and onions, stuffed into the maw of the animal or into an artificial bag like a large sausage and usu. boiled.
hain to enclose or protect with a fence or hedge; esp. to preserve (grass) from cattle; to save, preserve, spare.
hainch haunch; (verb) to haunch.
hairst harvest.
haith interj. by my faith!
hallan a partition or screen between the door and a fireplace in a cottage.
hallian hallion hallyan a lout or lazy rascal.
halver a half-share.
hame home.
hamesucken the assaulting of a man in his own house.
hamewith homewards.
hanch to snap at with the jaws.
hantle a lot.
harigalds harigals viscera.
harl to drag along the ground; to roughcast.
haterent hatred.
hattock a little (esp. fairy) hat.
haud hauld to hold.
hauf half.
haugh a low-lying meadow by the side of a river.
haun a hand.
haverel a foolish person.
hawkie a cow with a white-striped face.
hawkit streaked, white-faced.
headrig a headland in a ploughed field.
hecht to call.
heeze to lift, raise.
heezie a lift.
heid head.
hellicat giddy-headed, flighty; (noun) a wicked creature.
hempie hempy a rogue, a romp, a tomboy.
hen to dare to a challenge.
henner a challenge to an act of daring.
herriment herryment spoliation, plunder.
hership plundering, plunder, esp. cattle.
hesp to hasp.
heuch heugh a crag, a steep-sided valley.
hidling hidlings hidlins in secret.
hilch to hobble.
hinderland hinderlings hinderlins hinderlans the buttocks.
hippen hippin hipping a baby's nappy tied round the hips.
hirple to walk lamely.
hirsel a stock of sheep; (verb) to put (sheep) into different groups.
hirselling the act of putting (sheep) into different groups.
hirsle to slide, wriggle.
hirstie histie dry, barren. No comparative!
hoatching infested, swarming e.g. with flies.
hodden hoddin a coarse undyed homespun woollen cloth.
hoddle to waddle.
hogmanay hogmane hogmenay New Year's Eve. See HAGGIS, FOU and GILRAVAGE.
holk howk to dig, burrow.
hoolie easy, slow.
hotch to hitch, jog.
houf howff houff howf a place where one is often found, a haunt; (verb) to go to such a place.
hove to swell, to rise.
howtowdie a dish of boiled chicken.
huck huckle to force roughly.
hudden past part. of HAUD, to hold.
humdudgeon low spirits.
humlie a pollarded or hornless cow.
huntiegowk a fools' errand, appropriate to the first of April.
hurcheon an urchin, a hedgehog.
hurdies the buttocks, the thighs.
hurlbarrow a wheelbarrow.
icker a single ear of corn.
ilka every.
inby inbye towards the interior, by the house.
induciae (Scots law) the time limit within which (after a citation) the defendant must appear in court or reply. N.B. there is no singular INDUCIA.
infeft (Scots law) to invest with heritable property.
infeftment (Scots law) the act of giving legal possession of fedual property.
ingan an onion.
ingate a way in, an entrance.
ingo entry into or taking on a new tenancy.
insucken (Scots law) relating to a SUCKEN, the jurisdiction of a mill, or that extent of ground astricted to it.
inwick a kind of stroke in curling; (verb) to make such a stroke.
inwith within
ish a legal word meaning issue or expiry. Pl. ISHES.
isna isnae is not. Also ISNAE.
jabble to splash, ripple.
jakey a homeless alcoholic > JAKEYS.
jalouse jealouse to suspect or surmise; to be jealous or begrudge jealously.
jap jaup to splash or spatter.
jawbox a sink.
jawhole a cesspool.
jee to urge on.
jeel to congeal, set.
jeelie jeely jelly, jam; (verb) to set, jell.
jeistiecor a close-fitting garment.
jessie an effeminate or namby-pamby man or boy.
jibbings the last milk drawn from a cow.
jimp slender > JIMPER, JIMPEST.
jimply slenderly.
jimpness slenderness.
jimpy neat > JIMPIER, JIMPIEST.
jirble to pour splashingly.
jo joe a loved one. Pl. JOES.
jockteleg a large clasp knife.
joco cheerfully complacent.
jook jouk to duck or dodge.
jookery joukery trickery, roguery.
jougs an old instrument of punishment consisting of a hinged iron collar locked round an offender's neck and attached by a chain to a wall or post.
jow to toll; (noun) the stroke of a bell.
kae jackdaw; (verb) to serve.
kaim a comb.
kaugh kiaugh care, trouble.
keb to cast a lamb prematurely; (noun) a ewe that has lost its lamb.
kebbie a shepherd's crook.
kebbock kebbuck cheese.
kedgy brisk, cheerful > KEDGIER, KEDGIEST.
keelie the kestrel or other hawk; an urban tough, esp. from Glasgow.
keeling a codfish.
keelivine keelyvine a lead pencil.
kelpie kelpy a water-horse, a fabulous beast.
kelt a salmon that has just spawned; a coarse fabric made of black and white wool.
keltie kelty a bumper or glass filled to the brim, esp. one imposed as a forfeit.
kemple 40 bottles of hay or straw.
kenspeck kenspeckle obvious, conspicuous.
kent a leaping or punting pole; (verb) to punt or pole.
ket carrion.
kidge brisk, cheerful. No comparative.
kidgie brisk, cheerful > KIDGIEST, KIDGIEST.
killogie the space in front of the fireplace of a kiln. Cf. LOGIE.
kingle a very hard rock esp. sandstone.
kipp anything beaked; a pointed hill.
kippage a state of displeasure or anger.
kirk church.
kirkward in the direction of the church.
kirkyaird kirkyard churchyard.
kirn the cutting of the last sheaf.
kist chest; (verb) to coffin.
kittle ticklish, delicate > KITTLER, KITTLEST; (verb) to offend.
kittly ticklish, delicate > KITTLIER, KITTLIEST. Cf. KITTLE.
knapscal knapskull knapscull a kind of helmet.
knevell nevel to pound with the NIEVES, the fists.
kook to dart in and out of sight.
kow a bunch of twigs.
kye cattle.
kyne kine, cattle.
kyte the belly.
laggen laggin the angle between the side and bottom of a wooden dish.
laich low; (noun) a piece of low-lying ground; a hollow. Pl. LAICHS (not LAICHES).
laid to load > LAIDS, LAIDED, LAIDING.
laidly laithly loathly
laigh low; (noun) a piece of low-lying ground; a hollow.
laik lake to sport or play.
lair to mire, cover with mud.
laird the owner of a landed estate.
lairdly in the manner of a LAIRD. No comparative.
laith loth.
laldie laldy a beating or thrashing.
lallan lalland lawland lowland.
lammer amber.
lanely lonely.
lang long.
langsyne langsynes long since; long ago.
lapper lopper to curdle, clot.
lass lassie a girl.
lassock a little lass.
lauch to laugh. Pt. LEUCH or LEUGH; pp. LEUCHEN or LEUGHEN.
laverock a skylark; (verb) to catch larks.
lavrock a skylark.
lawin a bill or reckoning.
leal loyal. No comparative.
lealty loyalty.
leear a liar.
leglan leglin leglen a milking-pail.
leish active, supple > LEISHER, LEISHEST.
lenocinium (Scots law) connivance at one's wife's adultery.
leuch pt. LAUCH, to laugh.
leuchen pp. LAUCH, to laugh.
leugh pt. of LAUCH, to laugh.
leughen pp. LAUCH, to laugh.
lichtly to slight, make light of.
limmer a scoundrel; a prostitute.
linn waterfall.
lintie lintwhite a linnet.
lippen to trust, depend on.
lippie an old Scottish dry measure, the fourth part of a peck.
lirk a fold, a wrinkle; (verb) to wrinkle.
lith a joint; spec. the last joint or the tip of a finger.
littleane littlin littling a child.
loaning a lane, an open space for passage between fields of corn; a place for milking cows.
loo to love > LOOS, LOOED, LOOING.
loof the palm of the hand.
loofful an open handful.
loon lown lowne lownd loun lound sheltered, calm, quiet; (verb) to calm, become calm.
loonie a boy, a fellow.
loor comparative of LIEF, glad.
losh (interjection) Lord.
lou to love > LOUS, LOUING, LOUED. Also LOO.
lounder to beat, thump; (noun) a heavy blow.
loup to leap.
loupen pt. of LOUP, to leap.
loverly like a lover.
lowe a flame; (verb) to blaze.
lowp to leap > LOWPS, LOWPING, LOWPED. Also LOUP.
lowse loose > LOWSER, LOWSEST; (verb) to loosen. Pt. LOWSIT, not LOWSED*.
lowsit pt. LOWSE, to loosen.
lozen a window-pane.
lucken closed.
luggie a hooped dish with one long stave.
luit pt. LET.
luiten pp. of LET.
lum chimney.
lungie lunyie the guillemot.
lunt a slow match; a sudden flame; (verb) to kindle.
luppen pt. of LEAP.
lythe the POLLACK, a fish of the cod family.
macallum a dish of vanilla icecream topped with raspberry sauce.
mae more > MAES.
maik a mate or consort, an equal.
mair more.
maist most.
maister master; (verb) to master.
maisterdome mastery.
maistring mastering.
maistry mastery; superiority; art.
mak to make > MAKS.
makar maker, poet.
manky filthy, dirty, rotten > MANKIER, MANKIEST.
manty = MANTUA, a woman's loose outer gown.
marischal a marshal; (verb) to marshal.
mashlum mashlam mashloch a mixed grain, esp. rye and wheat.
massymore (Scott) a subterranean prison.
mattie a young herring with undeveloped roe.
maut malt.
mease to assuage, mitigate.
meck an old halfpenny.
meith a landmark, a boundary.
melder the quantity of meal ground at one time.
meltith a meal; a cow's yield at one milking.
menseful decorous, graceful.
menseless graceless, uncivil.
mercat market; trade.
merse a low flat marshland.
messan a lapdog, a cur.
micht might > MICHTS.
mickle meikle muckle great, much > MICKLER, MICKLEST.
milsey a milk-strainer.
mim prim and proper > MIMMER, MIMMEST.
mingin having an unpleasant smell.
minnie mother.
mirligoes dizziness.
misarray disarray.
misaunter mischanter mishanter an unlucky chance, a misfortune.
misguggle mishguggle to bungle, mar.
misleared mistaught, unmannerly.
mislippen to mistrust.
mistryst to disappoint by not keeping an engagement.
moch misty or humid weather.
mochie mochy mouldy, damp.
mochiness mouldiness, dampness.
moggan a footless stocking.
monie mony many.
monteith a large 17th or 18th century bowl, usu. of silver, for cooling punch glasses.
mool mould.
moop moup to nibble, munch.
moorill a cattle disease of moorland districts, marked by haemoglobin in the urine.
motty full of motes or specks > MOTTIER, MOTTIEST.
mou a mouth.
moudiewart mowdiewart mowdiwort moudiewort a mole.
mouls clods, esp. in allusion to the grave. N.B. no singular MOUL! Cf. MOOL.
moust muist must to powder.
mouter Multure, a miller's fee for grinding corn; (verb) to take multure for.
mouterer a multurer, a person who pays or receives a miller's fee for grinding corn.
mowdie a mole > MOWDIES.
muil a mule, a backless slipper.
muir moor.
murgeon a grimace; (verb) to grimace.
murl to crumble.
murly crumbly.
na no, not at all.
nacket nocket a snack; a light lunch.
nae no.
naebody nobody.
naething nothing.
nain one's own.
nainsell own self.
nane none.
nashgab prattle, chatter.
neep a turnip.
neese neeze to sneeze.
neist next.
neuk nook.
nicher nicker to neigh.
nicht night > NICHTS.
nickum a mischievous boy.
niffer to barter, to haggle.
nirl a lump, a crumb; a stunted person; (verb) to stunt, shrivel.
nirlie nirlit nirled nirly knotty, stunted.
nonentry (Scots law) a vassal's heir's failure to renew investiture.
noop a knob, tip of the elbow.
notour (Scots law) notorious.
noup in the Shetlands, a crag, a steep headland.
nourice a nurse.
novalia (Scots law) waste lands newly reclaimed.
novodamus (Scots law) a charter or single document containing a clause by which certain rights, privileges etc. are granted anew.
numpty an idiot.
nyaff a small or worthless person or thing; (verb) to yelp, yap; to talk frivolously.
och an interjection.
oe oy oye a grandchild. Pl. OES.
offput the act of putting off.
oncome a coming on, a sudden onset, e.g. of rain.
oncost extra expense.
onding a sudden onset of rain or snow.
onie ony any.
oo wool. Pl. OOS.
oon oven.
oorie ourie owrie dingy, shabby.
oose to ooze.
oosy oozy > OOSIER, OOSIEST.
oot out.
ordinar ordinary; (noun) usual practice.
orra odd, not matched. An ORRA MAN is a farmworker kept to do any odd job that may arise.
ou an interjection expressing concession.
oucht anything.
oughtlings at all.
ouk oulk a week.
oup to bind with thread, to join.
outby outbye out of doors; a little way off.
outshot a projection in a building or a recess made in the wall of a room.
outspeckle a laughing stock, a spectacle. Cf. KENSPECKLE.
outwick in the sport of curling, to strike the outside of another stone and send it within a circle; (verb) to make such a stroke.
outwith outside of.
overby owerby a little way over.
overgang to dominate; to overspread. N.B. there is no past in use, but there is a pp. OVERGANGING.
overword owreword the refrain of a song.
ower over.
owerloup to leap over. Pt. OWERLOUPIT.
owrecome a crossing over; a surplus, an excess.
owrelay a large cravat.
owsen (pl.) OWSE, ox.
oxter the armpit; (verb) to take under the arm.
padle paidle a fish, aka LUMPSUCKER.
paik to thump, drub.
painch the paunch.
paitrick a partridge.
palmie palmy a stroke of the tawse on the palm.
pand the valance of a bed.
pandrop a hard mint-flavoured sweet.
panton a slipper.
pape pope.
paraffle parafle a pretentious display, a fuss.
parischan parochine parishen parischane parochin a parish.
parly a gingerbread cake in biscuit form.
parridge parritch porridge.
parrock a croft, or small field; a paddock; (verb) to enclose or confine in a parrock or small field.
pattle pettle a small long-handled spade for cleaning a plough.
paughty haughty > PAUGHTIER, PAUGHTIEST.
pawk a trick.
pawky drily or slily humorous > PAWKIER, PAWKIEST.
pearlin pearling a lace of silk or thread, used as edging.
peat an advocate favoured by a judge.
peatship the position of PEAT, an advocate favoured by a judge.
pech pegh to pant.
pechan the stomach.
pedder pether a pedlar.
peenge to whine like a peevish child.
peeoy pioy pioye a home-made firework.
peerie peery (noun) a cone-shaped wooden toy; (adj.) small > PEERIER, PEERIEST.
peesweep the peewit.
peever a tile, tin lid etc. used in playing hopscotch.
pellach pellack pellock a porpoise.
pendicle a piece of land or other property forming a subsidiary part of an estate.
pennyfee a small wage.
perduellion treason.
perjink prejink perjinkety prim; finical.
perjinkity a nicety.
pettle to indulge, pet.
pickery in Scots law, petty theft.
pickmaw the black-headed gull.
pictarnie (Scott) a tern.
piet pyat pyot pyet a magpie.
piggin a small pail or bowl made of staves and hoops.
pingle to strive, to struggle with difficulties; (noun) a strenuous exertion.
pinkie small; (noun) the little finger.
pioted pied.
pirn a reel, a bobbin.
pirnie a striped nightcap.
pirnit unevenly wrought, striped.
pitten pt. of PIT, to put.
plack any of various small coins current in Scotland or the Netherlands in the 15th and 16th cents.
plackless destitute, not having a PLACK.
pleuch pleugh a plough.
pliskie plisky a practical joke; a trick.
ploat to dip in very hot water, to scald.
plook plouk a small spot, a pimple.
plotter plowter plouter to dabble in liquid; to potter.
ploughgate plowland.
plumdamas a damson. Pl. PLUMDAMASES.
pockies woollen mittens. No POCKIE*.
podley a young coalfish.
poffle a PENDICLE, an appendage.
poind to distrain, impound.
poinder one who POINDS, impounds.
polonie a child's polonaise, a stately Polish dance of moderate tempo.
pook pouk to pluck, pinch.
poortith poverty.
poot a poult, a young fowl.
portmanky portmantie a portmanteau.
pottingar an old form of APOTHECARY.
pourie a container with a spout, a cream-jug.
pousowdie powsowdy any mixture of heterogeneous kinds of food.
pouther to powder.
pow head.
powan a species of whitefish found in Scottish lochs.
powin pown a peacock.
powter to poke, rummage.
praeses preses a president or chairman.
preceese precise.
pree to make a trial of, esp. by tasting or kissing.
prent to print.
primsie prim, demure > PRIMSIER, PRIMSIEST.
proo pruh a call to a cow to come near.
propale to disclose.
propine to pledge in drinking; to present or offer.
puckle a small quantity; a grain of corn.
puggie puggy a monkey.
puir poor > PUIRER, PUIREST.
puirtith poverty. Also POORTITH.
purfly short-winded.
purpie purpy purslane, or perhaps brooklime.
putten (Pt.) PIT, to put.
quean queyn queynie quine quinie a young woman.
quey a heifer.
radge angry, obstreperous; lustful > RADGER, RADGEST; (noun) a bad temper, a rage.
raik a course, journey; a range, pasture; (verb) to go, to range.
railly (Scott) a jacket.
raird reird an uproar.
ramgunshoch rough.
rammy a fight, a free-for-all. (Also, unrelatedly, an adjective 'like a ram' > RAMMIER, RAMMIEST).
rampauge to rampage.
ramstam headlong.
ranshackle ranshakle (Scott) to search, ransack.
raploch a homespun material.
rascaille (Scott) a form of RASCAL, rabble.
raucle rough; vigorous > RAUCLER, RAUCLEST.
raun rawn fish-roe; female fish.
reckan (Scott) racked.
redd to put in order; (noun) the spawning area or nest of a fish, especially a trout or a salmon.
reddendo (Scots law) service to be rendered or money to be paid by a vassal. Pl. REDDENDOS.
ree an enclosure e.g. for cattle.
reekie reeky smoky, reeking.
remead remede remeid remedy; (verb) to remedy.
rentaller a kindly tenant.
reprobator (Scots law) an action to prove a witness perjured or biased.
rhone rone roan a roof-gutter.
richt right > RICHTER, RICHTEST.
rickle a loose heap; a rickety structure.
rickly loose, rickety.
rigwiddie rigwoodie a cart-horse's back-band; (adj.) lean and tough.
rinthereout a vagrant.
ripp a plucked handful e.g. of grass, corn.
risp to rasp, grate.
rit ritt to scratch.
rivlin a shoe moulded from untanned hide.
rizard rizzart a redcurrant.
rizzor rizzer rizzar to dry, esp. in the sun.
roarie roary rory noisy, garish, too bright.
rocklay rokelay a short cloak.
roon rund a strip of cloth, a selvage.
roop to make a hoarse sound.
roopit roupet roupit hoarse.
roopy hoarse > ROOPIER, ROOPIEST.
roset rozit rosit rozet to rosin.
rosetty rosety like rosin.
roup a sale by auction; (verb) to sell by auction.
routh rowth abundance.
routhie plentiful > ROUTHIER, ROUTHIEST.
rowie a bread roll made with butter and fat.
rubbet rubbit pt. RUB.
ruckle to rattle in the throat, gurgle.
rudas a hideous, vile and loathsome old woman.
rug to pull roughly > RUGS, RUGGING, RUGGED.
rullion a rawhide shoe. [OE rifeling].
rumblegumption rumgumption common sense.
rummish to roar, protest.
rundale runrig a system of holding land in single detached pieces.
rybat a dressed stone at the side of a door, window etc.
ryke to reach.
sae so.
saft soft > SAFTER, SAFTEST.
saikless = SACKLESS, quiet; peaceable; harmless; innocent.
saim a seam.
sair sore, very > SAIRER, SAIREST; (verb) to savour.
samen same.
sannie a sandshoe.
sapple to wash clothes by hand in soapy water.
sar to savour > SARS, SARING, SARED.
sark a shirt, a chemise.
sasine infeftment, the act of giving legal possession of feudal property.
sauch saugh a sallow.
saulie a hired mourner at a funeral.
saunt saint.
saut salt.
scaff food; riff-raff.
scaffie (Scots coll.) a scavenger.
scaffy a traditional light fishing boat.
scail skail to scatter, disperse.
scarre to scare.
scart to scratch.
scarth skarth scart skart a cormorant.
scaud to scald.
scaur to scare.
schellum skellum skelum skelm scoundrel, rascal.
schemie derogatory word for member of a housing scheme.
sclaff a light slap or its sound.
sclate sklate to slate.
scliff skliff a small segment or piece.
sclim sklim to climb.
scog skug scug scoug scoog shadow, shelter.
scomfish scumfish to suffocate or stifle; to smother. [A Scottish variant of DISCOMFIT].
scoup scowp to bound, caper.
scouth scowth free range, plenty.
scouther scowder scowther to scorch, singe.
scrae (Scott) scree, loose rock debris.
scraich scraigh to screech, make a scratching sound.
scrauch scraugh a raucous squawk; (verb) to make a raucous squawk.
screich skreigh skriech skriegh screigh scriech to screech, shriek.
scrieve to glide swiftly along.
scrimpit meager.
scrunt anything stunted.
scrunty stunted > SCRUNTIER, SCRUNTIEST.
sculduddery sculduddry skulduddery a breach of chastity; bawdy talk.
scummer a shallow ladle or sieve for removing scum or floating matter from the surface of a liquid.
scunner a feeling of strong dislike; (verb) to be in a state of disgusted irritation.
scye an armhole.
sealch sealgh a seal (the animal).
seik sick > SEIKER, SEIKEST.
sel self. Pl. SELS.
selkie silkie a seal.
semmit a vest or undershirt.
semple simple, meaning not of gentle birth > SEMPLER, SEMPLEST.
sey a carcase of beef.
shabble an old rusty sword.
shacklebone the wrist.
shairn sharn cow-dung.
sharny like cow-dung > SHARNIER, SHARNIEST; (noun) a person responsible for cleaning a cow-house.
shauchle to shuffle.
shavie a trick.
shellycoat a water goblin dressed in shells.
sheuch sheugh a ditch or drain; (verb) to plant temporarily.
shilpit sickly-looking, puny.
shirra sheriff.
shoogie shoogle to swing, sway back and forth.
shoogly shaking, swinging, wobbly > SHOOGLIER, SHOOGLIEST.
shortgown a woman's short jacket.
shottle shuttle a small drawer, esp. in a cabinet.
shouther shoulder; (verb) to shoulder.
showd to rock to and fro > SHOWDS, SHOWDING, SHOWDED.
siccan such, what a.
siccar sicker sure; certain; firm.
sicht to sight > SICHTS, SICHTING, SICHTED.
sickerness certainty.
siclike suchlike.
sighter an inspector.
sillock a young coalfish.
sind synd sine syne to rinse, wash out.
sinsyne since that time.
siver syver a drain; a grating over a drain.
skeely skilful > SKEELIER, SKEELIEST.
skeigh (of a horse) skittish, spirited; (of a person, esp. a woman) shy, coy, disdainful, proud > SKEIGHER, SKEIGHEST.
skelf a splinter of wood, esp. one embedded in the skin.
skellie skelly to squint.
skelloch a yell; (verb) to yell.
skite skyte to dart or glide; (noun) a queer person.
skivie deranged, askew.
sklent to slant.
skoosh to squirt, spurt.
skyre to shine, be gaudy.
slae a sloe.
slaid pt. of SLIDE.
slairg to spread or smear sloppily.
slaister a sloppy mess; (verb) to bedaub, to do anything in a wet, dirty way.
slee sly > SLEER, SLEEST.
sleekit crafty, sly, smooth.
sleepery sleepry sleepy. No comparative.
slidder to slip, slide.
sloan a snub, reproof.
slocken sloken to quench, moisten.
slothful; grievous, heavy.
sma small.
smaik a contemptible fellow, a rascal.
smeddum a fine powder; (fig.) spirit, mettle.
smeek smeke smeik to smoke.
smiddy a smithy; (verb) to smithy.
smit to stain, infect.
smittle infectious.
smokie smoky a smoked haddock.
smolt smout smowt a small person or child.
smoor smore to smother, extinguish.
smur to drizzle.
smurry referring to SMUR, a fine drizzly rain > SMURRIER, SMURRIEST.
smytrie a collection of small things.
snab a cobbler; a shoemaker's apprentice.
sneck a latch; (verb) to fasten with a latch.
sneesh a pinch of snuff.
sneeshan sneeshin sneeshing snuff.
snib a small bolt, a catch for a window-sash; (verb) to fasten with such.
snirt a smothered laugh, a snicker.
snirtle to snicker.
snod smooth, neat > SNODDER, SNODDEST; (verb) to trim, tidy > SNODS, SNODDIT, SNODDING.
snool to be tamely submissive.
snowk to snuff or smell about
somegate somewhere, somehow.
sonce sonse good luck, abundance.
soom to swim.
soop to sweep.
sorn to impose in order to obtain hospitality, to sponge.
soum sowm the proportion of sheep or cattle suitable for any pasture; (verb) to reckon this. [Scots variety of sum].
sourock sorrel.
souter soutar a cobbler.
sowf sowff sowth to whistle or hum softly.
sowp a spoonful, a sip.
spaer one who foresees the future.
spaewife a wise woman.
spain to wean.
spald spaul spauld spall spalle the shoulder, esp. of an animal used as food.
spale spail spall spawl spalt a splinter, chip.
spane spain spean to wean.
spavie spavin.
speal spule the shoulder.
speel speil to climb.
speer spier speir to inquire.
speld spelder to spread open, sprawl.
speug a sparrow > SPEUGS.
splatch a splash, a splotch.
splore a frolic, a spree.
sprackle spraickle sprauchle to clamber.
sprattle to scramble.
sprug a sparrow.
sprush spruce, neat; (verb) to spruce.
spuilzie spulye spulyie spulzie spoliation; (verb) to plunder.
spulebane spuleblade spulebone the shoulder-blade.
spunkie an ignis fatuus.
squattle to squat down.
staggie a colt.
stallenger stallinger a keeper of a stall; a person who paid for the privilege of trading in a burgh of which he was not a freeman.
stane stone.
stang a sting; (verb) to sting.
stank a ditch, a pool.
stap to stuff, thrust, cram.
starn a star; (verb) to row backwards.
starnie dim. of STARN, star.
stashie stooshie stishie stushie fuss, ado, disturbance.
staun to stand > STAUNS, STAUNING, STOOD.
staw to stall.
steale a handle.
stealed pt. of STEAL.
stealt pt. STEAL.
steamie a public laundry.
steek a stitch; (verb) to stitch.
steekit pt. STEEK, to stitch.
steelbow those goods on a farm, such as corn, cattle, implements husbandry, etc., which may not be carried off by a removing tenant, as being the property of the landlord.
steeld pt. of STELL, to place or fix.
steery (Scott) a commotion.
steeve stiff, firm > STEEVER, STEEVEST. Cf. STIEVE.
steil a handle.
stend to bound, stride vigorously.
stenlock a coalfish.
stent assessment, valuation; tax; (verb) to stint.
stepbairn a stepchild.
stewartry a former territorial division of Scotland (abolished in 1747) under the jurisdiction of a steward. Now only in The Stewartry, the Kirkcudbright district of Galloway.
stey steep > STEYER, STEYEST.
stibble stubble. 'That wee-bit heap o' leaves an' stibble.' (Burns).
stibbler a horse turned out to feed on stubble.
stickit unfinished; having failed esp. in an intended profession.
stieve stiff, firm > STIEVER, STIEVEST. Cf. STEEVE.
stime styme glimmer, glimpse; (verb) to glimpse.
stirra = SIRRA.
stirrah = SIRRAH.
stoit styte to stagger; of a fish, to leap above the surface of the water.
stoiter to stagger; to falter in speech.
stooden pp. of STAND.
stookie stucco; a statue.
stourie stoury dusty > STOURIER, STOURIEST.
stouth theft
stoutherie stouthrie theft, stolen goods.
stouthrief theft with violence.
stovies a thick stew of potatoes, lard, onions and sausagemeat.
stowlins stownlins by stealth.
stown stolen.
strak strack struck.
strae straw.
straicht straight > STRAICHTER, STRAICHTEST.
stramash disturbance, racket; crash, smashup; (verb) to make a racket.
stramp to tread, stamp.
strath a valley of considerable size, through which a river runs.
straucht straught straight > STRAUCHTER, STRAUCHTEST/STRAUGHTER, STRAUGHTEST; (verb) to stretch, lay out (e.g. a corpse).
stravaig to wander about idly.
stravaiger a wanderer, idler.
strinkle to sprinkle.
stroup a spout, nozzle e.g. of a kettle, jug etc.
stroupach stroupan a drink of tea.
strunt to strut.
studden pp. of STAND. Cf. STOODEN, STANDEN.
stunkard sulky, sullen.
suddenty suddenness; a sudden.
sugarallie sugarally liquorice.
summar summary.
sumph a dunce, a blockhead.
sumphish stupid, doltish.
sunket a dainty or delicacy.
sunkie a little stool.
swack pliant, nimble. N.B. No comparative or superlative.
swally an alcoholic drink.
swankey swankie swanky an active, smart, vigorous person.
swarf swerf to faint
swedger a sweet.
sweetiewife a garrulous person > SWEETIEWIVES.
sweirness sloth.
swey to sway, swing.
swither to be undecided; a state of indecision.
sybo syboe sybow a CIBOL, a spring onion. Pl. SYBOES.
tacket a small, broad-headed nail, a hobnail.
tae to toe > TAES, TAEING, TAED.
taillie tailye tailzie = TAIL, in sense of ENTAIL, an entailment or deed whereby the legal course of succession is cut off, and an arbitrary one substituted.
tait tate a small portion, a pinch.
taiver taver to wander, to rave.
taivert tavert muddled, fuddled.
tak to take.
tam cap with a broad flat top.
tammie tammy a Tam o' Shanter, a kind of woolly hat.
tappit with a top, crested.
tapsalteerie tapsieteerie topsy-turvy.
targe to interrogate, reprimand.
tarrow to hesitate, be unwilling.
tash to soil, blemish.
tassie a small cup.
tauld told.
taupie tawpie a foolish or awkward young person.
taut tawt to mat, tangle
tautit matted, tangled.
tawie tractable > TAWIER, TAWIEST.
tawtie matted, tangled > TAWTIER, TAWTIEST.
tediousome tedisome tedious.
tedy (Scott) tedious > TEDIER, TEDIEST.
teind a tithe; (verb) to assess or take a tithe on.
telt pt. TELL. Cf. TELD.
teuchat tewhit tewit the lapwing.
teuchter a derogatory term used by a Lowland Scot for a Highlander.
thack theek thatch; to thatch.
thae these.
thaim them.
thairm tharm an intestine, catgut.
thankit as in be thankit, thank God.
thegither together.
thereanent concerning that matter.
thig orig., to take (esp. food), consume by eating or drinking. Later, to take or appropriate for one's own use; borrow (with or without permission); plagiarize. N.B. past tense THIGGIT.
thiggit Pt. of THIG.
thir those.
thirlage a servitude imposed on the tenants of certain lands, restricting their custom to a particular mill, forge, etc.; spec. the obligation of tenants to grind their corn at a particular mill and to pay the recognized dues or MULTURE.
thon yon.
thonder yonder.
thowless pithless, listless.
thrae = FRAE, from.
thrang to throng.
thrapple thropple throat, windpipe; (verb) to throttle, strangle.
thrave threave a collective noun for a number of sheaves of corn, two stooks of twelves sheaves each.
thraw to throw.
thraward thrawart froward, obstinate.
thrawn obstinate; twisted, wry.
threap threep to rebuke, to insist
threapit threepit persistent, obstinate.
thrissel thristle thistle.
thumbikins thumbscrews. N.B. there is no singular THUMBIKIN, but cf. THUMBKIN.
thumbkin an instrument of torture for compressing the thumb; a thumbscrew.
tid mood, state of mind.
tiff tift to sip, drink; to squabble.
tine to lose, be lost.
tirl to turn; to whirl; to rattle.
tirr to strip.
tirrivee tirrivie a tantrum, a commotion.
tittie titty a sister.
tolbooth tollbooth a town-hall; a prison.
toom empty > TOOMER, TOOMEST; (noun) a rubbish-tip; (verb) to empty.
toorie tourie a small heap, a knob of hair.
toots to tut.
tose to tease out, draw out.
touk = TUCK, a tap, stroke, beat esp. of a drum; (verb) to tap, drum.
toun town.
toustie (Scott) irascible > TOUSTIER, TOUSTIEST.
toutie petulant > TOUTIER, TOUTIEST.
towmon towmond towmont a twelvemonth.
towt to pout; (noun) a pet, a fit of sulks.
tozie (Scott) a shawl made from a goat's inner coat.
traik to make one's way wearily; to get lost.
traikit worn out.
trankum (Scott) a trinket.
trashtrie trash.
trews trooz close-cut tartan drawers sometimes worn under the kilt in Highland dress.
trig trim, neat; (noun) a stone placed under a wheel to keep it from rolling; (verb) to make something trig.
trigness neatness.
triply in Scots law, to reply to a DUPLY.
troak troke trock to barter
troggs interjection: by my troth.
tron trone a public weighing-machine for weighing produce in the market-place of a city or burgh; the post of this used as a pillory.
tuilyie tuilzie a fight, a brawl; (verb) to struggle.
tumphy a blockhead; coaly fireclay.
tumshie a turnip.
tuptowing (Scott) present participle of TYPTO, to work at Greek conjugation.
tuts to say tut.
twa twae two.
twafald twofold.
twal twelve.
twalpenny an old shilling.
twasome twosome.
tweedledee a fiddler.
tweel = TWILL, the fabric; (verb) to weave with this.
twinter two years old; a two-year old sheep or other animal.
ulyie ulzie oil
umquhile umwhile some time ago; formerly.
unacquaint unacquainted, not on familiar terms with.
unbrizzed (Scott) unbruised.
unce ounce.
unco strange; foreign; extraordinary; (noun) a stranger, a piece of news. Unco guid: strictly moral.
unhalsed (Scott) unsaluted.
unsicker insecure, unsafe.
unsoncy unsonsie unsonsy unlucky.
untenty careless.
upgang ascent.
uphaud to maintain, warrant.
uptak uptake, as in GLEG in the UPTAK.
vassail vessail (Scott) vessel.
vennel a lane.
verra very.
viretot (Scott) rush, dash, gad.
virl = FERRULE, a rod or stick.
visie vizy vizzie a close or careful look; a gunsight; (verb) to look at closely.
vive lively, forcible.
vively adverb from VIVE, lively.
vivers vivres food, comestibles.
vogie vain, proud; merry, cheerful > VOGIER, VOGIEST.
wabbit exhausted, tired out.
wadset wadsett a kind of pledge or mortgage; (verb) to pawn or mortgage.
wadsetter one who holds by a WADSET.
wae woe.
waeful woeful.
waesuck waesucks interjection used to express pity, alas!
wakerife waukrife waking, sleepless.
wald = WELD, wild mignonette.
walise a valise.
wally waly fine, excellent > WALIER, WALIEST/WALLIER, WALLIEST.
wallydraigle a feeble, imperfectly developed, or slovenly creature.
wampish (Scott) to brandish, flourish.
wanchancie wanchancy unlucky, dangerous, uncanny.
wanrestful restless.
wanthriven stunted, ill-grown.
wanwordy worthless, unworthy.
wanworth a very low price, a bargain.
wapenschaw wappenshaw wapenshaw wapinshaw wappenschaw wapinschaw a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wark work; to work.
warst worst.
waster to spend prodigally.
wasterful extravagant.
wasterife wastrife wastefulness.
wat wet > WATTER, WATTEST.
wate 3rd pers. of WIT, to know.
waucht waught a large draught; (verb) to drink in large draughts.
waur worse; (verb) to defeat, to worst.
waurst worst.
waygoing departing.
weak or feeble.
wecht an instrument for winnowing or measuring grain.
weem a subterranean dwelling. [Gaelic uaim, cave].
weid any sudden illness, cold or relapse with febrile symptoms.
weird to destine, to doom.
weise weize wise to guide in a certain direction.
wersh tasteless, insipid, unsalted > WERSHER, WERSHEST.
westlin westlins towards the west. 'When the fringe was red on the westlin hill' (James Hogg, 'Kilmeny').
wha whae who.
whaisle whaizle wheezle to wheeze.
whample a blow.
whaup a curlew, sometimes great whaup as distinct from little whaup, the whimbrel.
whaur where. Can take an —S > WHAURS.
wheech to move rapidly with a whizzing sound.
wheen a few, a good many.
wheenge to whinge.
wheep to give a prolonged whistle.
wheeple to cry like a curlew; to whistle feebly.
wheesh wheesht whisht an interjection calling for silence; (verb) to utter this interjection.
whid a brisk movement; a lie; (verb) to lie.
whidder to whiz.
whig to jog along.
whiggamore a Whig; -- a cant term applied in contempt to Scotch Presbyterians.
whigmaleerie an odd or fanciful contrivance.
whilk which.
whilly to wheedle, cajole.
whillywha whillywhaw to wheedle, cajole; (noun) cajolery.
whirry to move rapidly.
whitrack whitret whittret a weasel.
whow interjection expressing deploration.
whunstane = WHINSTONE, a hard and compact rock.
wice wise.
widdie widdy a rope, esp. one made of osiers; a hangman's noose.
wight wite wyte to blame, lay the blame on.
williewaught a deep draught.
willyard willyart wilful.
windle winnle an appliance for winding yarn.
windlestrae windlestraw anything light or insubstantial; a feeble person
windock winnock a window.
winna will not.
wintle to stagger.
wirricow worricow worrycow the devil, a hobgoblin, anything frightening.
wonner a wonder, a prodigy.
wowf crazy > WOWFER, WOWFEST.
wud wood; (verb) to load with wood > WUDS, WUDDING, WUDDED.
wunner a wonder.
wyliecoat a flannel undervest or petticoat.
yae ae.
yaff to bark, scold, nag.
yagger a pedlar.
yald yauld active, nimble. No comparative.
yanker a rap; a big lie.
yankie a scold; an impudent woman.
yate yett gate
yaud a mare, jade.
yauper one who YAUPS.
yealdon fuel.
yelloch to yell.
yesk yex to hiccup or belch.
yestreen yesterday.
yibbles perhaps.
yill ale.
yince once.
yirth earth.
yitie the yellowhammer.
youthy young > YOUTHIER, YOUTHIEST.
yowe ewe.