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Stonehaven guide - Scottish terms
Category: Language and Literature > Scottish dialect
Date & country: 25/09/2007, UK
Words: 133


Afore
Scottish, meaning: Earlier than the time when.

Auld
Scottish, meaning: Advanced in years.

baith
Scottish, meaning: Affecting or involving one as well as the other.

bampot
Scottish, meaning: A somewhat combustible individual.

baw
Scottish, meaning: A spherical object.

beamer
Scottish, meaning: Ruddy-cheeked display of embarrassment. See also riddie.

birling
Scottish, meaning: Motion inclined to induce disorientation.

blooter
Scottish, meaning: A hearty and full-blooded strike. See also lamp, scud, skelp, stoat.

boat hoose
Scottish, meaning: Evidence of upward mobility; a privately owned dwelling.

bogey, the game`s a
Scottish, meaning: Declaration of despair; resignation that all is lost.

brammer
Scottish, meaning: An impressive specimen. See also stoater.

Brer
Scottish, meaning: A male sibling.

Bubbling
Scottish, meaning: Prolonged and self-pitying bout of tearfulness.

Bunnet
Scottish, meaning: A fetching item of headgear.

By
Scottish, meaning: Pertaining to.

Cadge
Scottish, meaning: To solicit charitable donations of money or more often confectionary.

cheenies
Scottish, meaning: Treasured orbs in the possession of the male.

chook, is it
Scottish, meaning: Expression of profound scepticism .

clamped
Scottish, meaning: Rendered lost for words.

clap
Scottish, meaning: To stroke affectionately. “Ken them? I`ve clapped their dug!�

coupon
Scottish, meaning: One`s visage.

crabbit
Scottish, meaning: Of foul humour. See certain Scottish broadsheet literary critics.

da Patriarchal
Scottish, meaning: head of the household.

Dae
Scottish, meaning: To effect, perform or carry out an activity.

deck
Scottish, meaning: An incident considered sufficiently amusing as to imagine one rendered horizontal with laughter. See also gut, pish.

deid
Scottish, meaning: Expired, no longer with us, snuffed out, passed on, ceased to be.

Diddies
Scottish, meaning: Protruberant milk-producing glandular organs situated on the chest of the human female and certain other mammals. See also Greeenock Morton FC.

Dowt
Scottish, meaning: The end of a cigarette, much coveted by impoverished but aspiring apprentice smokers.

Dug
Scottish, meaning: Four-legged domesticated flesh-eating and leg-humping mammal of the wolf-descended genus Canis familiaris.

dunt
Scottish, meaning: A small, controlled blow.

Dwam
Scottish, meaning: A state of foggy befuddlement.

edgy,
Scottish, meaning: the Look-out duty, usually in cover of nefarious deeds.

eejit
Scottish, meaning: One not blessed with ample intelligence. See Old Firm supporters.

Eppy
Scottish, meaning: Paroxysms of uncontained anger.

erse
Scottish, meaning: The posterior, buttocks or anus. Used by Old Firm supporters to accommodate the brain.

Fae
Scottish, meaning: Used to indicate a starting point.

Feart
Scottish, meaning: In a state of anxiety.

Fitba
Scottish, meaning: Popular team sport known in some quarters as “soccer�, invented and given to the world by the Scots. English claims to have invented it rest on their having the first Football Association, which proves only that they invented football bureaucracy. Thanks a pantload, guys. You form yet another bloody committee and a hundred years later, we had to put up with Jim Farry.

fullsy-roundsies
Scottish, meaning: Challenging skipping-rope technique, not for dilettantes. Comparison: see shoe-shaggy.

gallus
Scottish, meaning: Term of glowing approval. Derives from description of that which is cheerfully bursting with self-confidence. The word comes from “gallows�, coined at at the hanging of a Glasgow thief and murderer known as Gentleman Jim, who had remained his smiling, cocksure and witty self right up until the drop.

gaun yersel
Scottish, meaning: Shout of encouragement, insinuating the recipient needs no assistance to perform his attempted feat. Literally “go on yourself�.

Gemme
Scottish, meaning: A match or playful diversion. One might request to join by entreating: “Geezagemme�.

Gemmie
Scottish, meaning: Most enjoyable, highly approved.

gie
Scottish, meaning: To transfer possession of something.

Ginger
Scottish, meaning: Generic term for carbonated minerals. Despite billions of dollars spent on brand recognition and advertising, in Glasgow, Coke, Pepsi, Seven Up and Sprite are all referred to as ginger.

Greeting
Scottish, meaning: Tearful outpouring of grief.

Gub
Scottish, meaning: The human mouth, usually referring to a large and loud one.

gubbed
Scottish, meaning: Soundly beaten, inferring the resultant metaphorical closing of the aforementioned large and loud gub whose outpourings occasioned the gubbing.

Guddle
Scottish, meaning: A state of frantic uncoordination.

Guddling
Scottish, meaning: A subtle means of angling practised without a rod or net.

gut
Scottish, meaning: An incident considered sufficiently amusing as to imagine one`s innards rent asunder by laughter. See also deck, pish.

Hame
Scottish, meaning: Where the heart is.

Haun
Scottish, meaning: The end of the forelimb on human beings, monkeys etc utilising opposable thumbs in order to grasp objects. Also the appendages dragged along the ground at the end of Old Firm supporters` sleeves.

Heid
Scottish, meaning: Uppermost division of the human body, containing the brains, except in the case of Old Firm supporters. See erse.

Heidie
Scottish, meaning: The headmaster.

Hing
Scottish, meaning: An inanimate object as distinguished from a living being.

hingmy
Scottish, meaning: All-purpose procrastinatory term for that which one cannot quite think of the name of yet. Equivalent of the French truc.

honking
Scottish, meaning: Emitting a foul odour; poorly thought of. See St Mirren 2001-2004.

Huckled
Scottish, meaning: Arrested or apprehended by agents of authority. See also lifted.

humping
Scottish, meaning: The act of coitus. Also a convincing and comprehensive victory. See Celtic 0 St Mirren 3, April 1991 or St Mirren 3 Rangers 0 October 1983.

jakey
Scottish, meaning: Homeless indigent partial to Buckfast and superlager.

Jammy
Scottish, meaning: Enjoying extreme good fortune. See Rangers 1 St Mirren 0, Scottish Cup semi-final replay 1983.

jinky
Scottish, meaning: Swift-footed and elusive

jobbie
Scottish, meaning: Malodorous human waste product. See the performance of Brian McGinlay as referee, Scottish Cup semi-final replay 1983.

Jooks
Scottish, meaning: Outer garment extending from the waist to the ankles.

kb-ed
Scottish, meaning: Rejected. Knocked back.

Keech
Scottish, meaning: See Jobbie.

keek
Scottish, meaning: To glimpse briefly or surreptitiously.

keeker
Scottish, meaning: A black eye, rendering one able only to keek.

kerry-oot
Scottish, meaning: A cargo of alcoholic refreshments purchased from an off-licence to be transported elsewhere for consumption.

Knock
Scottish, meaning: To take without consent or permission and with no intention of returning it.

lamp
Scottish, meaning: To strike out using one`s fist. See also blooter, scud, skelp and stoat.

lash
Scottish, meaning: Leather tawse used for administering corporal punishment in Scottish schools. Outlawed in the 1980s less on humanitarian grounds than upon the belated realisation that the weans were having competitions to see who could get the most lashes.

Lavvy
Scottish, meaning: Water closet.

Leather
Scottish, meaning: To bring considerable force to bear upon an object or person. See also malky, panelling.

lifted
Scottish, meaning: See huckled. That Lighthouse Family song never quite hit the same note north of the border.

lugs
Scottish, meaning: Organs of hearing and equilibrium in humans, Old Firm supporters and other vertebrates.

Ma
Scottish, meaning: Female parent of a child or offspring.

maist
Scottish, meaning: To the greatest degree or extent.

malky
Scottish, meaning: An act or instrument of extreme violence. See also leather, panelling.

maw
Scottish, meaning: see Ma.

mention
Scottish, meaning: Succinct and economical graffito stating simply one`s name.

mibbae
Scottish, meaning: Perhaps.

Minging
Scottish, meaning: See Honking.

Mockit
Scottish, meaning: In a state of very poor cleanliness. See also Greenock.

moolsy
Scottish, meaning: Selfish, ungenerous, disinclined to share one`s sweeties with half a dozen cadgers who wouldn`t give you the steam off their sh--- if it was the other way around.

morra (the)
Scottish, meaning: The day after today.

nae
Scottish, meaning: Denoting the absence of something, such as the likelihood of an Old Firm supporter winning Mastermind: “Nae chance�.

Neb
Scottish, meaning: Nose

noggin
Scottish, meaning: See Heid.

numpty
Scottish, meaning: See Eejit.

old firm
Scottish, meaning: Ingenious idiot-identification scheme which tags halfwits, criminals, thugs and assorted neerdowells voluntarily in blue or green-and-white garments, making them easier for the rest of us to avoid.

paisley (get off at)
Scottish, meaning: To practice coitus interruptus.

pan breid
Scottish, meaning: A soft loaf made with refined white flour. Also rhyming slang for deceased.

panelling
Scottish, meaning: A brutal and inrestrained violent assault. See also leather, malky.

poke
Scottish, meaning: A paper bag.

Polis
Scottish, meaning: Organisation employed to harrass and intimidate under-twelves.

porteed,
Scottish, meaning: you`re a Early playground declaration of intent to bring the authorities to bear upon a transgressor.

proddy
Scottish, meaning: Member of the Protestant or Presbyterian faiths, or one perceived to be so due to non-attendance of a Catholic school.

puddock
Scottish, meaning: A frog (“Aye, it`s a braw bird, the puddock�)