The word ‘oorlich’, meaning undesirably damp, nippy, cold and chilly is a grand chance to accentuate the Scots ‘ich’ sound. NOT to be pronounced ‘oor-lick’!
What does the Scots word Dreich mean?
A word that is commonly used to describe the Scottish weather has been named the “most iconic” Scots word. “Dreich” – meaning dull or gloomy – topped a poll to mark Book Week Scotland, led by the Scottish Book Trust.
What does Drookit mean in Scottish?
Drookit – extremely wet / absolutely drenched.
What is the Scottish word for mist?
A Scottish word to describe a fine, drifting rain or drizzle. A smirr (or smur in parts of England) is so light it seems like a mist or smoke. It may in fact be related to the Dutch word for mist, smoor.
What is the definition of Scunnered?
noun. an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
What is the Scottish word for love?
This word is a Scots variant of ‘joy’, and can mean a sweetheart or lover, or be a term of endearment akin to ‘dear’ or ‘darling’.
What does Gies a Bosie mean?
Gie’s A Bosie is Doric dialect for ‘Give us a hug! ‘.
What does Ken mean in Scottish?
A word which is heard often is ken, which means to know. … ‘ It can blend together into the words that precede and follow, since it’s often used in phrases like ‘I didn’t know,’ or as they’re spoken in conversational Scottish, ‘I dinna ken’.”
What is a Scottish saying?
Yer lookin’ a bit peely wally – Meaning you look pale or ill. That’s gee-in me the boak – A gross but classic Scottish expression one might use if something was making them feel sick! Gonny no dae that – Means please don’t do that! Haud yer weesht – Is a not super polite way of saying ‘be quiet’!
What does Glaikit mean in Scottish?
Glaikit – stupid, foolish, or thoughtless.
How many Scots words are there for rain?
100 Scottish words for rain.
Is Scunnered a Scottish word?
(scun·ner) Dialect, chiefly Scot -v. 1. to feel aversion. 2. to produce a feeling of disgust or loathing in.
What does Shilpit mean?
1 Scotland : pinched and starved in appearance. 2 Scotland : weak, insipid —used of drink.
What does Loon mean in Scottish?
1 : lout, idler. 2 chiefly Scotland : boy. 3a : a crazy person.