50 Weird Scottish Words

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One of the things I miss most about home is our strange unique words. Here are 50 of my favourites.

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  • Love Tattieboggler, shame about tumshee not making it though
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  • Thanks for posting all those great words, I'm not surprised that you miss hearing them, they're colourful and wiry and great. Long live Scotland and Scottish.
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  • @jamesjmarshall teuchter means anyone north of royston lol
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  • This is rubbish , half of them are spelt wrong and the wrong meanings
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  • Why don't you use favoritewords dot com for your list? It's a free tool, lacks some features but it's still in beta, so... I am pretty sure you'll love using it. Thanks for posting your words.
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50 Weird Scottish Words

  1. 1. My 50 favourite weird Scottish words Nicola Swankie
  2. 2. 1. Aye Pronounced: Eye Meaning: Yes
  3. 3. Bairn 2. Bairn Pronounced: Bearn Meaning: Child
  4. 4. 3. Bampot Pronounced: Bam-pot Meaning: Idiot
  5. 5. 4. Barry Pronounced: Ba-ree Meaning: Splendid
  6. 6. 5. Bevvy Pronounced: Bev-ee Meaning: Drink, alcoholic
  7. 7. 6. Blutered Pronounced: Blue-turd Meaning: Very drunk
  8. 8. 7. Boggin Pronounced: Bog-inn Meaning: Filthy, Disgusting
  9. 9. 8. Bonnie Pronounced: Bon-nee Meaning: Nice, pretty
  10. 10. 9. Coo Pronounced: Coo-ooo Meaning: Hairy Cow
  11. 11. 10. Ceilidh Pronounced: Kale-eee Meaning: A dancing party
  12. 12. 11. Clorty Pronounced: Clort-tae Meaning: Filthy
  13. 13. 12. Crabit Pronounced: Krab-it Meaning: Grumpy
  14. 14. 13. Dour Pronounced: Doo-r Meaning: Glum, never smiles
  15. 15. 14. Druth Pronounced: Drew-th Meaning: Thirsty
  16. 16. 15. Eedjit Pronounced: ee-jit Meaning: Idiot
  17. 17. 16. Fusty Pronounced: Foo-stee Meaning: Mouldy
  18. 18. 17. Gadgee Pronounced: Gad-gee Meaning: Bogan type person
  19. 19. 18. Galoot Pronounced: Gal-loot Meaning: Idiot
  20. 20. 19. Greeting Pronounced: Greet-ing Meaning: Crying
  21. 21. 20. Gubbed Pronounced: Gub’d Meaning: Beaten, badly
  22. 22. 21. Gurne Pronounced: Gurn Meaning: Sulk
  23. 23. 22. Guttered Pronounced: Gut-turd Meaning: Drunk
  24. 24. 23. Gutties Pronounced: Gut-tees Meaning: Plimsoles
  25. 25. 24. Hammered Pronounced: Ham-erd Meaning: Drunk
  26. 26. 25. Haver Pronounced: H-ave-er Meaning: Talk too much
  27. 27. 26. Hoachin Pronounced: Hoe-chin Meaning: really busy crowd
  28. 28. 27. Houghin Pronounced: How-fin Meaning: Revolting
  29. 29. 28. Invershnecky Pronounced: Inn-ver-schneck-ee Meaning: Inverness
  30. 30. 29. Keech Pronounced: Key-ech Meaning: Bird crap
  31. 31. 30. Ken Pronounced: Ken Meaning: know, as in ‘do you know?’
  32. 32. 31. Mannie Pronounced: man-nee Meaning: Little man
  33. 33. 32. Manky Pronounced: Man-kee Meaning: Filthy
  34. 34. 33. Messages Pronounced: Mess-a-jez Meaning: Groceries
  35. 35. 34. Minging Pronounced: Ming-inn Meaning: Disgusting
  36. 36. 35. Numpty Pronounced: Nump-tee Meaning: Idiot
  37. 37. 36. Och Pronounced: o-ch Meaning: Oh, as in ‘oh never mind’
  38. 38. 37. Pus Pronounced: Pus Meaning: Mouth
  39. 39. 38. Radgees Pronounced: Radge-ees Meaning: Crazy young guys
  40. 40. 39. Scran Pronounced: Sc-ran Meaning: Food
  41. 41. 40. Schoogle Pronounced: Shoe-gull Meaning: Wobbly
  42. 42. 41. Shuftey Pronounced: Shuff-tee Meaning: To have a wee peek
  43. 43. 42. Shunky Pronounced: Shun-key Meaning: Toilet
  44. 44. 43. Skrechin Pronounced: scr-eh-ch-in Meaning: A shrek or unpleasant noise
  45. 45. 44. Sleekit Pronounced: slee-kit Meaning: Cunning/Sly
  46. 46. 45. Stookey Pronounced: S-too-key Meaning: Plastercast for a broken arm/leg
  47. 47. 46. Swally Pronounced: Swal-lee Meaning: Drink
  48. 48. 47. Tattyboggler Pronouced: Tat-ee-bog-ler Meaning: Scarecrow
  49. 49. 48. Teuchtar Pronouced: Ch-uch-ter Meaning: Person from far North or West of Scotland
  50. 50. 49. Weegie Pronouced: Wee-jee Meaning: Person from Glasgow
  51. 51. 50. Wheesht Pronouced: Whee-sht Meaning: Be quiet

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