Our little country’s reputation for drinking has a vocabulary to match. We run down some of Scotland’s most popular and unusual terms for the act of drinking or being drunk itself.
Scottish drinking slang varies from place to place, with the North-east of Scotland providing plenty of Doric terms for those “awa’ wi’ it” or “stoatin’ aboot”. Other popular terms from the area include “half-cut”, “bleezin”, to be “pie-eyed” or even to be “sloshed”.
Other terms, such as “mortal”, share their origins with that of communities in the North of England.
Keep a keen ear trained on the bar next time you go out to hear any one of these terms mentioned by drinkers.
Got any suggestions of your own? Let us know in the comments section.
- Oot yer tree
- Boozy kind
- Oot the game