Baffie to Weegie: 18 Scottish words that are now in the dictionary - and their meaning
A host of household Scottish words and phrases feature in the latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary, but what do they mean?
Bawbag joins several other familiar Scots words and colloquialisms including: baffie, bowfing, coorie, geggie, and Weegie. Here are 18 of the newly added words and their meanings.
Bawbag, n.: The scrotum. Cf. ball bag n. 2. Roaster, n., sense 5: Scottish colloquial. An obnoxious, annoying, or otherwise objectionable person; an idiot. Frequently as a disparaging form of address." Sprag, n.2, sense 1b: Scottish (Shetland). A person with an arrogant, swaggering manner; a boaster, a braggart. Now rare. Geggie, n.2: A persons mouth. Frequently in shut your geggie: be quiet, shut up. Bidie-in, n.: A person who lives with his or her partner in a non-marital relationship; a cohabiting partner. Bealach, n.: A narrow mountain pass. Rooked, adj.: Originally: deprived of money through fraudulent or underhand means; swindled, fleeced. In later use also (chiefly Scottish): without money Baffie, n.: A slipper, esp. one that is old and worn out (cf. bauchle n. 1). Usually in plural. Cf. baff n.2 Tube, n., Additions: Scottish colloquial. Also in form choob. A stupid or contemptible person; an idiot. Frequently as a disparaging form of address. Bauchle, n., Additions: A mess, a muddle; (hence) a source of ridicule or derision, a laughing stock. Chiefly (and earliest) in to make a bauchle of: to treat with Hee-haw, n., Additions: Scottish colloquial. Nothing at all, absolutely nothing. Bowfing, adj.: Foul-smelling, stinking. Also more generally: unpleasant, horrible. Weegie, n. and adj.: A native or inhabitant of Glasgow; a Glaswegian. Bam, n.2: A foolish, annoying, or obnoxious person; (also spec.) a belligerent or disruptive person. Often as a contemptuous form of address. Cf. bampot n Coorie, v.: intransitive. To crouch, stoop, or keep low. Usually with down, in. Jotter, n., Additions: Scottish colloquial. to get ones jotters (and variants): to be dismissed from a job or position; to get the sack. Sitooterie, n.: A secluded area within a building where people can sit apart from others; an alcove, recess. Now rare. Fantoosh, adj.: Fancy, showy, flashy; stylish, sophisticated; fashionable, exotic. Often used disparagingly, implying ostentation or pretentiousness.