A dad interupting the launch into orbit of a pet mouse using braces as a sling.
The Scottish Word:


“Dae ye no think yir dad’ll be lookin fur his galluses?”


galluses: braces, for holding up ones trousers.

“Do you not think your dad will be looking for his braces?”

The Scottish Word: galluses with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

One thought on “Galluses.

  1. When I was a boy in Burnley about 1939/1940I was wearing short trousers and braces. I remember standing on the backyard of Basnet Street when the local milkman Tom Rookin, arrived with his horse and cart and milk churn in the ten foot behind the house. Seeing me in my shorts and braces, he said to me “has tha got tha galluses on”. I remember as yesterday.

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