A drover and his herd leaving the tryst and heading South.
The Scottish Word:


“Yer nothin but a trauchle trailin on ahent like that – get yirsel yokit.”


trachle, trauchle: a struggle, a hard time.

“You are extremely hard work trailing along behind like that – will you please make an effort.”

[trauchle spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday. trail.

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

3 thoughts on “Trachle.

  1. Glad I’m not the only one to remember this word! In Aberdeenshire “Sair’s ma trachle” means roughly “I have a hard row to hoe”, but is often used ironically in conclusion by a person who who has been having a good moan.

  2. We have 5 children, 2 foster children and 3 birth children – I have just put the initials of all of our names into a scrabble dictionary and we spell the word trachle, definition: an exhausting effort 😂

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