Scottish Word: Bocht.
“Mither! Faither! I’ve sorted oot the mortgage arrears – I bocht the bank. Hello. Hellooo…” Translated: bocht: bought. “Mother! Father! I have sorted out the mortgage arrears – I went and bought the bank. Hello. Hellooo…” … Continue reading Bocht.
Scottish Word: Lokit.
“I’d nae sooner wheeled it oot o the supermarkit ker park an then thon wheelie lokit so I had tae improvise.” Translated: lokit: locked up. “I had no sooner wheeled it out of the supermarket car … Continue reading Lokit.
Scottish Word: Meffin.
“He’s meffin ben the hoose.” Translated: meffin: the act of warming oneself at the fire by sitting in front of it with the legs spread. “He’s sitting in front of the fire inside the house toasting … Continue reading Meffin.
“That’s it lichtit, noo run like the bars o hell.” Translated: lichtit: lit, to have set alight. “That’s it lit, now run incredibly fast.” The Scottish Word: lichtit with its definition and its meaning illustrated and … Continue reading Lichtit.
Scottish Word: Staun.
“Staun weel back efter ye licht the works as it’ll get gey toastie when ah take aff.” Translated: staun: stand. “Stand well back after you light the rockets as it will get rather warm when I … Continue reading Staun.
Scottish Word: Adae.
“Ah’ll jist tak a look to see whit’s adae ahint the door.” Translated: adae: going on, what is happening. “I shall just have a quick look behind this door to see what is happening.” The Scottish … Continue reading Adae.
Scottish Word: Aboot.
“Weel, they’ve aboot got the costume right, but why they always think ahm a gigantic muckle lump like thon an still shin doon a lum beats me.” Translated: aboot: about, nearly. “Well, they have just about … Continue reading Aboot.
Scottish Word: Birsie.
“Yir either a deil or a birsie deil, ahm no haein ony stibblie deils in the ranks o Hell.” Translated: birsie: hairy. “You are either a devil or a hairy devil, I am not having any … Continue reading Birsie.
Scottish Word: Derf.
“C’mon faither, be a bit mair derf an a bit less shan.” Translated: derf: bold, daring. “Come along father, be rather more bold and a measure less timid.” The Scottish Word: derf with its definition and … Continue reading Derf.
Scottish Word: Inby.
“Come awa inby an warm yir banes by the fire.” Translated: inby: in the inner part, further in. “Come away you to further in and warm your bones by the fire (a welcoming expression showing recognition … Continue reading Inby.