Scots Dictionary - Some "H" words!



Some more words and phrases from Bonnie Scotland.

haar: a sea mist or fog from the North Sea, observed in East Coast resorts.
hack:cut or grazed skin caused by cold temperatures.
haggis: mythical creature that roams the Scottish Highlands. see here.
haver: talk nonsense, as in his blogs are a' havers!
heedrum-hodrum: mimic the sound of Gaelic language
heidbanger: nut case, as in he can be a right heidbanger when he's fu'
hen: informal term of address for a woman or girl, as in "hiya, hen!"
heuchter-teuchter: derogatory term for traditional Scottish dance or folk music
high do: state of excitement, as in everyone was up to high do as they drew the star prize raffle ticket
high heid yin: person in overall charge, as in he was employed as the high heid yin at the corporation
Hogmanay: 31st December., New Years Eve. see here
houghmagandie: sexual intercourse for recreation not procreation, as in they were known to enjoy the old houghmagandie!
hoolet: owl, but used as derogatory term for a waster, as in ye drunken hoolet!
hoormaister: sexually promiscuous man!
howff: pub or drinking den!
huckle: force someone to move by manhandling them, as in he got huckled by the Polis!
humph: carry something heavy, as in we humphed it up the stairs
hurdies: buttocks as in your hurdies like a distant hill Robert Burns "To a Haggis"

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Robert Greig



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