DSL - SND1   GOUSTER, v., n. Also gowster, guster, gooster. [Sc. 'gVust@r, Sh. + 'gust-, 'gVst-, 'gost-]     I. v. 1 ``To speak in a violent blustering manner'' (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.), to boast (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Sh., Ork., Dmf. 1955). Vbl.n. gousterin', a scolding, ``dressing-down.'' Also common in Eng. dial. in various forms. Cf. GOWST.
    *Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
    What's du gusterin aboot?
    *Dmf. 1912 J. L. Waugh Robbie Doo i.:
    I expected a gousterin' frae Mary Ann, but when I keeket roon' I saw she had faun asleep suddenly.
    *Sh. 1950 New Shetlander No. 20. 42:
    Da sam voice at wis wint, no sae lang ago, ta roar an gouster owre da toon.

    Hence goust(e)rous, adj., vigorous, hearty, boisterous, ``strong and active'' (Lth. 1825 Jam.).
    *Dmf. 1841 Carlyle in Froude Life (1884) I. 207:
    It [hero worship] is a goustrous determined speaking out of the truth about several things.
    *Ayr. 1901 ``G. Douglas'' Green Shutters xx.:
    A gowsterous voice hailed him from the Black Bull door.

    2. ``To storm with wind and rain'' (Sh., Ork. 1880 Jam.; Sh.10 1955), to be boisterous (of weather) (Ork.5 1955).
    Hence +(1) goust(e)rous, adj., of weather, etc.: dark and stormy, tempestuous; frightful (Ayr. 1825 Jam., +Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; +Ayr.4 1928; Dmf. 1955); (2) goustery, adj., wet and windy (w.Dmf. 1925 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 27; Sh., Gall., Dmf. 1955). Cf. GOWSTIE, adj., 3.
    (1) *Sc. 1818 Scots Mag. (Oct.) 328:
    Black grew the lift wi' gowsterous nicht, Aloud the thunner rair't.
    *Dmf. 1825 Jam.:
    A goustrous nicht, a dark, wet, stormy night; including the idea of the loudness of the wind and rain, as well as of the gloomy effect of the darkness.
    *Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 219:
    Great, gourlie, goustrous-lookin' clouds Seem'd jundyin' i' the air wi' thuds.
    *Lnk. 1838 J. Struthera Poet. Tales 17:
    Goustrous win's are owre me blawin.
    *Sc. 1926 H. M'Diarmid Drunk Man 74:
    We peer oot frae't [darkness] Like cat's een bleezin' in a goustrous nicht.
    (2) *Kcb.1 1929:
    A goustery day is a day of blustering winds.

    II. n. 1. A wild, violent, blustering or swaggering person (Sc. 1825 Jam.; Sh., Ork. 1880 Ib.; Sh.10 rare, Ork., Kcb., Dmf. 1955); a stubborn, churlish person (w.Dmf. 1925 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 27; Kcb. 1929).
    *Sc. 1746 Culloden Papers (1815) 273:
    He is the only Gouster and Ruffian that is with them.

    2. A violent outburst of language (Sh., Ork., Dmf. 1955); ``blustering way of speaking; fierce, threatening address'' (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), guster). Also a sigh (Ork.5 1955).
    *Ork. 1912 Old-Lore Misc. V. ii. 69:
    Ap he got wi' a gouster apae them, sain, ``There's been mony a black night aboot da hoose o' Horraldshay, an' dere's be wan dis night!''
    *Ork. 1929 Marw.:
    He cam oot wi' a gouster (guster) at flegged me.

    3. A strong breeze (Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 119, gooster, Sh.10 1955); ``not a mere gust, but continuing for some time'' (Ork. 1929 Marw.).
    [Of doubtful origin, but prob. a variant of Eng. dial. gauster, goster, to behave in a noisy, blustering manner, Mid.Eng. galstre, to make a noise or outcry. The I.Sc. forms may be orig. a different word, a freq. formation from O.N. gusta, to blow in gusts, later confused with the Sc. forms and meanings.]