Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BACKIE, BAUKIE, n.1, v., adj. [′bɑk, ′b(:)k See P.L.D. §§ 85, 93.]
(1) A hoist on the back.
Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 171:
Ane o' them gied the ither a backie up on to the wa'.
(2) A boys' game.
Ags. 1932 1 :
In e.Ags. a game called backie used to be played. A row of boys bent down, the head of each touching the posterior of the one before him. A boy leaped on the back of the last and advanced along the row of backs, to see where a back would give way. [See Bab at the Bowster, phr., 3, and Hockey-duck.]
(3) Phr. a backie o win'. (See quot.)
Mry. 1927 1 :
A backie o win', a slight breath of wind shewing on the surface of the sea: a catspaw of wind.
2. v. To lift a person on one's shoulders.
Ayr. 1825 Jam.2:
Baukie. To raise a person on one's shoulders to any object beyond his reach.
3. adj. Sore on the back.
Bnff. 1932 2 :
An old man engaged in cleaning the walks in the Duff House policies used to speak of his employment as “a gey backie job.”
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