Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BACK-OUT-OWRE, BACKIT-OWRE, adv. and prep. phr. [′bɑkut′ʌur, ′bɑkt′ʌur]

1. adv.phr.

(1) Backwards, head over heels. Sc. 1887  Jam.6;
G.W. in E.D.D.:
He fell clean back-out-owre.
Kcb. 1915 6 :
He fell backit-owre.

(2) Back to a place, implying return. Sc. 1887  Jam.6:
I'll rin back-out-owre and get your bag.

2. prep.phr. Back, away from, or out of, sometimes followed by fae or frae. Sc. 1887  Jam.6:
Come back-out-owre the fire this minit!
ne.Sc. 1932  (per Mry.2):
Come back-oot-owre fae the fire.
Mry. 1932 2 :
He fell back-oot-owre the bed.

[Cf. Atowre and Ootowre.]

Back-out-owre adv., prep. phr.

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