Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BALTIORAM, n.

1. A scolding. Ork. 1929  Marw.:
Thoo'll get b[altioram].

2. (See quot.)   Ib.:
Baltioram, a rough entertainment, revelry, a “kick-up.”

3. Destruction, havoc.   Ib.:
They wrought b[altioram] that night.

[E.D.D. gives the word for Yks. Phs. first element is the same as Balti above. The termination oram is obscure, but cf. variorum, whig-mig-morum in Skinner's Tullochgorum.]

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