Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BLADDOCH, BLADOCH, BLEDDOCH, BLEDOCH, Bladdo, Bladda, Bleddik, Blatho(o), n. Buttermilk. [′blɑdɔx n. Sc.; ′blɑdo Mearns, Ags.; ′blɛdɔx n.Sc.' Wgt., Rxb.; ′blɛdɪk Sh.; ′blɑðo, ′blɑðu Ork.]
Sh. 1932 J. M. E. Saxby Sh. Trad. Lore 167:
Bleddik, the old local name for buttermilk. Ork. c.1912 J. Omond Orkney 80 Years Ago 9:
A bite of bread and a drink of blatho (churn milk) did for the morning piece. Ork. 1914 J. Firth in Old-Lore Misc., Ork., Sh., etc. VII. iv. 160:
In his long protracted recovery from typhus the sufferer had . . . nothing to assuage the thirst but “a drink o' blathoo.” n.Sc. 1808 Jam.,
bladoch, bledoch, bladda; 1 ,
bladoch. Abd.(D) 1767 R. Forbes Jnl. from London, etc. (1869) 18:
They sent in . . . a pint of their scuds, as sowr as ony bladoch. Ags. 1874 Kirriemuir Observer (3 July) 4/2:
Doots it wasna bladdoch they had at the feenish. Wgt. 1804 R. Couper Poems II. 220:
Whare routh o' wine coups o'er the chair. Whare sang and laughter rive the air, — This is nae bleddoch. Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
Combs.: (1) bladdo-bowl, bowl for buttermilk; (2) bladdo milk, buttermilk.
(1) Mearns 1822 G. Menzies Poems (1854) 132:
The scandal-cup, o' finest gear, May grace the hand o' beauty; The bladdo-bowl, o' teugher wear, As eithly does its duty. (2) Ags. 1816 G. Beattie John o' Arnha' (1826) 31:
Cross'd lakes o' bladdo milk and whay.
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