Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

BLOIT, n. [blɔɪt]

1. Sudden movement of the bowels, diarrhœa. Kcb.2 1928 says: “It is not a common word.” Given as obs. for Gall. in E.D.D. Suppl. 1905. Gall. 1824  MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 81:
You're, ye are not worth a t[ur]d, Ye seem tae hae the sk[itte]r, Or bloit this day.

2. Used as a contemptuous term for a person. Ags.(D) 1894  J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) xi.;
1 :
“Is't l-b-w., ye stewpid auld bloit?” said the impident little wisgan [vision] o' a captain.

3. Failure, “mess.” Ags. 1934 1 :
He's made a reg'lar bloit o' the bisness.

[See Blout.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Bloit n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Feb 2019 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
Browse Down