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BLOUTER, Blooter, n. and v. [′blʌutər, ′blutər]

1. n. “A blast of wind” (Abd.2 1935; s.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Bch. 1804  W. Tarras Poems 129:
Wi' you, ye steed me ay sae teugh, An' blew a maikless blouter.

Hence blootery, adj., cold, raw and showery. Bnff. 1934 2 ;
2 :
In the hinner-eyn o' hairst we hid blootery weather ilky day.

2. v. To utter in a declamatory manner, to spout. Sc. 1831  Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) III. 192:
Cacklin about Coleridge, or blouterin about Byron, or cheepin . . . o' Barry Cornwall.

ppl.adj. blooterin', “bragging, gossiping” (Bnff.2, Bnff.7 1928).

[Frequentative of Blout, q.v. Cf. Bloust, Blouster.]

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