Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BOYTACH, Boytoch, n.

1. “A bunch or bundle” (Sc. 1887 Jam.6).

2. “A short thick little animal; bad at walking” (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 88, boytoch).

[Med.Fr. botte, boteau, low Breton bôétel (Littré), a bundle, appar. of Gmc. origin (Hatz. and Darm.) + Gael. suff. -ach. For the extension to 2, cf. Eng. “a plump little bundle,” said of a sturdy child.]

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"Boytach n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Dec 2018 <>



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