Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BROT, Brotach, n.1 A variant of Brat, n., q.v. Also dim brottie. [brɔt]
1. “A rag” (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 67).
Hence brotty, adj., “ragged” (Ib.).
2. An apron (Abd.9, Ags.2 1936).
Ags. 1929 (per Abd.1):
The souter put on his moleskin brot. Ags. 1932 Forfar Dispatch (8 May) 2/5:
Here wiz me pu'in aff my brot, snoddin ma heid, and dichtin ma face.
3. “A winter jersey” (Mry. 1914 T.S.D.C. I., brottie).
4. “A quilted cloth or covering, used for preserving the back of a horse from being ruffled by the Shimach, on which the pannels are hung, being fastened to a pack-saddle” (Mearns 1808 Jam.; Per. 1898 E.D.D., brot, brotach). Not known to our correspondents.[Gael. brot, a veil, upper garment, a by-form of brat (MacBain).]
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