Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

BULK, v. “To play marbles” (Sc., Ir. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.; Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn.).

Hence bulkie, “a game of marbles in which the marbles are placed in a line, and each player has two chances” (Wgt. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.).

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

"Bulk v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Oct 2018 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
Browse Down