Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

CAMSTROUDGEOUS, CAM STRUDGEOUS, adj. Wild; obstinate (Fif. 1808 Jam., camstroudgeous). [kɑm′strʌdʒəs] Rxb. 1933  M. Maclean in Kelso Chron. (3 Nov.) 5:
A big splay-fittit hizzie wi' camstrudgeous een an' beak, Through her verra prayers an' graces ye micht smell the brunstane reek.

[Cf. Camstairy, supra. The second half of the word may have been formed after the analogy of words like outraegous, prodigious, etc.]

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

"Camstroudgeous adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Aug 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/camstroudgeous>

4663

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: