Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHAWSOME, adj. Causing envious disappointment (Lnk.3 1939). See Chaw, v.1, 2. [′tʃɑ:səm] Sc. 1853  W. Anderson Exposure of Popery (1878) 190:
Privileged saints! the Saints of Popery! How chawsome to us Protestants.
Slg. 1932  W. D. Cocker Poems 110:
It's chawsome for the cratur, She's stravaigin' there her lane.
w.Dmf. 1910  J. L. Waugh Cracks wi' Robbie Doo viii.:
I'm no' boastin', or showin' off my gear in a chawsome way, ye ken.

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



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