Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

CHOLLER, Choler, Chuller, Chulder, Chiller, n. Mostly used in pl. Found also in Eng. dial. See also Chirle. [′tʃɔlər, ′tʃʌlər, ′tʃɪlər]

1. The fleshy lower part of the face, esp. when fat and hanging; “a double-chin” (Sc. 1808 Jam., choler; Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 134, chollers, chulders); “the sides of the neck” (Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn., chollers, chillers). Known to Abd.9 1940. Abd.(D) 1767  R. Forbes Jnl. from London (1869) 10:
A thick, setterel, swown pallach, wi' a great chuller oner his cheeks, like an ill scraped haggis.

2. “The gills of a fish” (Upper Clydes., Rxb. 1825 Jam.2; Dmf. Ib., chullers, s.v. choler). Given for Rxb. by Watson in W.-B. (1923), obsol.

3. “The wattles of a cock” (Ayr.4 1928; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

[O.Sc. chollare, the flesh under the jaw, the jowl, c.1500–c.1512 (D.O.S.T.). Phs. from O.E. ceolor, the throat (Sweet); cogn. O.H.Ger. këla, Mod.Ger. kehle. On the other hand, N.E.D. thinks that it may be related to cholle, an early form of Eng. chowl, mod. jowl.]

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

"Choller n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Oct 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/choller>

5348

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: