Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CUITTY-BOYNE, CUITIE-, CUTTIEBOYN, n.comb. “A small tub for washing the feet in” (Lnk., Ayr. 1825 Jam.2, cuttie-boyn; Kcb.3 1929, cuitie-). Hence cuitty-boyneful. Ayr. 1887  J. Service Dr Duguid 68:
Bessie jawed a cuitty-boyneful of sapples on her neebor.
Ayr. 1913  J. Service Mem. R. Cummell 85:
She was washin' the wean . . . in the wee cuitty-boyne.

[Supposedly from Cuit, n., the tub holding enough water to reach the ankles, but phs. rather from cootie, cuittie, a small tub (see Cood, n.2).]

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