Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DAISKET, Daiskit, Daeskit, Dasket, Desket, -it, Deaskit, adj. Also deask.

1. Exhausted, worn-out (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.; 1908 Jak. (1928), dasket, desket). Sh. 1888  Edmonston and Saxby Home of a Naturalist 184:
I geed me gate lavin him lukin as deskit as if da Guy-kerls had been flitten pates apa him au neicht.
Ork. 1929  Marw.:
I'm sittan here clean daisket.

2. Stupid, dazed, slow (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., desket; Ork. 1920 J. Firth Reminisc. Ork. Par. (1922) 150, daiskit); “besotted” (Ork. 1887 Jam.6, deask(it)). Ork.(D) 1880  Dennison Sketch Bk. 134:
Sheu dang me daeskit fairly.

[Norw. dial. daska, to go slowly (Torp). Cf. O.N. dasast, to become weary and exhausted.]

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