Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†DOCUS, Docas, n. A stupid fellow (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Ayr. 1900 E.D.D.). Also used attrib.
Sc. 1819 J. Rennie St Patrick II. xii.:
Eh man, but ye maun be an unco docus to mistak the yowlin o' a wheen dougs for the squeelin' o' ghaists an' deevils! Lth. 1885 “J. Strathesk” Blinkbonny v.:
There's mair sense in that dead calf's head than in yours, ye dooble docus. Lnk. c.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 142:
I feed our John, whan he was a saft silly docus callan, to ca' the pleugh. Dmb. 1846 W. Cross Disruption xxxii.:
I'm no a man, I think, to be terrified for a face o' clay, far less for a docas like this.
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