Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
DOSSACH, v. and n. Also dosh-.
1. v. To fondle, pet, coddle, to fuss needlessly over (Bnff.2 1940; Abd.6 1910; Abd.27 1949, doshach). Often followed by wi'.
Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 40:
His mither dossachs on wee that blaadit brat o' a bairn o' hirs. Abd. 1824 G. Smith Douglas 67:
There's as guid berries grows on yon brown hill, As some that's doshach'd wi' the gardener's skill.
†2. n. Coddling, pampering (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 40).[Phs. an intensive form from Doss, v.1]
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