Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DOWT, n. A cigarette-end (Lnk. 1928 (per Ayr.4)). Also dote (Arg. 1932 (per Arg.1)). [dʌut, dot] Gsw. 1948  Glasgow Herald (6 Sept.):
To his standard equipment of pipe, pouch, and cigarette case, he has now added a little tin box for dowts.

[From Eng. dial. dout, to put out, extinguish, from do + out.]

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