Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DRYSOME, adj. Somewhat cold, unemotional. Slk. 1803  Hogg in Scots Mag. (May) 339:
But O she's e'en a drysome mate Compar'd wi' bonny Jean O.

[Dry, adj., + sense-weakening suff. -some.]

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