Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GARMUNSHACH, -OCH, adj. Cross, ill-humoured. Sc. 1825  Jam.:
What for are ye sae garmunshoch to me, when I'm sae curcudget to you?
Abd.(E) 1931  Abd. Press and Jnl. (19 Feb.):
The girnie gurran has a peck O' wordies fell garmunshach.

[Prob. a corruption of Ramgunshoch, found in Kelly's version of the saying.]

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"Garmunshach adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Feb 2019 <>



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