Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GLOUSTER, Glowster, v. Found only in ppl.adj. and deriv. adj. glousterie.

1. Of the weather: boisterous, blustering, squally (Sc. 1825 Jam., glousterie). Also glous(h)teroich (Ib.). Per. 1825  Jam.:
The phrase, a glousterin day, denotes that unequal state of the weather, in consequence of which it sometimes rains, and at other times blows.
Ayr.   Ib.:
When there is some appearance of a fall of snow, the term Gloushteroich is applied to the weather.
Twd.   Ib.:
In Tweedd. it is applied to a day in which there is rain accompanied with a pretty strong wind; pron[ounced] also Glysterie, Glysterin'.

2. Of persons: blustering, given to empty loud-mouthed talk (Cai.4 c.1920, glousteran). Cai. 1939 9 :
She's a glowsterin' thief (not unkindly).

[Conflation of Blouster and Gowster.]

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