Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
GOWKSTON, prop. n. Also Gouckston. In phr. to make John Gowkston of (a man), to make a cuckold of (Ayr. 1846 J. Paterson Ballads & Songs (Series 1) 34).
Sc. 1769 D. Herd Sc. Songs 323:
Ye might hae come to me yoursell, Outwittens of your daddy, And made John Gouckston of the laird, And kiss'd his bonny lady.
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