Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GRANNACH, adj. [′grɑnəx]

1. Ill-tempered (Cai.1 c.1920).

2. Of the sky: dark or stormy-looking. Arg. 1930 1 :
Man, isn't it grannach-lookin' away to the suth'ard.

[Gael. greannach, crabbed, morose; of the weather, lowering, gloomy.]

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