Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
HEEZIE, n., adj. Also heezy, heisie, heazie, heezi. [′hi:zi]
I. n. 1. A hoist, heave, a lift or jolt upwards (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 259; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Fif., Rxb. 1956); also fig. a toss, throw, pitching motion. Phr. to lend (somebody) a heezie, to send (someone) flying; fig. to exalt, encourage, raise the spirits.
Sc. 1719 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) I. 119:
I canna say But I may cock my Nose the Day, When Hamilton the bauld and gay, Lends me a Heezy. Kcb. 1789 D. Davidson Seasons 9:
That, every needy pilgrim on his way, . . . [May] get a heezy o'er the sleugh o' want. Sc. 1808 Jam.:
The word now most commonly used is heisie, heezie; one is said to get a heisie in a rough sea. Slk. 1810 Hogg Forest Minstrel 95:
Her een . . . hae gi'en my heart an unco heezy. Rnf. 1813 E. Picken Poems I. 148:
Yet, in this breast a wee thing beats, . . . It yet will get its heezy. Sc. 1815 Scott Guy M. xiii.:
If he had stuck by the way, I would have lent him a heezie, the dirty scoundrel, as willingly as ever I pitched a boddle. Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 33:
His memory shall not perish; it has got a famous heazie already. wm.Sc. 1837 Laird of Logan II. 134:
When the ladder gies such a creak and heezie up and down.
Comb.: blanket-heezie, see Blanket.
2. A drubbing, rough handling; also used fig. for anything that upsets one (Sc. 1808 Jam.), a sharp reprimand (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.).
Sc. 1724 Ramsay T.T.Misc. (1876) I. 21:
And if I can but get it [sword] drawn, . . . I shall lay baith my lugs in pawn, That he shall get a heezy. Sc. 1819 Scott Bride of Lamm. xxv.:
But safe she is, and ne'er a living soul in the castle, a' the better for them — they wad have gotten an unco heezy. Sh. 1952 J. Hunter Taen wi da Trow 95:
An a heezy dere got he, Fir aa dat he hed düne.
II.adj. Heaving, tossing, rough, of the sea. Comb. heezy chair, a rocking chair.
Edb. 1866 J. Smith Merry Bridal 12:
An' some gat heezy chairs — nae boon, For fient the haet o' them were soun'. Lth. 1925 C. P. Slater Marget Pow 182:
Miss Celandine's conversation was makin' her feel the very same way as she does on the steamer, when the water's heisie.
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