Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HORSO, n.1 A sizeable horse, a big horse, in contradistinction to horsie, the diminutive. Cf. Manno. ne.Sc. 1792  Trans. Soc. Antiq. Scot. 418:
It is not many years ago, since I heard a farmer's wife laughing heartily at her neighbour, for calling a horse of middle size a horsie! “He is more like a horso” said she.

[Horse + -o.]

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