Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ITHEM-TITHEM, n.phr. Thick Sowens supped along with thin, lit. of them to them (see quots.). Also hithom-tithom (Bnff. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.), othem upothem. [′ɪðɪm′tɪðɪm] Abd. 1808  Jam.:
Othem upothem, cold flummery, used instead of milk along with boiled flummery; q. of them, as well as upon them, i.e. the same sort of substance used at once both as meat and drink, or in a solid or fluid state.
Mry. 1913  Northern Scot.:
Ithem-tithem means of them to them, drinkin soans to suppin soans, ta'en the same wye as milk to porritch.

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