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JEEDGE, v., n. ne.Sc. form of Eng. judge (n.Sc. 1692 A. Pitcairne Assembly (1722) 34; Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xxx.; ne.Sc. 1959, almost obs.). Hence jeedgment, judgment (Abd. 1813 D. Anderson Poems 123, 1865 G. Macdonald Alec Forbes xii., ne.Sc. 1959). See P.L.D. § 127 and E, 3. (3) and cf. Judge. [dʒidʒ] Sc. v. usage: to swear, curse, blaspheme, to express displeasure forcibly (Abd.14 1915; Abd., Kcd. 1959). Abd. 1813  D. Anderson Poems 122:
They swore, they jeedg't, and roar't and liet, An' cheatet till a man.
Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 90:
By a' the jeedgan it ivver I hard, yon cows; it wiz eneuch to sink the hail toon.
Abd. 1923  Banffshire Jnl. (9 Jan.) 2:
He's jeedged at his men till his maister's gien 'im's leave, For we canna get 'im up in the mornin'.

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"Jeedge v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Oct 2018 <>



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