Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JEET, n.1

1. A small quantity of insipid liquor (Abd.2 1948). Cf. Jeetle. Abd. 1924 15 :
Aw got but a jeet o' soor ale oot o' the doup o' a bottle.

2. Fig. as a term of contempt: a worthless, gen. drunken, person (Abd.2 1948). Abd. 1826  D. Anderson Poems 71:
You'll aften see a drunken jeet Unable amaist to haud his feet.
Abd. 1868  W. Shelley Wayside Flowers 177:
Yer shameless fraise o' siclike jeets.
Abd. 1902  E.D.D.:
He's a low drunken jeet. He keeps company wi' ony orra jeet he can pick up.

[ne.Sc. form of Jute, n. q.v.]

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