Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JEETLE, v., n. Also geetle. [dʒitl]

I. v. 1. To spill over by shaking. Abd. 1900  E.D.D.:
Ye're geetlin' an' spillin' the milk.

2. To busy oneself with trifles; to be idle, to loiter. Abd. 1900  E.D.D.:
Dinna geetle aboot on the way.

II. n. A small quantity of liquid (Bnff.4 1927). Abd. 1900  :
He has a geetle whisky in a bottle.

[ne.Sc. forms of Juitle, id. Cf. Jeet, n.1]

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"Jeetle v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 Feb 2019 <>



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