Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JOSSICH, n., v. Also jassich (Gregor). [′dʒos]

I. n. A dull, heavy blow, a severe fall; the dull sound made by such. Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 91:
He ga' 'im a jossich i' the back. A heard the jossich fin he fell aff o' the horse.

II. v. To dash with violence; to shake violently, jolt. Vbl.n., ppl.adj. jossichan, jossichin'.   Ib.:
He jossicht the man out our fae 'im. He neer jossicht the littlin's airms oot o' the shoothir-hehd. He got sic a jossichan o' the rough rod i' the cairt, it a's behns . . . wir sair for a day or twa aifter. The new gig's a jossichin', jinglin' thing. The gig jossiched sae ill, it a wiz forcet to come oot our.

[A freq. deriv. of Joss.]

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