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JUITLE, v., n. Also jut(t)le. [dʒøtl, dʒytl]

I. v. 1. To tipple (Sc. 1808 Jam., juttle). Ppl.adj. juitlet, tipsy (Dmf. 1959). Knr. 1813  J. Bruce The Farmer 12:
At fairs young Brainless stay'd o'er late, And gill'd and juttled by the gate.
Ags. 1819  A. Balfour Campbell I. xviii.:
They'll be baith hame glowran fu; for the dominie's a juttlin' elf.

2. Of liquid: to be weak. in ppl.adj. juttling, weak, wishy-washy. Slg. 1885  W. Towers Poems 70:
Scaddin' draps o' juttlin' tea.

3. To splash over, overflow; to spill over by shaking (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 288, juttle, Gall. 1959). Per. 1915  Wilson L. Strathearn 200:
The kail-pat's juitlin owre.

4. To busy oneself with trifles, to meddle. Ppl.adj. juitlin, meddlesome, footling. Cf. Jottle. Per. 1895  I. Maclaren Auld Lang Syne 251:
That juitlin, twa-faced body Sandie Mackay, that gied Jamie licht wecht wi' his coal.

II. n. A dash or splash of liquid (Ayr. 1959).

[Dim. or freq. form of Jute, v., q.v. Cf. Jeetle.]

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"Juitle v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Feb 2019 <>



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