Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
MAW, n.4 m.Sc. form of Eng. ma, a child's word for mother (m.Sc. 1962). [m:]
Gsw. 1902 J. J. Bell Wee Macgreegor i.:
Maw, here a sweetie shope. Lth. 1925 C. P. Slater Marget Pow 187:
He turned to his maw, and says he, “Mither, that's a dug!” w.Sc. 1928 J. Corrie Last Day 7:
“Will I no' can get a big doll because I hae a wee stockin', maw?” repeated Jeannie.
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