Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 1976 supplement
BOWSH, n., v.
I. n. An errand, message ( Inv. 1975). Hence bowsh-boy, bowshie, bowshe(e)r, a message-boy. [bʌuʃ]
Inv. 1920 :
Can I do a bowsh for you? I'll send the bowsher up with it.
II. v. To go errands, deliver messages to a customer (Inv. 1975). [The word is peculiar to Inverness and no satisfactory etym. has been offered.]
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