Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SOTTLE, adj., v. [sɔtl]

I. adj. Kindly, wheedling, coaxing (Arg. 1936 L. McInnes S. Kintyre 13).

II. v. In phr. to sottle in wi', to ingratiate oneself with, to insinuate oneself into someone's favour, to toady to. Arg. 1930  :
She used tae sottle in wi me when she wanted onythin.

[Gael. sodal, flattery.]

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