Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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YALLOCHIE, adj. Also yallowchy (Ags.); yallochtie (Abd.). Yellowish, of a slightly yellow colour (Abd., Ags. 1974). [′jɑ1əx(t)e] Ags. 1888  Barrie Auld Licht Idylls viii.:
I d'na care for her hair either . . . something mair yallowchy wid be an improvement.
Crm. 1933  :
I've heard the fairies referred to as of “a yallochie green” colour.

[Deriv. of yalla, Yella. See -Och, suff., I. 2.]

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