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  1. Ill-gotten adj.ILL-GOTTEN, adj. Illegitimate, born out of wedlock (Sh., Ags., Kcb. 1958). Lnk. a.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883)II. 32: Wae be to thee an' that ill-gotten gett o' thine. Abd. 1826 D. Anderson Poems 105: We would see ill-gotten geets As rare's they used to be. Ags. 1880 J. E. Watt Poet. Sk. 75: Some hundreds o' ill-gotten, unchristened weans.  
  2. A-smash hae gotten . . . some o' my banes broken or dung a-smash. [A, pref.1 + smash.]  
  3. Cawper n.. correspondents. [′kɑ:pər] Ib.: He's gotten a richt cawper o' that. [A derivative of Calp, q.v.]  
  4. Greezer n. Creesh, v.1, 2., to thrash. Per. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.: The Boers hae gotten anither greezer (greaser) frae 
  5. Grond n..: Oh, we're just gotten twar-tree gronds. [Norw. grand, an atom, the smallest particle.]  
  6. Kleck v.' gang into the coach agen, far fear I shou'd hae gotten my harns kleckit out.  
  7. Oonfersell adj.OONFERSELL, adj. Inactive, weakly. Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xlix.: He's gotten a bit o' a 
  8. Whan awhan interj.. 1907 Old-Lore Misc. I. ii. 63: A, bit, whan awhan, boy, da neus hed gotten oot ae wey or anither.  
  9. Kunk n.., Sh. 1960). Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928): Du's gotten dee a kunki. Du will get a konk efter dis. Du will be gotten dy kjonki de night. [Orig. uncertain. Phs. connected with Sw. kyng, kång, a sudden attack of 
  10. Follyfou adj. Angus Gl.; Sh.10 1952). Cf. Folly. Sh. 1898 Shet. News (29 Jan.): Doo wid a gotten a tirl upo' da fluer 
  11. Cutlack n. Abd. Weekly Jnl. (16 Aug.) 6/4: I've fyles gotten some gey cutlack in ma time fae fowk 'at maybe didna 
  12. Chavie n.., chavey). Also in forms chavo, chauvie (Gall. Ib.). e.Dmf.2 1914: Has she gotten a chavie? [Cf. Romany Sp 
  13. Bitlek n. children's growing teeth; “lat me see if du's gotten ony bäitleks!” (talking to a little child) let me see if 
  14. Ill-come adj.ILL-COME, adj. 1. Gained by wrongful or dishonest means, ill-gotten (Abd.7 1925; n., em.Sc.(a) 1958 
  15. Lilly n.' gotten the lilly.” [Orig. obscure.]  
  16. Lockars interj.. iv. 187: Lockars! if he gotten him, ato' he only hed his bare lomous, da fallow wad never telt wha 
  17. Maleddy adj.. 1923 Watson W.-B.: Jock was duist maleddy! Hei had gotten a gless or twae. [?From ma leddie (lady 
  18. Gull n.6: She thocht she'd gotten him, but she fairly got a gull. [Obs. Eng. gull, a trick, deception; and 
  19. Melt v.2 melted my finger. I'm gotten my finger melted. [Faer. melta, id.]  
  20. Miscontented ppl. adj., Bnff. 1963). Ayr. 1826 Galt Last of the Lairds vii.: Had she gotten a gentleman of family, I would not 
  21. Modgel n.†MODGEL, n. A measured quantity of liquor, a noggin. Fif. 1825 Jam.: “I've gotten my modgel” I have 
  22. Bati n.†BATI, BATTI, n. A great pile; quantity or number. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928): “Ye're gotten a b[ati] o 
  23. Bani n.; bad treatment or usage, a drubbing in a fight, he's gotten his b[ani]. Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.: Bani, a 
  24. Tillowie interj., n. stimulus, something to egg one on, specif. of liquor. Clc. 1825 Jam.: “He has gotten his tillowie,” he has 
  25. Scavaig v. as yer dee'in' the nicht the press-gang micht 'a gotten hauds o' ye.  
  26. Skelloch n.3¶SKELLOCH, n.3 A blow, stroke, wallop. Slk. 1824 Hogg Shep. Cal. (1874) xii.: I hae gotten a right 
  27. Skilderin n. enamel (Sh. 1970). Sh. 1900 Shetland News (9 June): No muckle mair yet as gotten da skildrin brokken 
  28. supplementary (1976) to Doddit ppl. adj. Garland 44: Noo they've gotten a schule o' their ain, an' some day sune they may get a Kirk. Maybe it will 
  29. supplementary (1976) to Fell v.2, n.5 now that Sir Hary Erskine died; for I would neither have gotten iron nor coals. Etym. note. Delete 
  30. Nicks v..) 165–6: I gaed away to help them to bury the auld roudess, Mrs. Torpin; but we hae gotten sic a nixum gotten a nixum. [Prob. from Nick, v., 2.]  
  31. Ables adv. (1883) II. 222–223: As he's gotten the twa burden o' fish, he'll ables gang his wa' and no fash nae mair 
  32. Carseese n., v. examination” (Ib.). (2) Ib.: A widna likit t' hae gotten sic a carseese is he got. 2. v. (1) “To reprove; to 
  33. Uplös v. News (20 Jan.): Doos no ta uplös yon [whisky bottle] fil we're gotten wir cup. [Norw., Dan. oplyse, to 
  34. Horna n. wis gotten me ee apo' wir horna an' her lamb. [Horn + -a. Cf. Norw. dial. hyrna, a horned animal. For 
  35. Lingie n. think A micht manage withoot the intment. Kcd. 1956 Mearns Leader (3 Aug.): Efter he'd gotten the lingie 
  36. adj.): “We're gotten a lø corn” — we've had a good meal. “ Yon is a lø” of a little meal. [Orig. doubtful. Phs 
  37. Graduwa n. remedies . . . gotten. Ayr. 1826 Galt Lairds xi.: For mair than a month he was thought beyont the power o 
  38. Mense n.2 nonsense. Abd. 1919 T.S.D.C.: We've gotten a minse o' fish. [Aphetic form of immense.]  
  39. Knuitle v., n. (Sh. 1960). Vbl.n. kneetlin', a thrashing. Abd. 1902 E.D.D.: Kneetle't weel doun. Johnny's gotten a 
  40. Bausy n., adj. (gen. women) and animals. n.Sc. 1898 W. Gregor in E.D.D.: That's a fell bausy dehm it he's gotten for a 
  41. Oun n., v.. Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.: Hei's gotten his deidly oonds.  
  42. Outsiftin vbl. n. healthy tonic beverage known as swats, are made. Sh. 1900 Shetland News (22 Dec.): He's gotten shappid 
  43. Birler n. J. Lumsden Toorle, etc. 77: But, Jamie Wudd! the stanes at Laigh-lea hae gotten a new birler, an 
  44. Rook v.4, n.7 gotten me pipe lichted agen an' lyin rookin awa. II. n. A smoke. Sh. 1918 T. Manson Peat Comm. 172 
  45. Sprit-new adj. comb., gotten for the occasion. Lnk. 1853 W. Watson Poems 40: Wi' calshes an' a jacket Sprit-new that day. Ayr 
  46. Syte n.2. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis: I have gotten my heart's syte on him, i.e. my heart's desire on him, or all 
  47. Dousen v.: David Blair, . . . as reckless a widdifu' as cou'd ha'e been gotten in ten parishes . . . gat a fleg wi 
  48. supplementary (2005) to Hallockit adj., n. gotten in tow wi a kinda sensible fellow instead o da halliget kind shö wis wint ta go for.  
  49. supplementary (1976) to Sound adj., v.2 hard being wate plowed and having gotten no Frost to soften it, in that case you must either wait upon 
  50. Backbane n. (1876) 19–20: Noo, ae ither question, an' I'll hae gotten the backbane o' the maitter. Phr. †back-bane 
  51. supplementary (2005) to Curn n.1 connections — the theme o ma speech maun hae gotten throwe — including the duty manager fa hale't fae Turra wi 
  52. Daible v., n..-B.) Rxb. 1825 Jam.2: The claise has gotten a bit daible. (2) “One who dabbles in or potters with a 
  53. Burden n.1-burden (Kcb.9 1937). Lnk. c.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 222–223: As he's gotten the twa burden o 
  54. Crivens interj..: By crivens, he's gotten a richt horse for Donal', noo. Lnk. 1932 G. Blake Sea Tangle 20: “Holy 
  55. Brak-fur v., n..2 1935: Hilly, I see, his gotten his stibble shift a' brak-furred. 2. n. “Cross ploughing in autumn 
  56. Breek v.2 about any work. Bnff.2 1935; Abd.7 1925: To “breek” to a job is to get it started. “Weel, ye've gotten 
  57. Challenge n., v. has gotten a hasty challenge,” i.e. a sudden call. 2. v. To reprove or find fault with anyone (Bnff.2 
  58. Map n.1. Hunter Life Studies 21: Our John has gotten his map done, an' ye'll see it as weel as himsel'. . . . Some 
  59. Affgo n. fir an affgo. Ags.1 1931: He's gotten a guid affgo at onyrate. em.Sc. (a) 1896 I. Maclaren K. Carnegie 
  60. Kniff n., v. smell (I.Sc., Cai. 1960). Sh. 1949 J. Gray Lowrie 14: What kind o' petril is dis it wir gotten. Man, dey 
  61. Owerthraw v., n., Our friend has gotten sic ourthraw. Edb. 1892 J. W. McLaren Poems 102: The lassies o' Auld Reekie toun 
  62. Geyze v. ay, An' has na gotten sic a fill, Sin fu' on handsel-Teysday. Arg. 1914 N. Munro New Road 119: Here's 
  63. Gig v.2.: She's gotten a fine codgie giggin' bodie for a man. He's some aul'; but nae matter. [The same word as 
  64. Glender n.. 1808 Jam.); 2. glender-gear, n., “ill-gotten substance” (Fif. 1825 Jam.). Hence glendrie, adj., in 
  65. Gloss n.2, v..), a “wink”. Gen. in phr. a gloss o' sleep (Abd.27 1954). Abd.14 c.1915: I hinna gotten a gloss o 
  66. Gow v.3 gowing aboot dat like a dog gotten i the head wi' a bane. [Prob. a curtailed form of Gowl, v.]  
  67. Jirr v., n..: Hech me, Saunners, siccan a jirr ye hae gotten up wi' aboot naething ava. Abd. 1928 P. Grey Making of a 
  68. Whillins n., an' had gotten his wamefu' o' guid whey-whullions. [Poss. a reduced form of whey-w(h)ellins. Cf. Eng 
  69. Bem v..: Bobbie is geen oot dat muckle wi' his bare heid, 'at he's gotten dat wye bemmed wi' da cowld, 'at he 
  70. Behan(d) adv.' lassie hid gotten their reddin'-up fell weel behan'. Phr. to come weel behand, — bihan, to manage well 
  71. Stab n.2, v.2). s.Sc. 1872 N. & Q. (Ser. 4) IX. 476: I hae gotten a muckle stab in my fingir. Arg. 1966 G. C. Hay 
  72. Bobbie n.: An' the twa bobbys were baith fidging fain, That they had gotten an oye o' their ain. 2. With auld 
  73. supplementary (2005) to Knab n.2 Rich Echo of Many Voices 51: She's gotten a bairn In the caul' howdumdeid; He's there in the strae 
  74. Fineer v., n.. n. Trimming, ornamentation (m.Lth.1 1952). Abd.15 1928: She's gotten a new goon wi as mony fineers 
  75. Flaip n. steps. Rxb. 1847 J. Halliday Rustic Bard 150: I've gotten mony flaips an' fa's, Baith cleek and cross 
  76. Brakwast n. Klingrahool 24: An whan du's gotten dy brakwast Du'll geng a vaige ta da stack. Sh. 1933 J. Nicolson 
  77. Hjad(a) n. (Ib.). [′hjɑ:də, -ɪnz] Sh. 1897 Shetland News (22 May): Arty sood 'a' gotten da hjaudins o' him ta mak 
  78. Hone n.2, v. honing on at my books I had gotten a bursary of two hundred pounds.  
  79. Huff v., n., interj. gotten a sair brüse i' da open o' her head, an' hit's blue an' huff'd up. Sh. 1900 Ib. (24 March): Da 
  80. Bark n.2, v.. Common in Sc.; the Concise Eng. Dict. marks it as slang. Ags. 1872 Kirriemuir Obs. (5 Jan.) 4/3: Gotten a 
  81. Lomo n. lass's side, His lomo ower her shuther. Ork. 1911 Old-Lore Misc. IV. iv. 187: Lockars! if he gotten him 
  82. Hairen adj.; Q. (Ser. 1) V. 178–9: I've gotten an ill job this mornin' in the deth o' a fine stirk by elf-shot 
  83. Miscairry v. married her, Now when he's gotten her a', And wish, I fear, he had miscarri'd her, Tocher and ribbons and 
  84. Kicher v.1, n.1 gotten a youkie thrapple, he telt me. . . . It's some queer but eez kicher didna lest lang ootside. II 
  85. Lall n.2 muckle aboot. Sh. 1919 T. Manson Peat Comm. 138: Mair laek bits o bairns at's gotten a new lallie. Sh 
  86. Geese n. hae gotten ye. 2. A tailor's iron (Cai.7, Abd.27 1954). Abd. 1909 J. T. Jeannie Jaffray iv.: Wi' my 
  87. Ginkum n. hae gotten in tae the ginkum o' late o' ca'in her by her maiden name. Abd. 1932 R. L. Cassie Sc. Sangs 
  88. Backspeir v.. 1928 L. Spence in Scots Mag. (May) 142: He speired and backspeired at us till he'd gotten near a haill 
  89. Glocken v., n. her husband or child dead, no other person being in the house, would be said to have “gotten an unco 
  90. Wechtie adj.) 116: You wudda been better to hae gotten a jook to sit on thae eggs if you wantit to bring them oot. I 
  91. Scuit n.. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 20: Hei's gotten a bit skuittie-fih. [Variant of Scuip above.]  
  92. Ra n., v.. 1908 Jak. (1928): To tak a ra upo de tedder, on a coo's tedder . . . He's gotten a ra on his tedder 
  93. Sonnet n. sonnet ye've gotten the day.” Ags. 1949 Forfar Dispatch (24 March): Ye've mebbe herd auld fowk on this 
  94. Teen n. phr. Alma Mater 113: A bit clour on his brow, that he had gotten in a stane battle on Saturday 'teen.  
  95. Blander v. quot.) Ib.: A scanty diffusion. “That ground has gotten a mere blandrin,” it has been starved in sowing 
  96. Blunderbush n. juiked the blunderbush and gotten time to pit in a word to satisfy your kittle honour. attrib. Bnff. 1716 
  97. Dram n.2, v.2. News (20 May): I wis gotten haud apo' da lamb an' draamd him wi' a rid treed i' da right lug. [Cf. Norw 
  98. Duntle v. one penny, bawbee, or lucifer match. Ags. 1945 Forfar Dispatch (8 Nov.): I've gotten a tee-totum oota 
  99. supplementary (2005) to Lenth n., v. Harris Tweed. I. 1. (1) Add quots.: Abd. 1993: Ye've gotten this linth. Edb. 2005: She went the linth o 
  100. supplementary (2005) to Cleek n.1 her for a click,' said another.Abd. 1980s: Hiv ye gotten a cleek yet? Fa's your click?Gsw. 1985 
  101. supplementary (1976) to Countra n. hen in a rainy day. . . . Tho' the lassie's maybe weel eneugh, some folk think he micht hae gotten 
  102. supplementary (1976) to Get v.' him that's gotten on to be a professor an a' that. Abd. 1925 D. Scott Hum. Sc. Stories 71: He got on 
  103. Leave v.2, n.. Kcb. 1896 Crockett Cleg Kelly lv.: I hae gotten my fee an' my leave. Sc. 1899 E. F. Heddle Marget at misadventure. Sh. 1916 J. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr (Siptember 11): Some kings is bit deevils 'at's gotten 
  104. Losh n., interj. have gotten here. Lnl. 1910 J. White Eppie Gray 6: But I hae ma doots, an' losh preserve's a' Noo wi. (25 May): Loshtins be here, ye maun hae gotten a maist terrible stammagaster.  
  105. Mird v., n.1 In Two Tongues 40: Bein gotten as men are gotten Wi' mirdin' o' flesh and bane. Ags.19 1962: “She'll 
  106. Foundit n. them I never to this day have gotten a foondit. Cai. 1900 E.D.D.: 'Er isna founded in 'e hoos. Kcb.9 
  107. Floamie n. Shetland Times (3 March): I wis gotten oot a muckel floamie o' heddercows. Sh. 1949 New Shetlander (Mar 
  108. Forcie adj. the stackyard. Abd. 1928 Abd. Weekly Jnl. (18 Oct.): We cud be weel on wi' the hairst gin we'd gotten 
  109. supplementary (2005) to Dainty adj., Australia, Hong Kong and China.Edb. 2005: Dainties have gotten awfy wee noo-a-days.  
  110. Crump adj. Brechin Advertiser (27 Feb.) 3/4: Ye wid whiles gotten cheese an' fine crumpie bannocks alang wi't. m.Sc 
  111. Dance v., n..). (1) Lth. 1813 G. Bruce Poems 159: O had ilk Chief been as steady, The South'rons had gotten a dance 
  112. Deleer v. Burns Halloween xiv.: For monie a ane has gotten a fright, An' liv'd an' di'd deleeret, On sic a night 
  113. Dereeshin n..: Susdu whatn a derision av a bonnet Meggi is gotten on. Sh. 1924 T. Manson Humours Peat Comm. III. 207: I 
  114. Catechis n. sough the catechis nor pipe the rule o' three. Bch. 1928 (per Abd.15): Hiv ye gotten yer cattages clair 
  115. Cowshus adj. coushus chielie Geordie, bit She's gotten him at last. Abd.(D) 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xvii.: I'se 
  116. Aithken n..)] 1. Form aithken, lit. and fig. Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 29: “Trath thu're gotten a 
  117. Cloitery adj., n. (Bnff.2, Abd.9, Lnk.3 1936). Edb. 1894 P.H. Hunter J. Inwick xix.: Ye hae gotten wark to dae that no 
  118. Close v. Man Sandy (1899) xx.: She's gotten her death o' cauld . . . an' I think she's smittit her bairnie; for 
  119. Lump n. important factor in one's death (Sh., Kcb. 1961). Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 39: I'd gotten a lump 
  120. Guttie n.2' thae gutty ba's hame wi' him that he had gotten frae either Auld Tam or Alan Robertson. Sc. 1937 Times 
  121. Hareshard n. consequently was a bad speaker. Sc. 1876 S. R. Whitehead Daft Davie 205: My wee name dochter had gotten a 
  122. Owercast v., n. buck's horn. Sc. 1903 N.E.D.: She hes gotten what she'll never owercast. II. n. 1. An outcast, a waif 
  123. Gamie n.. Fif. 1872 G. Cupples Tappy's Chicks 218: “He's gotten a sick wife, too — mind that, Gamie,” said 
  124. Gash adj.1, Aw am some squeemish.” m.Sc. 1934 J. Buchan Free Fishers x.: He had gotten a clour on the heid, and 
  125. Gester n., v. Sandy had gotten knighted? I'll swag Sir Sandy and Lady Barbara wudda made a gey jester. II. v. 1. As 
  126. Gigot n. jiggets of lamb. Sc. 1876 S. R. Whitehead Daft Davie 314: There's nae flesh meat to be gotten . . . the 
  127. Girsie adj.: He's gotten girsy stibbles tae lie in, i.e. a comfortable place with plenty. [From Girse, q.v. O.Sc 
  128. Girzie n. for your pairt of it, ye girzie,” said he. “Ye'll lee to me fast eneuch, when ye hae gotten a jo 
  129. Keelick n., v.. Univ. Review (July) 221: Gin ye had fa'n o' them, ye micht a' gotten a bonnie keelakin. [Orig. somewhat 
  130. Pink v.3, n.4.; Uls. 1965). Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928): To geng wi' a pink. Sh. 1919 T. Manson Peat Comm. 145: Shu's gotten 
  131. Tint n.1 only liter. Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 46, 51: Tint nor tryal she had gotten nane Of her that 
  132. Tite adv. gotten a lump o' my ain dead the day, Wi' weet an' wind sae tyte into my teeth. Cai. 1773 Weekly Mag. (28 
  133. Ramised adj.. Gray Lowrie 82: I wis kinda raamished, an' wisna gotten da gurr oot o' me een, whin shu bade me turn me 
  134. Soosh v., n. 'a gotten 'im weel soosh't afore the shirra. Abd. 1918 C. Murray Sough o' War 28: We henched an 
  135. Skimp v., n. hae gotten on one's skimpin-shune, id. (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Sh. 1836 Gentleman's Mag. II. 593: Ta 
  136. Sleb n., v. handrists da tabacha, wi' da cutty dirrlin apo da sleb. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928): De kessi is gotten a ill sleb 
  137. Sloom n.2, v. some sleumin o' fa it is that has raelly gotten Gushetneuk. Abd. 1880 G. Webster Crim. Officer 61 
  138. Dir adv., possess. adj. (Faebruary 16): Whin Caesar is gotten his, der little left for eddir Göd or man. Sh. 1924 T. Manson Humours 
  139. Dorder-meat n. comb. times that I hae gotten my dordor, When I cam' to ta'k wi' you at the Border. [A development from O.E 
  140. Doss adj., v.1, adv. Sugar (1928) 88: Ay, McCandlish has gotten his place rale doss. Nae credit to him — wi' twae gairdeners 
  141. supplementary (2005) to Slaister v., n. gotten since he's had yon wee shock. II. Add: II. 6. A smear, small amount.Sc. 1998 Herald 11 Jul 26 
  142. supplementary (2005) to Lee v., n.1 and delighted cry: "Ha ha! I hae gotten the minister to tell a lee!" m.Sc. 1979 Donald Campbell in Joy 
  143. supplementary (2005) to Clart n.1 Sheena Blackhall Wittgenstein's Web 7: An fit made it aa the mair vexxin, Davie hid gotten a Steeler—a 
  144. Fro n., v.. C. Smith Braid Haaick 23: Black shoogir-waeter, a paep a sook, . . . A've only gotten a sook o froa — A hehna gotten a drink! Sc. 1936 J. G. Horne Flooer o' the Ling 67: An' switchin' [eggs] yet, Tüme a 
  145. Clour n., v.. The chiel's sick, and, gudesakes, he's gotten an unco clour on the heid. Ayr. 1786 Burns To W. Simpson tilly-pan his a big clour i' the side o't. w.Fif.4 1930: “It's sharely gotten an awfy cloor!” — of the 
  146. Mishanter n., v.. 1875 G. Macdonald Malcolm I. xix.: “I hae gotten a sma' mishanter, Miss Horn.” . . . When she had the Window 9: He has gotten his leg gey mishantert at a place caud Mons awa' out owre the sea 
  147. Lair n.3, v.3 college, and the High School of Edinburgh, and got a' sort o' lair where it was to be best gotten. Ayr education; they say, “They've gotten lear.” Deriv. learless, unschooled, without learning; comb. lear-ma(i 
  148. Queer adj., adv., n. way; as an intensive: very. Combs. queer-gotten, of a child: of uncertain parentage; queer-ta'en MacDowall's queer-gotten bairn had turned oot tae be a real nait'ral. Kcb.6 1916: My heid's queer sair. †III 
  149. Gairdener n., McCandlish has gotten his place rale doss. Nae credit to him — wi' twae gairdeners. Comb.: ga(i)rdener's ga 
  150. Flae v., n.1 smallest mixture of moss in the soil. Dmf. 1822 Scots Mag. (July) 45: Just when they had gotten a deil's 
  151. Burd n.1. Kelly Proverbs 381: You have gotten Butter in a Burd [i.e. when you were a chicken]. Spoken to one that 
  152. Caption n. capshin for him. Abd.9 1938: Hillie's gotten Mains's maiden at last; bit fegs, she's nae great caption 
  153. Colleague v., n. Sandy (1899) xix.: He had gotten Bandy Wobster to kollig wi' him to gie Lawson a richt fleg. Ayr. 1789 
  154. Clat n., v. creesh, ti cleester a cloor gotten that gait! (2) A mess; a muddle (Lnl.1 1937); an untidy mass. Per 
  155. Malison n.: He got his Mother's Malison, that Day, Spoken of him that has gotten an ill Wife. Sc. 1808 Scott 
  156. Mittle v., n.: Marget's gotten an awfu' mittlin wi' tumlin doon the stair. Abd. 1917 J. L. Robertson Petition 10: He's 
  157. Kauch n. ane oot o' hoose an' ha'. It's a guid thing for Peter that he has gotten rid o' sic a kiacht. Sc.(E 
  158. Waft n.1, v.-feart I make wrang Waft. Sc. 1736 Ramsay Proverbs (1776) 82: Ye have gotten the fikes in your arse of a 
  159. Warnish v.. xii.: They've gotten the awfu'est heap o' lovers since they gaed awa! but Lady Chirstan has wrote to 
  160. Pickle n.1, v.1. Jackson Old Stories 100: Tell 'im [doctor] 'at A've gotten a tribble it'll pickle 'im tae tak' oot o' me 
  161. Skeet v.1, n.1, slide. Ags. 1896 A. Blair Rantin Robin 43: I had gotten frae aneath the ither skeeters by this time. Mry 
  162. Provoke v., n. Shetland News (15 May): Nae flesh and blüd can staand siccan provokshin, as A'm gotten da night. II. n. 1 
  163. Speerit n. Sketch-Bk. 40: Sheu was speerit-b'und, or gotten what some ca' the g'aist cramp. (2) Ayr. 1823 Galt R 
  164. Still adj., n., v.), de stillin o' de tide, Sh. 1971). Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 20: They've gotten a geet that 
  165. Stouthreif n. guilty of hamesucken or stouthrief. m.Sc. 1934 J. Buchan Free Fishers xiii.: How was it gotten? — by 
  166. Bense n., v., adv.'. Bouncing, vigorous. Bnff. 1866 Gregor D.Bnff. 11: The aul' mannie hiz gotten a big bensin' bessie o' a wife 
  167. Bladry n., adj. Crieff beadle said to an old minister after preaching; “Ye'll be better now, Sir, ye hae gotten a hantle 
  168. Dunkle v., n. grown auld and dunkel'd. Ayr. 1822 Galt Sir A. Wylie ciii.: Robin has gotten an awful cloor on the broo 
  169. Etherin adv.: Dir gotten nothin ta du wi da Commission, or da consort eddern. Abd. 1926 P. Giles in Abd. Univ 
  170. supplementary (2005) to Howe n., adj.1: She's gotten a bairnIn the caul' howdumdeid;He's there in the straeWhaur the nowt tak' their feed 
  171. supplementary (2005) to Clour n., v. o' the heid that thoo're iver gotten." Abd. 1996 Sheena Blackhall Wittgenstein's Web iii: A wird can 
  172. supplementary (1976) to Lang adj., adv. F. Mackenzie Northern Pine 239: I hae gotten the finest present for ye i' the lang length. (6) Add 
  173. supplementary (2005) to Get v. John Murray Aspen 17: Daith isnaekennin hou ye mairked oor faimlie's dwynewi fadit cuttins gotten fae: God, mebbe Betty, their sister hid gotten hirsel bairned on purpose tae get hersel wed ...wm.Sc. 1998. They're gettin' up.' B. Add: B. 10. gettin(g), gittin, gotten, following an adj., Becoming. (Sh., Ork 
  174. Get v.). The forms gat and gate are found in n.Eng. dial. [Sc. gɔt, got, ‡gat] 3. Pa.p.: gotten, -in, ¶-on 67). The Gen.Sc. form gotten is now obs. in St. Eng. but is still retained in Eng. dial. and is in, puir body, had gotten awa. Rxb. 1917 Kelso Chron. (31 Aug.) 4: “Auld Tam's gotten away!”; “Ay, he's: The tea meanwhile was gotten bye, And a' things done right dousely. (3) Edb. 1801 H. Macneill Poet behind yon corn stack An' there unseen get out our crack. Abd.27 1920: Wyte till I've gotten out ma 
  175. Fup v., n.; Present 64: I've seen fan ye wad hae gotten a piece for a bawbee as lang's a fup tow. 2. A blast of wind 
  176. supplementary (2005) to Dwine v., n. faimlie's dwynewi fadit cuttins gotten fae the Scotsman.  
  177. Cadgy adj., adv. gotten, stood in the Causey opposite to Mr M'Vest's door. Dmf. 1925 W. A. Scott in Trans. Dmf. and Gall 
  178. Camshachle v., adj..: Tibbie an' Mrs Sooter had gotten a' their net-mutches an' red ribbands camshachled, whilk put dancin' oot 
  179. Breem n.1 see, if A hadna gotten a grip o' the breem bus' on the bank, A'd 'av' been intae the watter head 
  180. Cleuk n.1, v.1) 1872 W. Philip It 'ill a' come Richt xxiii.: Peer sowl, it's to be houped he hisna gotten her in his 
  181. Apen adj.' girse tae be gotten [etc.]. (4) An apen quey (see quot.). Obs. Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 20 
  182. Violent adj., v. when ye hae gotten decreet of spuilzie, oppression, and violent profits against them. Sc. 1838 W. Bell 
  183. Heirship n. auld I'll beg.” Rxb. 1825 Jam., s.v. Carried: Jenny's gotten an heirscaip left her, and she's just 
  184. Hempie n.1, adj. Paisley hempies that cam doun to the fishing . . . have gotten themselves fou. Sc. 1836 Wilson's Tales of 
  185. Hertscaud n. Standard (2 Sept.) 8: We hae gotten the hairt-scad wi' interferin' amang ither nations. Rnf. 1876 D 
  186. Hizzieskip n. eident in housekep [sic]. wm.Sc. 1903 S. Macplowter Mrs McCraw 100: A bonnie wife he's gotten, that's nae 
  187. How n.1, v.1. Ye've gotten the hyow begun. Bnff. 1934 J. M. Caie Kindly North 33: Syne birze an' scraap an' birze 
  188. Load v., n.). Hence phr. load(ed) wi the cauld (I.Sc. 1961). Sh. 1886 J. Burgess Sketches 15: I'm gotten an odious 
  189. Gruse v., n. I had gotten ower lookin' at the picter, I got an awfu' grooze, and my hair raise straucht up 
  190. Muff n., v. Wilson Noctes Amb. (1885) II. 252: “An' what'n a cleckin she's gotten!” . . . “Yes, James, Lancashire 
  191. Lag n.4, v. Sibbie, or dan we'd no gotten sic laags. 4. Fig. A humour, mood, temper (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1960 
  192. Oam n., v. haed ance gotten a bit yoam o' the pipe. II. v. 1. To blow with a warm close air (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D 
  193. Job v.2, n.2 News (3 Feb.): Gotten your soles jobbid wi' a ling rig. Abd. 1931 D. Campbell Uncle Andie 31: Gin 
  194. Peuther v.2 the Maker, it's my opinion Mr. M'Dowre would have gotten the parish. [Of unknown orig. The Sc. forms 
  195. Seck n.1, v. them, wi' the picture o' the de'il and Satan on't. Ags. 1861 R. Leighton Poems 44: Now he has gotten 
  196. Quirk n., v. motion. (3) Kcb. 1896 Crockett Grey Man xlvi.: For all his quirksome guile, he had gotten on the wrong 
  197. Reemis n., v.: We gaed tae lift him up an' saw that he had gotten a gey reemis. Abd. 1900 C. Murray Hamewith 24: [He 
  198. Strood n. oot da fire kettle. . . . Dey wir gotten twa strood o' smonge. Sh. 1904 E.D.D.: A strood o' bait 
  199. Berry n.1. Ags.1 1934: He's gotten wark at the berries. 4. Phrase: nae (no) the berry, — berrie, not the thing 
  200. Doonset n. injure the worldly circumstances, as, He has gotten a dreadful downset. Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 
  201. Atweesh twa. Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 36: I wis gotten da lamb . . . atweest me knees. Mry.(D) 1824 
  202. Elf-shot n.-Shot. ne.Sc. 1844 in Sc. N. and Q. (1892) V. 178: I've gotten an ill job this mornin' in the deth o' a 
  203. supplementary (2005) to Fa v., n.1 Ramsay, Lord Provost o Edinburgh, that had gotten it as pairt o the lands o Wauchton frae a puir laird 
  204. supplementary (2005) to Hoo adv. isnaekennin hou ye mairked oor faimlie's dwynewi fadit cuttins gotten fae the Scotsman.em.Sc. 1999 James 
  205. supplementary (2005) to Pock n.2, v. pyock o Monster Munch that naebody else in the class hid gotten! wm.Sc. 1998 Alan Warner The Sopranos 
  206. supplementary (2005) to Bool n.1 made it aa the mair vexxin, Davie hid gotten a Steeler — a great glimmerin clort o a boolie tae add tae 
  207. Buird n.1, v. gotten him washed an' dressed noo, an' laid oot on his buird, wi' his taes turned till da door. In pl atween the buirds, as gin he had gotten what he wanted sae lang. 6. “The plate, box, or other vessel for 
  208. Cast n..2, Abd., Ags. and Fif. correspondents, Lnk.3 1938. Sc. 1808 Jam.: His neck has gotten a cast, or a. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928): De grice is [has] gotten a k[ast] o' gaun i' de corn-rigs. 2. Associated with. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928): De coo is [has] gotten a k[ast]. Arg.1 1929: He had an easy cast o' the measles 
  209. Lass n., v. 38: Mab had gotten a new hat … of which, lassie like, she was geyan proud. (8) Gall. 1843 J. Nicholson Tales 66: She's gotten a sonsy lass-wean. m.Lth. 1849 M. Oliphant M. Maitland xiii.: There is one that if he has lost his lass his antie has gotten a lad. Sh. 1877 G. Stewart Fireside Tales 88: Da 
  210. Forfecht v. Howes 16: Whan yince A'd gotten ti the top o the rig, an — forfeuchen a weilock — hed hoakkert doon on 
  211. Founder v., n. no witch'd, he's at least gotten a sair foun'er. Uls. 1901 Northern Whig: The doctor may, however, be 
  212. Bung v.1, n.1, adv. gotten's nain leg drawn a wee bittie. . . . He's hame nae time syne in a terrible bung. (2) Mry. 1825 Jam.2 
  213. Byke n.1, v.1 moveables, by the death of another, especially if this was not looked for, it is said; He has gotten, or 
  214. Care n., v..: Johny's mother has gotten word o that, And care-bed she has taen. Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 52: Sick 
  215. Cattle n. wes the back-end, and disease had gotten amang the cattle-bastes. Ags. 1861 R. Leighton Rhymes and 
  216. Cauk n., v.1 caulk?” wm.Sc. [1835–1837] Laird of Logan (1868) App. 492: My measter has gotten an order for a big 
  217. Corkir n. excrescence [fungus] which is gotten off the Craigs there . . .; this they call cork-lit, and make use thereof 
  218. Arles n. wrang again. He's gotten the arles (earnest) and he winna want the wages. Ags. 1894 A. Reid Sangs o' the 
  219. Bool n.2 of Logan I. 82: Mony . . . hae gotten the thread o' life sneckit in twa, since I put my finger and 
  220. Buckle v. ye, ummon, the geeg's yokit.” Hence bucklins, clothes; trappings. Abd.13 1910: Hiv ye gotten on a 
  221. Chield n. breath. Rnf. 1807 R. Tannahill Poems and Songs 35: I'm no' the first auld chield wha's gotten a slight 
  222. Clyte n.2, v.1, adv. Mains and Hilly in Abd. Wkly. Jnl. (24 Jan.) 6/3: Gin ye hid gotten the clyte I did ye wid 'a' kent a 
  223. Heezie n., adj. a living soul in the castle, a' the better for them — they wad have gotten an unco heezy. Sh. 1952 J 
  224. Ilk adj.1, n.. Sc. 1862 G. Henderson St Matthew xxv. 16: He wha had gotten the five talents gaed, an' coft an 
  225. Hale v., n..1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 57: Thou's gotten skaith, some auld wife has witcht thee . . . the 
  226. Harn n.1-pans Awa' to France. Ayr. 1822 Galt Sir A. Wylie ciii.: Robin has gotten an awful cloor on the broo, we 
  227. Mire n.1 craitur o' a wiffie's he's gotten. Ags. 1881 C. Sievwright Garland 38: To the myre-snipe's weary wail. Abd 
  228. Mortal adj., adv., n.., Ags., Slk. 1963); (3) mortal pox, -pock, smallpox. Hist. (1) Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.: Du's gotten di mortal 
  229. Niz n., v. they've gotten yet. Ork. 1929 Marw.: Thoo'll get a nizzin the night when thoo comes heem. [O.Sc. nese 
  230. Owergang v., n. gotten a gweed owergang wi' chalk. 2. The vertical ropes that go over the top of a corn-stack (Kcb. 1964 
  231. Garron n.1 gotten! That een'll haud the full o' 'er, onywye.” “Ay, man . . . bit jist gey heavy to haud i' yer mou 
  232. Ghaist n.) Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 40: Ye see . . . sheu wus speerit-b'und, or gotten what some ca' the 
  233. Goor n., v. Lowrie 82: I wis kinda raamished, an' wisna gotten da gurr oot o' me een. 2. Mud, dirt (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl 
  234. Blab v.1, n.2 thing that injures them. Abd.2 1934: Noo ye maunna bleb an' blad that braw peenie ye've gotten on. Ags 
  235. Scorn n., v. had gotten the scorn. Sc. 1827 G. R. Kinloch Ballad Book 76: She paid it doun, and brought him hame 
  236. Skech v., n. — skecht — gotten a len o. Abd. 1958 People's Jnl. (21 June): She'd skaicht an' hain't ilka drap that the 
  237. Thir pron., adj. Men ii.: They're grand braws, thir that we hae gotten. Edb. 1894 P. H. Hunter J. Inwick 88–89: Tod 
  238. Thrive v.1, n., efter doo wis gotten dee hedd klippit. (4) Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 8: That wus his vero words, sae 
  239. Sattle n., v.. 1880 G. Fraser Lowland Lore 141: That case was sattled for afore. Bwk. 1921 T.S.D.C. IV.: She's gotten 
  240. Question n., v.?” says her mother. “'Cause I hinna gotten my questions,” replied Jean. Abd. 1851 W. Anderson Rhymes 171 
  241. Regent n., v. had gotten into an' stuck fast in my hause! II. v. To hold the office of regent in a Scottish 
  242. Spar n.1, v. millstone, and firmly wedged there. Abd. 1896 A. Cheviot Proverbs 251: Mony ane's gotten an amschach at the 
  243. Stock n.2 figure of the stock and horn. — I have, at last, gotten one; but it is a very rude instrument. — It is 
  244. Stug v.1, n.1. Forbes Ajax 9: Wi' poison'd stewgs o' Hercules. Ags., Fif., Lnk. 1825 Jam.: I've gotten a stug i' my fit 
  245. Tailyie n., v.: Their beef isna like to tak' weel wi' the sa't. She showed me a taylie, was gotten the nu. Fif. 1827 W 
  246. Teet v., n.1 himsel' widna gotten a teet in. Cai. 1902 J. Horne Canny Countryside 229: 'E temptation till hev a teet 
  247. Slack adj., n.1, v.1 begun to slack. Abd. 1969 Huntly Express (10 Jan.) 3: “Aye, laddie, ye've gotten slackit” was a common 
  248. Snack adj., adv., n.2, v.2. confused with Nacket, n.1, 2. Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 230: He's gotten a keen, canty snackit o' a loonie 
  249. Soam n. Mag. (28 Oct.) 147: Alas! an' sall a villain streik a soam, Or saw ill-gotten seed in Robie's howm? Sc 
  250. Wrangous adj., injurious; ill-gotten. Also adv. Sc. p.1714 Jacobite Relics (Hogg 1819) I. 117: I'm like to tine it a 
  251. Yestreen n., adv. 169: The gret haal o' cuddings that Tammie Robison hid gotten the streen. [Reduced form of obs. or 
  252. Dish n. Mow'd. (3) Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 256: Many a time have I gotten a wipe with a Towel; but never a 
  253. Drabble v., n. been, Ye've gotten sic a drabblin? Edb. 1894 P. H. Hunter J. Inwick v.: An' see ye keep oot o' the dibs 
  254. Drink v., n. gotten a lang drink o' a wife. Edb. 1931 E. Albert Herrin' Jennie 103: “Dod,” said she, “what a long 
  255. Fidge v., n.. Ross Helenore 6: An' the twa bobbies were baith fidging fain, That they had gotten an oye o' their ain 
  256. supplementary (1976) to Bonnet n., called a bannet; and, when a person is seen the worse for liquor, he is said to have “gotten his licks 
  257. New adj., adv., n., v.1: I've jist new gotten my frock tae meet at the neck. Kcb. 1893 Crockett Stickit Minister i. iii.: They gotten mairriet. IV. v. As in Eng., to make afresh, renew. Sc. vbl.n. usages: 1. newin, yeast, barm; the 
  258. Glisk v., n. v.: She . . . had gotten a glisk of the grey thing that louped from Mistress Allison's petticoat gotten a glisk o' cauld. †(3) A fright, scare. Cf. Gliff, n., 3., id. Rnf. 1876 D. Gilmour Paisley 
  259. Trail v., n.. Also in Eng. dial. Lth. 1892 A. S. Swan Aldersyde ii. i.: Hae ye gotten anything for yer trail tae fin' eence she's gotten a man. Abd. 1970 Huntly Express (20 March) 2: Ye'll bide ootower fae that 
  260. Swine n. Crue, Cruive; (7) swine-fish, the wolf-fish, Anarrhichas lupus (Ork. 1866 Edm. Gl.); ¶(8) swine-gotten.: Just as I was sae bonnily banging thae swine-gotten tag-a-busses. (10) Kcb. 1901 R. Trotter Gall 
  261. Plea n., v. neebors anger at a plea. Peb. 1818 J. Affleck Waes o' Whisky 3: Mony a lounder I hae gotten — Whan ye're wife made a pley, a while syne. Ork. 1908 Old-Lore Misc. I. iv. 224: I so'od a' gotten aleeven plyless 
  262. Stang n.2, v.2 Fyvie Lintie 147: O, has she gotten ride-the-stang? Abd. 1909 J. Tennant Jeannie Jaffray 79: A timber throu't, has gotten a trump in his mou without the stang. Hdg. 1903 J. Lumsden Toorle 107: The ‘stang o 
  263. Fleg v.1, n.1 flegs Sin Bob's awa'. Abd. 1928 N. Shepherd Quarry Wood vii.: “The snaw's gotten a fleg,” said Geordie 
  264. Flicht n.1, v.1 “high-flyer.” Lnk. a.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 152: I mean Flighters who has gotten a little of 
  265. Foo adv.-Accord (10 Dec.) 17: This foo-ca-ye-im Gray's gotten his berth noo. (2) Abd. 1739 J. Skinner in Caled 
  266. Forehand adj., adv., n. gotten mair o' the seats let if they hadna been wantin' forehand payment. †4. In reserve, in hand. Cf 
  267. Dab v.1, n.1. Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 256: Many a time have I gotten a wipe with a Towel; but never a Daub with 
  268. Bummle v., n.' by and ou've gotten a guid man, and it 'ill be a peety if things disna gan smoothly now 
  269. Cairry v. my mother shakes her head, and says, “Andrew, dinna be carri't.” Rxb. 1825 Jam.2: Jenny's gotten an 
  270. Coup n.1. Ayr. 1823 Galt Entail I. v.: Dear me, Mr Walkinshaw, but ye hae gotten an unco cowp. I hope nae banes 
  271. Crack n.1: Gotten some ice agen, an' ha'en a crack at the curlin'. 3. (1) The sudden onset of a storm; (2) “a 
  272. Bore n.1, v. gotten butter yet, lassie?” The lassie replies, “Na, bit I've neist bore tae butter, that's ream at the 
  273. Brae n.1); (b) “a large sum of money, to which one unexpectedly becomes heir: ‘He's gotten an awfu' brae-shot 
  274. Clink n.1, v.1) Edb. 1894 P. H. Hunter J. Inwick v.: I kent fine by the looks they gied me that they had a' gotten the 
  275. Unsonsie adj., harmful, causing death or injury. Sc. 1716 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) I. 66: And mony a ane had gotten his 
  276. Vizzy v., n. Communications of Christ, that Believers have gotten on their Knees. Sc. 1785 H. Mackenzie Lounger 22: He tried 
  277. Heat n., v.. 1929 J. Alexander Mains & Hilly 16: Aw . . . hae gotten a greater heat takin' hame neeps amon' the 
  278. Hobble v., n.1 now whan ye've gotten the minister to back ye. Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto T. Bodkin xx.: There was ane o 
  279. Hurry v., n.1 the ferms or the seed's a' gotten in. (2) Fif. p.1840 Mod. Sc. Poets (Edwards 1885) VIII. 160: Ever in 
  280. Liver n.1 “clapshot?” 6. Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl. 25: Dou's gotten dy liver-drink, meaning that death is near at hand 
  281. Mason n.!” thinks the wife, “I've gotten the mason's word at last; the deil gi'e them joy that telt it!” Sc. 1955 
  282. Haffet n., Richie, again,” said the King; “you have gotten it on baith haffits, Sir Mungo.” Slk. 1829 Hogg Cam 
  283. Munsie n. 1955: Used of garden flowers at the end of the season, when the bloom is over. — They've gotten their 
  284. Murl v., n. too dry for ploughing. “It's turnin' ower ower murlickie an' hisna gotten frost an' it's nae bidin' th 
  285. Killogie n..1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 35: There's few o' them gotten . . . but in out-houses, auld barns 
  286. Laith adj., n. Proverbs 29: A landward lad is aye laithfu'. (3) Abd. 1824 G. Smith Douglas 91: See what he's gotten his 
  287. Laverock n., v. anything that is rare, or that does not occur every day, that “it's no to be gotten at ilka lerrock-cairn 
  288. Leather n., v.: If you've gotten sairt, then ledder.  
  289. New-year n. comb.. Rodger Stray Leaves 51: I hae gotten baith my cheese an' whisky laid in . . . you'll maybe come and get a 
  290. Bawbee n., adj., man, not ae baubee. Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 29: They wad ha'e gotten a pint o' geud eel 
  291. Open adj., n., v. leading from the High St. to the church. Sh. 1897 Shetland News (28 Aug.): Shü's gotten a sair brüse i' da 
  292. Out o prep. comb.. Weekly Free Press (1 Dec.): I've gotten little gweed ooten't, weel-a-wat. Rxb. 1915 Kelso Chron. (10 Dec 
  293. Gizzen v., adj.. Macrailt Hoolachan 30: Afore I'd gotten richt upon my feet, and pu'd mysel' thegither, my gizzen'd thrapple 
  294. Glack n., v. instead o' gaun to Lintie's wi' me he wad hae gotten his mitten glackit. [O.Sc. has glak, a deep and 
  295. Gleyed ppl. adj..: This disruption business drave Mr Bacon as far gleed as ever . . . Mr Bacon has gotten himself vext and 
  296. Ill-faured adj.-faurder. Slk. 1820 Hogg Winter Ev. Tales II. 191: Yon's Jock o' the Meer-Cleuch; he has gotten an ill 
  297. Jag n.1, v.1 sting. Per. 1883 R. Cleland Inchbracken 209: Mustard had gotten a lang jag in's forepaw. 2. A prick 
  298. Jeel v., n. 54: He thocht she hid gotten a gey jeel. Mry.1 1925: Pit in het water tae tak aff the geel. Bnff 
  299. Jimp adj., adv., v.2. 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes 23: Jimp hed a gotten sutten doon, afore wei war off. Ags. 1932 Barrie 
  300. Bane n.1 gotten a ticket for a free ride. She wiz a' fae the been aboot it. (3) (In) blood and bane, in the flesh 
  301. Keek v.1, n.1 xxxvi.: I thought I would have liked to have gotten a keek at them myself. Gall. 1832 J. Denniston 
  302. Wimple n., v.. Abd. 1957 People's Jnl. (14 Sept.): Ae wee vratch [mouse] hid gotten wumple't in aboot's claes. 2 
  303. Pair n.: “I've gotten the first pair” (at such-and-such a farm) is the same thing as saying “I've got the 
  304. Perfit adj., adv., v. Shetland News (4 Sept.): I wis juist gotten dis perfytit whin Sibbie cries. 2. Specif. to train or 
  305. Peuch interj., n., v.,” quoth my faither, . . . “juist a wheen pennies an' bawbees ye've gotten, for twa or three ells o 
  306. Plet v., n. plaitit strae — hinna ye gotten the offer o' a fee yet? (4) Sc. 1827 C. I. Johnstone Eliz. de Bruce III 
  307. Pliskie n., adj. pliskie in the en'. Fif. 1900 S. Tytler Jean Keir iii.: He did not get beyond a breathless “We've gotten 
  308. Pout n., v. hunt in sick a case.” “I've gotten a pout, an' fashen her living hame.” Ayr. 1786 Burns Ep. to J 
  309. Showd v., n., adv. the family get the first “shouder.” Abd. 1826 D. Anderson Poems 73: Wha by the neck hae gotten a showd 

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  1. supplementary to Gaisling n.Gaisling, n. Add: She said to the company . . ‘If I have not gottene the gouse I have gotten [the 
  2. Friture n. be gotten with frituris of eggis; Hay II. 132/22.  
  3. supplementary to Gate n.1Gate, n.1 5. Add: He would cast them over in the hands of the Divell, he had gotten the gate of it 
  4. Ting v.1 fashion. — The kow had gotten a blast with ane evil eye and was tingde vp; 1629 Dundonald Par. Rec. 279.  
  5. Botshipping n.. .which was gotten fra ane botshipping that brocht in herring; 1641 Ritchie Churches St. Baldred 253.  
  6. Clush n.Clush, n. [Imitative.] A severe blow. — The Kirk of Scotland … has gotten sik a clush in her head 
  7. Ladetie n..] A thrashing, drubbing. — But and they [Rome] had gotten their will, shee [the Kirk of Scotland 
  8. Gut v.Gut, v. [ME. gutten (c 1440), gotten (14th c.), f. gut n.] tr. To gut (fish). — The heiring to be 
  9. Ill-won adj.Ill-won, -win, a. [Ill adv. 1.] Ill-gotten. — Falow thé nocht with … nan that lewys one ill wone 
  10. Sounding vbl. n.2 land be hard being wate plowed and having gotten no frost to soften it … you must either wait upon a 
  11. Misregarder n. gotten by the gospell aggreageth the sinne of the misregarders of it; Dickson Hebrews 21.  
  12. Gripping vbl. n. Ct. 27 b. There is most sensible footing and, so to speak, gripping to be gotten by looking to the 
  13. Unnaturality n. … deuisit … tressoune aganis his Maiesteis … persoun; 1584–5 Crim. Trials I ii 140. He had gotten too many 
  14. Scheth n.3 gotten [at] the mill; but naither were of mind nor purpose to draw the samin aither in length or breid 
  15. Thrimbling vbl. n. did grieve and offend us; 1638 Baillie I 123. The kingdom of heaven is not gotten with a skip or leap 
  16. Crisme n.; Ib. 196; etc. Sen for their crysme we haue gotten selfe-Christ; Birnie Kirk-b. xiv.  
  17. Displenish v. therof as it stuid; 1565 Rep. Southesk MSS. 17. Albeit we had gotten these two years a great store of 
  18. Distributioun n.. distribūtio.] Distribution. In-to distribucioune Of goodes gotten in the toune; Troy-bk. ii. 1193. In 
  19. supplementary to Ill adv.; Rutherford Lett. (1894) 386. 4. Do not father your ill-gotten getts on the holy scriptures; 1688 A. Shields 
  20. Jawp v. gotten sik a clush in her head, as has gart all her harnis jaap; J. Row Sermon . I'll garr thy harns 
  21. Bygottin(e ppl. adj. S. Androis, the Quene her by-gotten brother; Ib. II. 450/33.  
  22. Whiten v. been severall persones be the counsells tollerance that has gotten libertie to bury their friends in 
  23. Moorment n.. For 2 bearers beiring mearmint & the coalis gotten in the way; 1673 Ib. 26 Apr. Moormint; Ib. 27 
  24. Blaflum n. comfort that is gotten at Dagon's feet is a cheat or blea-flumme; 1637 Rutherford Lett. (1671), 114. Many 
  25. Outhounder n. I. 206. And if there could be information gotten against him as ane outhunder [etc.]; 1699 Misc. 3 
  26. Chastan n., adj. Journal 68. To Cuninghamheid to send to Greenock to buy chastens with; ther was no chastens gotten; 1674 
  27. Drave n.2 and draif were perfectlie endit; 1639 Ib. 77. This yeare … ther was few or none hearing gotten … , so was few or no herring gotten in Fyfe syde, … so that divers persons beganne to feare ther sould be no 
  28. Barne-bed n. the goodwife of Aredoule and gotten a drink for the bairn-bed; 1654 Ib. 248. (b) Muguart … is gude for 
  29. Lippit ppl. adj. had lately gotten a hat in the fashion with broad lipps; Sinclair Satan's Invisible World 88.  
  30. Squis(ch)e v. any comfortable juce in him; 1649 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. l. Kilseith was … gotten out, but his legs were a 
  31. Spire n. foot vpon the spyre To haue gotten the flesh doune to the pat He fell backward into the fyre And brack 
  32. Trot(t)and ppl. adj. Kirk of Scotland was a bonny trotting naig … but the Bishops … after they had gotten on her back corce 
  33. Pet(t n.2 not found yow in so good an action … I should have scarce gotten my pett at yow so easily aff; 1635 
  34. Salineer(e gold of Scotland … mingled with the sappar, calaminar, saxere and salineer stones, was gotten at Short 
  35. Sithe n.1; 1622 Dunferm. B. Rec. II 136. Whither she hard the said Helen say, … I thank God I have gotten my 
  36. Saxeere-stane certaine sundry places mingled with the sappar, callamineere, saxere & sallinere stones, was gotten at 
  37. Fial(l n. maintinance of a scoolmaister not above two hundreth merk; 1653 Stirling Ant. II. 12. Money gotten for 
  38. Langal(l v. Bishops … after they had gotten on her back corcelangled her and hopshaikled her, and … shee becam a bony 
  39. Improvin p.p.1. 57. That it [a falsehood] might neuer be gotten improven; Scot Staggering State (1754) 43. 2. (Also 
  40. Leisur n.. 108. Wythout any kinde of armour but his hunting horne, which he had not gotten leysure to lay from 
  41. Advertis(e)ment n. advertysment that I have gotten). 1543 Ib. 408 (your advertisament in youre letter). 1555 Edinb. B. Rec. 228 
  42. Skip n. and stend baith to and fra; Doug. xii xi 162. — fig. The kingdom of heaven is not gotten with a skip 
  43. Thringing vbl. n. Rutherford Lett. (1894) 345. The heavenly kingdom is not gotten with a skip or a leap … there must be 
  44. Clag n. Grant Chart. 247. All [are] decerned to pay the same … reserveing compensatione of quhat [was] gotten 
  45. Jape n.1 iaip; Burel Pilgr. I. xiv. Thow hes gotten ane jolie jaip, In lykenes of ane lasse; Philotus xcvii.  
  46. Judicatorie n. his former jurisdiction and had gotten a judicatorie of commissariot; Row 30.  
  47. Purale n. Cramond Ch. Aberdour 3. 1606 Ib. 3. attrib. All gotten in of common good and puirell silver was given out 
  48. Undocht n. undocht eik; James VI Poems I 181/643. Mr. George Graham the undoch of bishops, had gotten the bishoprick 
  49. Precognition n. is a case to answer. Having first gotten a warrand home for a precognition, alledging the said 
  50. Commissariat n. gotten a judicatorie of commissariot; Row 30. Within the brughe of Abirdein, quhair … members of the 
  51. Dosane n. nyn buffell sword beltis; 1643 Ib. LX. 236. I have gotten but a dossan of sheets of my Anabaptisme 
  52. Inhability(e n.. In respect of thair ministers inhabilitie, having gotten ane fall; 1637 Kirkcaldy Presb. 121. c 
  53. Bud n.; 1667 Rec. Justiciary Ct. I. 247. He had gotten his land teilled … as ane budd for the oversight done 
  54. Triffil(l n.] war gotten sum horse and muche harners, with sum uther triffilis; but of money we hard nocht; Knox II 
  55. Pairtage n.. Bks. 10. Having gotten in partage the barony of Trabroune; Scot Staggering State 75.  
  56. Mukill adj..). That he suld giff me as mukle as my nybour had gotten; 1617 Inverurie 203. c. This piece of cros … will 
  57. Personal(l)y adv. … personaly comperit Petir Haye; 1590 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 28 March. If they cannot be gotten personalie 
  58. Rental(l)ing vbl. n. of twa rentellingis; 1536–7 Ayr B. Acc. 24. The compter chargis him with xxv s. gotten fra William 
  59. Rus(e n.1 Scotland to his king; Melvill 264. It may be he sal not mak greit ruse of it quhen he hes gotten it; 1631 
  60. Procreat(e v. 138. Sonnes … gotten and procreat vpon ane concubine; Skene Reg. Maj. i 30. Quhen ane man mareis ane 
  61. Spot n. has gotten a blast of ill wind, and when his skin shall be taken off it would have a black spott quher he had gotten the stroke; 1650 Brechin Presb. 40. Quhilk day Kat Moore was tried [sc. for the mark 
  62. Knok n.2 only on a lokhot of ther dwelling houses after knocking sex knokes theron if they cannot be gotten 
  63. Lammes n. none hearing gotten; 1657 Ib. 102. 350 merks … at Lamies & Candlemes; 1675 Galloway P. 16 June. (c 
  64. Herin(g n. hearine and fisches quhilk thay had gottin; 1609 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 72 b. Few or none hearing gotten; 1657 
  65. Lip n. lippes of his bonnett; 1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 353. The gentleman had lately gotten a hat in the 
  66. Rachtir n.. Privy C. IV 104. Rauchtairis; 1600 Ib. VI 219. There was gotten from Charls Murray 40 dales. I beliue 
  67. Warm adj. and gif him drinkis warme; Henr. Fab. 444. A lawer they have gotten soon, Warm water into it was done 
  68. Win n.1 proverb. Also wrang(us) win, ill-gotten gain. (1) Ryche aray … Dois oft tymis skath … And thé in hart thar 
  69. Tascal(l n. offered himself ready and willing to have gotten the same mear again; 1680 Argyll Justic. Rec. I 114. If 
  70. Swingeo(u)r n. Ct. 29 Oct. Swingere; Polemo-Mid. 135. We had gotten a swinger set up in the pulpit now to raill on 
  71. Tug n. thair hearine and fisches quhilk thay had gotten at thair tug fisching; 1609 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 73. — It 
  72. Oportunité n. advantage of. That Janet Paton in Cruick of Devon thought to have gotten opportunity of his body but could 
  73. Condign(e adj. Prestwick B. Rec. 78. Gowrie hes gotten a condigne syse Conforming to his interpryse; 1583 Sempill Sat. P 
  74. Sang n.. Thou has gotten the woman's song laid, as thou promised … Many pretty men has thou putten down both in ships and boats; thou has gotten the woman's song laid now … I have keeped thee from doing many ill 
  75. Quietnes n. kirk had gotten some quyetnes; Row 73. — And for quiettles [sic] and guid nychtbourheid to be had; 1577 be gotten and the legis put to quiatnes; 1547 Corr. M. Lorraine 210. To put the realme to ane 
  76. Fens v. aganis the bailyeis [etc.]; 1540 Elgin Rec. I. 53. Those gallants that haue … gotten glore … for fensing 
  77. Lot n.1 Scottish gentlemen, who had gotten lands in Irland from the king, went over to see their lott; 1627 
  78. Luke n. that ye have gotten of it, ye have never been at the heart of the … case; Ib. 10. If you will take a 
  79. Magistrat(e n. by the autoritie of the magistrat, nothing could be gotten done but according to the magistrat's 
  80. Mansioun n. the wast; 1597 Misc. Spald. C. II. 140. The minister … had nocht as yet gotten entres to his mansioun 
  81. Ȝeld(e adj. yeild nowt hous; 1597 Oldcambus Acc. 2. That ane hird be gotten to the nolt and ane to haif the milk 
  82. Sumquhat pron., adv. to ete; Nisbet Matth. xiv 16. He had spoken with Sir James Ramsay [etc.] … and had gotten sumwhat 
  83. Superseder(e n. debt; Hope Major Pract. I 110. I have gotten a supersedere from their present summonds, and hopes to 
  84. Twa penyis n. pl. to keip any table nor any of them hath as yet gotten a twopence of their stipends; 1661 Reg. Privy C 
  85. Napkin n. 472. For my poynt nepken 13 lib. 14 s.; 1674 Sc. Ant. I. 178. [That] he hade gotten blood and called 
  86. Ourtak v. had gotten their will, she wald a been sure of her ladetties … but God be thanked they did not oretake 
  87. Thraw(i)n adj. bairne gotten aganst the fathers will is ay thrawin faced; Carmichael Prov. No. 1571. B. adv. 1. With a 
  88. Dint n. the Kirk … and standeres by of the same; 1607 Ib. 688. She could help bairns who had gotten ane dint 
  89. Credit n.; 1583 Wemyss Corr. 79. In … all uther places whair ye haue gotten crydet; c 1588 Cath. Tr. 252/21 
  90. Cummer n.1 Scotland wes ay quite of thair cumber; Stewart 46443. I have gotten a supersedere from their present 
  91. Almery n. cassin vp … vpone ane almerie heid; 1612 Crim. Trials III. 239. He hes gotten ane fall at the amrie foot 

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