Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BACKIE, BAUKIE, n.1, v., adj. [′bɑk, ′b(:)k See P.L.D. §§ 85, 93.]
(1) A hoist on the back.
Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 171:
Ane o' them gied the ither a backie up on to the wa'.
(2) A boys' game.
In e.Ags. a game called backie used to be played. A row of boys bent down, the head of each touching the posterior of the one before him. A boy leaped on the back of the last and advanced along the row of backs, to see where a back would give way. [See Bab at the Bowster, phr., 3, and Hockey-duck.]
(3) Phr. a backie o win'. (See quot.)
A backie o win', a slight breath of wind shewing on the surface of the sea: a catspaw of wind.
2. v. To lift a person on one's shoulders.
Ayr. 1825 Jam.2:
Baukie. To raise a person on one's shoulders to any object beyond his reach.
3. adj. Sore on the back.
An old man engaged in cleaning the walks in the Duff House policies used to speak of his employment as “a gey backie job.”
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