Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

BAG, v., pa.t. of v. Big = to build; commonly bigget.Sc. c.1700 This is no my Ain House in Jacobite Minstrelsy (1829) 23:
My daddy bag his housie well.

[See Big, v. Bag may have arisen in imitation of pa.tenses hat, ran, fan, etc., from hit, rin, fin.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Bag v., p.t.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 27 Sep 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: