Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BIGSIE, BIGS(E)Y, adj. Proud, conceited. Ork. 1934 E. Linklater Magnus Merriman 313:
My mercy! Mansie's far to [sic] bigsy nowadays to marry a lass from here about!
Bnff.(D) 1924 “Knoweheid” in Swatches o' Hamespun 8:
She widna be Burnie's dother gin she got bigsey.
Abd.13 1910:
A bigsy vratch. A proud person whom you can't like.
Bch. 1926 J. Will in Bch. Field Club XIII. i. 10:
Boggie was a consequential, “bigsie bodie,” and he had just been elected to the school board.

[Contr. of big-ish-ie.]

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