Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLOCHER, v. To make a gurgling noise in coughing. [′blɔxər] Bnff.4 1934; Abd.22 1935:
Fat's adee wi ye that y're aye blocherin and spittin.
Ags., Per. 1825 Jam.2; Ags.2 1935:
To make such a guggling noise in coughing as to indicate that there is a great quantity of catarrh in the throat. It is generally conjoined to another term, Cougherin' and Blocherin'.

[Cf. Bloigh and Beoch. Prob. all onomatopœic.]

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