Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLOIGH, Bloigher, Bloiger, Blougher, n. and v. cf. Beoch and Blocher.

1. n. (See quot.) Uls. 1924 A.E. in North. Whig (12 Jan.):
Bloigh and bloigher, a frequent loose cough.
Uls. 1934 (per Uls.2):
He'd been out in the rain and caught a blougher of a coul' (i.e. a cold characterised by much loose coughing).

2. v. Only vbl.n. known. Ant. 1931 J.C. in North. Whig. (14 Dec.) 9/6:
Bloigerin', loud, loose coughing.

[Prob. onomatopœic.]

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"Bloigh n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Oct 2021 <>



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