Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLUITER, Blutter, n.2, v.2 [′blytər m.Sc.; ′bljutər Bnff. + ′blʌtər]

1. n.

(1) “Apparently used to denote filth in a liquid state” (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Bnff.2 1935).

(2) “A coarse, clumsy, blundering fellow” (Bnff.2 1935; Lth. 1825 Jam.2); “a dirty, slovenly person” (Bnff.4 1912, blutter). Kcb.6 1914:
The auld bluiter has made a gey mess o't.

2. v. “To besmear with mud” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.).

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