Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
(1) “A great deal of nonsensical gossip” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 13; Bnff.2 1935).
(2) A person addicted to gossip or foolish talk, hence a term of reproach: a bungler, blunderer.Sc. 1724 Ramsay T. T. Misc. (1733) 89; Bnff.2 1935:
And there will be Tam the blutter, With Andrew the tinkler, I trow.
2. v. To talk foolishly, to tell what ought to be kept secret.Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 14; Bnff.2, Abd.9, Kcb.9 1935:
A taul' 'im a' aboot it, bit forbade 'im t' mou-ban't. Faht ded he dee? He jist geed into the neist door, an' bluttert it oot amo' thim a'.
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