Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BOG, Boag, n.1 Sc. form of Eng. bug, Cimex lectularius, but also used in sense of louse, Pediculus vestimenti. [bɔg, bog]Ags. 1897 Arbroath Guide (27 Feb.) 3/7; Lnk., Lth. 1935 (per Lnk.3):
It's the bogs. I find them a' owre me.
Rxb. 1915 G. Watson Nat. Hist. Lists iii.:
Boag, Bog, a name for the bug.

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Bog n.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 25 Sep 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: