Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BOSIE, BOSEY, BOSY, BOZY, BOZIE, n. and v. [′bo:zi]
1. n. The bosom. Gen.Sc.
Sc. 1842 J. Ballantine in Whistle-Binkie (3rd Series) 54:
Wi' a shower o' snaw, Flaiket owre her bozy. Abd. 1790 A. Shirrefs Poems 357:
Syn' round you baith my nives to crook, Close to my bosy. Ags. 1894 A. Reid Sangs o' the Heatherland 41:
Bairnie, cuddlin' in my bosie, Bonnie bairnie, sweet an' rosie. Ayr. publ. 1892 H. Ainslie Pilgrimage, etc., and Poems 340:
I fan' her dear wee bosey then Was melting into mine.
2. v. To take to one's bosom.
Bnff.(D) 1933 M. Symon Deveron Days 36:
It cried, “Ye jaud, ye fuged the school,” It speired, “Fa bosied Bell?” Abd.(D) 1920 G. P. Dunbar Guff o' Peat Reek 25:
An' at antrin times she'd bozie him, An' tak' him on her knee.
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